The Ironbound Business Improvement District Management Corporation (IBID) has purchased and installed 40 new garbage cans this summer throughout the Ironbound District. That’s an investment all Ironbound stakeholders can appreciate. It also underscores the IBID’s commitment to keeping the district, Newark’s leading dining, shopping and entertainment destination, clean, attractive and welcoming.
“In addition to the supplemental cleaning services the IBID has provided over the past 17 years in support of our partner, the City of Newark, the garbage cans, planters, decorative light fixtures, banners and other streetscape elements represent a significant investment by the IBID in the district,” noted Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s executive director. “These efforts communicate to local business owners and residents, as well as visitors, that the district is well-managed and a desirable place to live, to work, to shop and dine and to invest.”
The Ironbound District, which stretches from Newark Penn Station to Brill Street on Ferry Street, Wilson Avenue to Rt. 1, Lafayette and Market Streets, is one of the state’s largest managed districts. It is only part of the entire Ironbound neighborhood, which is the entire East Ward east of Penn station and south to I-78. The current IBID defines the Ferry Street and Wilson Avenue business areas.
The 36-gallon Dynasty Model garbage cans from Victor Stanley have become the standard for business and special improvement districts throughout Newark and beyond, including the Downtown District, South Ward SID, and the Mt. Prospect Partnership. Commercial District Services, the firm employed by the IBID to provide supplemental streetscape services, donated their time, tools and materials to install the new cans, saving the IBID thousands of dollars in additional costs.
The purchase and installation of the new garbage cans reflects the ongoing investment by the IBID in improvements and enhancements to the district’s streetscape. New self-watering WaterWell planters were also purchased and installed with additional planter purchases/installations planned for 2019. In recent years, the IBID has purchased and installed 50 new decorative planters on Wilson Avenue and East Ferry Street as well as 20 new garbage cans.