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Fleet Week New York 2015

Air Force Thunderbirds buzz Hoboken, NJ

Here was the scene earlier today when a formation of Air Force Thunderbirds buzzed the Hoboken skyline over the Hudson River. Military might at it’s finest!

Fleet Week New York 2015

Yesterday began the 2015 edition of Fleet Week New York.

Fleet Week 2015 Hoboken NJ

A handful of people braved the “brisk” air that swept in (to remind people it’s not bikini weather just yet.)

Didn’t catch any “flyovers” yet this year. Wondering if they’re “cutting” back those lavish displays that only last a few seconds anyway.

Cold start to Fleet Week New York 2015 from Hoboken NJ

But what happened to Fleet Week anyway?

I don’t know about you – but I think Fleet Week has become corrupted to a degree!

  • “Selfies with a Sailor” – What? The U.S. Military even acknowledging “Selfies?” What a joke.
  • USO Bike Build – The USO along with volunteers will build bikes for service members to ride around in. They risk their lives on the battlefield, and you give them bikes? No respect!
  • NYC Tattoo Music Festival – The Navy Band Northeast will play there. The only thing missing are beards and skinny jeans. You’ll have to wait ’till next year for those.

Anyway – if you want to catch the fancy jets – head over to the waterfront on Monday around 11am to see them fly over. I love the smell of jet fuel on Mondays!

Fleet Week cloudy skies Hoboken NJ


Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015 Three-day weekend

Whether you have big party plans, beach house openings or are just relaxing in Hoboken – we hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day weekend! It’s the “unofficial” start of summer!

We’ll try to get out and about – but have a lot of work to do this weekend. Hard to tell the difference between holiday weekends and regular weekends (with the exception of the ample parking spaces available in town!)

But here’s a slick video to remind anyone who may not know why we get this vacation. Memorial Day is kind of grim when you think about it.

The Internship

The Internship was a mighty fine movie!

Man – this is one absolutely certain “negative” I can attribute to the “interwebs” we call the “internet.”

You’ve probably seen (or heard of) the movie The Internship, right? Well, now that we’re headed into Memorial Day Weekend – this is a great flick to pick up for some casual “down time” if you have not had the opportunity to see it.

Before we begin – take a trip down (your own) memory lane and (honestly) examine how you formed your “opinion” of the movie “The Internship.”

Did you enjoy the InternshipDid you:

  1. Watch the trailer?
  2. Read reviews?
  3. Analyze critic response?
  4. Ask what others thought? Your friends? Social media?
  5. “Compared” it to other movies?

Let that settle for a moment – then read on….

The Internship movie was good

How do you shape your opinion? Or decision to partake?

I’ll rewind for a minute here to put this whole post into perspective.

We watched this movie – and enjoyed it very much.

We never saw a trailer.

Didn’t read reviews.

Only knew that we enjoyed the actors on screen previously, and thought the subject matter was interesting enough for us. That is IT.

And when you see the “judgmental” opinions of people who expect this or that – it makes you cringe. And by golly – these are the same assholes that want “equality” and “fairness!” Do you not realize the hypocrisy amongst us?

Sure, Wedding Crashers was a classic – but you need to put things into perspective. Different subject matter, different time, and so on.

I don’t watch movies as much as you might believe – but I do look at the reviews every week for the purpose of this regular post. And the condescending tone you get from some of these “reviewers” is interesting. Who the hell are these people? I mean what kind of “reaction” is this??

“Vaughn and Wilson take an incredibly formulaic and improbable setup and make it somewhat enjoyable.”

Or

“The comedic magic that Wilson and Vaughn brought to the screen when paired up in the 2005 hit “Wedding Crashers” seems to have dwindled. Their interactions are still fun to watch, just not as funny.”

Those are pussified copouts!

Perhaps the “LOL’s” were different and more frequent in their other movies. So what. Who measures “laughs per square minute?” An overall “body of work” should not be scrutinized via “metrics.”

The pace of the movie may be different. You ever think of that? Because of the subject matter, maybe there are less “opportunities” for “comedy?”

Wedding Crashers was an entirely different premise from The Internship. How can you even compare it apples to apples?

Yet everyone felt the comparison was equal. We disagree. It was a fine piece of movie-making. No greater or lesser than previous works. This is a prime example why you should form your own opinions about pretty much everything on planet Earth – via your OWN experience.

Hoboken Movie Lineup: Memorial Day Weekend

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesOh Lord.

“Remakes” of both Poltergeist AND Mad Max. Well, I won’t even get into Mad Max – you can read what the real deal is here.

Poltergeist looks like a lame reincarnation of the original… so…

Tomorrowland looks at least a little bit interesting (due to the technological advancements…)

My favorite review so far is simple “A rare blockbuster which runs off of ideas rather than pure adrenaline.”

Enjoy at your own risk!

Hoboken Movie Trailer: Tomorrowland

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

Eli Manning leaving Hoboken?

Eli Manning sets top price for Hoboken NJ Condo ($5.2 Mil!)

You have a few hundred million pennies collecting dust in your coin jugs? We told you Eli Manning was getting out of Hoboken (it was the property taxes, I tell ya!) See how much you’ll have to pony up to get this (still small) Hoboken apartment! (Hint: it’s more than most people make in a lifetime).

Eli Manning Hoboken Apartment for sale Hudson tea building hoboken411 NJ

Eli Manning’s Hudson Tea Building condo one of Hoboken’s costliest!

Okay, ready for some fun math?

Here’s what you need to get ready to buy this place.

  1. “Scrape” up right around $1 million bucks just for a down payment. Don’t have it? Skip Starbucks for a month, and you should have no problem.
  2. Your monthly mortgage (with good credit) will be around $20,000 per month. People who barely make the rent NOW should think about that… Bad career move? Anyway – shitty credit will be closer to 25-30k.
  3. They estimate taxes at $20k a year. Fugghedaboutit. Your taxes under the current “mayor” will “re-assesd” at closer to $50,000 per year or more. Count on it.

Add in other fees and expenses – and you’ll need about $400,000 per year (post taxes and after your seven-figure down payment) just to live in an empty apartment with no food, furniture or cable. Shit, if you stay you’ll end up paying close to $15,000,000 for this place if you finance it!

I was thinking about it – but changed my mind after I calculated my Excel spreadsheet (and realized you had NO land! WTF?) It’d be nice to entertain street hookers and groupies, but I have better uses for $10 million bucks.

Sound affordable to you? Take a number!

(Source: Zillow listing)

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Oscar’s Groceries – For Rent

Oscar’s Groceries – For Rent

Forgot to mention this a while ago – but long time bodega Oscar’s Groceries at 10th & Willow quietly closed and is currently for rent. But events like this always leave me with questions.

Oscar's Grocery doomed hoboken NJ

What happened?

We never had a problem with Oscar’s (especially since we like name!) Often picking up a quick beverage on hot days, etc. They were definitely more affordable than other places. But why did they close?

I’m sure the Prime Stop just 275 feet down the block did not help. You ever wonder why they have a “500 foot rule” for (new) alcohol licenses? Why can’t the same be true for “similar” businesses?

In this case – it probably wouldn’t have mattered. Because while Prime Stop is definitely more expensive – they have a clean layout, better selection and are open 24 hours. Oscar’s could have at least spruced the place up a bit.

Either way – still kind of sad to see “old school” stuff go away.

Prime Stop convenience store Hoboken NJ

Description: For Rent
Address: 1003 Willow Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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