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Ridgewood debate at Hudson Street lot was ‘past versus parking’


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Ridgewood debate at Hudson Street lot was ‘past versus parking’

December 29, 2014    Last updated: Monday, December 29, 2014, 11:52 AM
By Laura Herzog
Staff Writer |
The Ridgewood New

A historic village building on Hudson Street was demolished in 1993 in exchange for more parking, and to make way for a parking garage. More than 20 years later, the village is still investigating a garage in the crumbling Hudson Street parking lot.

The former 83-year-old building, which served as a firehouse back when Ridgewood used horse-drawn pumpers, came back into the news recently as the result of plans to preserve a priceless sculpture, which was set aside before the structure was demolished. An adjoining municipal building was demolished as well.

Revisiting this history, a question emerged: Given Ridgewood residents’ ever-expanding parking concerns, are several more parking spots, but no parking garage, still worth it, in exchange for 80-plus years of history?

5 thoughts on “Ridgewood debate at Hudson Street lot was ‘past versus parking’

  1. It doesn’t matter. My family will be gone as soon as I get then through the schools.


    It doesn’t matter I will be gone as soon as my political career takes off.

  2. Ideal location for a parking garage move on and build it already.

    1. write a check , and I am sure it will get done

  3. “Crickets” James

    1. because no one is willing to write a check …get it ?

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