July, 2012

Information for Mumford & Sons Concert

On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, Mumford & Sons will hold a sold-out concert at Pier A Park in Hoboken to kick off their summer tour.

Setup of the site began on Monday morning with the delivery of the stage at the end of Pier A with a barge and crane. Sections of Pier A will be closed as site preparations continue. Starting on Wednesday, sections of Sinatra Drive between Newark Street and 4th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. Warrington Plaza adjacent to Hoboken Terminal will also be closed by NJ Transit.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to take public transit. Additional PATH trains will operate between 9pm and 11pm on Wednesday. NJ Transit will also be providing additional service. Municipal parking garages are expected to reach capacity.

Mayor Zimmer Thanks NHSA for Approval of EmNet Sensor Contract

Explains City’s Green Initiatives to Address Flooding

On July 19th the North Hudson Sewerage Authority voted to approve a contract with EmNet for sensors throughout Hoboken’s sewer system. The sensors, which the Authority will also deploy in West New York to monitor infiltration into its system, will help provide the data to create a comprehensive plan to address Hoboken’s continued flooding problem as cost effectively and sustainably as possible. In 2010, the City of Hoboken awarded a one year contract to EmNet to install a network of wireless sensors in the sewer system and analyze the data. A report, which analyzed data from storm events prior to the completion of the flood pump, was completed in 2011.

“I want to thank the North Hudson Sewerage Authority for continuing its efforts to solve our City’s long-standing flooding problems,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Together with the EmNet data we collected last year, this new data, which the Authority will share with the City, will provide additional information that will help to facilitate the development of a comprehensive plan that fully incorporates green infrastructure technologies to reduce the rainwater that enters the sewer system and alleviate our flooding problem.”

UPDATE: Location Change; Public invited to Community Meeting for Church Square Park

UPDATE: Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the public meeting scheduled for 6:30pm today at the gazebo of Church Square Park regarding improvements to the park will be relocated. The meeting will take place at the second floor reading room of the Hoboken Public Library, located at 500 Park Avenue.

The Hoboken community is invited to attend a public meeting to view and provide feedback on the final conceptual plan for Church Square Park. The meeting will be held at the gazebo at Church Square Park on Thursday, July 26 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Meetings to solicit public input regarding improvements to Church Square Park were previously held on May 17 and June 12, 2012.

Mayor Zimmer’s Open Office Hours

Mayor Zimmer’s next scheduled open office hours will be on Monday, August 6 from 5pm-7pm at Mission 50, located at 50 Harrison Street in the Hoboken Business Center. The following office hours will be on Monday, September 10 from 5pm-7pm in her office on the second floor of City Hall, 94 Washington Street. No appointment is necessary.

Woody Guthrie Centennial Tribute Concert

The Woody Guthrie Centennial Tribute Concert has been rescheduled for Wednesday night, July 25th, at Pier A Park beginning at 7pm before the screening of The Help. Click here to view the event poster.

NJ Tech Weekly: Hoboken Taking Steps to Become NJ’s Tech Hub

It wasn’t just talk when Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer spoke at the NJ Tech Meetup last March asking for help in developing the Mile Square City into a place where tech companies would want to go.

Since then the city has held four Hoboken Tech Task Force (HTTF) meetings and is moving forward with initiatives to make that dream a reality. And all this is happening with the help of the emerging tech community there.

Addressing the NJ Tech Meetup on July 17, 2012, Zimmer reiterated her support for the tech community, noting that Hoboken is interested in piloting tech initiatives: “If you have a technology or idea you think you’d like to pilot with the city of Hoboken, or something that will benefit the city of Hoboken, I’m all ears. I’d like to hear your concepts.” [Click here to continue reading at NJ Tech Weekly]

Hoboken Featured on “Best Places to Live”

The City of Hoboken was featured in the pilot episode of NJTV’s “Best Places To Live.” The show is hosted by NY Daily News real estate editor Jason Sheftell.

Tickets Available For Spaghetti Dinner Block Party


Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken present the 8th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Block Party on Thursday, August 30th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm located at the walkway along Sinatra Drive between 1st and 2nd Streets. Tickets are $15.00 in advance (deadline for discount tickets is Aug. 21st). Tickets purchased after deadline are $20.00 each.

Updated Schedule for Movies Under the Stars 2012

Below is an updated schedule for Movies Under the Stars 2012. Live musical performances and short film presentations have been scheduled before some of the movie screenings.

Statement from Mayor Zimmer on Planning Board’s Decision to Deny Monarch Project Application

On July 10, 2012, the Hoboken Planning Board voted to deny without prejudice Shipyard Associate’s application for the Monarch project, which involves the construction of two 10-story buildings on a pier in the Hudson River east of the Hudson Tea Building, despite a development agreement which included the construction of tennis courts and other pier amenities. The City filed a lawsuit in March, 2012 to compel Shipyard Associates to construct the previously-agreed upon amenities.