Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Video: Masterplan subcommitee on the Lakewood Downtown

33:35- 39:20 Harold says it like it is, about the Lakewood downtown
11:35 Library parking lot on 3rd street should be open to public not just for employees
21:00 Hershel speaks passionately about the Downtown
22:30 "Outsiders" can only listen but can not speak up
Float idea to have Clifton Avenue go one way only either North or South
1:01:20 why no parking garage in downtown

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18 comments:

  1. http://nypost.com/2016/09/20/i-was-an-anti-vax-crackpot-until-this-happened/

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  2. Say what you want about HH, its actually very disheartening and quite frankly disgusting on the part of the Vaad and township not to appoint him to this advisory committee. The word Downtown Lakewood is synonymous with Hershel herskowitz. He lives and breathes the downtown he gave his life for it. Some of the guys on this board are clueless as to the history or what actually goes on downtown. Just proves the notion that its the personal interests that matter and not the needs of the general klal.

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  3. Hershel, keep strong and dont give in. After all your blood, sweat and tears you put into the downtown would be a shame for you to just walk away.

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    1. Hershel the silent majority is getting vocal we are all behind you. We are upset how the establishment and vaad are treating you.

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  4. what is the budget to pay for this professional?

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  5. "bring more night life"
    he forgot that there is a bar at monmouth by 2nd street.

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  6. I feel bad for the people who have businesses in downtown. However the fact of the matter is that to most of the residents in Lakewood, the downtown just isn't an important issue.

    How many millions do people want the township to spend on parking downtown, when the vast majority of Lakewood residents don't shop there.

    I found it particularly strange when they were discussing ways to attract seniors to downtown. Why would the seniors want to go there? They have better and easier options to do their shopping.

    That being said, the main problem that downtown faces is the same as the rest of Lakewood, it's the congestion. Solve the congestion problem, and people would be more inclined to go there.

    Although I do wonder about the parking lot behind Gelbstiens. Is that a public lot, or Gelbstiens personal property. I don't go there often, but seems like every time I do, there are fewer and fewer spots due to Gelbstiens parking more and more equipment and trailers there.

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    1. I believe the part right outside the bakery belongs to them, the part backing the county building is township

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  7. until township enforces 2 hour parking limit, the lots will always be full.

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  8. The arrogance of these members is appalling.

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  9. Hershel - great, passionate, inspiring speech, but that speech cost you the election.

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  10. Tragic Comedy, A nite in Chelm which is turning into a living Hell for many as these puppets laugh

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  11. The traffic is not the main issue - i was trying to pass at first and clifton to catch a bus - it was bain hazmanim - there were 15 cars in the gridlock corner - cars were beeping - entering the crossway - it was insane.

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  12. Build more. More and more.

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  13. why does hershel think DB's signs are disgusting? what's wrong with them? (just asking)

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    1. banners are for temporary announcements and sales, not permanent signage. if every store covered their facade with photos of what they sold, the dowtown would be a hodge podge of distracting images. A nice sign with a name and concise description, is all that is needed to identify a business. Pictures of vacuum cleaners and hair dryers plastered on the side and front of a historic building ,built in 1938 that is a classic example of deco egyptian architecture and one of the last remaining vestiges of any lakewood history, is not very nice. But considering how awful the downtown already looks, perhaps it fits right in.

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  14. It is quite obvious that the gridlock explosion of the past few years is worsening at an exponential and alarming rate. It is the new norm to sit in traffic for hours every day. Woe unto the decision makers who caused this. The increased stress levels caused by incessant lateness to meetings, learning, jobs and appointments, is intolerable.

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  15. How can the rest of us folks make our wishes known? The congestion in this town is unacceptable! We are creating for ourselves the "ghetto" that the ruling classes forced on us centuries ago!! STOP ALL NEW DEVELOPMENT NOW!!!!

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