916 Automated parking facility

11/20/2008 Refresh:

Does anyone park here?

Back in 2004, I used to park in this garage when it was maintained by Robotic. Since then (and the massive costly debacle this turned into), I no longer choose to place my car in what was once considered a “roulette wheel” of a parking facility.

However, with the winter coming up (and hopefully tons of snow!), I’m re-considering whether I should (or even can) use the garage.

So my question is – does anyone currently use the Automated Garage? If so, how do you like it? Is it reliable now?

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Description – Automated parking garage – Monthly parking for Hoboken residents.
Website – www.hobokennj.org
Address – 916 Garden St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – 201-420-0216

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16 Comments on "916 Automated parking facility"

joey maxim
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joey maxim

cat do you have a seat ejector or parachute? good luck

toricat
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toricat

Parking in Hoboken:
I think i am finally going to break down and get a spot in a garage. The robot one on Garden street is nearest me. Anyone a patron of that garage? Does it still have major problems? How long does it take to retreive your car? Any opinions of customers of that garage are appreciated.

dunotar
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dunotar

After Robotics lost the contract, parking & retrieval can take 20-30 minutes. After demolishing the historic Girl Scout clubhouse (which stood behind the health building at the site), the parking structure became another patronage contract handed to Marchetto. The project was mis-managed by then parking authority director Don Pellicano. Here’s a link to some sparring on a blog the guy from Robotics and Pellicano engaged in: parkingtoday.typepad.com/parking_blog/2005/12/more_on_hoboken.html

Fast forward to Corea’s reign…Hoboken then had the copyrighted software illegally copied in Israel leaving Hoboken vulnerable to an “intellectual property rights” lawsuit. The pirated software deal meant that the new director, John Corea could have a nice trip overseas at our expense. Two days in Tel Aviv, five days in southern Italy maybe? I’d love to see those travel records and expense reports. Is that the sound of shredders I hear?

HobokenPublius
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HobokenPublius

been there since Jan 2008 …i take it out like maybe 2-3 times a week more so on weekend..avg wait to retrive 5 or 6 mins….2 times i can recall a 30 40 min delay and one time late at night at midnight i needed it couldnt get it and no one answered the support line…so got screwed on that but all in all not bad .and yes i agree if i got a tight departure time that i need to go i will plan to take it out early and park in street for a few hrs ….200 bucks a month

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