Welcome to the Heights Section of Jersey City, NJ

The bags are coming back!

The Annual CASID Totes are coming back! We are currently looking for Central Avenue businesses to partipcate in the program. Let your favorite businesses know! Reach out to the CASID office for the application CASID@jcheights.com

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Get Your Shot to Get a Shot

Central Avenue has partnered with the City of Jersey City and Bespoke Health to offer “Get your shot to get a shot”

Get a COVID-19 vaccine at select locations around town and receive a coffee card to redeem a free expresso shot or coffee through July 31st, 2021.

Participting Locations:

Angel Azul , 460 Central Avenue

Cocoa Bakery, 475 Central Avenue

Griot Café, 398 Central Avenue

Unica Café, 454 Central Avenue

Dulce De Leche, 376 Central Avenue

To book a vaccine appointment call 201-373-2316 or sign-up online at www.bespokehealthco.com

$4 Million Central Ave Streetscape & Roadway Improvement Project

The CASID is excited to announce that the City of Jersey City has approved plans for a Central Avenue Streetscape & Roadway Improvements project. This highly anticipated, and very necessary, $4 million rehabilitation project will soon commence work to replace all sidewalks and repave the roadway in the shopping district. [Read More]

Communicate with project officials here.

LAST MONTH Call For Artists - 2021

The Central Avenue SID has added a total of seven (7) new art installations in 2020, the most in a single calendar year. The artwork found on Central Avenue is meant to provide positive energy when walking down our commerical corridor. Thanks to assistance from Hudson County through the Local Arts Programing Grant, Central Avenue is able to contunue a long-term goal of adding "art destination" to Central Avenue's distinct resume.

The CASID is seeking creative proposals for it's 2021 public art installation program. Proposals for art instllation on traffic boxes and wall space are being requested. [Read more]

The submission deadline is Friday, July 30th, 2021

To view Request for Proposal

Central Avenue Fights Food Waste

The businesses on Central Avenue are doing their part for the community by fighting food waste. Dionna from Too Good To Go is helping businesses sell surplus food so that all food produced is consumed instead of tossed. TGTO aims to make fighting food waste accessiable and easy for both consumers and business owners. It's a win - win -win for the businesses, consumers, environment, and overall a Healither JC.

Central Avenue Partners:

  • Ginos Pizzeria (380 Central)
  • Los Tres Chilitos (456 Centtral)
  • Irmas Cafe (279 Central)
  • Stacks Creamery (465 Central)
  • Taqueria Resturant (467 Central)
  • Sapori D'Italia (249 Central)
  • Oaxaca Food Mart (421 Central)
  • Fresh Central Grocery (252 Central)
  • The LoGD (7 Bleecker St)

Coronavirus/ COVID-19

Two locations on Central Avenue are offering vaccines. Jersey Drugs (286 Central), Differrx Pharmacy (492 Central), and Walgreens (337 Central). To make an appointment with Jersey Drugs please call (201) 656-4392. To make an appointment with Differrx Pharmacy please register online at www.differrx.com/covid19vaccine

To view all the Vaccine locations click here

The CASID partnered with Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services and Prestiage Health to place a Mobile Clinic on Central Avenue. The mobile clinic will allow businesses, shoppers, and residents to recieve FREE COVID-19 test 232 Central (near Stop & Shop), from 9-5pm will be offering NASAL SWAB tests. Appointments are not required. [Read More]

Other locations:

  • RWJBarnabas ( 317 Central Avenue) with regular care appointment (201) 839- 2640
  • Differx Pharmacy- (492 Central Avenue) Jersey City OFFERS RAPID TESTING
  • Heights Pharmacy (424 Central)is offering COVID-19 tests Monday-Friday from 12-5pm. Call to make an appointment (201) 222-1777

Click to View Full List of Jersey City Locations

First Central Avenue Happy Hour

Central Avenue hosted thier first "Happy Hour" for new and established businesses to meet and connnect. Big thank you to John and Victor owners of Griot Cafe (398 Central) for hosting the space.

Central Avenue SID Members in attendance:

  • The LoDG (7 Bleecker St)
  • Saigon Bistro (514 Central)
  • Diva Glam (349 Central)
  • Hauptman Flooring (307 Central)
  • Marty's (488 Central)
  • Cali Shakes (492 Central)

Central Avenue Redevelopment Plan for Block 2901 Study Area - NEW Parking Deck

The Jersey City Division of City Planning, in partnership with the Central Avenue SID, held four community meetings seeking input on how to improve Central Avenue (specifically block 2901) to better meet community needs.

The Central Avenue Parking garage (Ordinance 21-032)was approved on 5/26 9-0. The next step is for the Redevelopment Agency to administer the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and the City Council will vote on that section. Thank you all for your ongoing efforts and support for our main street community.

The Central Avenue SID has proposed:
  • Require that the parking rates and parking policy (permit system) are set by the City and not the private developer;
  • Request that the 10,000 sf open space be street level, adjacent to Central Avenue and dedicated to the memory of Michael Yun;
  • Maintain the level of public parking spaces at 400

To view the City Council Meeting Video please click here.

Development and Infrastructure Improvements along Central Avenue

New on Central Avenue, Jersey City

  • Fly E-Bikes (364 Central)
  • Mi Bandera Heights (408 Central)
  • Irma's Cafe (274 Central)
  • Stacks Creamery (465 Central)
  • BG Enterprises (430 Central)
  • Jupiter Knights (447 Central)
  • Cosmopolitan Staffing (430 Central)
  • American Laundromat (389 Central)
  • Alpit Convenience Store (362 Central)
  • iFoneSpot (306 Central)
  • CTS Serrvices (396 Central)
  • RWJ Medical Group (317 Central)

More New Businesses on the Avenue>

Team Effort to Address Sanitation and Maintenance Needs of the District

Central Avenue is a busy urban commercial corridor with a large amount of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Consequently, the busy nature of our main street community produces demanding sanitation needs. It takes a team effort to keep our district clean starting with 1) merchants sweeping their adjacent sidewalks regularly, 2) the City’s mechanical streetsweeper cleaning both sides of the roadway 6 days a week, and 3) the City’s litter patrol program maintaining public spaces clean (i.e. tree beds, litter receptacles, sidewalks, sewer catch basins, etc.). To further supplement these efforts, the Central Avenue SID program uses its limited resources to service other sanitation related needs of the district. CASID has hired Commercial District Services to service the district ten days (10) a month for landscaping, hand-bill removal, curb painting, cleaning public touch surfaces, and other occasional maintenance needs of the district.

Creative Placemaking on Central Avenue

Creative placemaking has become important to the experience and benefits of shopping local. Public art, in its many forms, can rejuvenate a neighborhood when done correctly. It brings new energy and vibrancy to neighborhoods. It also can make Central Avenue a fun place to visit. CASID’s art initiatives have grown out of the belief that creative placemaking contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of neighborhoods. [Read More]

Past Public Artwork in the District:

Central Avenue SID Annual Report