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.
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.