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Hoboken City Council Meeting 10/1/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of October 1, 2014

Inspect Hoboken City Council meeting documents below – and click here at 7:00pm to watch live video stream.

  • Bust out the CREDIT CARD again! The city wants to BORROW $5 million for MORE robotic parking pay stations! What the hell? At this rate everyone in NJ will have had their car ticketed in Hoboken.
  • Some good news – certain members of the council want to BAN red light cameras. We agree. Fuck big brother!
  • And tons of other “municipal mush,” including progressive rubbish about “transit villages,” “safe streets” and “bikeways.” In case you haven’t woken up yet, those buzzwords are just code for “more government control” and crony contracts.

Hoboken City Council Meeting October 1 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for October 1, 2014

Enjoy!


No explanation?

What would be your explanation for this dopey act?

One Hoboken resident observed a very peculiar sequence of events the other day. Can you explain what this was all about?

  1. A guy walks out of a building on Washington Street and smashes a flower pot on a car.
  2. Then he proceeds to “rest” at a bus stop bench for a few minutes.
  3. Crosses the street for a six pack of beer.
  4. Goes back into the building.

Mentally Ill people in Hoboken NJ

Either this was some kind of ongoing “neighborly dispute” (that happens frequently in Hoboken), or mental illness. Bizarre!

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Losers can be Winners!

Losers can be Winners in Hoboken! {Win NFL Tickets}

No doubt about it – many people LOVE playing the New Jersey Lottery. Whether it’s scratch-off tickets and daily numbers games that have “repeat customers,” to the mad rush that happens when the Mega Millions or Powerball starts swelling into “fuck you money” territory, there’s no shortage of lottery stores in Hoboken.

But it seems that only ONE lottery store at least gives you a second chance to win something with your losing scratch off tickets.

Losers can be Winners Hoboken NJ NFL Tickets

Head up to Nick’s Candy on 14th Street – and your losing instant tickets (must be bought and scratched IN STORE) can be entered into a drawing for a pair of NY Jets or NY Giants football tickets.

The winner will be announced at the end of October (games are either in November or December).

Losers can be winners Nick's Candy Hoboken NJ

Citadel Open House – October 4th

Citadel Open House – October 4th

The Citadel in Hoboken is one of those buildings that it’s hard to tell there are actually businesses located inside. This is part of the reason why they spruced-up the exterior awnings in the past year to bring attention to what’s going on.

That said – they obviously need all the help they can get – and are holding a Citadel Open House event this coming weekend, on Saturday, October 4th from 12pm to 5pm.

The Citadel Open House Hoboken NJ October 4 2014

If you’re interested in the Citadel Open House and you can’t figure out where this is – This “historical” building is located at 450 Seventh Street. In the lower level of the building are business like Hoboken Wellness Spa, Learn Language Hoboken, Self & Relationship Therapy, ZenSpace and Brainwaze Studio. To get into the basement, walk into the “BOYS” or “GIRLS” entrances on 7th Street.

Feel like meeting the business owners? Or attend “informative” presentations on marketing, health & wellness, language or culture? Here are your choices!

  • Personalized Pulse Reading “Discover your Dosha” – an Indian Ayurvedic tradition, at Hoboken Wellness Spa (Suite 7a).
  • Mini group language lessons at Learn Language Hoboken: Learn Italian at 1pm, Chinese at 2pm, and Spanish at 3pm (Suite 1)
  • Need mental help? Then attend one of the two sessions on “Demystifying Psychotherapy” (Suite 5) at 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Topics include how to choose your therapist and the five things you must tell them, how therapy works and insight versus change (“I know what my issues are. But, how do I move past them?”) Don’t bother if you’re part of “generation wuss” though, you’re beyond help.
  • ZenSpace offering “Open Yoga” and “Meditation” starting before the official open house at 10am. Ten bucks a pop. Then starting at 1pm, get “trial sized” 10 minute chunks of “Zen.” (Suites 2 & 3a).
  • Lastly, curious about the Hoboken spectacle called the “Cake Boss” – swing by Brainwaze Studio at 1pm and 3pm. Owner Ray Guzman will be giving the talk called “How We Branded Buddy, the story behind the making of Buddy Valastro: AKA The Cake Boss.” (Suite 8).

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