Neighborhood News: Massive Digital Billboard Coming to WTC PATH, Jersey City Teams Up With Google


**Prepare for an onslaught of ads. A massive digital billboard is coming to the WTC passageway that connects Brookfield Place with the WTC PATH station. The 280-foot-long LED billboard will stand 9.5 feet tall and operate 24/7. In addition to store promotions, the billboard will also advertise local arts and cultural events. The Port Authority says it will not show explicit political or sexual material in respect for the nearby WTC memorial. —The New York Times

**Jersey City is teaming up with Google to help alleviate traffic for motorists. The city will become the first major city in the tri-state area to use Google’s Waze app to improve traffic conditions. Waze is a free social traffic and navigation app that uses real-time road reports from drivers to improve everyone’s daily commute. The partnership will allow Waze to obtain road closure data from the city and share it with the app’s users. That way drivers can avoid congested routes/streets before embarking on their commute. Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Boston are also among the 65 cities partnered with Waze. —Jersey Journal

**The New York Post reports that Silverstein Properties is leaning toward Bjarke Ingels Group’s (BIG) design for 2 WTC. The concept has a staggered, step-like structure with planted terraces that will allow workers to walk out of their offices and enjoy lush greenery without having to leave the building. —New York Post

**The Jersey City Police Department is using drones in their fight against crime. Police recently arrested a teen for unlawful possession of a weapon near Dickinson High School after using a drone to search for and track the teen. —Jersey Journal

**The city council will vote this week on a new noise law — proposed by councilman Rich Boggiano — that would implement decibel caps on noise coming from residential and commercial properties. Anyone who violates the new noise ordinance could receive fines of up to $1,000. —Jersey Journal

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