UPDATED: Chaveirim Pulls Over A Dozen Vehicles From Mud At Makeshift Lot On 9th Street

chaveirim 9th st lotPHOTO: Over a dozen vehicles needed to get pulled out of deep mud at the makeshift parking lot at 9th Street and Clifton Avenue this evening. Chaveirim members worked for over an hour in the rain pulling out one vehicle after another, after motorists got stuck in the massive lot filled with mud and water caused by the downpour.

Chaveirim is urging motorists to find alternate parking in rainy weather.

chaveirim_signOfficials are also looking into the parking issue on the block after a fire truck had difficulty passing a vehicle on the block, as reported here on TLS.

UPDATE: Members ended up spending approximately 3 hours pulling out dozens of vehicles. Pictured left, is the sign Chaveirim hung up around the area asking residents to find alternate parking in similar weather conditions.

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  1. Chaveirim, you are outstanding. just unbelievable.

    The Ahavas Yisroel that you have is sure to bring the Geula much faster. May you all be gebentched with kol tuv.

  2. FYI
    that was a baseball field that was always under water. the old timers say the water table is very high there, not a good place to make a parking lot. maybe a play ground or park for strollers and babies, but not the weight over hundreds of cars.

  3. The place is a disaster, hundreds of cars and pedestrians, no lighting, no lanes, it’s a scary place… I hope the township has a good insurance policy should anyone get hurt c”v.. No town should be so reckless.

  4. Don’t blame this on the town the people have no business parking there (as a matter of fact there is an ordinance that states one may not park on an unpaved or graveled lot how come that’s not being enforced?) That lot should be made into a park or go up for public auction to highest bidder!

  5. Back when I was kid it was a swamp. the National Guard Unit located on Squankum Rd used it for their tank training area after the war. They filled in the whole block were the fire house and ball field is located. Many a piling were driven for the fire station and the high rise building. I was always taught not to park on the grass during a rain storm just for this exact reason

  6. Maybe when something tragic happens then the township will enforce rules . There is so much traffic there with inadequate lighting. Stop the building and start cracking down on the laws and rules of this town since the laws and rules one sided?????? !!!!!!!!!!!! What happened to the ordinance that stated that all signs for stores and business’ should havre that Victorian look?. Does it look victorian to you? Not me either……..

  7. Billy,
    Tell us more, tell us more about the Lakewood of old. Do you remember when the Yeshiva came to town? Please, we want to hear about the good ‘ol days.

  8. Old Goyim Billy, do you remember how many years that high rise sat vacant because of the swamp. I remember as a kid of always running around inside there. I too remember the old days of Lakewood, it’s a shame that they are gone. I could remember as a kid going downtown and going shopping with my parents or even by myself, there were so many good stores to shop in everything and anything you could imagine was found downtown or near by in Lakewood, you didn’t have to leave town to do any shopping. Oh the good old days of Lakewood it makes the town fathers cry and turn in their final resting places.

  9. Everyone should realize that every time a chaveirim member pulls a car out of the mud/snow besides putting a strain on the members trucks they are also saving between $$$ 100-200 $$ each person

  10. hey, here is an idea!!! maybe the township can lay-off more cops and public works guys and use the money they save to pave the mud hole into a nice parking lot…oh wait, I think they may have already thought of that!!!

  11. i love when everyone cries about the twp NOT enforcing rules, and then CRIES when they it gets enforced and hits people in the pocket! hypocrites!

  12. That land should be sold to the highest bidder with the condition that 8 parking spots be built fo each unit approved. 2 for the unit 2 for the basement and 4 extra for public use. Developers would pay market value based on the reduced units the land can accomodate and the public (yeshiva) gets some PAVED spots. The whole project could be designed so the extra spots end up on clifton side of lot. win win win situation.

  13. Chaverim, thank you for your time and effort. All the drivers of the vehicles that got stuck, way to waste people’s time and efforts. This “parking lot” used to be a park for kids to play in with baseball fields for sporting events. Now the space, the only open space for several blocks is used as a parking lot. If so many people live so close together, could maybe you think about possibly car pooling to the yeshiva? Is not enough that the former park is now getting destroyed by vehicles parking on it, you have to destroy the environment as well by not looking at the environmental effect your car’s exhaust has on the ozone… Thanks alot guys…

  14. I like # 21 idea. cant someone appeal to the powers at large to think about that? Just thinking outloud without much details, but if the land could handle 40 units with no additional burden of parking, and could handle 20 units with say 80 spots for yeshiva then a builder may pay up to 125k per unit or 2,500,000 for the land. you might be able to get more than 80 spots. let the engineers work out the details and then hold the auction.

  15. I thought that land was already sold by the township to an undisclosed buyer. Thus if that was true the township is no longer responsible for who parks there or what damage is done. It belongs to the buyer..whomever that is. You should know that parking on a field or grassy area will USUALLY become a mud pit by the end of a rain storm. Why are people so naive to think it will hold up. My view is only those with 4×4 trucks or vehicles should park there..Hey here is a thought..Make it into some type of offroad park for residents to go mudding in…LOL

  16. it would be nice if people sent in a minimum donation to chaveirim

    they give up


    parnassah time

    family time


    all they ask for is a small donation

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