Posted by: Hoboken411 on December 4th at 04:11 pm
Baby Bounce – rattling cribs don’t look too fun in Hoboken
One Hoboken411 took a photo of what they believed was a rather disturbing situation. Along the waterfront walkway near Pier C Park, a group of “caregivers” were out with some cribs stuffed with infants.
The reader said “Saw a parade of “baby dumpsters” today. There were at least five of them, with four or five hysterically crying babies in them. Hilarious!”
They went on to add, that the rolling cribs (or “dumpsters” as they referred to them as), were being pushed along the bumpy brick pavers, which rattled the babies still-forming skulls, causing great discomfort and disturbing noises – hence the crying in unison.
I suppose this is the byproduct of our times. When you have to outsource the raising of your own child most of the time it has to make you wonder. Why? Is it worth all the hassle and complication? Does it take away from the true beauty of bringing a life into this world? Or put the infant at risk?
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Posted by: Hoboken411 on December 4th at 12:25 pm
Not all businesses in Hoboken are guaranteed to succeed
It’s a complete fact of life, not just in Hoboken, but all over the country – that some businesses do great, and others “come and go.” Happens each and every year here in Hoboken. The business landscape changes. Whether it’s draconian regulations from the city that doom some businesses, or just bad business acumen from the franchise or entrepreneur that made the decision to take a crack at the mile square money pool.
Sometimes it’s over-saturation (like with yogurt places or falafel joints), or complete lack of market research.
But a couple establishments recently came into discussion with friends: Places that might have a hard time making it in Hoboken. While we never wish anyone to fail, it is inevitable – and a discussion about it does no harm.
Poor Cat Designs
We mentioned this when Poor Cat Designs opened, that they apparently have a very “trendy” business that seems to be popular on social networks – but we’re not so sure that translates too well for “midtown” Hoboken. Additionally, they didn’t seem to do any research or mainstream marketing before they opened, and have a pretty high price point for the majority of their “trinkets,” regardless whether Justin Bieber likes them or not. A lower price-point line may benefit them. Who knows. The consensus was fairly high that this place will be vacant again in 2014.
Red Mango Yogurt
Hoboken has a lot of frozen yogurt places (“FroYo” for the linguistically lazy). There was a time that there were so many “self serve” yogurt shops, you couldn’t walk a block without seeing one. However, many fell by the wayside, and we have a few that were left standing. One of them is Red Mango Yogurt. For some reason, every time we walk by, there is no one inside. That, coupled with the fact they recently had a long-running Groupon ad – makes you wonder if they’re able to pay the steep Washington Street rents. Perhaps Frozen Yogurt is “over?” Time will tell…
Any other places on the precipice of doom in Hoboken?
Posted by: Hoboken411 on December 4th at 08:57 am
Do you enjoy eating out in Hoboken? Or is it a luxury?
Now with the holidays in full swing, many people might be cutting back on their own personal luxuries – like eating out in Hoboken. Especially if you don’t pick a BYOB restaurant, dinner tabs can often exceed $100 per couple each time.
And depending on how frequently you indulge, it can add up to a hefty cost each month.
Some individuals might still enjoy the food, but rather order “takeout” instead, to save on tips and liquor costs.
Discretionary funds are also being directed elsewhere now, for gift-giving, vacations, or even holiday gatherings.
So does that affect how often you eat out?
Posted by: Hoboken411 on December 4th at 07:25 am
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Hoboken hosts information seminar
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (St. Joseph’s Pediatric Care Center), located at 158 14th Street is holding an event for parents tomorrow afternoon from 4pm to 5pm. See below for topics, and enjoy complimentary tea tasting after the event. RSVP by calling (973) 569-6322 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Children’s holiday food options to beat the sugar blues, with Nutritionist Heather Russell.
- Sleep and learning in childhood, with Pediatric Pulmonologist Neal Nakra, MD
- Reducing holiday stress with aromatherapy and breathing techniques, with Clinical Aromatherapist, Holistic Nurse Gail DellaFave
The event is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. And while the seminar is taking place, the day’s “Elf” is Tara, Medical Assistant, who will read to your little ones while you enjoy the presentations! Plus, Jennifer Rossano-Aponte, alias Hoboken’s “Neurotic Mommy,” will share healthy delectable treats and recipes.
Posted by: Hoboken411 on December 4th at 05:55 am
Hoboken City Council Meeting of December 4, 2013
Inspect Hoboken City Council meeting documents below – and click here at 7:00pm to watch live video stream.
Typical city “business” this week, including tons of money spent on solar stuff, and “urban bike lane” studies.
File under: WTF?
And the ridiculous item of the week is the proposal to “incentivize” shoppers to come to Hoboken and spend money by suspending parking fees at all city garages. Sounds good – until you hear the dates: December 20th through January 2nd. Just four days before Christmas? Most people are already done with their shopping, or have embarked on their holiday travel. About the only thing this will “incentivize” is more people to drive drunk when they leave Hoboken Bars.
Hoboken City Council Documents for December 4, 2013
Posted by: Hoboken411 on December 3rd at 04:11 pm
New neon signs at Benny Tudino’s light up Washington St.
Gotta love the window full of bright, new neon signs over at Benny Tudino’s. Looks like a genuine “NYC Pizza Parlor,” and spices up the scene at night. Feels lively, doesn’t it?
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