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Reader says You don’t build for peak use times..it’s economics 101

We voted out the last Gang..perhaps those new folks have crossed the magic river of unreality .You don’t build for peak use times..economics 101.let these terrific business go bond it themselves. Once privately bonded grant them a 30 year ground leased at below market rates,.different story now?.Police don’t patrol today.you think a rent a cop
will […]

By |May 27th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Reader questions A $9mm garage that increases parking by 140 spaces cost about $64,000 per space

This Village has to wake up to the math. A $9mm garage that increases parking by 140 spaces cost about $64,000 per space. If one were to assume that every one of those incremental spaces (because incremental space is what we are paying for) was filled 256 day per year, (360 less weekends), it would […]

By |May 26th, 2017|village of ridgewood|11 Comments

Reader says A garage was never meant to be at that location until the Aronsohn crew began pounding it into our heads

I feel horribly sad that this stupidity was not put behind us as many believed would happen after the referendum. True, the referendum applied to a specific bond and a specific price, but as others point out here, we’re approaching that dollar figure anyway. HORRORS, especially at this moment in the village’s fiscal history. A […]

By |May 26th, 2017|village of ridgewood|10 Comments

RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING AND PUBLIC WORKSHOP

SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING

MAY 24, 2017

7:30 P.M.

1. Call to Order – Mayor

2. Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meeting Act MAYOR: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record, and by submission to all persons entitled to […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

The fall of retailers means doomsday for malls

By Jonathon Trugman

May 14, 2017 | 2:12am

American retail culture may well have reached a tipping point.
Major department stores are floundering about like fish in a rapidly draining pond after reporting dreadful earnings last week.

The time-honored multigenerational giants like Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney are all looking at a dramatically different future.

Macy’s stock collapsed 17 percent after […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Bergen County|3 Comments

Reader says The reality is that there really is a declining shopping-in-Ridgewood demand

It simply won’t work due to parking psychology. The target market for the people who are supposedly in need of extra arking places are the shoppers and diners. These people simply won’t use a parking facility of this kind. First we have the shoppers. The reality is that there really is a declining shopping-in-Ridgewood demand. […]

By |May 8th, 2017|village of ridgewood|4 Comments

Reader Sees Nothing but Doom for Hudson Garage

Unfortunately , despite the fact that the new price tag is significantly less than when the Aronsohn cronies were running the show, this parking garage is still destined to become a financial disaster of major proportions. I predict that parking rates throughout the Village will skyrocket and parking times will be extended in an attempt […]

By |May 6th, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Reader predicts the Village council has already decided to move forward on a garage

photo by Boyd Loving

My prediction is that the council has already decided to move forward on a garage that will fit on the Hudson space. The new garage proposed offers 240 spaces in total. I believe we have something like 80-90 spaces there now so we are picking up 150-160 additional spaces. Will that solve […]

By |May 6th, 2017|village of ridgewood|8 Comments

Pothole hazards at cottage place town parking lot

May 5,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, reader says its been pointed out so many times before ,cottage place lot and other muni lots are like an artillery range of deep potholes…if Parkers fall an break bones and sue town for outright neglect..completely mill and repave and
repaint stall lines for all of those lots.people […]

By |May 5th, 2017|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

Council : American Flag only Flag for Ridgewood Village Hall

May 4,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, Village attorney Matt Rogers  told the council the Village is not obligated to fly the “Rainbow or Gay flag”. Rogers talked at length of both legal and policy implications .Rogers went on to explain the “freedom of Speech ” issues as well as  the Village flag pole had […]

By |May 4th, 2017|village of ridgewood|8 Comments