Hoboken Week(s) in Review 1/3/2010
A new year in Hoboken…
Here are some noteworthy entries for the past three weeks!
Bitter contract negotiations results in Cablevision having two less channels for the time being: The Food Network and HGTV.
The Cake Boss’ fame and popularity rise along with the length of the lines in front of Carlos City Hall Bake Shop.
In response to the recent questionable news from the State AG – Stevens Chairman Babbio issues an “explanatory” press release…
Many Hoboken residents agree that having a single unified election in November, instead of what seems like every other month would be a great idea.
Some residents feel that the “reform” promised each municipal election results in the exact opposite.
All sorts of silly drama regarding the MTV show “Jersey Shore,” and the characters they portray.
Did you know that there are some great places to get great, affordable wine outside of Hoboken?
HUMC Hospital gets many millions of dollars to keep them alive. How long will it last remains to be seen.
24 hour businesses are good for many people – but come with a little risk!
A downtown fire displaced a few families – and the Hoboken Fire Department once again did a tremendous job tackling the tricky situation.
A once gung-ho resident who was angered beyond belief about property taxes, shifts his energy to a pesky red traffic light.
You can see all the businesses that came and went in 2009 here – but below are some more recent Mile Square updates…
- COMING SOON: A modern high-tech fitness studio: Koko FitClub at the uptown commerce center; More sandwich choices at Dino Cafe; The Turtle Club replacement to Goldhawk plugs along; Another fitness type establishment Local Barre to arrive at Maxwell Place; a new coffee shop called Clinton Street Cafe uptown; and The Taco Truck finally signs on to get a permanent spot downtown at the old Kebab House.
- NOW OPEN: W.Kodak Jewelers opened downtown a few weeks ago to positive reviews; as well as new Oyo Organic Yogurt in Midtown; the new Vic’s Place Newsstand downtown finally gets an entry on Hoboken411. Oh – and Hoboken’s first 24 hour 7-Eleven unlocks the doors at 5th and Washington.
- UPDATED: Mimosa Digital gets a refresher entry here since they expanded and moved across Washington street and Piri Piri Portuguese BBQ gets a brief 2nd review. Pier C Park also gets a fun photo update – still not open.
- NOT COMING SOON: Many of us believe you won’t see a Southwest Park in Hoboken for probably upwards of 10 years – if ever!
Inspirational Quote of the Week:
“It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”– Aeschylus