As the final stage in an extensive community improvement project to make North Bergen’s Broadway business district even more attractive and inviting to visitors, the township has made adjustments to street parking, adding 42 new spots to the area.
The additional spots were the result of switching from parallel parking to angled parking on the east side of Broadway between 72nd and 79th Streets. A portion of the funding for this project was provided by the State of New Jersey, and based on state requirements the spots are angled for rear-in parking rather than front-in parking.
Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Parking Authority Director Robert Baselice visited the area to review the changes on Nov. 28, 2018 joined by Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, Township Administrator Chris Pianese, DPW Superintendent John Shaw and Deputy Director Frank Englese, and other officials. They met with numerous local business owners, who were delighted with the new parking arrangement.
As part of the upgrade to the area, the township also repaved Broadway and made all the street corners handicap-compliant.
Broadway has gained a reputation as “restaurant row” in the recent past, with the opening of a number of excellent restaurants, joining the other fine dining establishments and local businesses already in the area, making it a terrific destination for shoppers and diners. Now it’s even easier to visit and take advantage of the many rewards that Broadway has to offer.