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Developer ready to break ground on 2 residential towers overlooking Berry Lane Park

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Plans for two nine-story residential towers to rise over Jersey City’s largest park will soon get a step closer when ground is broken on the project.


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The African American Cultural Arts Festival is back in Jersey City this weekend -- and the event will help showcase the city's new flagship park.

The celebration of African culture and heritage, Saturday, Aug. 27 from noon to 7 p.m., will be the first festival held in the $38 million Berry Lane Park on Garfield Avenue.

The festival had been held at the Hub on Martin Luther King Drive in past years, but it was not held in 2015.

The festival will showcase numerous cultural performances and activities for both adults and children, including musical performances, spoken word poets, stilt walkers, dancers, and even a drum ensemble for the kids.

"There's going to be everything from jazz to gospel to hip-hop," said Daoud David Williams, chairman of the event. "The emphasis is on the celebration of African culture; not just of Africa, but of the heritage from all around the world."

The festival is free and there will be numerous food and merchandise vendors for the public, along with information vendors for different organizations from around the city and county.
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Children in particular should be excited – there's everything from a martial arts exhibit and arts and crafts, to magic acts.

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I've used the dog run each weekend morning since it opened. The only downside, presently, is the lack of shade. Given the high temperatures, my guy just tires out too quickly to spend a lot of time there.
i agree...one would think there would be plenty of trees in a park...planning needs improvement

They did plant trees. They just need time to grow. I don't think the planning was terrible. It could improve a bit but the fact that the park is there is quite nice. It is constantly packed.

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I've used the dog run each weekend morning since it opened. The only downside, presently, is the lack of shade. Given the high temperatures, my guy just tires out too quickly to spend a lot of time there.

yeah that dog run reminds me of the nasty pedestrian plaza.. no trees just sunshine and concrete.

The dog run is dirt, not concrete.

I don't see the comparison to the pedestrian plaza. I also don't know why you think the pedestrian plaza is "nasty." It looks no different than what Manhattan looked like when leaving exiting the PATH after it first opened. Now, Manhattan's is full of food trucks and the walking space is chopped in half. I prefer what we have now.

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yeah that dog run reminds me of the nasty pedestrian plaza.. no trees just sunshine and concrete.

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i agree...one would think there would be plenty of trees in a park...planning needs improvement

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I've used the dog run each weekend morning since it opened. The only downside, presently, is the lack of shade. Given the high temperatures, my guy just tires out too quickly to spend a lot of time there.

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Love the photos. That's what we want to see, no?
some people can't help but try to bring us down.

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Love the photos. That's what we want to see, no?

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I drove by twice today, and saw several cops milling around-which is great, as locals have been complaining of rowdiness, drinking, late night music, etc. If they promote good behavior and nip the other stuff early it should be a great addition. And there is a big electronic sign on Garfield asking drivers to slow down. Of course, pedestrians don't seem to want to walk twenty yards to cross in the designated crosswalk (and these were adults) so hopefully smaller kids do.

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What Jersey City kids are saying about their new 38M park

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... eview_new_38m_park.html#0


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Hundreds celebrate opening of Jersey City's new $38M park

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JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steve Fulop and city officials held a grand opening ceremony today for the city's first new municipal park in decades, Berry Lane Park, the largest open park owned by the city.

To further commemorate the opening of the $38 million, 17.5-acre recreational area, the Bergen-Lafayette park between Garfield Avenue and Woodward Street was the location of a family day festival, which was attended by hundreds of residents on this early summer day.

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I drove by, what a huge crowd-kudos to everyone involved in this project, including previous administrations who got this going, and to Fulop for bringing it home.

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Nice job, nice to see so many people enjoying it. Good Luck Bergen Lafayette keep it clean and make sure no riff raft tries to rain on your parade. Resized Image

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It is good to see residents of all ages enjoying Berry Lane Park this Summer. Thanks to Mayor Steve Fulup and his team.

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It looks like a great park, but it's too bad they didn't or couldn't include a track. There should have been room since they included a football field. It would be nice to have a decent 400m track here, especially with the one in Lincoln Park under construction. Guess I'll keep going to Weehawken.

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on May 10, 2016 at 7:20 AM, updated May 10, 2016 at 7:21 AM
After more than a decade of planning and construction, the city is preparing for the grand opening next month of its largest municipal park.

The $35 million, 17-acre Berry Lane Park — located on Garfield Avenue at the former PPG Industries site — is designed as a recreational facility for residents of all ages.

Last month, The Jersey Journal and city officials toured the new facility, which includes a full-size baseball field, full-length football and soccer fields, two tennis courts and two basketball courts. Old coal silos sit across from the baseball diamond.

"It's been over a decade in the making," Mayor Steve Fulop said as he toured the park. "We've aggregated a lot of dollars from different resources in order to make this a priority and get it done."

Along with the playing fields, the facility also includes a safety-tiled playground, spray park and adult fitness area. A skate park and pavilion area are planned for a second phase of the project, which Ben Delisle, director of development for the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, said the city hopes will be complete by year's end.

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Jersey City puts finishing touches on $35 million park

By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on April 19, 2016 at 12:18 PM, updated April 19, 2016 at 6:02 PM

JERSEY CITY -- After more than a decade of planning and construction, the city is preparing for the grand opening in June of its largest municipal park.

The $35 million, 17-acre Berry Lane Park -- located on Garfield Avenue at the former PPG Industries site -- is designed as a recreational facility for residents of all ages.

Yesterday afternoon The Jersey Journal and city officials toured the new facility, which includes a full-size baseball field, full-length football and soccer fields, two tennis courts and two basketball courts.

"It's been over a decade in the making," Mayor Steve Fulop said as he toured the park. "We've aggregated a lot of dollars from different resources in order to make this a priority and get it done."

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Paranoid people are paranoid. Far too often, something good starts happening and instead of pushing for that change, people get in its way.

As Monroe pointed out, this was inspected and confirmed by Feds and NJ. Outside of paranoia, where is the objection coming from?

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I'm just as perplexed as to what information they have that the City or the Redevelopment Authority doesn't. It just seems like its NIMBYism gone mad. If the EPA came up here and gave it their okay I'm not sure what more else they want.

If they have the smoking gun or magic bullet then show it. Otherwise you're just screaming at windmills.

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Mr. Harper and GRACO have enormous credibility. They litigated for a full clean up of the PPG site when the city tried to settle for less.

Very likely the last two posters are trolls trying to spin away from the issue and attack the messenger.

The city also should also accord them respect and address their concerns.

Seems like little has changed under new management.




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Thanks for posting the JCRA Progress Report! Who is Harper and where are his facts coming from? The EPA and the NJ DEP have cleared this site... Sounds like rabble rouser pushing his own agenda

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Thanks for posting the JCRA Progress Report! Who is Harper and where are his facts coming from? The EPA and the NJ DEP have cleared this site... Sounds like rabble rouser pushing his own agenda

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Conspiracy theories are for the National Enquirer. The detailed progress reports have been post on their website. Here: http://www.thejcra.org/?p=blp

Did these people even do their research or read? There have been community meetings from the very beginning. They even let the public help design the skate park.

It sounds like these people don't want this great park at all. SHAME ON THEM. We should be supporting this park NOT publishing this crap.

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What exactly is 'RJ Harper' basing his objection on? The Feds AND NJ have both given the project a clean bill of health, and in fact the apartments at Pacific/Grand were built on similar remediated ground and have passed every test.

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Ben Shapiro | The Jersey Journal

A group of residents in Jersey City's Ward F wants a new park in their neighborhood, but only if it's a clean one.

Despite assurances from the city and state that the site for the 17-acre Berry Lane Park currently under construction along Garfield Avenue has been fully remediated, some in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood are concerned that a hazardous amount of chromium still lingers in the work area.

"We would love to see a park where kids could have fun and play," said Severn Willis, a member of the Garfield Randolph Arlington Carteret Ocean Avenue Community Organization. "But we want a clean and healthy park."
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Union Street resident RJ Harper, one of the leading activists against the continued construction of the park, says the city and the company tasked with the environmental cleanup, PPG Industries, has left a substantial amount of chromium in the notoriously contaminated area.

However, both PPG and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection deny that claim and say that the land on which the park is being built upon has been completely remediated and no longer suffers from chromium pollution.

Prior to starting construction on the park, the PPG performed a nine-month, $10 million remediation project that removed 210 cubic yards of tires, 1.2 million gallons of contaminated groundwater and 49,000 tons of chromium.

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Have you heard of LSP?
If you want a park with endless green space, that's all they've got.

What the city and residents collaboratively determined was that ballfields for city teams, skate parks, playgrounds, etc. were needed. There were scores of meetings where the community drew plans ourselves and they were in fact taken into account; did you participate?

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and here's the JJ piece about it....nice

Tony Hawk Foundation awards Jersey City $25K for skate park
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on February 27, 2015 at 5:55 PM, updated February 27, 2015 at 6:05 PM

JERSEY CITY - The city was awarded a $25,000 grant from iconic skateboarder Tony Hawk's foundation to build a skate park at Berry Lane Park, which is currently under construction, Hawk announced today on his Instagram account.

The foundation was created by Hawk as a way to giveback to communities, promote the sport of skateboarding and expand opportunities for youth.

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