Clock by Amanda’s

2/2/2007 Update:

Clock back in about a week ago. Amanda’s sign a bit crooked.

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1/4/2007:
hobokenclock.jpgLocal personality Adam Wade had emailed 411 asking what the deal is with the clock that used to be in front of Amanda’s Restaurant.

He noticed it gone about a week before the New Year.

Heck, I didn’t even know it was gone till he mentioned it a few days ago. Still gone now. Does anyone know what happened? Repairs? Accident? Stolen?

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21 Comments on "Clock by Amanda’s"


westy
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9 years 7 months ago

YEAH !!!The clock is back and like a lot of things in Hoboken the sign on top “is a bit crooked.”

😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

JHoboken
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JHoboken
9 years 8 months ago

So, here is the story straight from the owner’s mouth. I happened to be walking by Amandas when Eugene, the owner, was coming out, so I asked him what happened to the clock. Simply put, some kids were playing around, hanging off of the clock, etc., and broke it off at the base. No zoning problems, no interesting conspiracy theories – just some “yutes” horsing around. The clock will be fixed and replaced as per Eugene.

mjf474_2
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9 years 8 months ago

[quote comment=”9410″]Now that blows, that clock was there because Amandas used to be a jewlers and that’s how jewlers used to advertize and attract buisness that they were in a location, much like taverns. See: forgotten-ny.com/STREET%20SCENES/street%20clocks/clocks.html for a reference about the clocks. There is also a big section on Hoboken here: http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET%20SCENES/hoboken/hoboken.html They are few and far between nowadays and it’s sad to see one go. Hopefully Amanda’s is just being rehabbed.

In Ireland (probably England also) tavern sings were catered to the illeterate also. One local pub would just have a pig and whistle on it while the second down the street would have a cown and a moon (forgive my lack of creativity) so coustomers could tell the difference between them both and let thier friends know where to meet them. The ones named after the owner usually either just had the name or it had nothing at all because, well, everyone knew who/where it was.[/quote]

Oh. I thought the signs without words were for when the Irish were too drunk to read it after being at a few pubs, much like the different color doors in the Georgian section of Dublin… so they’d know which place was theirs when stumbling home! 😀

absolutdj
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absolutdj
9 years 8 months ago

I was at Amanda’s for New Years Eve and a guy at the next table asked about the clock. The maitre de mentioned that there had been some problem with the welding at the base of the clock and that it had simply fallen over!

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