Happy Labor Day 2014

Happy Labor Day 2014, Hoboken!

“Happy Labor Day” would probably be better phrased as: “Enjoy the long weekend” (for those who it actually makes a difference to). We’ll probably have some traffic issues later to contend with if you travel with the masses.

If you’re on vacation or decided to jettison out of Hoboken for the day, hope you’re all having a good time! If you stayed behind – what are you going to do today? We’re in the midst of what will probably be the warmest weather for the rest of the year, so here are a few ideas for you.

  • Try out a new restaurant or bar. Some of the more recent Hoboken additions include: McLoone’s Pier House and Bareburger.
  • If you’re going to a BBQ – pick up some spirits at the newly opened Cork Wine & Spirits uptown.
  • Or head to nearby Jersey City to indulge in a scoop of organic ice cream at Milk Sugar Love.
  • Take a walk along the waterfront walkway uptown if you haven’t been in a while (pictured below). Usually a fairly quite area to relax, take in the sights or read a good book.

Another suggestion might be to leave your phone home to enjoy life in an “analog” way, but that is next to impossible for most.

Otherwise – be safe, and go easy on your internal organs if you have to work tomorrow. Treat today like a Sunday!

Labor Day Hoboken NJ

Hoboken Week in Review: 8/31/2014

Hoboken Week in Review – August 31, 2014

Hoboken Week in Review August 31 2014 Hoboken411 NJ

Happy last day of August! Here’s your usual selection of noteworthy posts on Hoboken411.com for the week ending Sunday, August 31, 2014:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

One man's panic funds another's picnic Mokokoma Hoboken411

Hoboken Photo Leftovers for August 30th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: August 30, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers August 30 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photos 1-2: That Willow Ave. reverse angle parking / resurfacing project included excessive “safety markings” which will ensure contractors will be on the government payroll until property taxpayers demand non-essential budget line item cuts.
  • Photo 3: Smokin’ Barrel and their wall-to-wall TV set brainwashing mecca almost set to open.
  • Photo 4: By the time you read this – 14th Street will have another Prime Grocery store open.
  • Photo 5: PSE&G was ripping up streets all over town installing some wiring. Now already bottom-of-the-barrel road conditions get even worse. Don’t expect Xmas gifts from your kidneys this year.

Hope everyone is enjoying a nice casual Labor Day weekend!

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No Boundaries 5K training program

No Boundaries 5K Training Program (get fit quick!)

Fleet Feet No Boundaries 5k Training Program Hoboken NJMost of you are likely gearing up to “indulge” during your Labor Day weekend at the moment, and I’m positive some of you might have even slacked off this summer. And if you’ve been contemplating running your first 5K race this year (as part of your long list of unfulfilled New Year’s Resolutions), you best act QUICK.

Premier locally owned running store Fleet Feet in Hoboken has the perfect solution to whip you into better shape (thus reducing your risk of cardiac issues or limb damage) called the No Boundaries 5K Training Program.

“No Boundaries is a beginner 5K (3.1 miles) training program designed for people who are currently inactive or new to running and walking. While No Boundaries focuses on beginners, all levels of walkers and runners are welcome. The program is structured to help you cross the finish line in just 9 weeks! Along the way we’ll provide you with motivation to keep you moving, guidance and advice, weekly group training runs or walks, and educational clinics on topics such as proper nutrition, choosing the right gear, and avoiding injury. Plus, you’ll have the camaraderie of others just like you!”

The program essentially starts this Tuesday, September 2nd (but you have a small grace period until September 9th to get on board) otherwise the program will have most likely advanced beyond your competence level.

Visit this link to read more about the Fleet Feet No Boundaries program. Just $125 to go from sloth to superstar!

Anti-Yuppie Graffiti

Odd anti-yuppie graffiti in Hoboken

Spotted this odd “anti-yuppie” graffiti over on 8th Street recently. It comically reads:

“YUPPie’S eAt to much”

Not sure what this graffiti vandal’s intention was. Why single out “young urban professionals” for being obese or eating excessively? Have you ever seen the SNAP customers at your local Walmart buying cart-loads of Ring Dings and sugary soda pop?

Perhaps it was a clever marketing tactic from a local fitness center to guilt pudgy girls into joining. Who knows.

Regardless, maybe this will remind you not to shovel too many potato chips this Labor Day weekend?

Yuppies Eat Too Much in Hoboken NJ graffiti

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Productivity = Zero

Charlie Sheen Ice Bucket Challenge causes productivity to evaporate

Charlie Sheen kills productivity as millions waste time watching him dump money on his headWe briefly mentioned charities and the moronic ice bucket challenge last week. But here’s an extra bonus that puts things into perspective.

Forget the challenge, forget the charity for a second. Irrelevant to this story. What this story is about is Charlie Sheen’s Ice Bucket Video – and how that single-handedly created a perfect example of what is WRONG with society here in America (and abroad).

When we wrote this story – approximately 17 million people watched one individual human being dump a bucket of money on his head, and talk about other “celebrities” you will never know personally. Your life would remain exactly as it was if you didn’t watch it. But what happened collectively was that millions of people did NOTHING. Nothing productive at least.

With all the problems running rampant in this country perhaps time should be put to better use (like thinking or reading?)

What is 17 million minutes?

Want to know what 17 million minutes is? The equivalent of:

  • ONE FULL DAY of work for the entire Google Corporation!
  • ONE WEEK of protection from 7,000 neighborhood watch volunteers.
  • ONE YEAR of output from a medium manufacturing company with 140 employees.
  • 10 YEARS of tidying up from a small housecleaning company with 14 employees.
  • 70 YEARS worth of repairs from an independent electrician (and his daily helper).

So in the end – his meager “donation” was far outweighed by the amount of time he essentially stole from the productivity of this nation.

But what is productivity anyway? You got to “ReTweet” how noble it was that Charlie Sheen donated money instead of snorting it up his nose. Big pat on the back for y’all!