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Summer Streets continue in Hoboken

At designated times restaurants and retail shops will continue to take over city streets for residents and visitors to enjoy with help of the Hoboken Business Alliance and the city.
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At designated times restaurants and retail shops will continue to take over city streets for residents and visitors to enjoy with help of the Hoboken Business Alliance and the city.

The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) and the City of Hoboken have announced new times and locations for the August Summer Streets initiative and their partnership to bring the Slow Streets program to Hoboken’s business districts.

The programs will include uptown and downtown locations every week throughout August.

In addition to Parklets and streateries for outdoor dining, Summer Streets provides Hoboken businesses in the designated areas the opportunity to expand their spaces into the streets and allow for more social distancing.

Summer Streets allows residents and visitors to safely shop, dine, and enjoy the Mile Square.

Tables are set up throughout the street where local restaurants can take orders and serve guests, and many shops will have items on display outside.

Slow Streets provides public space for residents to safely jog, walk, and bike while maintaining area parking and local traffic at 5 mph.

Win-win for residents and restaurants 

The HBA will encourage adjacent businesses to apply for streatery or parklet permits to attract additional customers from pedestrian and bike traffic.

Every Thursday and Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. Summer Streets Downtown will take place by the 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.

The HBA will also offer Summer Streets Uptown on 14th Street from Bloomfield Street to Hudson Street, open to pedestrians only, and on Washington Street from 11th Street to 15th Street. Parking and deliveries will be permitted on Washington Street, with vehicular speed limited to 5 mph.

On Saturdays and Sundays in August, the HBA will work with businesses to expand their outdoor capacities during scheduled programs and street closures.

On weekends, Slow Streets Downtown will take place on Washington Street from First Street to Seventh Street from 6 to 10 p.m. Parking and deliveries will be permitted on Washington Street. Vehicular traffic will be limited to  5 mph.

Also on weekends, First Street from Washington Street to Garden Street will be open to pedestrians only from noon to 10 p.m. with no parking permitted. Sinatra Drive from Newark Street to Fourth Street will be open to pedestrians only all day.

Attendees must wear masks and observe social distancing. They should call ahead for restaurant reservations 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.

For updates on this and other stories check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Marilyn Baer can be reached at Marilynb@hudsonreporter.com.

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