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Take A Tour Of Hudson Lights, Part Of Fort Lee’s Ongoing Transformation

Hudson Lights in Fort Lee, as seen from the corner of Schlosser Street and Main Street. All photos by the author
Comments (6)
  1. Julio says:

    So many urban planning failures in this project. I was very excited for this project, and it’s truly a disappointment.

    For one thing, they widened Lemoine avenue into a 4-lane speedway that is a hassle for pedestrians. Even worse, most of Hudson Lights’s shops seem to turn their backs to the existing commercial strip on Lemoine Avenue. Why? Why not add to the vibrancy of the existing commercial district instead of detracting from it?

    On top of that, the public “park” is barely a park. It’s a pathetic lawn with trees around the perimeter. When you go to a park, you want to be surrounded by greenery, not stare at it (in this case, in the form of a flat, boring lawn) from the outside. It would’ve been nice if they built a path through a lawn, and added some interest by putting trees, flowers, landscaping, anything in the lawn.

  2. David says:

    Sunflower welcome everybody at the corner, but an abundance should be refilled the new one. (^_^)

  3. TC32 says:

    1) Lemoine Avenue was always 4 lanes (it is in it’s entirety through the town).
    2) There is in fact significant retail along Lemoine (along with Main Street and Hudson, which also surround the new square).
    3) Surely more landscaping could have been added to the square, but some open public green space is far from a bad thing.

  4. Tony says:

    Manhattan-level development without the infrastructure. When will they begin building a subway from Fort Lee to the tip of Bayonne? Oh I forgot, we are not in China. The diesel fumes from the bridge and approach must be off the charts. The agenencies are covering this up. I love visiting PIP, otherwise no thanks.

  5. Alec says:

    Park Avenue could definitely repurpose one of the northbound lanes into a two-way bike lane. No need for 4 lanes on that stretch in one direction. In fact there is ZERO bike infrastructure from the second you get off the GWB path (Excepting the path down to PIP). If Fort Lee wants to be the next Hoboken/JC, it needs to be more bike and ped friendly.

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