Hoboken parking exodus hasn’t happened yet

Lots of cars still in imminent flood zones in Hoboken

Took the car out tonight (not a Zip Car or Hertz on Demand car) – to see what the city looked like with potentially devastating Hurricane Irene getting closer by the hour.

I expected the usual busy downtown, but thought streets on the west side would be nearly deserted – assuming people would heed the fairly clear warnings being emitted across the board.

That wasn’t the case.

While the city was definitely markedly quieter than usual (less traffic, less idiots, etc.) – the streets were still nearly at capacity. I’d suspect people will start waking up a bit more later today when the rains begin picking up.

PS – I checked even the typical flood zones in the 4th Ward as well as near ShopRite – still almost every spot was occupied.

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15 Comments on "Hoboken parking exodus hasn’t happened yet"

NJDevils1087
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NJDevils1087

Stevens doesn’t exactly have a ton of parking. And keep in mind this is the weekend all the students would be moving in, and students generally get RIVER LOT spaces. Since the River Lot will definitely be underwater (if not collapsed), I’m sure the school gave the spaces to students and if they had had any remaining parking opportunities would have considered opening to town residents.

cyclewag
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cyclewag

PSA (public service annoucement)— Hoboken Residents, just got word through Juan Melli (Mayor’s communication director) that there are 150 free parking spaces in Hoboken Midtown garage. First come first served. Get your cars off the street. as of 4pm Saturday.

cyclewag
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cyclewag

For those that were not smart enough to move their cars to garages (in Hoboken, Newport/Pavonia, or Weekhawken) well that is now new open parking spaces once those cars are totaled and towed. Now why didn’t we think of this sooner when parking became a problem. Perhaps a new strategy once every few years.

GloballyRelaxed
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GloballyRelaxed

FYI.

There are spots up on the heights that you can park for the weekend no time limits (they kick in on Monday)

Still time to get your car up there and then either walk back via the elevator at the light rail or take the light rail itself.

Managed to find a spot up there fairly easily.

[quote comment=”210140″]For those that were not smart enough to move their cars to garages (in Hoboken, Newport/Pavonia, or Weekhawken) well that is now new open parking spaces once those cars are totaled and towed. Now why didn’t we think of this sooner when parking became a problem. Perhaps a new strategy once every few years.[/quote]

chris
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Seems like Stevens Institute really should have opened up the campus to allow residents to park up there.

Stamper
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Stamper

If people like Beth Mason didn’t fight to prevent Stevens from building a parking garage under their baseball/soccer field and other groups didn’t stop/delay the garage under the :mrgreen: Babbio Center, I bet Stevens would have plenty of parking to share with the rest of Hoboken.[quote comment=”210126″]Seems like Stevens Institute really should have opened up the campus to allow residents to park up there.[/quote]

cyclewag
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cyclewag

Good to know about the garage in Weehawken. I just shared info with Juan Melli, Mayor Zimmer’s communication director.

To Hoboken411… dude, cool video but how did you sync up all the lights. Nice sound track.

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