HOBOKEN, NJ - Frank Sinatra Drive, the scenic road along Hoboken's Hudson River Waterfront, will be closed to vehicular traffic for a full week, starting Tuesday.

"Sinatra Drive will be closed from 4th Street to 11th Street 24 hours per day beginning at 8am on Tuesday 10/13 and ending on Monday 10/19 for the removal of construction equipment related to the Stevens Student Housing Project," according to the City of Hoboken.

The Stevens Student Housing Project is the towering 70,000 square-foot new construction on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology, which will provide classrooms, event space, and housing for the surging student population at one of the nation's top schools.

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"Interest in Stevens is surging, with the number of freshmen applications setting a record for each of the past six years," says the institute. "New housing and a university center full of amenities meet a strategic vision for creating a first-rate campus that attracts talented students."

The scheduled removal of equipment means the entirety of Sinatra Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic for the week, as the section between Newark Ave. and 4th Street has been designated space for outdoor dining. Meanwhile, sources tell TAPinto Hoboken that the section from 4th to 11th Streets will still maintain pedestrian and bicycle access for the duration of the closure.

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