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The Hudson Street parking lot closed until June 2020

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Ridgewood NJ, The Hudson Street parking lot closed on 8/19/2019 and will be closed for the duration of the construction of the Hudson Street Garage, through June 2020.  During the construction, the sidewalk along the parking lot will be closed. 

All pedestrians must use the sidewalk along the church side of Hudson Street.  In addition, the sidewalk on South Broad Street is closed, just after Pearl Restaurant.  For your safety, please use designated crosswalks to cross both Hudson Street and South Broad Street. 

Hudson Street itself will be open to vehicles during the beginning of the construction, but will be closed for a period of 6-8 weeks, during the day, in late 2019/early 2020.  When we have definite dates of the closures, you will be notified via E-Notice, and they will also be put onto the Village website. 

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NEW COMMUTER PARKING REGULATIONS AT RIDGEWOOD TRAIN STATION LOT AND PERMIT PARKING SPACES

Ridgewood Train Station

file photo by ArtChick

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, There are new parking regulations in the Village.  At the train station parking lot, twelve parking spaces, which are found immediately on the right as you drive into the parking lot, are reserved for those with Hudson Lot Parking Permits only.  There is signage in place, indicating that these are reserved parking spaces.  Please be aware that only those with Hudson Lot Parking Permits may park in these twelve spaces and those who park there without the Hudson Lot Parking Permit will receive a summons.

On South Broad Street, Prospect Street, and Dayton Street, there are parking spaces which indicate that Interim Parking Permits are required.  These Interim Parking Permit spaces require a permit 24 hours per day/7 days per week and were issued to those displaced from the parking lot behind the Hudson Street parking lot.  Please do not park in these spaces at any time unless you have an Interim Parking Permit or you may receive a summons.

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Despite Calls For More Parking Ridgewood Merchants Continue to take Prime Spots

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Ridgewood NJ, The President of The Ridgewood Guild is Mr. Tony Damiano.  Posturing as an important dignitary in town, claims that businesses which might have come to Ridgewood opted out because there was insufficient parking. 

The current council set up a system whereby employees would be directed to park in sections of the Cottage Place and Walnut Street lots, thereby freeing up valuable on-street spots in front of stores and restaurants.  And yet Damiano parks his own vehicle in prime on-street spots every day, as seen in this photograph. 

If you think this is a one-off, you are wrong.  We have at least 15 more photos of his car in various NON-EMPLOYEE prime spots on North Broad, near his store.   Damiano was a big promoter of the Hudson Garage (Aronsohn Version) yet refused to work with the new administration when the “3 amigos ” left office .

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Park With ParkMobile ?

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog has been tracking users of ParkMobile . The current Ridgewood blog poll is showing :

Do you use ParkMobile?
Yes 44.23%
No 55.77%

Historically Ridgewood has always been a bit slow at adopting new technology ,but we are not sure what to think about park mobile, PJ Blogger is no a user ,but many friends are.

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Ridgewood’s “If you don’t like it Move” types Go Silent on Garage Protest

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Ridgewood NJ, yesterday in Ridgewood at the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Hudson Street Parking garage . the event was greeted with a protester .

Which begs the questions where are all the critics of residents Steven Kim and Saurabh Dani , all the “if you don’t like it move” and how dare you question the great and powerful Ridgewood Public Library or Ridgewood Board of Education ?

Where are the big mouths? Where are the know-it-alls? And lets not forget all the “you should pay higher taxes, so I can move out of here” types?

Once again emphasizing the , it is OK to bully certain people for certain ideas but not others .

And of course if you in the in crowd , you have carte blanche even if you come off as an ignorant bigot?

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Hudson Garage is Shovel Ready

photos courtesy of the Village of Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, in what many in Ridgewood would say was 100 years in the making the ,the official groundbreaking ceremony, of the Hudson Street Parking garage took place on Saturday September 7th at 9:00 a.m.

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September 7th is the Hudson Street Parking Garage Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Ridgewood NJ, The Hudson Street parking lot will be shut down as of August 19, 2019 for the construction of the parking garage.

Please join us at the official groundbreaking ceremony, which will take place on September 7, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., at the Hudson Street parking lot.

Following the ceremony, you are invited for coffee at
The Table at Latona’s – 26 E. Ridgewood Ave.

for more details call 201-445-2600

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Ridgewood Train Station Parking lot Space Allocation

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Ridgewood NJ, a new Ridgewood Train Station Parking notice was issued by the Village Engineer according to the notice effective Monday August 26th an ,”Allocation for max 12 substitute spaces trackside for 12 Cars due to closed Hudson Street parking lot permit holders”

12 spaces will be set aside for Hudson lot permit hang tag parkers only.

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Ridgewood Health Department : Never leave kids in a Hot Parked Car

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Health Department shares this important information regarding Children and Extreme Heat

Extreme heat can be dangerous and quickly turn into an emergency. Children’s bodies are different from adults’ bodies in ways that make them more likely to be affected by extreme heat during the summer. Children also rely on adults for their protection and may not recognize that extreme heat can be a threat to their health and safety. Infants and younger children may not be physically able to escape a dangerous situation, such as a locked, parked car. In the summer heat, a car can quickly become extremely hot inside. Here are some steps you can take to beat the heat.

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Reader says ,”There’s plenty of parking . . . on select days . . . during summer . . . or school vacations when many commuters are out-of-town on vacation”

“There’s plenty of parking . . . on select days . . . during summer . . . or school vacations when many commuters are out-of-town on vacation with their families. During the ordinary work week during the regular year, the parking lots are typically filled to capacity by an early hour of the morning. Anyone claiming otherwise is being hugely disingenuous or deliberately deceitful.

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