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ParkMobile Fee Set to Increase on December 1st in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, effective December 1, 2023, the ParkMobile “convenience fee” in Ridgewood will increase 25%, from 40 cents to 50 cents per transaction.
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Time to Repurpose the Hudson Garage in Ridgewood into a Pickleball Center

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Ridgewood NJ, converting unused parking garages like Hudson Street into alternative spaces can be a creative way to repurpose existing infrastructure. Here are a few ideas for converting unused parking garages:

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Electric Vehicles Create New Problems for the Hudson Street Garage in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, as if Ridgewood Hudson street garage does not already have a hole host of problems . Electric cars and gas-powered cars can vary in weight depending on the make and model, but generally speaking, electric cars are often heavier than gas-powered cars. This is because electric cars require heavy batteries to store the energy needed to power the vehicle, whereas gas-powered cars rely on a lighter fuel tank and combustion engine.

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Village of Ridgewood is Selling Assigned Parking Spaces

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Ridgewood NJ, some municipalities sell naming right to stadiums , the Village of Ridgewood is selling assigned parking spaces in the Hudson Garage and the Cottage Place parking lot which can be used 24/7/365, through December 31, 2022. Please contact the Village Hall Receptionist at 201-670-5500 ext. 2200 for further information.

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Ridgewood Residents Claim ParkMobile QR codes are Don’t Match Some Parking Zones

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Ridgewood NJ, if you  park at the Hudson St. Garage and use the Parking App the word is the QR code does not give the  correct parking zone and you will get a $25 ticket . The Hudson Parking Garage Zone has a 4331 code , but through the App with the QR code the zone comes up 4305 and or 4301.

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Ridgewood’s Small-Town Charm

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Council Candidate Melanie Hooban  said in a post on Facebook ,  “When someone promises “Invigorate our Central Business District, while maintaining Ridgewood’s Small-Town Charm” please be sure of what that means to them and to you.’
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Ridgewood Could Be Facing a Hudson Garage Parking-apocalypse

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Ridgewood NJ, unlike other towns with electric signs warning motorist to slow down and drive 25, the Village in a quest to get more people to park in the Hudson Garage has posted an electric sign loudly proclaiming  ,”come to Ridgewood and park in the new Hudson Garage, its only $1.25 an hour” .  Apparently the short fall in parking revenue is beginning to raise a lot of eyebrows . The new signs clearly target those who don’t go anywhere without GPS/navigation.

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Hudson Garage Elevator Out of Service Again

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Ridgewood NJ, several Village employees were met by hostile commentators  this week ,because once again commuters and central business district patrons were greeted by out of service elevators at the Hudson Garage .

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A CCTV Company Is Paying Remote Workers in India to Yell at Vandals, Trouble Makers and Armed Robbers

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Ridgewood NJ, just what Ridgewood needs to help police the Hudson Garage,  Live Eye Surveillance is a surveillance camera system that lets a remote human operator intervene whenever they see something suspicious. The operators can speak through store speakers to interact with people in the store. Live Eye’s system has caused some concern with workers, especially as it could potentially make dangerous situations worse.

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Multiple Reports of Diners Being Hit with Water bottles Tossed off the Hudson Garage

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Ridgewood NJ, there have been multiple reports of diners being hit with water bottles tossed off the Hudson Garage . Last Thursday evening around 6:30pm  a group of dinners at Pearl were hit  by water bottles and the Ridgewood Police were forced to respond after a 911 call was placed.

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2021 Village of Ridgewood Parking Revenues Tank

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood’s (VOR) CFO Robert G. Rooney relayed the bad news during Wednesday evening’s Village Council Work Session – YTD VOR parking revenues are 25%-35% of what parking revenue was projected to be.

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Raffle for Naming Rights of Hudson Garage in Ridgewood Gains Traction With Readers

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood blog readers have come up with a way for the Village to raise money to contribute to the parking revenue deficit .

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The Village Should Contemplate Naming Rights for the Hudson Garage in Order to Close Financing Gap

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Ridgewood NJ, after years of debate the Village of Ridgewood erected a parking garage on Hudson Street  .While critics argued the numbers just didn’t add up , merchants and commuters rejoiced. Parking rates were increased to close the funding gap and kiosks were added to better maximize parking revenue .

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No protective fencing for Hudson Street Parking Garage

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Ridgewood NJ, Citing their need to preserve the appearance and structural integrity of a “magnificently beautiful structure,” Village Council members have opted not to install protective fencing of any kind at the Hudson Street Parking Garage.

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Village of Ridgewood Updates Parking Regulations

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood announces changes to Village parking regulations effective May 1st . In an email the Village Manager Heather A. Mailander explained the changes:

RESIDENTIAL PARKING AND OVERNIGHT RESIDENTIAL PARKING

Effective May 1, 2021, all residential parking regulations will be enforced. This also includes the prohibition of overnight parking on the street, throughout the Village, from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

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