Ironbound District in the News!

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Fall Planting in the Ironbound District


Planters throughout the Ironbound District are being replanted with fall flowers to help keep our streetscape in bloom. An attractive streetscape, effective lighting and a commitment to a clean and welcoming community are top priorities year-round.


Keeping the Lamps Lit a Priority in Ironbound District

There are nearly 100 street lamps located throughout the Ironbound District in Newark. Keeping them lit, as well as keeping track of when they aren’t working, is a tough job. Staff members from the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) have made this effort a top priority and have built effective partnerships with the City of Newark and PSE&G to get the job done.

“Streets that are clean and well-lighted are hallmarks of a well-managed community,” noted Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director. “Going the extra mile to make sure that our street lamps are working properly, and reporting outages when necessary, underscores our commitment to all of the Ironbound’s stakeholders, from business and property owners and residents to the thousands of people who visit the Ironbound District every week for great shopping, dining and entertainment.”

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Community Meeting!

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and

Councilman Augusto Amador

invite you to a Meeting to:

include East Ferry Street from:

Christie Street to Raymond Blvd.

in the Ironbound Business Improvement District. 


For More Information call the IBID at: 973-491-9191 

When: May 3, 2017

Time: 6pm     

Where: IBID Offices - 56 Congress St., Newark, NJ (2nd Floor)

Newark Residents and Business Owners Contribute to E-Waste Collection Event in the Ironbound District

Additional free recycling events to be held citywide in the months ahead.

Newark residents and business owners took advantage of a free e-waste collection event in the Ironbound District’s Peter Francisco Park to empty their closets and drawers of thousands of pounds of old, unused electronics. The event, presented in partnership by the City of Newark, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Panasonic, Covanta and Urban Renewal Corp. in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, made it convenient and easy to recycle old TVs, PCs and laptops, printers, small household appliances, phones and other e-waste.

Additional events are being planned for the South Ward on May 25th in Weequahic Park, June 15th in the West Ward’s Liberty Park (Central Avenue and West Market Street) and October 4th in Elwood Park in the North Ward.

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Ironbound Business Improvement District Joins Forces with the Newark Police Department to Promote Pedestrian Safety

The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) has purchased six pedestrian crosswalk safety signs in cooperation with the Newark Police Department to emphasize pedestrian safety as we head into the busy summer months. The signs will be posted at Wilson Ave / Ann Street, New York Avenue / Lang Street, New York Avenue / Ann Street, Ferry Street / Alyea Street, Patterson Street/ Alyea Street and Elm Street / Jefferson Street, in addition to other signs posted throughout the Ironbound District and around the city.

“The State of New Jersey, the City of Newark and the Ironbound District have all been in the spotlight for the high number of crashes involving motor vehicles and pedestrians,” noted Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director. “These new signs serve as tangible reminders of the responsibilities of both motorists and pedestrians to help keep our streets safe, and this investment in support of the efforts of the Newark PD are just one more example of our commitment to the people who live, work and visit the Ironbound District,” he concluded.

Showcasing one of the new signs before their deployment are Left to right, Chris Bernardo, Commercial District Services (CDS), Lt. Brian O'Hara, Seth A. Grossman, IBID Ex. Director, Lt. Antonio Cruz and Detective Michael Silva.

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Upcoming Newark Events, Great Shopping & Dining – Go Ironbound!!


11/2-4 - Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
11/2 - Jeffrey Toobin – NJ Speakers Series
11/3 - Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science
11/4 - Terell Stafford All Stars Perform the Music of Dizzy Gillespie
11/4 - The Manhattan Transfer
11/5 - Hiromi Duet Featuring Edmar Castaneda
11/5 - Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland
11/8 - WBGO Presents Carrie Jackson
11/9 - An Evening with Chris Botti
11/9 - Jazz Jam Sessions
11/10 - Christian McBride & Diana Reeves
11/10 - John McLaughlin/Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Spirits
11/11 - Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio
11/11 - Grupo Niche / Willy Chirino
11/12 - Dorthaan's Place: Kevin Mahogany
11/12 - The Third Annual Family Jazz Collage Workshop
11/12 - For Love of Moody, Then & Now: Jazz Panel
11/12 - Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: The Sassy Awards
11/12 - Ella & Dizzy: The Centennial Celebration
11/16 - Ringo Starr & his All Starr Band
11/17 - NJMEA All State Jazz with Wallace Roney
11/17 - Gary Owen, Michael Blackson & Smokey Suarez
11/18 - Shooting for the Stars
11/18 - The Scarf Diaries
11/18 - Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman
11/19 - NJMEA All State Orchestra & Mixed Chorus
11/19 - Trilogy: An Opera Company: Kenyatta
11/21 - The United States and Iran: Conflict or Accommodation?
11/25 - An American in Paris: Film Live with The NJSO
11/26 - Kirk Franklin & Ledisi with special guest PJ Morton: The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour
11/29-5/23 - Jazz in the Stacks
11/30 - Cokie Roberts - NJ Speakers Series

Prudential Center

11/1-5 - Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream
11/7 - NJ Devils vs St. Louis Blues
11/9 - NJ Devils vs Edmonton Oilers
11/10 - Seton Hall vs Fairleigh Dickinson
111/11 - NJ Devils vs Florida Panthers
11/12 - Seton Hall vs Monmouth
11/15 - Seton Hall vs Indiana
11/18 - Seton Hall vs NJIT
11/19 - Janet Jackson
11/22 - NJ Devils vs Boston Bruins
11/24 - NJ Devils vs Vancouver Canucks
11/25 - XScape
11/27 - NJ Devils vs Florida Panthers

Red Bull Arena

11/5 - RB Leipzig vs Hannover 96
11/21 - Eastern Conference Finals: New York Red Bulls (Date: TBD - If Necessary)
11/25 - RB Leipzig vs Werder Bremen


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