May, 2011

Pier C Park Fully Open in time for Memorial Day Weekend

Mayor Dawn Zimmer is pleased to announce that Pier C Park is fully open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

“I’m happy that Hoboken families can finally enjoy all that Pier C Park has to offer,” Mayor Zimmer said.

Pier C Park will be open every day from 8:00 AM until 9:30 PM.

Memorial Day Parade

Hoboken’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011. The parade will step off at 6:45pm from City Hall (1st and Washington St) and ends at the Hoboken Elks Club (10th and Washington St) for a ten block march. Hoboken’s Memorial Day Parade is the oldest in New Jersey. This year marks the 113th year of marching to honor the brave men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for their Country.

Mayor Zimmer And Local Retailers Urge Residents To “Shop Hoboken”

Shop Hoboken
Mayor Dawn Zimmer joined local merchants at Anastasia’s Accessories to announce “Shop Hoboken” — a two day event to encourage residents to support local retailers. Nearly 40 participating retailers throughout Hoboken will offer various specials on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th.

“Our independent retailers create a unique identity for our city and are an important part of what makes Hoboken so vibrant,” said Mayor Zimmer. “The diverse mix of shops makes us a destination that attracts tourists from throughout the region and drives our local economy. I encourage residents to support our local merchants, especially during these challenging economic times, so we can preserve Hoboken’s distinct character and charm.”

Hoboken: First Mental Health Stigma-Free Zone

The City of Hoboken declared itself a “Mental Health Stigma-Free” zone – the first in the country. The goal is to promote recovery from mental illness by reducing its stigma through community education. For more information, visit the Hoboken Stop Stigma Week website.

Secaucus Pool Open to Hoboken Residents at Reduced Rate

City Hall
As a result of an interlocal agreement between the cities of Hoboken and Secaucus, residents of Hoboken may use the Secaucus municipal pool at a reduced rate. Click here to download the application form.

Hoboken Terminal & Yard Redevelopment Plan – First Community Meeting


The City of Hoboken is working to produce the Redevelopment Plan for Hoboken Terminal and Rail Yards property. A two phase redevelopment plan, which will reflect the vision and needs of the community, is underway. Phase I of the Redevelopment Plan will be prepared first, focusing on the 1.8 acre portion along Hudson Place � One Hudson Place. The plan for Phase 2 of the plan will include the remaining portion of the 52 acre Hoboken Terminal and Yards.

This is an invitation to participate in a conversation about Phase 1 and Phase 2 Redevelopment Plan and this important site within the City.

Tuesday, May 31st 2011
Time: 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Location: Rue Building Auditorium, 301 Garden Street, Hoboken, 07030

Citywide Gate Sale & Flea Market around Church Square Park


The citywide year gate sale and flea market will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 9am to 4pm all over Hoboken. Find everything from the mundane to the unusual. People are cleaning out their closets, basements & backyards. If you need something, chances are you’ll find it here, all at discount prices: including children & adult clothing, furniture, electronics, jewelry, housewares, home decor, sports equipment, toys, artwork, photography, vintage items, CDs, DVDs, 45 & 33 RPM records, books & so much more.

Click here to view a list of locations.

Hoboken Police To Host National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011, Chief Anthony P. Falco Sr., along with the Hoboken Police Department�s Community Policing Unit and Mayor Dawn Zimmer will be hosting our annual National Night Out. National Night Out is a nationwide event that allows the community workers to give back to their community. The goals of National Night Out are 1) Heighten crime and drug awareness; 2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; 3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership; 4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year, we would like to see more of the Hoboken community involved in this event. If you wish to participate, please contact Sergeant Melissa Gigante at 201-420-2100. We look forward to working together with you to make our community safer, stronger and more unified than ever before!

Click It Or Ticket Seat Belt Enforcement And Education Campaign


Law Enforcement Officers will begin a comprehensive vehicular safety project from May 23 – June 5, 2011. The purpose of the 2011 �Click it or Ticket� program is to increase safety belt usage in New Jersey, and at the same time, save lives. During this period Hoboken Police Officers will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists as part of the National �Click it or Ticket� campaign.

100 New Street Trees Coming Next Week

Mayor Dawn Zimmer thanks the student volunteers from the Stevens Institute of Technology environmental club SAVE who helped clear two tree pits last weekend in preparation for a city-wide tree planting. Beginning on Monday, May 16, the City will plant more than 100 trees over 7 days to fill empty tree pits identified by the Hoboken Shade Tree Commission.

The Taco Truck is working with the Quality of Life Coalition and is donating 10% of their profits from April to purchase 50 trees. The City is matching that donation with an additional 50 trees, and plans to purchase another 100 trees in the fall in order to fill all empty tree pits in Hoboken.