News & Announcements

HCA Annual Meeting & Board Election

Saturday, November 12, 2016
November is always an important month for HCA because it’s when we elect a new Board to lead the organization in the year ahead.

October General Meeting

Thursday, October 6, 2016
October continues the deluge of fall events, both social and civic, throughout our City.

September General Meeting

Saturday, September 3, 2016
Happy Labor Day weekend to all! This weekend marks the transition of late summer into fall, and is an especially beautiful time to be outdoors in Harsimus Cove.

A Nationwide Search for the Next Director of City Planning

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
A letter from the Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, joined by community groups throughout Jersey City, to Mayor Steven Fulop asking for a proactive, nationwide search for the a Planning Director to succeed Robert Cotter.

December Newsletter

Saturday, December 5, 2015
There’s no place like Harsimus for the Holidays. It’s only a matter of time until the neighborhood becomes the setting for holiday markets, snowy scenes on brownstone-lined streets and, for the first year, snow on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall.

August Newsletter

Sunday, August 2, 2015
It’s hard to believe that it’s already August, but the calendar doesn’t lie. So, with summer in full swing, it’s a good time to pause and reflect upon what’s happened in 2015 and HCA’s goals for the rest of the year.

Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall - Ordinance Announcement

Monday, June 22, 2015
The City has closed the block of Newark Avenue between Erie and Grove to reinstate the Pedestrian Mall, in anticipation of the passing of an ordinance that would close the street to vehicle through-traffic on an ongoing basis.

Proposed expansion of the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District

Saturday, May 9, 2015
The Harsimus Cove Association has received some clarification from HDSID regarding a proposed expansion of the SID zone.

Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Pilot Recommendations, Round 1

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Recommendations that the Harsimus Cove Association has made to the city after the first of two ordinance-mandated community meetings that took place earlier this month at the HCA's September General Meeting.

Development Review Protocol for the Harsimus Cove Association

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
We've defined a protocol for dealing with development with Harsimus Cove.

Proposed Changes to the MGM Redevelopment Plan

Saturday, September 6, 2014
The City of Jersey City Department of Buildings has proposed some ammendments to the MGM Redevelopment Plan which affects the blocks between Morgan, Grove, Marin and First Street.

Lessons Learned: New Stop Sign Rollout

Monday, April 28, 2014
Our observations on how to improve the process of installing a new stop sign.

Proposed Closing of Newark Ave Between Grove & Barrow for Pedestrian Plaza

Saturday, April 12, 2014
There are two ordinances set to go before City Council to turn Newark Avenue from Grove Street to Barrow Street and a small portion of Erie Street into a pedestrian plaza and then redirect the surrounding streets around these closures. This is set to be a pilot program, lasting one year.

April 2014 Newsletter

Saturday, April 12, 2014
The next general meeting will be held at Grace Church Van Vorst on the second Monday of the month, this coming Monday, April 14th, at 7:30pm. Our guest speaker will likely be Mike Razzoli, Director of the Department of Public Works or someone from his office to discuss the Newark Avenue closing. Yvonne Garlin, from Doors of Hope, has also been invited to speak.

Cordero School Annex

Sunday, April 6, 2014
The Board is writing in regard to a very important issue directly affecting residents in downtown neighborhoods, which will have a profound impact both short and long term on the children of Harsimus Cove.

March Newsletter

Saturday, March 8, 2014
News about the EMS contract, sidewalk in front of 8 Erie, key foods loading zone, SeeClickFix, The Embankment, recreation in Jersey City, and the microunits development in Van Vorst Park.

City of Jersey City to Prohibit Turns During Morning Commuting Hours to Mitigate Effects of the Closing of the Pulaski Skyway for Repairs

Sunday, February 16, 2014
As reported the The Hudson Reporter, the City of Jersey City is pursuing a plan to prohibit turning during morning commuting hours to mitigate the effects of the closing of the Pulaski Skyway for repairs.

Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Jersey City

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
When do I have to clear the snow on my sidewalk? Read this guide.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Initiative

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Some of our neighbors are physically unable to shovel their walks during a snow storm. The Resident Response Center is compiling a list of people that are willing to help.

Trash and Recycling Collection in Harsimus Cove

Saturday, January 11, 2014
The quality of trash and recycling collection in Harsimus Cove has been an ongoing issue for years. We've been logging the misdeeds with SeeClickFix for several years now and have engaged in discussions with the JCIA and RRC (Resident Response Center) several times. We were hopeful that with the new year and with a new collection company, Regional Industries, that collection would improve.

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