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Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis Announces Sale of Bayonne Bay West

Atlantic Realty of Woodbridge purchasing 30 acres 

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis with members of Atlantic Realty of Woodbridge

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis Announces Sale of Bayonne Bay West

(Bayonne, NJ) – Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis today announced the sale of approximately 30 acres of the former Military Ocean Terminal (“MOTBY”) to Atlantic Realty of Woodbridge. Atlantic Realty was designated the developer in 2006 under Mayor Doria. The plan calls for construction of 525 residential units, park space, new roads and addition to the Hudson River Walkway. The Project has long been delayed by lawsuits that were finally settled in the spring of 2015 under Mayor Davis. According to the Developer, Jack Halpern, they hope to be under construction by the fall or early spring of 2018 at the latest. Continue reading Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis Announces Sale of Bayonne Bay West

MUSIC BROADWAY FRIDAY, APRIL 28th, 2017

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY APRIL 28th , 2017  LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT SIX VENUES
Music Broadway Friday, Bayonne April 28th, 2017
Bob Dokus appearing on April 28th Luciano’s San Vito’s Restaurant

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, April 28th , 2017 is sponsored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone a program for the city of Bayonne that is a wonderful way to get out, go for dinner and listen to young talented musicians play while you dine.

Live Music on Broadway now in its 18th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night April 21th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments

Music Broadway Bayonne  

  Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, April 28th, 2017
Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm    George Orlando 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm      Piano Bill Duo  
 Kuhl’s Tavern  53 Prospect Ave………5:00 pm          Greg Aulden 
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…           7pm               Dave Watson 
San Vito’s 406 Broadway   6:30 pm                                  Bob Dokus 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm         Orville Davis 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

 

JOIN THE EMBANKMENT PRESERVATION COALITION SATURDAY, APRIL 29 TO SPRUCE UP THE JERSEY CITY RESERVOIR

Jersey City Reservoir
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO CLEAN -UP THE JERSEY CITY RESERVOIR 
 
Meet  at the South Entrance, 10am-2pm
Jersey City is having a Spring Cleanup April 29 as big as all outdoors.  The Embankment Preservation Coalition is doing their part by pitching in to polish up “the Hidden Jewel in the Heights,” Reservoir No. 3 between Summit and Central Avenues.  Meet board member Luke Schray at the South entrance at Jefferson Avenue.  They supply the tools; you supply the energy to help  clean the park and improve its nature trails.
 
If you have not yet visited this amazing ecosystem in the heart of Jersey City, you are in for a treat, not to mention a pizza lunch for our willing laborers.  Please let our Volunteer Coordinator know if you are coming.

NJ Turnpike Construction Interchange 14A Next Three Weeks

THREE WEEK SCHEDULE AS OF APRIL 21, 2017

The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:
14A Interchange project next three weeks
Toll Plaza
East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building continues.
During the weekend of 04/21/17, from 9:00PM Friday through 1:00PM Saturday, asphalt paving construction work will be performed in Toll Lanes 3 & 4 after traffic passes through the Toll Plaza heading towards the Hudson County Extension. Traffic will be split before the Toll Plaza and motorists will need to choose to stay right for the eastbound extension (JC/NYC) or to the left for the westbound extension (Newark) before passing through the Toll Plaza. Once traffic passes through the Toll Plaza, motorists will not be able to switch lanes. A VMS sign will be placed at Toll Lanes 3 & 4 to direct traffic left and right. Work will be supported by Bayonne and State Police.
Continue reading NJ Turnpike Construction Interchange 14A Next Three Weeks

River View Observer April 15-April 30th, 2017

River View Observer for April 15-April 30th, 2017 fun things to do
Read Sally Deering’s article on Groove on Grove celebrating its 10 Anniversary.
Also by Sally Deering an article on the art of Andrea McKenna.
This issue has many art happenings, theater, read our restaurant column by Sally Deering on Cafe Bataya in downtown Jersey City.
And more of what you like: Real Estate, Community happenings and local merchants that will save you money.

All our advertisers have links to their websites in our digital issue
to name a few…
Exit on the Hudson Realty
Muller Insurance
Egelentowicz
Hudson County Community College
Aart in America Piano Company
Famous Furs
Ann & S Junk Removal

Contact us about advertising your business
riverviewobserver@gmail.com

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE APRIL 21st, 2017

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY APRIL 21st, 2017  LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT NINE VENUES

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, April 21st , 2017 is sponsored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone a program for the city of Bayonne that is a wonderful way to get out, go for dinner and listen to young talented musicians play while you dine.

Live Music on Broadway now in its 17th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night April 21st ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments

Music Broadway Bayonne  

Music Broadway Bayonne April 21st, 2017  
Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm      Bob Dokus
Buttero’s 184 Broadway            7pm                    Beeman & Bannon
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm      Greg Aulden 
 Kuhl’s Tavern  53 Prospect Ave………4:30pm         Orville Davis 
Mona Lisa’s 165 Broadway                               6pm             Rob & Scott
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…           7pm               George Orlando
Perk Up Cafe  317 Broadway                    6:30pm        Dave Watson 
The Rock 2016 Broadway                            6pm                  Bob & Norm 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm         Paul Addie 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

Bayonne Celebration at 16th Street Park on Earth Day, and City Wide Clean-Up

 Mayor Davis’ upcoming Earth Day Event  Saturday, April 22nd from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

Bayonne Earth Day Flyer

This community event combines a citywide clean-up and fun celebration for all to enjoy.    Over FORTY teams have signed up for the citywide clean-up.

The Celebration, which will occur at 16th Street Park, off Avenue A will include hot dogs, ice cream, refreshments, a blow-up slide, and a band for all to enjoy. 

Also several organizations  have agreed to host a table to offer environmental educational material and giveaways.

 

Councilmen Rivera and Robinson to Introduce Affordable Housing Compliance Ordinance

Will  Ensure Jersey City Residents Receive Priority with New Affordable Housing

 Ordinance Establishes Marketing, Application and Monitoring Policy to Ensure Jersey City’s Diverse Community is focus of outreach as Hundreds of New Affordable Units Prepare to Hit Market

 

Councilmen Rivera and Robinson to Introduce Affordable Housing Compliance Ordinance

At-Large Councilman Daniel Rivera and Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson are introducing an ordinance at next week’s council meeting that will ensure Jersey City residents are given first priority with regard to the several hundred units of new affordable housing coming online. 

The Affordable Housing Compliance Ordinance, which will be up for a first reading vote next Wednesday, establishes the city’s first ever policy for how affordable housing should be marketed, establishes a priority for Jersey City residents and creates a waitlist process, as well as annual monitoring mechanism. Continue reading Councilmen Rivera and Robinson to Introduce Affordable Housing Compliance Ordinance

Pure Properties South Hudson County Q1 Real Estate Market Report

Downtown JC pricing gathers momentum

In a milestone quarter, prices for one to four family dwellings in Pure Properties South Hudson Market Report

Downtown Jersey City eclipsed those of Hoboken for the first time since 1996 when MLS data launched.

While 1-4 family home prices in Hoboken and Downtown Jersey City softened from Q4 2016, Hoboken’s fall was far more drastic. The median house price of 1-4 family homes in Downtown Jersey City continued to strengthen compared to the same quarter last year, up 10% to $1.40 million. Hoboken exhibited further weakness, with the median house price of 1-4 family homes down -17% since the first quarter of 2016 to $1.31 million – below Downtown for the first time in 19 years. The highest 1-4 family sale for the quarter was a single-family townhouse on Hudson Street in Hoboken for $2.425 million, substantially below both the list price of $2.95 million and the highest sale last quarter.

Condominium sales prices in Downtown Jersey City have strengthened enormously since last quarter (+5%) and year over year (+12%). Hoboken’s condominium market has remained effectively flat over the quarter (-1%) and has only inched upwards over the year (+3%). The highest condominium sale, a condo on Washington Street in Hoboken, surpassed the highest 1-4 family sale this quarter trading for $2.499 million or around $923 per square foot.

To read the entire report click below 

South Hudson County Q1 Market Report 

LOCAL HUDSON COUNTY WRITER RELEASES DEBUT NOVEL

Copies for sale now at Garden State News, Bayonne 

Crows new book released by Author Grace Harney

Most people don’t know this about Bayonne resident Grace Harney when they tell her to play their lottery tickets every day at Garden State News—she’s a writer, and has been since she was a kid. 

And recently, Grace Harney released her debut novel, Crows.  A young adult paranormal mystery, Crows follows foul-mouthed teenage psychic Annie Murphy as she confronts her brother in the disappearance of his witch-girlfriend.  Set in the dead of winter in the fictional Pennsylvania town of Raven City, Annie learns the hard way that seeing isn’t always believing.

Self-published on March 17th of this year, the paperback version of Crows is now available for sale exclusively at Garden State News, which is located at 456 Broadway, Bayonne, across from W. 21st Street. 

If you’d like more information, please call Garden State News at (201) 339-1385.  Or visit www.graceharney.com

Grace Harney is a pen name.