There will be no HPHA meeting in July. Our next meeting is Thursday, August 1 at 7:30, in person at 109 Grand St, Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church. There will be a streaming option as well. Stay tuned for the agenda.
July 4th will be hopping this year, with Wyclef Jean as the headliner. Paulus Hook streets will be closed to through traffic and residents will need to show proof of residence here to drive in. While this may seem like a major pain, it's actually very positive and will hopefully result in our neighborhood streets not being traffic jammed with noisy bumper to bumper cars going the wrong way through are little neighborhood until 1AM! Another plus is that emergency vehicles can get in and out.
Schedule
6PM DJ Funk Flex
7PM Fat Joe
8PM Wyclef John
9:25PM Fireworks on the Hudson
HOLD THE DATE! MONDAY AUGUST 19 IS THE COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF PAULUS HOOK!
March up Washington Street with fife and drum from the Korean Memorial to the obelisk in Paulus Hook Park. We will recount the foibles of Light Horse Harry and his intrepid troops, who managed after a day of near disasters, to take the British-held fort that overlooked the Hudson River where our park is now situated, affecting a bit of a turn in what was in 1779, a losing battle.
  • Wednesday, June 19, Tango on the Pier! For more info www.paulushook.org/tango
  • Monday, August 19 Commemoration of the Battle of Paulus Hook

At our last meeting we welcomed PS-16 Principal, Ms. Blanca Jackson, who shared with us some initiatives at our neighborhood elementary school - one of Jersey City's most sought-after public schools.

Thanks to our ongoing donors and sponsors, without whom we couldn't present neighborhood events!

  • Light Horse Tavern
  • Green Hook
  • British Swim School
  • Veterinaire Pet Care
  • Stony Hill Farms
  • Tino's Pizza
  • Chris Amberg, 6th Borough Real Estate
  • The Moorefield Group
  • The Exchange Place Alliance
Interested in joining the HPHA Board or being on a committee? We are looking for people who are interested in social media, or have/want to learn tech skills, specifically spearheading taking our public meetings hybrid and working on the website. If this sounds like you and you want to support our quality of life here by impacting how construction projects go and by working with us to offer fun neighborhood events, please reach out to us with interest. 

Check out the Construction page at paulushook.org/construction. Here you will find updates on current construction projects happening in Paulus Hook. The 55 Hudson calendar will be posted and continually updated.

St. Peter's Prep Update. The August hearing date was postponed and hasn't been rescheduled. The school is/was suing in an attempt to overturn the 2022 decision made by the Zoning Board where they agreed to keep in place the ruling made by Historic Preservation in 2019 which stated that the Prep was not allowed to demolish their historic Civil War-era buildings.

To read the history of the buildings and actions taken against it by St. Peter's Prep, go to the St. Peter's Prep page on the website.

Please reach out to city officials, because allowing St. Peter's to demolish these historic buildings will affect all historic districts. The HPHA has already spent $23k to fight the demolition. Your tax-deductible donation will enable the HPHA, a registered 501c3 organization, to continue the fight. You can donate HERE

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