Village Council is in Negotiations With Two Developers with the goal of selecting a final Proposal for Hudson Street Garage

file photo by Boyd Loving

April 11,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, once again we turn to Councilmen Ramon Hache for an update on the Hudson Street Garage . In his recent new letter Hache stated that , “Following presentations from the four developers that responded to the Village’s RFP, the Village Council selected two […]

By |April 11th, 2018|village of ridgewood|14 Comments

Cottage place Surface Lot A case of Neglect & Danger

April 7th 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Cottage place Surface Lot A case of Neglect & Danger . The lot is a disaster, perhaps that is why no one wants to park there .

By |April 7th, 2018|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

Reader to the Ridgewood CBD quit whining and at least make an effort to help yourselves!

Damiano, you still seem to think your only salvation is a garage. If it is so important for downtown businesses, when are you going to get the members together to force the landlords to contribute towards it? When are you going to contribute at least a wee bit? Quit firing at the people of the […]

By |April 6th, 2018|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

Reader says Mr. Damiano’s article is more than a little self serving

Mr. Damiano’s article is more than a little self serving. Stores sometimes fail because people just don’t want to buy what the store is selling – not because they had to drive around the block to find a parking spot. Local businesses cannot expect taxpayers and local government to support their entrepreneurial ventures. It actually […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Reader says A garage won’t bring shoppers to Ridgewood if you don’t have a product they desire.

I’m sure if you ask any commercial real estate broker, they will tell you that if a particular store is not a ‘destination’ (anchor), the others rely upon ‘foot traffic’ generated by those ‘anchors’ for their success. For those of you newbies here, we lost many ‘anchors’ years ago, despite their size. McHughs, Sealfons, Winchells, […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

The majority of cars on the street are employees. I watch them feed the meters all day

credit to Tony Damiano for saying this. He wrote this original quote in his Facebook post

The majority of cars on the street are employees. I watch them feed the meters all day
The majority of cars on the street are employees. I watch them feed the meters all day
The majority of cars on the street are […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

Willett Advocates for the Old Garagezilla !

March 28,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Village Council candidate Janice Willett (https://www.willettforcouncil2018.com/issues )is advocating for the old oversized, too big for the foot print “Garagezilla “.

“Bottom line, we need to build a parking garage. But the question is where and how large. The current Council is looking at several proposals for a three-story […]

By |March 28th, 2018|village of ridgewood|13 Comments

Comparisons – rates & hours parking in “high end” municipalities with train stations

Taken from the internet:

Montclair, 8-7 M-Sat, 1.00 per hour street, .75 per hour off street
Millburn, ?-6 M-Sat, .50 per hour
Summit, 8-6 M-Sat, .50 per hour
Westfield, 10-6 M-Sat, .50 per hour
Red Bank, 9-6 M-Sat, 1.00 per hour street, .50 per hour off street
Princeton, 8-7 M-Sat, 1.25 per hour
Morristown, complex plan – depends upon where in City

By |March 13th, 2018|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Councilmen Ramon Hache has Consitantly Promoted the Same Positions

Ramon Hache last campaign flier 

March 13,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, recently we have had a spat of emails and comments voicing concern over councilmen Ramon Hache changing his positions on key issues affecting the Village of Ridgewood . So the Ridgewood blog investigated if the criticism was valid or not and came to the […]

By |March 13th, 2018|village of ridgewood|12 Comments

Ridgewood Hudson Street Parking Garage , Where do we go from here ?

March 10 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Councilmen Ramon Hache gets us up to date on the Hudson garage. Hache says that , ” In addition to the interviews with developers for the Hudson Street Parking Garage on February 21, the Village Council reviewed and discussed the results of the Walker Feasibility Study […]

By |March 10th, 2018|village of ridgewood|20 Comments