Reader Photo: Top Hat Cyclist!
Hoboken has unique characters for sure!
One interesting aspect of living in Hoboken, NJ – and in such a densely populated area – is that we tend to have our fair share of “city characters.”
From Biking Batman (who’s identity I prefer to keep anonymous for obvious reasons), to Dancing Chuey, to our various outlandish homeless men (like Randy) – there’s always something interesting to see as you traverse the streets and sidewalks of the city.
Today, Hoboken411 reader Dana shares her opinion about “Top Hat Guy” (I haven’t coined a phrase yet for him):
“Though I see this cyclist from time to time (uptown and downtown) I never have the opportunity to snap a quick photo. Traffic on Washington street was moving slowly today (because of all the double-parkers) so I had a chance to ask this cyclist to pose for a quick photo before we had to drive on. He was more than pleased to do so, and seemed like a happy enough guy.
I’m sure a lot of others recognize him, but has anyone else noticed the details of his appearance? The bike itself is very cool and original – painted yellow and in super condition, but the cyclist himself impresses me more. Over the past few years, I’ve seen him biking with very nice Italian leather shoes or even a propeller hat, and I find it nice that he is so well-dressed (and as I learned today) so friendly.”
Who is your favorite character in Hoboken?