Parking Heaven in Hoboken

Why can’t all days in Hoboken be like Christmas?

Everyone that either visited Hoboken yesterday, or stayed behind for the Christmas holiday – enjoyed a very rare phenomenon: Light traffic, ample parking, and a complete sense of normality!

It’s a shame that not only in Hoboken, but many other parts in the country… that over-development and greed supersedes proper planning for the future. Here, for instance – instead of putting a moratorium on new high-density housing while we figure out how to improve the infrastructure and roads, the geniuses that pretend to run the city try convincing everyone to get rid of their cars.

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7 Comments on "Parking Heaven in Hoboken"

homeworld
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I can’t wait for there to be more traffic and people again. The fact that Hoboken is an empty ghost town right now makes it more dangerous because it’s alluring to thieves.

Civic66
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Civic66

Hoboken wants to be like Manhattan. But the problem is that Hudson county does not have the mass transportation infrastructure (i.e. subway) that NYC does. Therefore cars are a necessity in NJ and we need a place to park them.

homeworld
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Wouldn’t “putting a moratorium on new high-density housing” go against the tenants of free market capitalism?

Civic66
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Civic66

Parking and flooding have to be the 2 biggest problems in Hoboken, and nothing has been done to help either.

ab005g
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ab005g

Hoboken is an urban neighborhood in the most densely populated state in the country, set in a low-lying region that ranges from 5 to 75 feet above sea level. Short of relocating Hoboken to a rural/suburban region that has a higher elevation, there are never going to be easy answers to these two problems.

I believe a shortage of parking is just a known cost of living in Hoboken- if conveniently parking a car on the street is an absolute requirement (assuming you don’t have deeded/rented parking in/near your building), then Hoboken may not be the right town to live in. It’s a fact of urban neighborhoods- it’s not like Brooklyn Heights, Jersey City, or Astoria are teeming with street parking.

Don’t want to go off on a tangent about the flooding since this thread is about parking, but I can agree with the general theme of over-development. Parts of Hoboken were built on a natural flood plain- but until flooding starts materially devaluing real estate and reducing demand for housing, I don’t think we see a solution anytime soon.[quote comment=”218851″]Parking and flooding have to be the 2 biggest problems in Hoboken, and nothing has been done to help either.[/quote]

julius
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julius

Hoboken would be a lot better off if it was all 5-story buildings or less. The dozens of towers around town are unnecessary.[quote comment=”218855″]Hoboken is an urban neighborhood in the most densely populated state in the country, set in a low-lying region that ranges from 5 to 75 feet above sea level. Short of relocating Hoboken to a rural/suburban region that has a higher elevation, there are never going to be easy answers to these two problems.I believe a shortage of parking is just a known cost of living in Hoboken- if conveniently parking a car on the street is an absolute requirement (assuming you don’t have deeded/rented parking in/near your building), then Hoboken may not be the right town to live in. It’s a fact of urban neighborhoods- it’s not like Brooklyn Heights, Jersey City, or Astoria are teeming with street parking.Don’t want to go off on a tangent about the flooding since this thread is about parking, but I can agree with the general theme of over-development. Parts of Hoboken were built on a natural flood plain- but until flooding starts materially devaluing real estate and reducing demand for housing, I don’t think we see a solution anytime soon.[/quote]

212transplant
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212transplant

Developers contribute to the politicians which is why the quality of life is always overlooked over short term gains.[quote comment=”218856″]Hoboken would be a lot better off if it was all 5-story buildings or less. The dozens of towers around town are unnecessary.[/quote]

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