Hoboken Week in Review: 11/4/2012

Weekly “Sandy” Recap for Hoboken, NJ – November 4, 2012

Looks like pretty much every story in the past week had something to do with Hurricane Sandy!

Here’s what happened in the past week.

Hurricane Sandy disrupts Hoboken, NJ – far from over!

Today in History

  • Sixty years ago today, The National Security Agency was established. Many so-called “agencies” would follow over the years.
  • Four years ago today, Barack Obama was “elected” “President” of this country we live in. What will happen in two days?

Inspirational Quote of the Week:

“To be prepared is half the victory.”

– Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

5 Responses

  1. Mitch Ultimato says:

    Why would you put the word elected in quote marks when talking about Obama’s win in 2008? There was never any question that he won that election legitimately, unlike with Bush in 2000.

    On another topic, does anyone who’s an Optimum subscriber have service? Ours went back on for about a half hour last night and then went off again.

  2. hoboken411 says:

    Chris Christie visits Elysian Cafe in Hoboken this afternoon. People cheer him on the sidewalk.

  3. hoboken411 says:

    NY Waterway service resumes!

    NY Waterway Ferries Will Travel to World Financial Center

    (New York, NY) November 4, 2012 – NY Waterway today announced that ferry service will resume at the Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal starting Monday morning, November 5. While the historic Erie Lackawanna Ferry Terminal suffered significant water damage from Hurricane Sandy, federal, state, and local officials were instrumental in allowing ferry service to resume at this location.

    Due to limitations on mass transit as a result of Hurricane Sandy, NY Waterway is anticipating increased ridership at its Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal location for the foreseeable future. In order to accommodate this, ferries from the Hoboken terminal will only be running to World Financial Center in Manhattan’s Battery Park. This will allow NY Waterway to carry a significantly larger number of commuters safely and quickly by reducing the travel time to New York City and back.

    Customers who normally take the NY Waterway ferries from Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal to Wall Street/Pier 11 can travel by foot to that location from World Financial Center or can take a NY Waterway ferry directly to Wall Street/Pier 11 from Liberty Harbor and Paulus Hook piers, both in Jersey City, and from 14th Street in Hoboken.

    “The return of service to the Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT ferry terminal was made possible through the dedication and tireless work of federal agencies like FEMA, Navy, Army Corp, state and local officials, as well as that of our own NY Waterway staff,” said Paul Goodman, CEO of Billybey Ferry Company, which operates the ferries to the Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal. “This represents a significant step in providing even more transportation options for New Jersey commuters as they head to work in the coming week.”

    NY Waterway customers are encouraged to download the free NY Waterway ferry app, available from http://www.nywaterway.com, the Android Marketplace and the iTunes App Store, and will work with all Android and Apple iOS-run smartphones as well as they iPad. The app, unlike others, allows NY Waterway customers to instantly purchase and use a ticket on their mobile devices, thus avoiding ticketing lines.

    For more information on ferry routes and schedules, as well as updates on when service will be restored to Wall Street/Pier 11, please visit http://www.nywaterway.com.

  4. hoboken411 says:

    4th Ward Councilman Tim Occhipinti announces:

    Parking Enforcement will resume on Monday November 12th at 8 AM. NOT TOMORROW, NEXT MONDAY!

  5. hoboken411 says:

    If you need help finding a gas station: http://www.gasbuddy.com/sandy/

    Also – Hess has their own gas finder too: http://hessexpress.com/FuelInformation

    Good luck!

    FYI – A lot of people I knew (with enough gas) drover over to Bethlehem, PA to fill up. Only $3.49 a gallon too.

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