Hoboken Week in Review: 3/29/2015

Hoboken Week in Review – March 29, 2015

Hoboken Week in Review March 29 2015 Hoboken411 NJ

Here’s a few noteworthy Hoboken411.com stories from the week ending Sunday, March 29, 2015:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

  • UberSee how things get screwed up? It could be much easier.
  • Laid to restParking has been DOA for a long time, but this sums it up.
  • 8 YearsHoboken looked quite different not too long ago.
  • CriminalCity is the biggest thief of them all – and no one seems to care because they’re too busy screwing around on their phones and tablets.

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

  • La IslaNew restaurant coming to feed uptown residents
  • Direct LaundryDry cleaner delivers (clothes) and obnoxious signs.
  • Ricardo RoigOpening a new art gallery next month.
  • CrashedStock broker calls it quits in Hoboken.
  • EliminatedTop ranked and locally represented Villanova University booted out of NCAA tourney.
  • Bow Tie CinemasSee show times and trailers (for “politically incorrect” movies.)

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

progress is mans ability to complicate simplicity thor heyerdahl

Hoboken Photo Leftovers for March 28th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: March 28, 2015

Hoboken Photo Leftovers March 28 2015

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: How many people, while waiting on line for the “rat race” really contemplate their options in life? Or are they just “comfortably numb?”
  • Photo 2: This guy enjoyed the tranquil scene at Pier C Park, until a flock of seagulls crashed the session.
  • Photo 3: The American Legion post downtown finally back online after Hurricane Sandy. They could use an exterior refresh, though.
  • Photo 4: I’m always curious about projects like the Cast Iron Lofts over in neighboring Jersey City. Guess the “Gold Coast” is desirable enough!

There’s a whole world out there if you’re not glued to the circus called TV!

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Flashback Hoboken: 96 months ago

Memories from 96 months ago – Flashback Hoboken

Here’s this week’s entry for the Flashback Hoboken time capsule category – and after perusing the Hoboken411 photo depository – found some more interesting tidbits to reflect upon.

St. Paddy’s used to be festive

The annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Hoboken used to be a vibrant citywide event. Take a look at how packed the streets were. Wall to wall people who are happy and festive!

Today, it’s just a somber demonstration of losers waiting on line like lab rats in some kind of psychotic experiment!


Hoboken Saint Patricks Day Crowds in better days

W Hotel – A big deal

The now sorta well-known W Hotel along the waterfront was barely under construction. It had gone through some rough patches with the “Chandelier Room” club attracting low-lives from Staten Island to snort coke and fight over worthless pigs. It’s calmed down a lot since, and seems to be “in tune” with the rest of the community now.

W Hotel Hoboken Under Construction

Helmers after the fire

Hoboken’s only German restaurant Helmers’ hadn’t yet opened after the fire pretty much devastated the whole building. Now, 8 years later – Helmers’ is gone anyway.

Helmers Hoboken after fire 2007

Video: I forgot my phone

The “I forgot my phone” video is even more disturbing since it was introduced back in 2013.

“I Forgot My Phone” will make you think twice this weekend

I forgot my phoneYou see, the problem with how mobile phone technology has injected itself into our lives so thoroughly, is that most people cannot even recognize what it is doing to US, and society in general. We’ve become accustomed to having this multi-purpose device at our disposal 24 hours a day. Whether it’s for semi-useful things like checking the weather or using a calculator – to utterly unnecessary extra forms of “communication” (chatter with “friends,” seeing the whole world’s photos, comparing your lives with millions of other people, etc.) – the phone is pretty much not more than a minute away from being “checked.” This video “I forgot my phone” is fantastic. Watch it a couple times to see the point they’re trying to convey.

Besides just making hanging out “in person” so obviously “impersonal” – cell phones also allow people to put themselves in dangerous situations too (like texting while walking.)

Perhaps some of you can try to go an entire night with friends without updating your status, or checking into a location. Bet you can’t, and won’t.

This video also reminded me of a great cartoon my pal Ricardo Roig made a few years ago, called: “Dinner for Four.”

I forgot my phone - dinner for four Ricardo Roig Hoboken NJ

Hoboken Movie Lineup: 3/27/2015

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesOne of the movies opening this weekend is a comedy called Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.

“A comedy about a wrongfully convicted investment banker who prepares for prison life with the help of the man who washes his car.”

Now while most movies are just purely for entertainment and killing a few hours – what bugs me is the “tone” that is coming from some reviewers. Get a load of this statement: “Anyone with a low tolerance for politically incorrect stereotyping and lowbrow humor should sit this one out.”

I promise you more and more of this “trigger word” mentality along with “safe spaces” for SJW’s and their overly-sensitive pea brains is coming our way. While Huxley’s vision is more on target, Orwell had some truisms as well. Soon, you’ll be in trouble for your own private thoughts!

But as usual, we’ll check this out once it’s streaming (in HD).

Hoboken Movie Trailer: Get Hard

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

Scottrade Hoboken – Doomed

Scottrade closes in Hoboken, NJ

Nearly six years to the day, Scottrade opened up at 114 Washington Street. And when we shared that “breaking news,” we asked if anyone actually had a need for a brick & mortar trading broker.

Now they’re doomed, and we are still puzzled why it took so long. Never saw a single person walk in or out of this place. Not even a homeless vestibule squatter!

Anyway, this 1600 square foot retail space just blocks from the PATH station can be had for a paltry $180,000 a year in rent. The brokers on this deal know – and they’re suggesting a doctor’s office or bank. That tells you where the money is these days, right?

scottrade hoboken nj doomed

Description: Stockbroker For Rent
Address: 114 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-420-9277
Website: www.scottrade.com

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