4th of July Information for Hoboken Residents and Visitors

Hoboken, NJ - Monday, July 2nd, 2012

The City of Hoboken is expecting to host tens of thousands of guests to view the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks which will take place over the Hudson River this year.

Based on prior years, residents and visitors who drive are advised to expect four hours or more of traffic and delays exiting Hoboken after the fireworks and at least two hour delays to exit municipal parking garages. In addition to delays, the gridlock can create a situation where public safety vehicles cannot effectively respond to emergencies, so the City strongly urges visitors to take mass transit. Options include the PATH, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, NY Waterway ferries, or NJ Transit commuter rail or bus.

For additional information, visit: Visitors looking for parking will be directed to municipal garages B (28 2nd St) and D (215 Hudson St).

Visitors are advised that no alcohol, open cooking or barbeques are permitted. Pier C Park will be open only for disabled guests. The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:20 pm and last approximately a half hour.

Due to the closure of Hudson Place, the west side of Hudson Street from Hudson Place to Observer Highway will be the designated taxi area.

The following streets will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles between 8 am and midnight on July 4th:

• Sinatra Dr. from 15th St. to 1st St.
• River St. from Hudson Place (PATH) to 4th St., however between 1st St. and 3rd St, River St will be open for limited access to residents and parking patrons only.

Additionally, no parking will be permitted on the following streets between 8am and midnight on July 4th:

• Sinatra Dr. from 15th St. to 1st St (no parking as of July 3rd at 8 am)
• 4th St. from River to Clinton (on the south side of the street)
• Willow Ave. from 11th St. to 4th St. (on the west side of the street)
• Hudson Place (by the PATH)
• Newark Street from Hudson St. to Sinatra Dr.
• Clinton St. from 7th St. to 8th St.
• Hudson St. from 14th St. to 2nd St (on the west side of the street)
• Hudson St from 2nd St. to Observer (both sides)

At 9:00pm, only westbound traffic will be permitted on the 14th Street Viaduct.

The Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps will have first aid stations at Pier A Park, Sinatra Park, 8th St. and Sinatra Dr., 12th St. and Sinatra Dr., and 14th St. and Sinatra Dr.

Stevens Announcement Concerning July 4th Campus Closure

The Stevens Institute of Technology campus will be closed to the general public on July 4th from 4pm until midnight.

Due to our current summer weekday programs and the number of guests who will be housed on campus during this period, the campus will be filled to capacity.

Hoboken residents are advised to make alternative plans to view the fireworks from one of the many other Hoboken viewing areas along the waterfront.

Thank you for your understanding and have a safe holiday,

Chief Tim Griffin
Stevens Institute of Technology Campus Police Department

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