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It will NEVER be “your team!”

Sports, Bread and Circus – Should you even care? It’s not your team!

When the Yankees lost to the Diamondbacks back in 2001 – that was the tipping point (or the start of a better, more fulfilling life) for me. I still cannot believe that I actually became “emotional” that “my team” lost. Slowly but surely since then, professional sports have been completely eradicated from my life (with the exception of some leftover Yankee hats).

Let this video below serve as a reminder that whatever “camp” you’re in, and for whatever reasons – these over-payed “sporting” entertainment spectacles rely on YOU to pay for tickets, merchandise, apparel and more. But it will NEVER be “your team.” Not today. Not tomorrow. Not EVER.

So what are these drunk boneheads fighting over? What are they “defending” exactly? How can you have “pride” in something that doesn’t belong to you in any way, shape or form? Look in the mirror and ask yourself the same question. Perhaps it’ll all go away one day and we can get back to our roots as individuals.


Paddle boarding in Hoboken

Still time left for Paddle boarding (and Kayaking) in Hoboken

Even though summer is “officially” over in Hoboken, there is still plenty of seasonable weather left before our anticipated brutal winter arrives. So if you still have that “itch” to stay active – you need to know about the water-based fun you can have uptown.

Resilience Paddle Sports is located in the “boathouse” over at Maxwell Place uptown – and has some “end of season specials” you, your partner and your friends can take advantage of. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner – or a seasoned expert. You have a little over a month left in the season!

Resilience Paddle Sports Hoboken NJ kayaking Paddleboarding

End of Season Specials at Resilience Paddle Sports in Hoboken

These tickets are good through the first weekend in November 2014, but also can be used early season April/May 2015 if weather is uncooperative.

You can call 800-979-3370 for tickets or Buy Tickets online at Zerve as well.

See some class options below…

Paddle Boarding Kayaking Hoboken NJ

Learn to Paddle board!

2 hour class – $50 per person
$140 group package (up to four people)
Available Daily 10am & 1pm
No experience necessary

Manhattan Skyline Kayak Tour

2 hour tour – $50 per person
$140 group package (up to four people)
Available Daily
No experience necessary

Sunset Skyline Tour

2 hour tour – $50 per person
$140 group package (up to four people)
Available Daily starting at 5:30pm
No experience necessary

Hoboken Boat House

Hoboken Comedy Festival 2014

5th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival 2014

The 5th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival starts up TONIGHT. The seven-day comedy week will take place at various venues throughout the city, including Maxwell’s Tavern, Willie McBrides, and even a pet-friendly outdoor performance at Pier 13 on Saturday afternoon. The event finale will be held at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten.

Tickets range in price from as low as $10 per show to $45 – and all the way up to a a “VIP” open bar “meet & greet” for $75 per person. Buy your tickets online here.

Hoboken Comedy Festival 2014

Bringing the community together with comedy

Last year winner Pete Bladel closed the Festival by opening for Artie Lange to a sold out crowd at Hoboken’s Pilsener Haus & Biergarten on 14th Street. The other performers on the show were Ardie Fuqua, Dan Soder and Jamie Maddog Mattern.

“We really like to have our finger on the pulse of up and coming comedians,” says Festival Coordinator Dan Frigolette, “which is why we’ve added the New Talent Performances to the Festival.”

The 5th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival which supports the Liberty Humane Society will take place September 29th – October 5th 2014. The new talent opportunities will come Monday through Thursday for those comedians who have submitted online. Closing each of those performances will be headliners from television and film.

The Hoboken Comedy Festival proves for the fifth year in a row that Hoboken residents don’t need to cross rivers to enjoy a great comedy experience. The aim of the festival is to encourage comedic art and performance in Hoboken and offer entertainment close to resident’s doorsteps. It’s a celebration of the growing opportunity for great comedy in Hoboken for years to come.

Not only does the Hoboken Comedy Festival hope to bring laughs to attendees, they hope to tighten the community that supports the festival by giving back. Each year the Hoboken Comedy Festival selects a charity to support by donating $1 per ticket and accepting donations during all performances and on their website. For the third year in a row the Hoboken Comedy Festival is very proud to support the Liberty Humane Society –a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to promoting animal welfare who provides animal sheltering, behavioral therapy and adoption services.

Click to see FULL LINEUP & SCHEDULE…

Hoboken Week in Review: 9/28/2014

Hoboken Week in Review – September 28, 2014

Hoboken Week in Review September 28 2014 Hoboken411 NJ

Here’s a selection of noteworthy posts on Hoboken411.com for the week ending Sunday, September 28, 2014:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

  • PATH OutageThrew people for a loop. Things could be much worse, don’t ya think?
  • Jimmy John’s Credit Card BreachYou know shit is hitting the fan when sandwich shops have financial data compromised!
  • Mom’s hate treesThey won’t staple fliers to toddlers now, would they?
  • Yelp addicts!Hardly anyone tries a restaurant these days without Googling or Yelping. No sense of adventure any more!
  • Arts & Music FestivalLast one of the year – happening TODAY.
  • HPU HypocrisyMaking frequent illegally parked stops to skim money from the people that pay their salaries. Such a sick premise, isn’t it?

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

Two reasons why people hate and or fight change People fear the unknown and There are always people profiting from how things are Mokokoma

Hoboken Photo Leftovers for September 27th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: September 27, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers September 27 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: While it should be expected that emergency vehicles of all kinds park wherever they need to when making calls – is it okay when they’re not on calls?
  • Photo 2: Infrastructure work around town has made typical bottle-necks even worse.
  • Photo 3: Congrats to Boutique Realty and their expansion to Red Bank, NJ (where many families move to from Hoboken).
  • Photo 4: Jack’s Cabin steakhouse now open. For some odd reason this politically plagued area makes us not planning on visiting it.

Summer-like weather for the first Fall weekend of 2014!

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HPU forgot something

What exactly did the HPU forget in Hoboken?

The majority of Hoboken residents and visitors have no respect for the HPU (Hoboken Parking “Utility”), because of their outright theft of monies that could easily go towards the local business economy, as well as the total hypocrisy they demonstrate on a daily basis.

But I took a look at one of their money vans the other day, and realized they left some crucial words off the back of their vehicles!

Don’t the administration puppets always brag about their so-called “transparency?” Whatever.

TIP: If you’re coming to Hoboken this weekend, park in a garage. At least your money stays OUT of city coffers, and you’ll be spared a boot, a ticket and a shitload of hassle.

HPU Money Van Robs residents and visitors in Hoboken NJ

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