Hoboken Business Alliance kicks off Washington St. pilot lighting program with PSE&G


The Hoboken Business Alliance has kicked off their Washington Street pilot lighting program with PSE&G, testing out the Bistro concept between 10th and 11th Streets.

Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Installation began on July 31st and should be completed over the weekend, officials said.

“This is an outstanding example of how community placemaking efforts help
brighten the experiences of residents and visitors alike,” HBA President James Runkle said in a statement.

“Our local businesses draw patrons from throughout Hoboken and beyond and it’s great to see this project ready to ‘shine a light’ on the remarkable things happening here in Hoboken.”

If the pilot proves successful, HBA will seek to get PSE&G’s approval to install similar lighting along sections of Washington Street.

“The new bistro lighting will make the experience of shopping, dining or strolling through our business district even better, added 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen, who also serves as a trustee on the HBA board.

“I could not be more proud and excited!“Credit to Greg DellAquila, the HBA’s former president, who had this transformative vision to ‘Light up Hoboken.’ And many thanks to PSE&G and all involved who kept pushing to make this dream an incredible reality,” added 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, who was credited a champion of the concept.

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  1. meh – its light pollution.
    be careful residents, the next thing you know the avenue will be over-lit like Stacks Union City. Palisade avenue shines like Yankee Stadium. Ludicrous

    • Leave old Phil alone, as a far right democrate who is part of the Bhalla rubber stamp City Council team he has a very short leash. Vote for Liz Utrecho if you rather have an independent voice representing the people of Hoboken’s Fifth Ward

      • Liz who? Seriously, no one outside the brownstone/private school clique knows who this person is, and she’s running on one issue only: NIMBYism and re-criminalization of marijuana. Phil may not be a headline grabber, but has been active in a varitety of community issues for years. He’s accessible and cares about every resident, not just the rich neighbors.

  2. Hey HCV, thanks for deleting (or just not posting) my comment about how poorly this article is written. Shouldn’t you explain what bistro lighting is, how it differs from what currently exists, why it’s better than what we have, what prompted the experiment, etc.?

    Do you seriously think the average person knows what bistro lighting is? I can pretty much guarantee you 99% do not.

    Actual journalism isn’t that hard.