2011 Hoboken St. Patty’s Parade HQ!

3/5/2011:

What a day!

See live chat replay – and photo galleries of the 2011 Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade – after the break!



Hoboken411 has been covering the St. Patrick’s Parade in town for five years online. No single person or media outlet can say the same. Nothing like being consistent and original, right?

Anyway, just like last year – will provide a bevy of ways to tune into what’s happening. From a live chat – police, fire and Twitter updates – photos and more!

Hoboken St. Patricks Parade Headquarters 2011

Here’s the section to cover all your Hoboken St. Patty’s Day action on Saturday, March 5th!

Live Action

  • Live Chat all day. While I’ll be in and out, this chat box will be open from the time I awake – and till we all pass out. I’ll post incident reports – as well as integrate this with the Hoboken411 Twitter feed to update this live chat from remote locations if necessary. Feel free to chime in and share your observations throughout the day!

    You can also follow this live chat via RSS feed as well.

Reminder: St. Pattys Photo Contest!

Having a super great time? Hating the whole situation? Got some idiots on film? Any hotties? Collapsed balconies?

Send them in to Hoboken411@gmail.com – and your photos will be included in the running for the Hoboken St. Patty’s Day Photo Contest.

Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade Photo Galleries

Hoboken St. Patty’s Photos

These Parade photos sent in by Hoboken411 reader Gregg:

Other than that – be safe and enjoy the day on Saturday, whatever you decide to do!

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11 Comments on "2011 Hoboken St. Patty’s Parade HQ!"

sasha
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sasha

as usual, great job 411!

tigerpac
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tigerpac

Cheers to the ‘drinkingest’ day of the year.

BarbaraR56
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BarbaraR56

I don’t think the residents really mind people celebrating their heritage, it’s the debacle that follows. Hopefully the “zero tolerance policy” will continue to work. I say “Erin Go Bragh”!! to the fine Irish-Americans who honor their heritage in a responsible way. Have your fun, just don’t abuse the day. 🙂 [quote comment=”203889″]Cheers to the ‘drinkingest’ day of the year.[/quote]

LetsGoHoboken
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LetsGoHoboken
You know Barbara… your words gave me some hope. And then I left the house. Saw a woman practically falling down drunk, luckily she was outside of St. Mary’s. Some open containers, the police can’t be everywhere. Some enterprising kids who were cleaning up with a bake sale, (good for them!) Even with the zero tolerance policy that doesn’t mitigate the fact that this day is so freakin’ obnoxious. I have a question for our esteemed Mayor and Council members: How do you like to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Hoboken? Are ya out meetin’ and greetin’ for the upcoming campaigns? Walking the dog? Taking your kids to the park? And none of this craziness bothers you? And if I hear one more elected official talk about how we’re cracking down with a zero tolerance policy, I’m going to puke just like the individual that vomited into one of our trash cans last year. How about we just be candid for once and say this day brings in too much money not only for the bars, but all the convenience stores that sell beer, the pizza places and the like, so residents you just have to suck it up and get over it for one day. I may not like the policy, but for once, I’d appreciate some honesty. [quote comment=”203902″]I don’t think the residents really mind people celebrating their heritage, it’s the debacle that follows. Hopefully the “zero tolerance policy” will continue to work. I say “Erin Go Bragh”!!… Read more »
BarbaraR56
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BarbaraR56
Personally it appears the “zero tolerance policy” only made the non-residents more beligerent. From what I was told, there were more house parties this year, and the establishments that truly made money were the bar and restaurant owners. I was told one bar charged a $60.00 cover charge. Imagine that!! It is quite obvious that this particular day brings in major revenue to business owners, but just how much of that is spent in the preparatiion of the day. Sheriff’s office, neighboring communities on call, NJ Transit Police, PA Police, Stevens Police!! I think it was two years ago a special Council meeting was held to possibly change the day the parade was held. Well, that went South immediately. Wednesday was the preferred day, or possibly a Sunday. So it appears that the Council had no choice but to give the bar and restaurant owners their due, since they contribute to the security of the City that day. All in all, the boys in blue had their work cut out for them, they all dread this day, O.T. or not, I’m also told the “guests” come in three waves. The first 7 a.m. until 3:00p.m. 3:00 until 7 or 8p.m. and then 7 or 8 p.m. until bar closing. So until the day of the week is changed on which the parade is held, this will continue. Hope it improves yearly, because this is getting very, very, old.!!! JMHO.[quote comment=”203930″]You know Barbara… your words gave me some hope. And then… Read more »
bart7373
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bart7373
I completely agree with your comments. Although I am not Irish, I have a lot of friends who are and have enjoyed many a St. Patty’s Day with them celebrating responsibly. My problem with the celebration in Hoboken is that it has it gotten completely out of hand. It celebrates, encourages and applauds inappropriate behavior that is both foolish and dangerous. It forces families to barricade themselves in their houses/apartments or in my case, leave town for the day. I also take issue with the fact that many of the revelers are from out of town and could care less what havoc they wreak in ours.[quote comment=”203930″]You know Barbara… your words gave me some hope. And then I left the house. Saw a woman practically falling down drunk, luckily she was outside of St. Mary’s. Some open containers, the police can’t be everywhere. Some enterprising kids who were cleaning up with a bake sale, (good for them!) Even with the zero tolerance policy that doesn’t mitigate the fact that this day is so freakin’ obnoxious. I have a question for our esteemed Mayor and Council members: How do you like to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Hoboken? Are ya out meetin’ and greetin’ for the upcoming campaigns? Walking the dog? Taking your kids to the park? And none of this craziness bothers you?And if I hear one more elected official talk about how we’re cracking down with a zero tolerance policy, I’m going to puke just like the individual that… Read more »
freewheelin
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I agree too. No one here is saying that there shouldn’t be a parade so that the people of irish heritage can’t celebrate that. But anyone who is pretending that what happens in the hours afterward is acceptable is just lying or delusional. It’s not acceptable. It’s a debacle, and something needs to be done to stop. Move the parade to a weekday or something but the way it stands now, I don’t care how much money is being made by bar owners and convenience stores and the courts, it’s not something citizens of the city should have to tolerate, even for ne day a year.[quote comment=”203970″]I completely agree with your comments. Although I am not Irish, I have a lot of friends who are and have enjoyed many a St. Patty’s Day with them celebrating responsibly. My problem with the celebration in Hoboken is that it has it gotten completely out of hand. It celebrates, encourages and applauds inappropriate behavior that is both foolish and dangerous. It forces families to barricade themselves in their houses/apartments or in my case, leave town for the day. I also take issue with the fact that many of the revelers are from out of town and could care less what havoc they wreak in ours.

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BarbaraR56
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BarbaraR56

ITA! It is the non-residents that create the havoc, what do they care? They leave. Unfortunately the residents do have to put up with this travesty for one day yearly. I don’t know what can be done about it since the politicos have too much riding on this debacle to really enforce the appeals from the residents. Wish I had the answer, but I don’t. Honestly, it is a $ maker for the bars, restaurants, and small eateries in town. So all that is left today is the complaints of those of us who make our homes here.[quote comment=”203970″]I completely agree with your comments. Although I am not Irish, I have a lot of friends who are and have enjoyed many a St. Patty’s Day with them celebrating responsibly. My problem with the celebration in Hoboken is that it has it gotten completely out of hand. It celebrates, encourages and applauds inappropriate behavior that is both foolish and dangerous. It forces families to barricade themselves in their houses/apartments or in my case, leave town for the day. I also take issue with the fact that many of the revelers are from out of town and could care less what havoc they wreak in ours.[/quote]

MartyPellow
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MartyPellow

I agree. Things are calm so far, that’s good. When things get out of control these people disgrace their heritage. [quote comment=”203902″]I don’t think the residents really mind people celebrating their heritage, it’s the debacle that follows. Hopefully the “zero tolerance policy” will continue to work. I say “Erin Go Bragh”!! to the fine Irish-Americans who honor their heritage in a responsible way. Have your fun, just don’t abuse the day.

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