Ridgewood NJ, on a busy afternoon when a WAGON or another BIG VEHICLE is parked on first spot outside Cafe 37 on S.Broad Street in Ridgewood and when all other parking spots are filled behind, this creates a big problem on a busy day. Cars making left turn from Hudson street will have their vision totally blocked by a BIG vehicle and cannot see fast moving cars approaching from their left & have to hope these cars will not move fast.(see photos). The frightened driver is so preoccupied making the left turn into a blind spot that the motorist completely forgets about pedestrians & traffic coming from the right. The driver always looks like a fool as he or she has to take abuse from motorists in both directions. After failing to find a solution, the town blamed two stores in the intersection. “The Bamboo House” which has a big “Take Out Orders” sign in front window & Super Cellars store next door are now barred from pick-ups & drop offs outside their premises with two big cones attached by tape and a bright yellow paint job which looks so cheap and more like a crime scene from a third world country permanently installed by the village. Mayor Paul Vagianos who is in the restaurant business should get involved as this would not be allowed to happen next to his restaurant. The bamboo House depends a lot on fast pick ups from outside. Some Mount Carmel parishioners just a few yards away prefer to drive the wrong way into Mt Carmel parking lot for 5;30 mass on a Saturday rather than take a chance on that left turn if a big vehicle is parked in that first spot. The solution to this problem where fender benders have occurred is to remove that first ‘PARKING SPOT” outside Cafe 37. this will give “HUGE VISIBILITY TO MOTORISTS” making that left turn. The town can then remove all the ugly warning signs from the street outside these two premises in S.Broad street and go back to its elegant self.
Ridgewood NJ, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 7:00 pm Friday – 7:00 pm Saturday for Bergen County. Snow totals may change, based on the track of the storm. The possible accumulation is 5-10 inches of snow or more, along with gusty winds. Strong winds have the potential to cause power outages and network damage that could impact power, internet, TV and phone service.
Ridgewood NJ, Saturday December 18, 2021 Santa’s House in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square will be open from 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Come and visit Santa, and let him know what your Christmas wish is . Sources tell the Ridgewood blog that because of COVID Santa may cut you some slack this year. Santa does not require ID and a vaccine card .
Ridgewood NJ, Reports from The Ridgewood Blog’s field staff indicate that skateboarders seemed to have grown tired of being chased from the Hudson Street Parking Garage by Ridgewood police officers, and have now set their sights on the newly opened parking garage/lot at The Benjamin, a high-density housing complex located at 1 Franklin Avenue.
Ridgewood NJ, Patrons of the Pearl Restaurant, located at 17 South Broad Street, were shocked late Thursday afternoon when several donuts came raining down upon the tents and igloos provided by the restaurant to facilitate outdoor dining. It soon became apparent that the donuts were being thrown from a floor of the adjacent Hudson Street Parking Garage.
Ridgewood NJ, the New Hudson Street garage offers a side benefit or added attraction to Ridgewood residents , commuters and shoppers . Take the elevator to the top floor (4) and a behold the panoramic view of the Village of Ridgewood . From the 4th floor parking deck one can see the whole central business district both east side and west. Free parking is also offered on DECEMBER 5th, 12th, and 19th , shop Ridgewood enjoy the view .
Ridgewood NJ, The Hudson Street Garage first level parking is open. The days/hours when payment is required at the garage are: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays are free of charge. There is no overnight parking in the garage. There is a 3-hour limit, and the charge is $1.00/hour. The kiosk for the Hudson Street garage is located at the entrance to the Hudson Street Garage.
The Hudson Street Garage can be accessed from Prospect St. or Dayton St. to Hudson St. Conveniently located, the garage is adjacent to many stores, restaurants, salons, and services. It is also a quick, fun, and scenic walk to the west side shops and eateries using the pedestrian tunnel under the railroad tracks.
Ridgewood NJ, according to Village Manager Heather Mailander , there will be a parking rate increase on February 1, 2020. The new rates will be $1.00/hour in the lots and $1.25/hour on the streets. The rate increase is necessary in order to pay for the construction of the Hudson Street Garage.
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.
Hudson Street Parking Garage Ground Breaking Ceremony September 7th at 9am.
The Hudson Street parking lot will be closed beginning on 8/19/2019 through June 2020 for the construction of the Hudson Street Garage. 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. Hudson Street 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.
“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.
The biggest Scam is the massive non conforming concrete Hudson street parking structure planned right across the street from that historic church ; who did little to stop this assault of that neighborhood.Reap what yee shall sow from these out of town developers ..they will be the first ones getting out of
ridgewood with the loot ,leaving taxpayers with the massive liability for Schools , Services and more town employees with pensions ! to service more apartments and children with multi family
Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council approved the funding and the proposal from Epic Management, Inc., to move forward with the Hudson Street parking garage. This will provide additional parking in the Central Business District for shoppers, diners, commuters, and employees.
Ridgewood NJ, after years of debate ,last night the Village Council in a 5-0 vote approved a $12 million bond ordinance to construct a 240-space parking garage on Hudson Street .
Parking meter rates in the Central Business District will be increased to help fund the garage. As of September 4th ,Fifty-cent hourly meters will be increased to 75 cents and the $1.25-an-hour meters will increase to $1.50.
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