Phone Booth Shelter

Not Dead: Phone Booth Shelters serve a purpose in Hoboken

Been watching the various “phone booths” in Hoboken for quite a while. I hadn’t seen anyone in one in a very long time. They were essentially “ghost towns” in my opinion.

However, during one “inclement” day recently, I spotted a very RARE instance. Someone actually USING a phone booth.

Of course, it had nothing to do with the contraption inside – but rather the COVER it provided the girl as she used her MOBILE device to communicate.

So – at what point to these antiquated devices go away and free sidewalk space up for homeless guys? C’mon already!

Phone Booth Shelter Hoboken NJ

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Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day 2015

Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day 2015 – March 7th

St. Patrick’s Day is a special holiday all over this great country – but for one specific community in New Jersey, it means so much more. You guessed it, right here in Hoboken!

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The first Saturday of every March is the time of the year we all relish for. The weather starts warming up, the sunshine is out, and the green is in full force.

This year, Saturday March 7th, is going to be a wonderful day for the Hoboken community. In year’s past, we’ve have thousands of party goers hit the streets of Hoboken scouring the best bars this beautiful city has the offer. If you’ve ever been in Hoboken for this special event, then you know what we’re talking about. It’s the phenomena that no one quite understands except for us Hobokenites.

HobokenStPatricksDay.com – Celebration HQ

HobokenStPatricksDay.com is the official home for the 2015 St Patrick’s Day Hoboken Celebration event, some may also refer to it as “Leprecon.”

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Whatever you want to call it, it’s the one day in Hoboken where the community rejoices and shows off green pride all day and night. The city’s top rated bars such as Teak on the Hudson, Mills Tavern, Reign, Biggie’s, Tally Ho, Hoboken Bar & Grill, and more – have joined together and are supporting the community push with HobokenStPatricksDay.com.

The “All Access Pass” package is the only way you’ll truly experience all of what Hoboken has to offer. Gain reduced admission to all of the 20+ participating venues and enjoy the best party crowd in the tri-state area.

The full list of participating venues will be listed shortly!


Hoboken411 has secured 100 FREE tickets for the first readers to take advantage!

Simply log onto URedeem.com and use coupon code HOB411MAR7 and within seconds you’ll be emailed your FREE “All Access Pass.” Hurry up before these tickets sell out!

We’d also like to bring attention to “copy cat” organizers who try to take advantage of this special day in our community. BUYER BEWARE! As March get’s closer, there are some who may try to mimic this event and organize a phony gimmick.

To support the Hoboken community and join the official St Patrick’s Day Celebration movement, add the official producers on Facebook, visit HobokenStPatricksDay.com or call (201) 630-0111.

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Hoboken Movie Lineup: 1/30/2015

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesA few new releases this weekend over at Bow Tie Cinemas in Hoboken. One I would NOT recommend – which is Black or White starring Kevin Costner, which is trying to play on the whole “race” issue that the media is hyper-focused on (and it probably throws a few mind-programs into the mix). Stay away.

Another one that is at least interesting is Project Almanac, where some kids screw around with time travel, and all the problems that would theoretically come along with it.

While I wouldn’t waste my cash on seeing that in theaters – I guess I’d pick that one if I had some gift certificates burning a hole in my pockets.

Hoboken Movie Trailer: Project Almanac

(Current Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times in Hoboken, NJ below.)

Pier C Park in disrepair

Pier C Park breaks again in Hoboken

A little over six months ago – Pier C Park needed some hefty repairs to the complicated “infrastructure.” (see that update after the jump…)

Well, it appears that the work wasn’t good enough and pipes sprung a leak once again, thus closing down the kiddie areas.

The question at hand is – why doesn’t the city get warranties on work performed by contractors? You know each one of these “repairs” comes with a nice fat bill that you’ll be the one that ends up paying.

And again, this was just one of the reasons why I felt that any new “park” that comes to town should be as simple as possible – which would allow it to be maintained for years in the future with the lowest potential costs.

Pier C Park broken again in Hoboken NJ

Shoddily built parks Hoboken NJ

Click to see previous repairs…

The Smoke Shop – For Rent

The Smoke Shop for rent in Hoboken, NJ

You know that image they present in movies where some rich douchebag is laughing up a storm while lighting cigars with $100 dollar bills?

Maybe people in Hoboken aren’t doing that anymore, as The Smoke Shop over near 3rd & Hudson has a sign in the window that it’s currently for rent.

Wonder if it’s just a down economy, increased rent or a combination of both. Or perhaps the owner just wanted to retire.

I’m curious if the next place to move in will have trouble eradicating that cigar smell from the place. I can imagine that would take quite a bit of effort.

The Smoke Shop Hoboken NJ for rent

Description: Cigar Store featuring a large selection of Cigars, Smoking related Gifts & Accessories, walk-in humidor, Cigar cases, lighters
Address: 235 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 217-1701

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Sinatra’s 100th

“Celebrating” Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday

I’ve always been puzzled how an event marking the day of birth for someone who has long been dead can be called a “celebration.” How perverted is that? What are you celebrating exactly? Birthdays should really only be “celebrations” while the person is STILL ALIVE!

Frank Sinatra was born on December 12th, 1915 – and passed away on May 14th, 1998.

Anyway, the Hoboken Historical Museum is holding a gala event over at the Elks Lodge No. 74 on April 25th, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm (8 months before the 100th anniversary). Tickets for this event are $1.50 for every year (he would have been) alive (which is a hefty $150 for the math-challenged – especially since Frank won’t be able to attend.) The event includes “old school” cocktails, food from Bin 14, and auction items you can pay for including vacations and parking spots.

Sinatra 100 birthday Hoboken Elks April 25 2015