Ohio-based demolition company imploded former PSEG station in Jersey City early this morning


An Ohio-based demolition company imploded a former PSEG station in Jersey City early this morning and no one seems eager to discuss the details.

Screenshot via Twitter video. Courtesy of Vince Marchetto.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We no longer own this property, it was sold in January 2019,” PSEG spokeswoman Rebecca Mazzarella said this afternoon.

The property was sold to Chicago-based Hilco Redevelopment Partners.

A Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said that said the implosion, which went off around 5:40 a.m. at 110 Van Keuren Ave., “was not run by the city” and directed inquiries to Independence Demolition.

The project manager deferred comment to a colleague, who did not immediately return a call and message seeking comment.

Independence Demolition also did immediately return an inquiry left on the contact form portion of their website.

Their page says they provide “demolition, environmental, and site preparation services throughout the United States.”

Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro wrote on Facebook that the loud noise that had jolted some residents awake this morning was from the implosion of the old PSEG boilers.

Additionally, RLS Media reported that “Jersey City firefighters officiated over the early morning implosion.”