Following us on Facebook or Twitter? You may have seen the barrage of photos over the past few months detailing some of the projects the Journal Square Special Improvement District has been embarking on. Just in case you missed it, check out some of the highlights from this summer:
MarketplaceJC & Midnight Market at Magnolia Landing
Formerly known as the Kiss N’ Ride, Magnolia Landing is a new public plaza created as a by-product of the Journal Squared development. This summer the Journal Square SID, in partnership with The KRE Group, worked closely with the market organizers from MarketplaceJC and Midnight Market to provide programming for 4 Saturday flea markets and 1 Friday foodie luau.
We also had the Annual Egyptian Festival that was well attended in early July that helped to connect Journal Square and Jersey City residents with many of the free services offered through the City and County.
Quality of Life Ambassadors
Beginning in July, the SID rolled out the newest Ambassador program with staff dedicated to identifying and resolving Quality of Life issues within and around Journal Square. These Ambassadors’ duties range from providing directions to visitors to contacting emergency services when individuals are in need of help. If you see our Ambassadors in Yellow feel free to say hi!
Summer and Fall Plantings
In addition to replanting the former fountain near the intersection of Bergen & Kennedy Boulevard, the SID installed 10 WaterWell Planters with some beautiful seasonal plantings. These will last throughout the Fall before they are stored for the Winter. These special planters have reservoirs that make it much easier to keep plants alive throughout the warm winter months.
Journal Square Green Market
With a rotating list of vendors, the Journal Square Green Market has been providing great access to fresh fruits and vegetables all summer long, not to mention the amazing Jersey Corn that’s in season right now. Stop by between 11:00 am – 7:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday till the end of December.
From time to time the district tackles projects ranging from pressure washing sidewalks to working with our City partners to coordinate our efforts to create the greatest impact for our community. Don’t be surprised if you see our team removing stickers, graffiti, spreading mulch, cleaning light domes, painting light poles, collecting data or stopping by your business to check how things are going.