Friday, June 24, 2011

4th of July Information for Hoboken Residents & Visitors

From the City of Hoboken:

4th of July Information for Hoboken Residents and Visitors

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 and D on 2nd and Hudson St, respectively. Visitors are advised that no alcohol, open cooking or barbeques are permitted. Pier C Park will be closed due to safety concerns, as requested by Chief Falco. The fireworks display will begin at 9:20 pm and last approximately a half hour. The rain date is July 5th.

Due to the closure of Hudson Place, Vezzetti Way (along Observer Highway) from Washington St. to Willow Ave. will be the designated taxi area with no public parking after 8 am.

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 Observer Hwy. (on the west side of the street)