Parking taken from residents
Most of us enjoy events in town, such as yesterday’s Arts & Music Festival. But at what cost should it come to Hoboken residents?
Is there a better alternative?
As you know, the large “street fair” Hoboken has twice a year, takes up nearly eight long blocks on Washington Street (and up to 250 parking spots). Additionally, dozens of other spots along Sinatra Drive were also taken away from residents – for (mostly out of town) vendors who participated – and profited – from yesterday’s festival. God only knows how many resident’s cars were ticketed and towed to clear the way.
- Should the festival be moved? Maybe to Pier A – all the way to Sinatra Park?
- Should residents be offered free parking elsewhere during this day as well?
If just seems a bit improper to punish locals for the benefit of others.