Hoboken truly hates cars across the board!

Hoboken residents shafted in latest parking hoe-down!

Hoboken411 reader Cyclewag was a bit dismayed that when mass parking “adjustments” are made for the Macy’s Fireworks in Hoboken, that the RESIDENTS are the ones that suffer. Read on…

“Living on Hudson Street and having to move our cars for the emergency lane for the fireworks we learned something quite interesting. The side of the street that needed to be cleared was the resident parking side not the visitor side. The parking utility officer told us they make residents move off the street to make room for visitors. Wouldn’t it make sense to move the visitors into the municipal parking lots and earn income from parking from then rather than taxpaying residents with street parking permits.”

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10 Comments on "Hoboken truly hates cars across the board!"

Loretta
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Loretta

Hoboken just hates residents. I rec’d a ticket parked about 20 ft. from the intersection. The other cars off the corner did not get tickets. There is a motorcycle who parks on Bloomfield and 5th, no resident sticker and is always parked about 10 feet from the corner, he never receives a ticket, Why?

bockscar
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bockscar

Loretta, just want to point out that with a motorcycle, the city does not require that you put a sticker on the bike. The stickers are made to be put on the inside of the windshield and most bikes don’t have them. So the bike you see may actually have a resident permit, though not readily apparent. Doesn’t give a pass to being only 10′ from the corner.[quote comment=”208362″]Hoboken just hates residents. I rec’d a ticket parked about 20 ft. from the intersection. The other cars off the corner did not get tickets. There is a motorcycle who parks on Bloomfield and 5th, no resident sticker and is always parked about 10 feet from the corner, he never receives a ticket, Why?[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

loretta..contrare.I sympithize with you..25 ‘ from the corner was a law statewide i believe never inforced to it’s fullest. 20’ and not blocking the crosswalk is within the permariter. loretta just call in the tag to heir sacs..or one of his brown noses..get a name..sweepers circumvent hanidcap parkers..If one is fit to drive they can move the vehicle..check that one out to with the DOT.. Consider the hiring qualifications of the work force on the HUP…No high school ed is required and some can barely can use the computer.Except for some good workers there a long time as for the rest if their brains were in a bird it would fly backwoods. 18,000 starting salary iyou get what you pay for.A councilman recieves more pay for just 20hrs a month..What many don’t grasp is that a pkg summons is shared by county city and state in one form or other..The good and bad deeds we do are repaid twice..Happy motoring to you loretta. 😛 [quote comment=”208362″]Hoboken just hates residents. I rec’d a ticket parked about 20 ft. from the intersection. The other cars off the corner did not get tickets. There is a motorcycle who parks on Bloomfield and 5th, no resident sticker and is always parked about 10 feet from the corner, he never receives a ticket, Why?[/quote]

YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken

It would be interesting to know what sort of emergency plan required the parking restrictions on Hudson and especially Willow.

Journey
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Journey

Hey maybe which side of the street that was cleared had more to do with the needs of emergency services than resident/visitor.

LobstaGirl
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LobstaGirl

Now why would the Town do something sensible like bring in Revenue from one of the biggest opportunities……..Phew, for a minute I thought their was going to be a surplus of cash but I am glad to see it is the same old same old.

hobokenj
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hobokenj

How would the city generate revenue? The town doesn’t make any money off parking garages. They collect property tax whether the lot is full or vacant. NYC has a parking tax and city tax, Hoboken does not. People need to stop thinking the town in any way benefits from a business being more or less lucrative. Obviously they want business to do well so they can collect the property tax and permits etc

And yes the clearing of street wasn’t to make parking for visitors it was for emergency services.

People need to stop whining. While our govt is terribly flawed, people need to realize they will be inconvenienced from time to time as the town does thing to accommodate the large crowds that come to town during certain events.
[quote comment=”208353″]Now why would the Town do something sensible like bring in Revenue from one of the biggest opportunities……..Phew, for a minute I thought their was going to be a surplus of cash but I am glad to see it is the same old same old.[/quote]

LobstaGirl
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LobstaGirl

When people, besides residents, occupy the garages visitors are more likely to come in early & stay longer and spend more money till the traffic subsides knwoing it could take hours for the roadways to clear. Otherwise I would say that most visitors took mass transportation or came in last minute by walking form near by towns……..Why think out of the box when the same old same old always fails…..I know, change is bad, right?[quote comment=”208357″]How would the city generate revenue? The town doesn’t make any money off parking garages. They collect property tax whether the lot is full or vacant. NYC has a parking tax and city tax, Hoboken does not. People need to stop thinking the town in any way benefits from a business being more or less lucrative. Obviously they want business to do well so they can collect the property tax and permits etcAnd yes the clearing of street wasn’t to make parking for visitors it was for emergency services.People need to stop whining. While our govt is terribly flawed, people need to realize they will be inconvenienced from time to time as the town does thing to accommodate the large crowds that come to town during certain events.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

It was really nice to have a side of certain streets with no parking allowed. Crowds of visitors, particularly unruly and loud crowds of visitors, are annoying, so it was fun watching them become really confused while driving into town, not being able to find a spot…

… Although maybe it was more fun watching them leave and get stuck in a gigantic, neverending clusterf*ck? Hm, not sure :).

[quote comment=”208357″]How would the city generate revenue? The town doesn’t make any money off parking garages. They collect property tax whether the lot is full or vacant. NYC has a parking tax and city tax, Hoboken does not. People need to stop thinking the town in any way benefits from a business being more or less lucrative. Obviously they want business to do well so they can collect the property tax and permits etcAnd yes the clearing of street wasn’t to make parking for visitors it was for emergency services.People need to stop whining. While our govt is terribly flawed, people need to realize they will be inconvenienced from time to time as the town does thing to accommodate the large crowds that come to town during certain events.[/quote]

clintongirl
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clintongirl

4th St was the opposite. The visitors side was the one cleared for No Parking and they were right on top of it.

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