Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.
Since first being installed in 2015, the Newark Avenue has continued to develop into one of Jersey City’s major nightlife spots. While some argue that the street’s evolution is one of the city’s great success stories, others have noted some unintended consequences related to quality of life in the neighborhood.
That debate is being brought front and center by two new proposed ordinances that could both address noise issues and limit the number of clubs in the city’s Historic Downtown Special Improvement District. Both ordinances are sponsored by Ward E Councilman James Solomon and the most significant change would involve limiting the number of entertainment licenses that could be issued along Newark Avenue.
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