the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, since 1927 Village moms and dads have complained about inadequate parking in Ridgewood’s central business district . In the late 1960’s parking meters were added to the CBD to pay for a future parking garage , the chance was misplaced . Plans were drawn up over and over and finally after much debate in early September of 2019 the Village Council pushed forward with the Hudson Garage . Progress came quickly ,but in March of 2019 COVID19 struck , wiping out the demand for commuter spaces . then restaurants were shut down leaving the Village with a great white parking garage elephant . While things have started to return to some semblance of normal with outdoor dinning ,now partial indoor dinning . Al Gore’s internet continues to steal retail sales ,restaurants are struggling to survive and commuters may never return . At lest the massive high density housing projects will now have access to more parking .