Transformed. Revitalized. Gentrified. These and other adjectives have often been used to describe what’s been happening in Hoboken and Jersey City over the last two decades. But increased luxury development can also bring with it some concerns. One of those worries is how communities can still care for those less fortunate in an economic boom that tends to hide the presence of poverty. That’s where HOPES CAP comes in.
About 20 residents, business owners and a few politicians spoke out at last night’s Special Council meeting about a proposal that would repeal Hoboken’s “500-foot rule” and while the majority went on record saying they didn’t want the regulation repealed, many seemed open to at least some changes in the law.
Joel Maffei, co-founder/director of Pacific Flea, brings quality vendors, artists and musical acts to the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood on second Saturdays, April-October. The next market is September 10 and the final market October 8.
As Bergen-Lafayette grows in popularity, so does its amenities. New cultural and community focused activities are popping up all around the neighborhood. These 5 provide good reasons to get out and explore the area.
A McGinley Square block party is planned for Saturday. But there’s a catch. Before the party, volunteers are asked to spend an hour cleaning up and beautifying Bergen Avenue between Montgomery Street and Duncan Avenue.