IBID Supports City of Newark’s Bicycle Safety Initiative

More than 30 community members participated in a public meeting at the Prospect Street Firestation to talk about bicycle safety and a proposed bicycle network for the Ironbound. Hosted by the City ofNewark's Engineering Department and supported by the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), the effort joins a citywide pedestrian awareness program designed to make the Ironbound andNewark a safer place for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists sharing local roadways.

Read more: IBID Supports City of Newark’s Bicycle Safety Initiative

IBID Completes Fall Planting Program in Ironbound District

Colorful mums and decorative cabbages are providing a touch of seasonal color to the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s streetscape. More than 130 planters throughout the district, including Ferry Street, East Ferry Street and Wilson Avenue, were cleaned out from summer plantings and replanted for the fall season during the month of October.


Read more: IBID Completes Fall Planting Program in Ironbound District


 “Be Street Smart” will encourage motorists and pedestrians to “Check Your Vital Signs” to improve their safety on the road

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, Engineering Director Phillip Scott, and Traffic and Signals Division Manager Jack Nata announced today that the City of Newark this October will participate in the statewide pedestrian safety education campaign to address the high incidence of pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey. The “Be Street Smart NJ” campaign is a collaborative effort between public, private and non-profit organizations to educate pedestrians and motorists about making safety their top priority whether walking or driving. 


Ferry Street – Re-Paving Project Update – September 25, 2015

Installation of the imprinted crosswalks along Ferry Street, part of the restoration work to the Ironbound District streetscape after PSEG’s major gas main replacement project this summer,  has started. 

Work will take place during the day, starting at McWhorter Street and working its way to Merchant Street. Please plan your travel through the area accordingly. Businesses and restaurants will remain open while the re-paving is underway. 

Additional questions can be directed to the IBID at 973-491-9191 or the City of Newark’s Division of Traffic & Signals at 973-733-3985. Thank you for your patience as this important work on the Ironbound District’s infrastructure is completed.

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12/1-3 Hough Plays Rachmaninoff
12/2-3/17 Books on the Move 2017-2018
12/2 SAD! A Happy Evening with Stephen Colbert & Samantha Bee
12/3 Say it With Music: The Best of Irving Berlin
12/5 Israel at 70: A Personal Perspective
12/7-5/3 PSE&G True Diversity Film Series
12/7 An Evening with Savion Glover
12/7-4/29 Dance Workshops
12/7 Joe, with special guests 112, Next and Total
12/9-10 PAW Patrol Live!
12/13 An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson
12/14 HOT 97 Hot for the Holidays with Chris Brown, 21 Savage, Cardi B, Dave East & Tee Grizzley
12/15 Hip Hop Nutcracker Dance Workshop
12/15 The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow
12/16 NJPAC Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace
12/16 Forces of Nature Dance Company
12/16 The Nutcracker
12/17 Handel’s Messiah
12/20-5/23 Jazz in the Stacks
12/20 Straight No Chaser
12/21-5/17 Jazz Jam Sessions
12/29 Video Games Live
12/30 Michael Carbonaro
12/31 Charlie Wilson: New Year’s Eve Celebration


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12/1-3 Garth Brooks
12/8 NJ Devils vs Columbus Bluejackets
12/9 Never Forget Tribute Classic
12/12 NJ Devils vs Los Angeles Kings
12/14 Hot 97’s Hot for the Holidays
12/15 NJ Devils vs Dallas Stars
12/16 Ozuna Odisea Society Tour with Wisin
12/18 NJ Devils vs Anaheim Ducks
12/19 WWE Smackdown Live
12/20 Seton Hall vs Wagner
12/21 NJ Devils vs NY Rangers
12/23 Seton Hall vs Manhattan
12/23 NJ Devils vs Chicago Blackhawks
12/26 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
12/27 NJ Devils vs Detroit Red Wings
12/28 Seton Hall vs Creighton
12/29 NJ Devils vs Buffalo Sabres
12/30 Harlem Globetrotters
12/31 Seton Hall vs St. John’s


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