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Stevens Provides 200 Additional Free Off-Street Parking Spaces For Residents


As crews continue to clear snow from parking lanes, the process will be significantly easier if residents move their vehicles off-street and into garages or private lots, if possible. To facilitate this process, the City has coordinated with various entities to make additional off-street parking available to residents.

Stevens Institute has agreed to make 200 parking spaces available for free to Hoboken residents to park at the Babbio Center and to the west of the Griffith facility (not to the north) located at 600 Sinatra Drive. Residents may park at these locations from 5 pm on Thursday, December 30 through 8 am on Monday, January 3rd.

�We truly appreciate and thank Stevens Institute for providing free parking to Hoboken residents as we continue our cleanup efforts,� said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

As New Year’s Approaches, Residents Are Reminded Of Taxi Rules

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Hoboken residents are reminded that the local fare is $5.00 for all yellow cabs and limousines and $6.00 for Indian Way car service regardless of weather or shortage of drivers.

In the past, it has been common for residents and visitors to be grossly overcharged by taxi drivers during inclement weather or high demand.

The City has reminded taxi drivers and owners of this rule and will be strictly enforcing this and other taxi rules and regulations, especially during the busy holiday season. Residents who are overcharged should report the incident to the Division of Taxi & Limousine by emailing taxi@hobokennj.org or calling 201-216-1090 and providing the date and time of the incident, a description of what happened, and the taxi number which is on the car door. The City will take action against all violators.

Towing To Clear Emergency Route On Willow Ave To Begin At 6:30pm; Additional Parking Options For Residents


Residents are advised that towing to remove vehicles parked along Willow Avenue between 4th Street and 11th Street will begin at 6:30pm on Wednesday, December 29th. The decision to tow vehicles was made jointly between Police Chief Falco, Fire Chief Blohm, and Mayor Zimmer to ensure that the emergency route leading to the Hoboken University Medical Center is clear.

The City will be looking up the license plates of all parked vehicles and attempting to contact all affected residents.

In addition to providing discounted garage parking in Municipal Garages B & D, Mayor Dawn Zimmer has been working to arrange other parking options to permit residents to park off-street in order to facilitate the removal of snow along parking lanes.

The parking lot at the Connors School (201 Monroe Street) is available for resident parking on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:30 pm. A Parking Utility employee will be directing cars.

Also, after 5:00 pm, residents may park overnight until 8:00 am in the parking lot of the CVS located at 811 Clinton Street.

Statement From Mayor Zimmer Regarding Blizzard


I am incredibly thankful to all the City employees who worked so hard to get our City moving again after we were hit by one of the worst storms in 100 years. For days on end they�ve been working long shifts and overnight hours, and for that I especially want to thank Environmental Services, the Police Department, the Fire Department, the Parking Utility, and the Office of Emergency Management. I also want to thank our residents — all the Good Samaritans who helped a neighbor dig out, who helped push a stranger�s car, or who directed traffic when other cars got stuck in the road. This may have been one of the worst storms in recent Hoboken history, but it brought out the very best in our community.

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The process to clean up our City continues, and while that is happening, I will also be evaluating what went right and what changes we need to make in order to make sure that we respond as quickly as possible in the future.

Update: Water Service Restored On Garden Street

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UPDATE (Thursday, 6pm): As United Water crews were patching the road, they found another void in the street. Crews are filling in the void to avoid a collapse. The work is expected to take an additional 5 hours before the street is reopened.

UPDATE:Crews will return on Monday to repave the road segment. Temporary no parking signs for 8am to 4pm on Monday have been posted on both sides of the northern half of the 100 block of Garden Street.

UPDATE: Water service has been restored.

UPDATE: United Water expects repairs to be completed by 4am. Bottled water is available for affected residents by calling 201-538-4856. The Multi-Service Center at the corner of 2nd and Grand Streets is available as a warming center tentatively through midnight, depending on demand.

A water service line leak has occurred on Garden Street between 1st and 2nd Street. Mayor Zimmer has asked United Water to make repairs, and United Water is now on the scene. Water pressure has been lowered and will need to be temporarily shut off to make repairs. Residents requiring assistance with water delivery may call the Mayor’s office at 201-420-2013. Additional information will be provided here on the City website as it becomes available.

911 Service Restored; Hoboken State of Emergency Lifted

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The 911 service is back in service. Thank you to Verizon and Hudson County for working to restore the system.

The Zimmer Administration has lifted the state of emergency for Hoboken. The state of emergency has also been cancelled for the State of New Jersey.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer thanks all Hoboken residents who volunteered to help their neighbors during the storm.

As residents dig out their cars, they are reminded not to shovel the snow back onto streets or fire hydrants. Residents and business owners are also reminded to clear a path along the sidewalk in front of their properties.

Reduced rate garage parking has been extended. Residents parked in Garages B (28 2nd Street) and D (215 Hudson Street) may remain there until Wednesday, 8am for the same $5 rate.

City of Hoboken Working To Clear Streets; Non-Essential Vehicles Should Not Drive On Streets

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UPDATE:Reduced rate garage parking has been extended. Residents parked in Garages B & D may remain there until Tuesday, 8am for the same $5 rate. NJ Transit bus service will be restored as of 12:01am on Tuesday. Expect delays. Rail service will operate on enhanced weekend schedule on Tuesday. Use 1/17/11 (MLK Day) in online trip planners to view the schedule.

UPDATE: Per the state of emergency declaration, non-essential motor vehicles should not be traveling in Hoboken. This is critical to facilitate the cleaning of streets and ensure public safety. Essential vehicles include police, fire, EMS, and other municipal and county vehicles. Once the emergency is lifted, residents are reminded that State law requires all vehicles to be cleared of snow and ice before driving.

Six plows have been out continuously cleaning Hoboken�s streets since Sunday afternoon. The City has brought in a private contractor to help, and nine plows are currently on the road, with more on the way.

Despite the plowing, drifting snow due to strong winds has re-covered streets and made them treacherous to drive on. A state of emergency remains in effect, and residents are strongly urged to stay home and not drive. Only vehicles with chains or snow tires should be on the roads.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer thanks Hoboken Environmental Services employees, the Hoboken Police Department, and the Hoboken Fire Department for their dedicated service during this challenging blizzard. In addition she thanks Hudson County, which has been plowing continuously in Hoboken since Sunday, as well as Stevens Institute and NJ Transit, which are continuing to plow their respective areas as well.

Police To Begin Towing Cars Along Emergency Snow Routes

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Effective immediately, Hoboken Police will begin towing vehicles parked along all snow emergency routes. Abandoned vehicles anywhere in the City will also be towed. If your car has been towed, please go to the Parking Utility in City Hall for a tow release.

Emergency Snow Routes

Street Location
Washington Street Both Sides
Willow Avenue West Side- Observer Hwy to 11th Street
Third Street North Side- Jackson Street to River Street
Fourth Street South Side- River Street to Jackson Street
Fifth Street South Side- Clinton Street to Hudson Street
13th Street North Side-Washington Street to Willow Avenue

Residents are reminded that dumping or shoveling snow into restricted fire hydrant areas or into City streets is a violation of the law and subject to a fine. Keeping these areas clear is vital for the safety of the general public.

Streets remain treacherous and only cars with chains or snow tires should be on the roads. Vehicles that get stuck make it difficult for plows and emergency vehicles to move through.

The Hoboken Parking Utility is extending the courtesy to Hoboken residents with Residential parking permits to keep their vehicles in Garages B (28 2nd Street) and D (215 Hudson Street) at the reduced Resident rate of $5.00 through 8pm on Monday. Regular rates apply at other times.

State of Emergency Declared In Hoboken; Delayed Opening for City Hall

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UPDATE: There will be a 2 hour delayed opening for City Hall on Monday, December 27, 2010.

The Zimmer Administration has declared a state of emergency for Hoboken. Residents are urged to stay indoors and avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. Cars that get stuck make it difficult for plows and emergency vehicles to get through.

Hoboken City Hall will be open on Monday, December 27, 2010. Essential personnel are required to report to work, and non-essential personnel who are able to safely travel to work are also requested to report to work.

Residents are reminded that sidewalks must be cleared of snow within six hours after completion of the storm and that cars must be removed from all emergency snow routes:

Street Location
Washington Street Both Sides
Willow Avenue West Side- Observer Hwy to 11th Street
Third Street North Side- Jackson Street to River Street
Fourth Street South Side- River Street to Jackson Street
Fifth Street South Side- Clinton Street to Hudson Street
13th Street North Side-Washington Street to Willow Avenue

The Hoboken Parking Utility is extending the courtesy to Hoboken residents with Residential parking permits to keep their vehicles in Garages B (28 2nd Street) and D (215 Hudson Street) at the reduced Resident rate of $5.00 through 8am on Monday. Regular rates apply at other times.

Dumping or shoveling snow into restricted fire hydrants areas or into City streets is a violation of the law and subject to a fine. Keeping these areas clear is vital for the safety of the general public.

Blizzard Warning, Emergency Snow Routes, and Reduced Rate Garage Parking For Sunday & Monday

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UPDATE: Roads are very treacherous. Please do not drive unless absolutely necessary.�Hoboken City Hall will be open on Monday, December 27, 2010. Essential personnel are required to report to work. Non-essential personnel who are able to safely travel to work are also requested to report to work.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning from 6:00 am on Sunday, December 26 to 6:00 pm on Monday, December 27. Wind gusts of 40-60 mph and 15 to 20 inches of snow are possible. Please be advised that as soon as City streets are covered with a layer of snow, cars must be removed from all emergency snow routes. These routes are clearly identified on street signs. They include:
Street Location
Washington Street Both Sides
Willow Avenue West Side- Observer Hwy to 11th Street
Third Street North Side- Jackson Street to River Street
Fourth Street South Side- River Street to Jackson Street
Fifth Street South Side- Clinton Street to Hudson Street
13th Street North Side-Washington Street to Willow Avenue

During a snow emergency there is no parking permitted on these streets. Violators will be towed. This is necessary to move ambulances and police and fire vehicles throughout Hoboken in times of emergency for the safety and welfare of all our citizens.

The Hoboken Parking Utility is extending the courtesy to Hoboken residents with Residential parking permits to keep their vehicles in Garages B and D at the reduced Resident rate of $5.00 from 4pm on Sunday to 8am on Monday.

In addition, please be advised that all sidewalks must be cleared of snow within six hours after the completion of the storm.�Please be advised that�dumping or shoveling snow into restricted fire hydrants areas or into City streets is a violation of the law and subject to a fine. Keeping these areas clear is vital for the safety of the general public.

Please stay tuned to the City of Hoboken website (hobokennj.org) or sign up for email or text alerts via Nixle for updates.