Top 10 Good Things about Hoboken

What are you most appreciative for in Hoboken?

Despite Good Friday being a day of mourning, prayer and reflection for Christians around the world – I’ve decided to observe the literal meaning of the phrase today.

We often become vocal about the things that are wrong around us (just look at the rant corner outnumbering the raves 10 to 1) – but what exactly do you like about Hoboken? Can you even name 10 things?

I’ll get the ball rolling with the first 10 items that cross my mind.

Top 10 Good Things about Hoboken

(well – it should just be called “10 things” because this is in no particular order…)

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  1. General location. Hoboken is lucky enough to be situated in one of the most diverse areas in the country. We have the biggest and best city right across the river, beaches and mountains just a short drive away. And three major airports in case we want to get away. Plus, I’m a big fan of the four seasons!
  2. Our Police Department. With violent crime on the rise in Hoboken, we need to appreciate what they do for the community despite being very under-staffed.
  3. Local businesses. Relatively speaking – our city is packed with great shops and eateries unlike many other cities around who are stuck with nothing *but* chain corporations. Plus – if you want to hit the big businesses, they’re very close by. Go buy something local today! (Like a tasty chili dog from Tony’s Hot Dog Cart!)
  4. Social. Being a “walking” town (for the most part) – it’s almost next to impossible to feel “lonely” around here. You can hit a local bar, join a sports league, get involved with the arts, and more. Where else can you say hi to someone you know on each and every block? If only people spent less time on their cell phones!
  5. The Waterfront (what’s left of it). No matter what the weather – I love taking a stroll along our waterfront walkways. From stormy seasons to the beautiful spring and summer weather. Very refreshing to realize how much bigger the world is than you think yours is.
  6. Dog-friendly. I love all dogs (Oscar especially), and enjoy the fact that there are so many dog owners in town. Like a whole other sub-culture!
  7. Favorites bites of the week. I can become particularly obsessed with things for short periods. This week’s “411 picks” are: Balbo’s Pizza, Park & Sixth and the Grilled Chicken Sandwich at Hudson Tavern! (to die for!)
  8. The fact that Super Buy Rite Wines is so close by in Jersey City. A favorite bottle of Cabernet I can buy in Hoboken is $5 less per bottle.
  9. Anything open 24 hours. Some folks have odd hours. Nice to know there’s at least a few places you can go to get a coffee or snack. We do need more, though!
  10. Having the freedom of my own car. Sure, this may not be specific to Hoboken, but it’s nice to know that I have the option to go wherever I want, whenever I want without any hesitation whatsoever. I haven’t done it lately, but still a great feeling.

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44 Comments on "Top 10 Good Things about Hoboken"

animal_lover
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animal_lover

The best things about Hoboken are the Hoboken Born & Raised. I miss the wonderful diversity of neighbors that sold out due to the Wall Street Boom. I am grateful for the few B&R and original stores and restaurants that remain. Remember to frequent them.

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Well be glad to know that many are still here and they will be the first to tell you to go fuck yourself.[quote comment=”206119″]The best things about Hoboken are the Hoboken Born & Raised. I miss the wonderful diversity of neighbors that sold out due to the Wall Street Boom. I am grateful for the few B&R and original stores and restaurants that remain. Remember to frequent them.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Whinnie- Why the hostility? This was not a patronizing or sarcastic remark.[quote comment=”206121″]Well be glad to know that many are still here and they will be the first to tell you to go fuck yourself.

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whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Animal lover, you’re absolutely correct. I read it in haste and hope you’ll accept my apology.[quote comment=”206135″]Whinnie- Why the hostility? This was not a patronizing or sarcastic remark.[/quote]

QJ201
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QJ201

1. Hoboken is the whitest community smack dab in the middle of one of the most diverse areas of the country
2. Our police department is like six degrees of separation. Brothers, parents/children, cousins, in laws extended family members all working together.
3. Great local businesses that shut down when greedy landlords raise the rent
4. Social? Not so much if you aren’t a parent or into the bar scene.
5. The Waterfront: Falling apart due to shady construction
6. Dog Friendly, more like dog poop friendly.
7. Favorite Bites of the Week: Whomever is offering a special this week; Hoboken is just as pricey as Manhattan
8. Buy Rite Liquors. Because having a cheap liquor store nearby influences my choice of where to live
9. Anything 24 hours… if you live downtown
10. Having the freedom of my own car. ???? Only if you can afford to garage park it, otherwise a huge hassle. I feel more free since I gave up keeping a car in Hoboken! (and the huge amount of extra money I now have to spend elsewhere, like going on vacation).

ktbc
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ktbc

Is it really that difficult for some of you people to say something positive? Even in ONE post??? Debbie Downers.[quote comment=”206117″]1. Hoboken is the whitest community smack dab in the middle of one of the most diverse areas of the country
2. Our police department is like six degrees of separation. Brothers, parents/children, cousins, in laws extended family members all working together.
3. Great local businesses that shut down when greedy landlords raise the rent
4. Social? Not so much if you aren’t a parent or into the bar scene.
5. The Waterfront: Falling apart due to shady construction
6. Dog Friendly, more like dog poop friendly.
7. Favorite Bites of the Week: Whomever is offering a special this week; Hoboken is just as pricey as Manhattan
8. Buy Rite Liquors. Because having a cheap liquor store nearby influences my choice of where to live
9. Anything 24 hours… if you live downtown
10. Having the freedom of my own car. ???? Only if you can afford to garage park it, otherwise a huge hassle. I feel more free since I gave up keeping a car in Hoboken! (and the huge amount of extra money I now have to spend elsewhere, like going on vacation).[/quote]

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

“You are so right!” [quote comment=”206118″]Is it really that difficult for some of you people to say something positive? Even in ONE post??? Debbie Downers.[/quote]

LobstaGirl
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LobstaGirl

1. No Corruption
2. Super Easy to Park
3. No Drunks
4. Dirt Cheap
5. No Strollers
6. No Dog Poop on St.
7. Super Clean Town
8. Never any Tourists
9. Every Restaurant is open after midnight
10. St. Patty’s Day is soooo safe and fun.

sasha
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sasha

Hoboken is a great city with a small town feel: Great food, great location, the best Police
and Fire Department in New Jersey- I could go on and on. All of these amenities in one
square mile!

Gavriel
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Gavriel

I’m loving the falafel choices nowadays!

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