Unofficial start of Summer
Memorial Day weekend typically signifies the start of summer (and often “summer hours” in the workplace). Many people open up their beach houses, make travel plans or participate in Barbecues this long weekend. With beautiful weather in the upper 80’s expected for much of this holiday weekend, it’s shaping up to be perfect.
In years past, due to the mass exodus to the shore points, Hoboken often quieted down considerably on weekends during the summer, becoming a venerable ghost town. Last Memorial Day, the city was eerily empty. However, with the recent surge in population, more families and babies, our mile square has become busier and busier on the weekends. Available parking near your home isn’t even a “given” anymore, but still better than usual. Most people that stay back during this season make sure they finish their weekend errands before the “surge” of traffic heads back into town Sunday nights.
Do any of you have special plans this summer?
How many of you have shore houses? I’ve had stints in many of the popular towns, such as Belmar, Manasquan, LBI, Spring Lake, Bradley Beach and others. What is your favorite location? Why? If you’re no longer a fan of the beach houses, why not?
Regardless, I hope all of you have a safe and happy summer season!