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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!

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

Discover Bergenfield Facebook Giveway
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:31

WIN $100!!

From now until the end of November enter to win $100 in Bergenfield Bucks. Use them at any participating store in Bergenfield. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:40
2013 REDISCOVER BERGENFIELD Bergenfield Bucks Gift Certificate Promotion

BSID Expands Rediscover Bergenfield Bucks Program

The Bergenfield Special Improvement District (BSID) has announced that it will expand its popular Rediscover Bergenfield Bucks Program and award “Bergenfield Bucks” gift certificates good at participating businesses and restaurants in the district on a monthly basis during 2013.

The Bergenfield Special Improvement District will award Bergenfield Bucks and gift certificates from participating businesses monthly during 2013 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.

Winners will also be selected to receive gift certificates from the following businesses:

Broderick Florist 34 North Washington Avenue 201-384-1616
Empanada Mania 62 South Washington Avenue 201-347-2150
Perfect Cut Carpets 92 South Washington Avenue 201-384-3920
Peter's Camera Center and Frame Shop 38 South Washington Avenue 201-384-1749
Pyramid Imprints 28 North Washington Avenue 201-384-0336
Tommy Fox's 32 South Washington Avenue 201-384-0900

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

Click Here to view the October 2013 co-op advertising published in the Twin-Boro News.

Click Here to download the special values offered from the co-op advertisers

Click Here to view the May 2013 co-op advertising published in the Twin-Boro News.
Click Here to view the April 2013 co-op advertising published in the Twin-Boro News.
Click Here to view the June 2013 co-op advertising published in the Twin-Boro News.
Click Here to view the July 2013 co-op advertising published in the Twin-Boro News.
Click Here to view the September 2013 co-op advertising published in the Twin-Boro News.

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
Rediscover Bergenfield Classic Car Show & Late Night Shopping

June and July 2013
Classic Car Shows, Late Night Shopping/Dining Events
Attract Residents & Visitors to Bergenfield's Downtown

Despite this summer’s extreme weather, hundreds of local residents, joined by classic car enthusiasts from throughout the region, came out to see vehicles ranging from a 1931 Ford Model A to a 2006 Ford Mustang GT, listen to great music, win great prizes and enjoy the classic car shows and late night shopping events in Bergenfield’s downtown.

Read the full press release here.

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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2013 REDISCOVER BERGENFIELD Cooperative Advertising and Giveaway Program

Business Owners, click here for program details.

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.