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Local consumers, plus savvy shoppers and foodies from throughout the metropolitan area know the place to find great dining, shopping and services is Bergenfield, New Jersey. Just minutes from the George Washington Bridge, Bergenfield is convenient to reach with plenty of free parking plus friendly, personalized service provided by many family-owned businesses. Locals and visitors alike enjoy a clean, attractive and welcoming streetscape that lets people know Bergenfield is a great place to live, to visit, to work or to invest.

The Bergenfield Special Improvement District, stretching a mile along Washington Avenue from Teaneck to Dumont, offers a wide range of products and services from everyday needs to specialty items, and International dining options from casual to special occasion to take out.

We invite you to rediscover Bergenfield – for shopping, dining, services and more!

More Classic Car Shows set for this summer in Bergenfield PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 July 2014 13:32

JULY 17, 2014

From a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette to a 1956 Packard Patrician, Bergenfield was the place to be for fans of high-tech automotives and vintage vehicles at a Classic Car Show held on June 26 in the parking lot on Portland Avenue behind Tommy Fox’s Public House.

The first of four events planned by the Bergenfield Special Improvement District in 2014, the remaining schedule includes shows from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, July 24 and Thursday, Aug. 28, in the parking lot in front of Sears Hardware on S. Washington Avenue and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Portland Avenue lot. No rain dates are planned.

Next Car Show - Thursday, July 24 at Sears Store Parking Lot on S. Washington Avenue!

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 13:44
Bergenfield is county leader in health-related services PDF Print E-mail
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Bergenfield has become one of Bergen County’s leading centers for health- and wellness-related services.

Dozens of businesses provide everything from dental and eye care, to physical therapy and rehabilitation and more.

The borough’s convenient access from Bergen County’s extensive road and highway network, proximity to New York City (15 minutes from the George Washington Bridge) plentiful free parking and dining and shopping nearby support Bergenfield’s positioning as the county’s go-to location when people need to see a doctor or other healthcare specialist, including urgent medical care.

Children get painful ear infections at the most inconvenient times; accidents, including broken bones, are part of today’s active lifestyles.

Many people associate treatment for these types of healthcare issues with either hospital emergency rooms or urgent care centers.

2014 Rediscover Bergenfield Bergenfield Bucks Gift Certificate Promotion
Friday, 02 May 2014 17:31

The Bergenfield Special Improvement District will award Bergenfield Bucks monthly during 2014 starting in May (except August).

Winners of the Bergenfield Bucks gift certificates can redeem them for goods and services at participating Bergenfield businesses accepting them.

ENTER HERE for a chance to WIN!
Note - You only need to enter once per year. You will be automatically entered into future promotions.

Review the promotion rules

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 17:49
Bergenfield Bucks promotion taps into social media
Monday, 25 November 2013 11:26
Carol Brendel, left, of Making Waves Salon in Bergenfield, welcomes Ruth Meissner, winner of $100 in Bergenfield Bucks gift certificates through the Bergenfield Special Improvement District’s recent Facebook promotion.

Carol Brendel, left, of Making Waves Salon in Bergenfield, welcomes Ruth Meissner, winner of $100 in Bergenfield Bucks gift certificates through the Bergenfield Special Improvement District’s recent Facebook promotion.

Ruth Meissner of Bergenfield uses social media to keep in touch with former students from her more than 25 years as a teacher in Bergenfield’s public schools. 

Her social media savvy also helped her win $100 in Bergenfield Bucks gift certificates in an October online promotion sponsored by the Bergenfield Special Improvement District on its page, 

A second Facebook winner will be drawn at the end of November. 

The promotions are part of an expanded Bergenfield Bucks program this year that has awarded hundreds of dollars through monthly drawings for gift certificates to encourage people to Go Bergenfield and shop and dine locally. 

Meissner, who has lived in Bergenfield since 1956, remembers the days when the local business district was one of the most popular shopping destinations in the county. 

She supports many local businesses including Bergenfield Pharmacy, 32 S. Washington Ave.; Bakin’ Bagels, 55 S. Washington Ave.; Matthews Diner and Pancake House, 430 S. Washington Ave.; and Making Waves Salon, 43 S. Washington Ave.. 

She said she plans to spend her Bergenfield Bucks in many of her favorites in the weeks ahead. 

Go Bergenfield! For Business Investment
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:48

Business owners and investors are finding new opportunities in Bergenfield, New Jersey. Just 10 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and easily accessible to the region’s affluent and educated consumers, there’s lots of great reasons to Go Bergenfield when you are looking for the right location to open a new business, relocate an existing enterprise, expand your company’s presence in the area or invest in diverse commercial real estate properties.

Click Here to download and print the Go Bergenfield! For Business Investment brochure

Fitness II - Bergenfield's Affordable Health Club Experience
Monday, 30 September 2013 11:07

Fitness II's goal is to provide Bergenfield, NJ with an affordable health club experience that is not only equipped with the latest equipment in the fitness industry, but also where facilities are well maintained, well managed, and an overall healthy experience. Starting at under $10 a month!

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 11:15
2012 Annual Report

From new business openings and parking/signage improvements to special events and promotions, 2012 was a busy year in Bergenfield's Special Improvement District. Click here to read the full report.

Award-winning Bergenfield bistro plans empanada party


Empanada Mania on S. Washington Avenue in Bergenfield has been earning acclaim for its fresh-fried, made-to-order specialties featuring quality ingredients and attention to detail.

Catering orders and individual sales continue to grow.

Empanada Mania began the new year by earning a tie as Best New Restaurant in (201) magazine’s Best of Bergen 2013 readers poll.

Owner Galo Grijalva said he was surprised, but pleased, to hear about the recognition.

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Bergenfield's Empanada Mania – Best of Bergen Award Winner!


The votes are in and 2013 starts off right for Empanada Mania, the Washington Avenue maker of those tasty turnovers. The new restaurant has tied, with eatery Biddy O'Malley's, for the title of Favorite New Restaurant in Bergen County in the latest (201) Magazine Best of Bergen Readers Poll.

Empanada Mania opened in December and makes its fillings, like beef and cheddar, spinach and feta, and buffalo chicken, fresh everyday. They also make a savory meat pie, and there are specials like homemade chili on Fridays and ceviche during Lent.


Empanada Mania is still working out its permanent menu; so, expect new items from your last visit or to be wowed on your first. Visit Empanada Mania, on an empty stomach, at 62 South Washington Avenue.

Bergenfield Ranks #2 in Safest US Cities
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 11:33

Neighborhood Scout logoNeighborhood Scout has ranked Bergenfield, New Jersey as the second-safest city in the nation based on the numbers of property crimes and violent crimes per 1,000 residents in towns of 25,000 or more, The crimes reflected in the rankings include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, armed robbery, rape, and aggravated assault.

Researchers compared the numbers of crimes reported to the FBI that occurred in each city and compared those to the population of each city.

Bergenfield ranked safest behind only Franklin, MA and ahead of towns like Saratoga, CA, Plainfield, Ill, and Glen Cove, NY. Four other New Jersey towns made the top 100.

View the complete list and scroll down to 2 Bergenfield, NJ for details.