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Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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What's the Real Deal with Red Hook Parking?

A warning to those who plan on parking in the lot west of the Kean school:
Needing to make weekly trips to St. John for my job, I found myself parking in the new lot. The last time I used the lot I returned to a note on my windshield warning me that the next time I parked there without paying $5 my car would be booted, and that to get the boot removed would be $125. This in spite of the fact that I had never seen anyone there, either collecting a fee at the gate or keeping a watchful eye on the cars parked there, or in any way seeming to be working at the lot.
As for any kind of Park and Ride situation, there are no shuttles. The "ride" part of that equation, as far as I know, was never anything more organized than the possibilty a person could flag down a "dollar man", which for some silly reason I thought weren't even supposed to be legal since taxis are prohibited from stopping on the roadways to pickup or discharge passsengers. There are, however, vehicles of all kinds speeding past as one walks to the dock area, and for most of the 1/2 mile, 10 minute walk there are no pedestrian-friendly spaces or sidewalks.
–Nikki Arnet

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