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Parking at Cape Liberty, NJ


nelblu
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Is there parking near the seaport and what are the rates. TX

 

The rate for parking is $19 per day. Even though there may be other parking areas near the port and may cost a few dollars less per day, IMO, it is so much more convenient and safe to park at the terminal.

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The rate for parking is $19 per day. Even though there may be other parking areas near the port and may cost a few dollars less per day, IMO, it is so much more convenient and safe to park at the terminal.

 

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Agree. Very convenient. You drop off your luggage, make 2 left turns, pay for your parking, park your car, walk across the street and enter the terminal building. There are plenty of workers there that direct traffic.

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Parked at the pier many times and never had a problem.

 

I guess you did not go out on Explorer and into Hurricane Sandy. About half the cars in the pier lot were flooded. We parked our car at my son's house and they drove us to the pier and picked us up. After we got back from Bermuda and dis-embarked, we saw the 'sea-weed' line on the chain link fence as we drove off the pier. It was about FOUR FEET off the ground.... BTW, in an e-mail from Premier Parking at Port Liberty later, they were advertising that when the pier got flooded, their parking area was high and dry.

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I guess you did not go out on Explorer and into Hurricane Sandy. About half the cars in the pier lot were flooded. We parked our car at my son's house and they drove us to the pier and picked us up. After we got back from Bermuda and dis-embarked, we saw the 'sea-weed' line on the chain link fence as we drove off the pier. It was about FOUR FEET off the ground.... BTW, in an e-mail from Premier Parking at Port Liberty later, they were advertising that when the pier got flooded, their parking area was high and dry.

Okay, so my takeaway from this is that if there's a Category 2 hurricane bearing down on the Hudson, don't park at the pier. Any other time should be just fine. Got it. :)

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Okay, so my takeaway from this is that if there's a Category 2 hurricane bearing down on the Hudson, don't park at the pier. Any other time should be just fine. Got it. :)

 

My car was affected, so your takeaway is pretty accurate. However, they are building a parking garage as part of the new cruise terminal project. I will park on the second level or higher, even if no storm is approaching. :)

 

Funny that this part of my past history should come at this time. I got a letter from the NYPD this week. The license plate from my totaled car ended up on an abandoned car (not the totaled car) in NYC. I forgot to take the license plate in the confusion of the disembarkation and arranging for transportation home. I am ticked at the insurance company though, but there were thousands of cars flooded by the storm throughout the NYC area.

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My car was affected, so your takeaway is pretty accurate. However, they are building a parking garage as part of the new cruise terminal project. I will park on the second level or higher, even if no storm is approaching. :)

 

 

Was there a large number of cars heavily damaged?

Shortly after Sandy I thought I read on CC that some cars were damaged and they were the ones in the lower and forward area but 4 feet would have totaled all the cars. The parking seems fairly flat but it is hard to tell the difference of a few feet in an area that size.

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A large number of cars were damaged, but I can't give a number. There were a number of tow trucks in the lot. I did see some cars that were able to start. My car did not start and the carpet was wet. If the car had started, I would have driven home and contacted my insurance company from home. You can't predict the effects of the salt water exposure on the electrical system.

 

There are some buildings adjacent to the parking area. That probably affected the flow of the storm surge across the area so that some cars got more water than others. The forward area would have been farther from the buildings.

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