Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Bus Stop and Bolder Barrier to Protect Pedestrians

April 28, 2012

Borough of Cliffside Park
525 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ  07010
ATTN: Sercan Zoklu
Borough Clerk, Mayors Office

Dear Sercan,

Thank you for agreeing to meet me at the new bus stop that replaces the bus stop that was destroyed by a recent car accident.  As we discussed I asked if the boulders from a nearby construction site could be placed in front of the bus stop to create a natural barrier to protect the residents who wait for the 156 and the overcrowded 156R express buses to New York.

I appreciate the two of us agreeing to my proposed suggestion and look forward to the moving of the boulders by the nearby construction crew.  Once in place the stones will protect the residents and the new bus stop.

Respectfully ,

Stephen Puibello
Friends and Neighbors of the
Back Bay NAG
Neighborhood Action Group

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Workings of a Neighborhood Activist

April, 9. 2012

Good Day, if you've made it this far possible you've seen one of my flyers. The issue is an alternative mode of travel for commuters riding the over-crowed 156 R & 159 R buses. The altermative being the NY Waterway Ferry providing FREE shuttle is provided as part of the coat of the Ferry Ride.

I'm asking for a trial of a Gorge Road route that starts at Edgewater Ferry, goes up route 5, makes left on to Palisade Avenue, quick right up to Anderson Avenue through town Center onto Gorge Road to the bottom in Edgewater. There it will make left on River Road heading North to the Edgewater Ferry.

I seldom get seats, possible you to haven't gotten a seat yourself or gotten the last seat and just at by the Cliffside Park Post Office Stop and then have had 20 people standing and if your on the aisle, hit in the head by a back pack.

If you would use the ferry provided it included a FREE SHUTTLE please read down to earlier post and send NY Waterway a request. I'm hoping the more we can stir up--hence text, tweet and share.

Thank you for you,

Stephen A. Puibello,
Founder Friends and Neighbors of theBack Bay NAG.
Neighborhood Action GroupCommunity Activist since 1996

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

NY WaterWay Free Shuttle Buses, Please consider

Fellow Commuters, neighbors of Cliffside Park

Would you take A FREE SHUTTLE to the FERRY

Please help me make this happen

Thank You


April 4, 2012

NY Waterway
4800 Avenue at Port Imperial
Weehawken, NJ 07086
ATTN: Arthur E. Imperatore

RE: Expanding Free Shuttle Service to the Edgewater Terminal via Route 5 and Gorge Road

Dear Sir,

My family home is in the South Side of Cliffside Park, I used to catch the free shuttle service that still operates today along Woodcliff Avenue, past Hudson County Park and down 60th Street.

I moved and now live on Gorge Road, Gorge Road is serviced by the 156R & 159R (NJ Transit Express Buses). By the time the buses reach Edgewater and Gorge Road, you are lucky to get a seat.

Sir, I'm hoping you'd consider extending your Free Shuttle Service, from the Edgewater Terminal, up Route 5, though the Center of town on Anderson and then south onto Gorge road to the bottom and then make the left heading back to the Edgewater Terminal. Please give it a trial period. I think you'll see a full bus and new Ferry Riders.

Thank you for your time and consideration of my letter today.

I urge others to call NY Waterway at 800-533-3779 or via their webpage:

Days Gone Bye

Dear Neighbors:

For those just moving here welcome, for some like me who came in the early 70's, and the historians still around, and trust me they are still here. I found this on YouTube and thought you would like to view it as well. You notice an old fire house (it's still there) and the Episcopal Church at the intersection of Riverview and Palisade Avenue. Can you pick out others.

When you view the clip you will see references to Grantwood, from what I've found, "
Grantwood is a name used for an a part of town, taken from Grant's Tomb, located on the opposite shore of the river."

Enjoy the post, next time your on a bike, in your car, on the 156 or 159 NJ Transit buses see images from the clip and think back.


Stephen A. Puibello,
Founder Friends and Neighbors of theBack Bay NAG.
Neighborhood Action Group Community Activist since 1996