Embankment Preservation Coalition members were at Barcade,163 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, for an evening of conversation about our project. The generous business owners, two of whom live here in Jersey City, had set aside the entire day to raise funds for the Coalition.
The Coalition gathered signatures for a comment to be sent to the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which is currently conducting a historic preservation review of the Harsimus Branch. The review, mandated by the National Historic Preservation Act, will contribute to STB decisions on the future of the 150-year-old railway corridor and its historic massive stone Embankment on Sixth Street.
Barcade is a neighborhood business that keeps it green, selling regionally sourced beers and using eco-friendly products and practices. With Barcade's focus on sustainability, it's natural that the business has been a Coalition sponsor. For more information, see the Barcade web site.