Parking meters clarified by the Clearview Cinema

During the marathon of the last City Council meeting we took an unofficial break to catch up on some questions we had about the parking meters proposed previously near the new Clearview Cinemas movie theater.  After rival photographer of Jhnnynewman, Jimmy the K sent over a bunch of pictures showing next to no parking spaces available we were concerned.  (Jhnnynewman especially since he doesn’t like competing photographers.)

So we caught up to Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs, who like many stood around as lost zombies hugging the walls circling the room for hours to review our findings and compare notes.  Da Horsey was about to open the laptop with the hoof friendly latch to show the powerpoint presentation, but Ian quickly explained the actual location for the proposed meters was not in any of the places photographed.  

As it turns out, there’s been a lack of clarity around the location of the proposal.  Ian explained its not the immediate blocks by the movie theater but north of it up on 15th to 16th street between Adams and Grand Streets (if memory serves right.)  He assured Da Horsey if we journeyed up there at that late hour there would be numerous parking spaces available.  We circled back with our colleague and he agreed, it’s a ghost town up there.  We declined to take Ian up on the late night sojourn.  He’s only a fullback as we learned and that’s not enough insurance to go up against any rats.

We thank the Director for the time and the explanation.  Unfortunately as he explained to us, even the chart showing the location at the City Council meeting didn’t help a lot of folks understand the potential locations for where meters may be installed.  It’s the public’s turn now to decide what will be the outcome but we’re more assured of the revamped process and the person leading it.

We wish we could say the same about recession soccer.  Who’s in charge of tending to the beautiful game now?  With unemployment in double digits, we need it more than ever.

Photo courtesy: Amy Sara Clark / Hoboken Now – Ian Sacs and Dawn Zimmer at the relaunch of the Crosstown Bus

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