Waterfront entertainment in Hoboken

Thanks Frank Raia and Happy Birthday!

Here’s a few shots of the Frank Raia Birthday Bash going on right now at Sinatra Park along the waterfront.

You had a (fake) Frank Sinatra “warming up” the crowd for the (fake) Led Zeppelin. But who cares they were fake? If it summons up good memories of bands and artists that don’t stink like 99.9999% of the manufactured music of today, then it’s a winning proposition!

The next Hoboken sinkhole?

Hoboken sinkhole forming on Sinatra Drive?

Hoboken sinkholes, collapsed roadways, death-trap piers – whatever you want to call them – are not uncommon here in the mile square city. And it appears that one may be “forming” as we speak.

A section of roadway outside Crunch Fitness on Sinatra Drive between 1st & 2nd Streets apparently “sunk” quite significantly in recent days, giving an almost “ramp-like” feeling when traversing over it.

In other words – if you value your vehicle (and safety), you might want to take this into consideration. On the other hand, the “litigious types” will yearn to drive over this repeatedly until they have an “offense worthy of lawsuit…”

Hoboken sinkhole possible outside Crunch Fitness Sinatra Drive

Hoboken Open House: 1125 Maxwell Lane

Hoboken Open House at Maxwell Place (1125 Maxwell Lane)

Maxwell Place uptown is regarded as one of the “hottest” places to live in the Mile Square these days. And one Hoboken Open House you’ll be interested in attending this weekend is being held at 1125 Maxwell Lane which takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 12th & 13th from 2pm to 4pm.

A nearly 2,000 square foot, 3 bedroom unit (#612) with deeded parking too! Asking price $1,699,000.

Hoboken Open House 1125 Maxwell Lane“This is your opportunity to own a rarely available, expansive South facing corner unit with an abundance of natural light.

Fantastic floor plan features a grand great room including Michael Graves designer kitchen with 11-foot granite island and beautifully crafted maple cabinetry that opens to a generous living and dining area with a flow that is perfect for entertaining and family living.

Three spacious bedrooms with hardwood floors plus a den that can be used as a 4th bedroom, plus two and a half baths. Hunter Douglas motorized blinds on all windows, hardwood floors and custom closets throughout.

Enjoy your morning coffee or barbecue with friends on the private 12 by 12 foot natural stone terrace that easily accommodates a table of 5 with partial NYC and Hudson river views.

Live in luxury in this premier waterfront community at Maxwell Place on the Hudson with 24/7 concierge and Club Maxwell a Private Resident’s Club also designed by Michael Graves. Includes an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, sundeck with beautifully landscaped rooftop garden, theater / screening room, children’s playroom, state of the art fitness center and yoga room. Enjoy the convenience of the waterfront promenade with shops, select retail services, restaurants, close to parks and schools, a two-minute walk to the Manhattan ferry and a shuttle to the PATH

For more information or a private viewing please contact Cynthia Samaris, Broker Associate, Empire Realty 201-344-5828 / csamarisrealtor@gmail.com.

See you at the Open House Saturday & Sunday 2-4 pm!”


Duet Kitchen & Bath Design

Duet Kitchen and Bath opens up showroom in Hoboken

After being open for a year, but “by appointment only,” Duet Kitchen & Bath has finally opened their showroom to the public.

Duet Kitchen Bath Hoboken NJ Showroom now open 159 14th Street

Personalized service “big box” stores can’t touch

Conveniently located on 14th Street between Garden and Washington, you can now stop by Duet Kitchen and Bath during regular business hours to discuss your home remodeling needs. With over 15 years experience in the industry, owner Sonia Moya’s passion is providing clients with the service they deserve.

While many box stores (Home Depot, IKEA) focus on quantity, Duet Kitchen and Bath prefers to focus on quality (how many of you can share “war stories” with horrible contractors in the past?)

With an interior designer on staff, all clients work directly with either the owner Sonia, or designer Sara for personalized service in creating their very own beautifully designed spaces, headache free.

Hoboken has always been in need of a showroom that provides full service design to residential clients and builders alike, and Duet Kitchen & Bath is happy to do so!

Grand Opening event – Saturday, July 26, 2014

To celebrate, Duet Kitchen and Bath with be having a Grand Opening on Saturday July 26th from 12-5. There will be complimentary wine and hors d’oeruves in the back courtyard for all visitors, with a chance to see the showroom, mingle and enjoy a beautiful summer day in Hoboken!

Here is a “before and after” example of the fine work Duet Kitchen and Bath can do for you:

Duet Kitchen Hoboken NJ Before After

Description: Kitchen & Bath remodeling and design. Cabinets, stone countertops, design services.
Address: 159 14th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Web: (under construction)
Phone: 201-239-9800

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Clinton St. Fire

Clinton St. Fire displaces families in Hoboken

Oh brother. Another fire in that building across the street from Columbus Park, which started around 6pm this evening.

This building has a history with fires, and almost the entire block once burnt down!

The last “major” fire took place back in March of 2012.

What do you think the deal is? Shoddy building construction? Or just careless tenants?

Clinton Street Fire Hoboken NJ

Wacky Nuts

Vendor needs wacky clown to sell nuts in Hoboken

Many of you have noticed the “#1 Nut” vendor downtown selling peanuts, cashews, etc. for a few bucks a bag.

Apparently this is the ONLY vendor in town that needs to hire a friggin’ clown to promote their goods. Are they that hard to sell? I mean a freshly roasted bag of cashews or almonds pretty much sells itself. If they were in NYC and there were five other nut vendors nearby, I can see the logic in making yourself stand out. But with no competition?

And wouldn’t this wacky clown actually deter from sales? I know some girls who have “clown-phobias.”

Wonder what this guy’s “net net” is after he pays the clown, cost of nuts, etc. What’s he making, $20 bucks a day?

(PS – I think this is Hoboken Batman in one of his many “costumes.” Perhaps this is one of those rare instances where “pharmaceutical intervention” might be of use?)

Clown sells nuts in Hoboken

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