Top 5 Blizzard Don’ts

Top 5 Blizzard Don’ts in Hoboken

top 5 blizzard don'ts in Hoboken NJOkay – it’s winter.

This is just like any heavy rain storm – except that it’s frozen precipitation. And that means it will accumulate above the ground and cause an impedance to anyone who is a “challenged walker.” Yes, that is what snow is! Amazing, eh?

It’s fairly elemental.

But when it’s frozen and “accumulates,” it’s a bit different than water – which other than flooding, eventually drains away quite rapidly compared with the many weeks (if not months) we’ll see this snow on the ground. Turning brown. Becoming annoying. “Please make it go away… Looking forward to summer…. “

When we get FEET of snow – it presents a whole slew of problems, which are usually transportation oriented.

So what are the Top 5 things you should avoid during a blizzard?

Number 5: Please postpone medical emergencies

Number 5 Blizzard Don'ts in Hoboken NJAt the height of the blizzard late tonight – medical vehicles and apparatus will have a super-tough time traversing city streets. That could mean the difference between life and death!

So if you can – please avoid (or postpone if possible) the following medical emergencies:

  • Heart attack or stroke. (Stay off carbs, eat lots of veggies, keep blood sugar low, avoid strenuous activities).
  • Child birth / labor. (If you’re close to your due date – either try to push it out NOW – or figure out a way to keep the baby in the sack till the weather clears).
  • Profuse bleeding. (Any tricky home projects or drunken bar fights should be put off till the storm clears).
  • Broken bones. (While not as bad as some other emergencies – try not elevating your body to more than 12″ off the ground. And if out and about, ensure your shoes have proper traction).
  • Panic Attacks. (There is nothing to worry about at all. Everything is fine. It will be spring in less that 3 months!)

ambulance hoboken blizzard medical emergency january 2015

Number 4: Try not to start any fires!

Number 4 Blizzard Don'ts in Hoboken NJAny kind of row-house fire in Hoboken at the height of the blizzard, will practically ensure that an entire block burns down. Just because the snow is heavy and wet does not mean that it will aid in any way in preventing such a disaster.

So in order to reduce your risk (and guilt) for starting an epic fire for the history books:

  • Do not use candles if you’re a known drunk or narcoleptic.
  • Shut your circuit breaker if your house is known to be non-code compliant.
  • Playing “fire bomb beer pong” not a bright idea during the storm.
  • More than 11 iPhone chargers in a power strip just to keep your facebook stream alive is just not worth it.
  • Deep-frying a frozen turkey inside your studio apartment in wood-frame house can wait.
  • Firing up the hibachi grill on your fire escape. Just don’t do it. In other words, don’t be an asshole!

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Major East Coast Storm

Blizzard Warning in effect for Hoboken NJ and Tri-State Area

Well – here’s your “Historic East Coast Storm!” Blizzard Warning now in effect for the next 2 days or so.

Looks like Hoboken is in the 2-3 foot range – with possibly more. Can’t wait to see how this turns out. Move your cars if possible! The city is also TOWING cars if they’re not moved off “Emergency Snow Routes.” Keep in mind this wasn’t always the case. So you have till 9pm to move your cars tonight. See below for “emergency routes.

Have fun!

NJ Hoboken Blizzard January 26 27 2015 Winter

Hoboken Snow Emergency Routes


  • Washington Street – Both Sides
  • Willow Avenue (West Side) – Observer Hwy to 11th St
  • 3rd Street (North Side) – Jackson St to River St
  • 4th Street (South Side) – River St to Jackson St
  • 5th Street (South Side) – Clinton St to Hudson St
  • 9th Street (North Side) – Clinton St to Hudson St
  • 13th Street (North Side) – Washington St to Madison St
  • 17th Street (Both Sides)

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Hoboken Week in Review: 1/25/2015

Hoboken Week in Review January 25 2015 Hoboken411 NJ

Okay! Looks like winter is most certainly back on the radar! Yay! Here’s a few noteworthy stories from Hoboken411.com to share from the week ending Sunday, January 25, 2015:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

  • Crap Pump“Luxury Living” in Hoboken now with added sewage! Yay!
  • NickedPark in a city garage? Get your wheels ripped off.
  • Parking FAILCity takes pride in installing shit upside down.

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

Employment frees man from the nightmare of unemployment while it chains him to his employers dream mokokoma

Hoboken Photo Leftovers for January 24th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: January 24, 2015

Hoboken Photo Leftovers January 24 2015

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: Always some kind of “work” going on in town, like this pile of bricks at Pier A Park.
  • Photo 2: The corporation known as the “state” of NJ is really milking the Lottery Cow. Frickin’ Rite Aid?
  • Photo 3: Gobs of construction + outdated infrastructure = The next Mayor’s problem.
  • Photo 4: Club Barks coming along. Dogs are expensive in a city.
  • Photos 5: The apartment next to the Mercury Lot also shaping up. Wonder where the doctor’s office will go?
  • Photos 6: Old school bars like Stinky’s a thing of the past in Hoboken. You need to be “upscale” to survive these days.

Can you smell snow in the air?

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Why the PATH was saved

(The real reason) Why the PATH was saved!

You certainly recall that “non-story” about how “officials” were threatening to let the PATH service “nap” for a few hours a day, right? All that “backlash” and chitter chatter over something that never happened.

And of course, the bobbleheads politicians love conjecture and finger-pointing – again, over nothing substantial at all. Some even went as far as to indirectly “take credit” for whatever didn’t happen. Ha!

But we know the REAL answer why you still have 24 hour PATH service.

Yep. This piece of scribbled graffiti along Willow Ave. in Hoboken: “Save PATH overnite servce” scared the pants off those at the Port Authority.

Save PATH overnite service Hoboken NJ

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Today’s Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke predicts future of technology – what next?

For those who haven’t seen this fascinating “prediction” author Arthur C. Clarke made over 40 years ago regarding the future of the “internet of things,” here you go. Spot on:

Who is today’s Arthur C. Clarke?

Sure it’s easy to go back through the archives to find out who was “right” a long time ago. I’d be interested to see some other predictions made by (then) respected scientists, authors and other noteworthy people – who got it way wrong.

However, I’m wondering who would be today’s “Arthur C. Clarke.” What predictions being made TODAY will be the ones that come to fruition in the future?

Because it’s my belief that most predictions being made (about the future) today – are to coerce others into manipulating change today (policy, investment, etc.)

Take a look at this interesting “future study” from DHL as an example. The first “scenario” they come up with was “climate change.” But some of their other scenarios were interesting, like with 3D printing and the need for major suppliers of “things” diminishing. I do think they left a lot of intangibles out of their five scenarios – mainly because they were using this video as a marketing technique to their existing customers and investors.

Even “TPTB” don’t know for sure what the future will bring. Since the entire “upper echelon” of influential people in society (the ones with the power, money, weapons and control) are psychopaths and sociopaths – I think it’s a safe bet to say “God only knows what our future 40 years from now will be,” so hang on tight for the ride!