Soup Kitchen, Parking Decks to Serve as Shelter From Storm

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In response to predictions of cold and snowy weather Thursday evening, the city's parking authority opened parking decks to city residents at 4pm.

Meanwhile, authorities declared a "CODE BLUE," which means Elijah's Promise, the city's only soup kitchen, will be open for shelter overnight.

Elijah's Promise, located at 18 Neilson St., opens its doors to those in need of shelter every night when the temperature is predicted to go below 20 degrees.  The shelter will be open from 8pm tonight until 7am the following morning.

"If anyone sees a person on the streets who needs help, they are advised to call the Homeless Hotline," at 877-652-1148 or by dialing 2-1-1, according to the New Brunswick Police emergency alert.

"For those seeking shelter, with beds please go to the Ozanam Shelter at 20 Abeel Street for assistance."

As of 4pm today, city residents can move their cars into one of five city parking garages.  They will be forced to remove their vehicles at 8am the following morning, unless the city deems the "snow emergency" still in effect.

Residents will be required to show proof of residency when they leave to qualify for free parking.


The above image also indicates in red some of the city's "snow emergency routes" where parked cars will be towed en masse.

But, residents and visitors should beware that due to the snow emergency, it is now illegal to park on ALL of the following streets in the city, as indicated on the full map :

Name of Street
Albany Street
Entire length.
Bayard Street
Entire length.
Church Street
Entire length.
College Avenue
Hamilton Street to Somerset Street.
Commercial Avenue
Entire length.
Courtlandt Street
Entire length.
Easton Avenue
Albany Street to Huntington Street.
Elm Row
Entire length.
French Street
Handy Street to Spring Street.
George Street
Hamilton Street to Commercial Avenue.
Georges Road
Lawrence Street to Commercial Avenue.
Hamilton Street
Louis Street to George Street.
Handy Street
Jersey Avenue to Remsen Avenue.
Huntington Street
Entire length.
Jersey Avenue
Sandford Street to Handy Street.
Joyce Kilmer Avenue
French Street to Sandford Street.
Kirkpatrick Street
Entire length.
Liberty Street
Entire length.
Livingston Avenue
Entire length.
Louis Street
Entire length.
Neilson Street
Albany Street to Commercial Avenue.
New Street
George Street to Joyce Kilmer Avenue.
Oliver Street
Entire length.
Paterson Street
Entire length.
Sandford Street
Joyce Kilmer Avenue to Commercial Avenue.
Scott Street
Entire length.
Somerset Street
Florence Street to George Street.
Suydam Street
Nichol Avenue to Livingston Avenue.
Suydam Street
French Street to Livingston Avenue.
Wall Street
Entire length.
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Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate and a community organizer, and was an independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick in 2018.