HOBOKEN - Summer Streets will continue through August, with the Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) announcing new times and locations as part of its partnership with the City of Hoboken to bring more shoppers, diners and foot traffic to Hoboken’s business districts. With both uptown and downtown locations every week, utilizing Parklets and strEATERIES for outdoor dining, Summer Streets provides Hoboken businesses further opportunity to expand their space into the streets and allow for more physical distancing.
The City's Slow Streets program has helped facilitate more public space for residents to safely jog, walk and bike while maintaining area parking and local traffic at 5 mph. Incorporating these Slow Streets with the City’s commercial areas, the HBA will work with adjacent businesses to encourage them to apply for a strEATERY or Parklet permit and enjoy the benefit of additional customers from pedestrian and bike traffic.
The following programs will take place every Thursday and Friday evening in August, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.:
Summer Streets Downtown by Hoboken Terminal on Newark Street from River Street to Hudson Street, Hudson Place from Hudson Street to River Street, and both River Street and Hudson Street from Hudson Place to Newark Street; Hudson Street will be open to traffic but no parking will be permitted
Summer Streets Uptown 14th Street from Bloomfield Street to Hudson Street; open to pedestrians only
Slow Streets Uptown Washington Street from 11th Street to 15th Street; parking and deliveries will be permitted on Washington Street with local traffic at 5 MPH
New, on Saturdays and Sundays in August, the HBA will work with businesses to expand their outdoor capacity during each of the City’s scheduled programs and street closures:
Slow Streets Downtown Washington Street from 1st Street to 7th Street from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; parking and deliveries will be permitted on Washington Street with local traffic at 5 MPH
Downtown 1st Street from Washington Street to Garden Street will be open to pedestrians only from noon to 10 p.m., no parking will be permitted
Downtown Waterfront on Sinatra Drive from Newark Street to 4th Street will be open to pedestrians only all day (weekdays will be closed to traffic and parking other than local deliveries at all times through October).
All attendees are instructed to adhere to social distancing and mask guidelines to stay safe, as well as call ahead for a reservation at any of the local establishments or restaurants, if possible, to avoid overcrowding.
The Summer Streets schedule is subject to change. For more information and the most up-to-date calendar of events, go to www.hobokenalliance.com or follow Hoboken Business Alliance on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
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