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Halloween Decorations

Halloween Decorations in Hoboken

Yeah, yeah, I know – most people put Halloween decorations on their homes these days in Hoboken “for the kids.” But those fake spider-webs (probably made in China) just look awful! Like their laundry machine vomited out the window.

Fake Web Halloween Decorations WRONG in Hoboken NJ

This web decoration is a little more tastefully done, but still unoriginal:

Halloween Decorations fake spider webs Hoboken NJ

Being unoriginal is a missed opportunity for kids

Going to the store to buy pre-packaged Halloween Decorations (again, probably made in China), and copying what everyone else is doing is a bad lesson to teach children these days. It promotes the solution that you can buy everything “ready made,” and takes much of the “thinking” out of the equation (especially when it’s a clone).

There are a handful of very creative displays in town – most notably the one at 11th & Garden Streets. They put on an epic Halloween display every year. Looks like they brought back the “texting zombies”which is as relevant as ever!

If you’re not going to put the effort into going “all out” like these people – perhaps ditching the horrible (probably toxic) fake webbing, and teaching your kids to do something unique out of some pumpkins might be a better idea. Less to clean up afterward, too!

Texting zombie halloween decorations in Hoboken NJ

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Metal Masters of Monroe Center

Event: Metal Masters of Monroe Center – Oct. 24th

Still not enough people “go beyond the walls” of such places like the Monroe Center in Hoboken (720 Monroe Street). There are dozens of unique vendors, craftspeople and artists waiting to be discovered. One such event taking place this Friday (“Metal Masters”) will give you an opportunity to check out some artists who make metal their specialty. Read more below…

Metal Masters Monroe Center Hoboken NJ

Metal Masters of Monroe Center

The Monroe Center for the Arts presents “Metal Masters Of Monroe” in Studio E-415 on Friday, October 24th, from 5pm to 9pm at the Monroe Center located at 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken.

These artists work exclusively with metals:

The Metal Masters event is free to the public as well as parking in the rear lot. For further details contact: gp@monroecenter.com Telephone: 201-795-5000.

Halloween DWI Checkpoint

Halloween DWI Checkpoint in Hoboken

Thinking of coming to Hoboken next Friday in your fruity costume? Plan on getting loaded and driving around? Well you might want to think that over – as cops will be on full patrol that night with a Halloween DWI Checkpoint.

Hoboken DWI Checkpoint Halloween Night October 31 November 1 2014

Hoboken Halloween DWI Police Checkpoint

“The Hoboken Police Department will be conducting a DWI checkpoint on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The location of the checkpoint will be on Observer Highway (Eastbound) at Willow Avenue. The approximate hours of operation will be from 12am to 4am.

The goal of the program is to reduce citizen involvement and injury due to DWI-related collisions. Through implementation of this, and similar events – the Hoboken Police Department hopes to significantly reduce accidents, injuries and property damage throughout our city. Informational pamphlets will be handed out on-site.

The Hoboken Police Department is committed to working hand in hand with the citizens of Hoboken to provide a safe environment for the motoring public.”

Don’t say you weren’t warned!

Homeless and Parks

Homeless at Hoboken Parks – how does that affect families?

Even though the Hoboken Police often send homeless people “on their way” out of local parks like Church Square Park pictured below, they most often come back immediately.

As we depicted last week – the homeless are practically overrunning every single park in Hoboken as of late.

At what point does it become a deterrent for families and their children? How should we handle the growing homeless problem in Hoboken anyway?

Homeless and families in Hoboken NJ parks

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Hoboken House Tour 2014

Hoboken House Tour to benefit Historical Museum: October 26th

This Sunday, October 26th from 10am – 4pm, 10 “generous” homeowners will open their doors to visitors as a benefit for the Hoboken Historical Museum. Tour goers will be treated to an array of homes, from Victorian brownstones to contemporary condos, from traditional to modern decor, plus “historic” Stevens family artifacts.

While the homes selected each year change, each tour reflects Hoboken’s rich architectural history, as well as some of the “hottest” new properties in Hoboken. The tour is self-guided and typically takes two hours to visit all the homes, which can be seen in any order at any time throughout the tour hours.

Hoboken House Tour 2014

Hoboken House Tour Ticket Info

Tickets are $30 in advance; $40 the day of and for Museum members. They are redeemed at the Hoboken Historical Museum, (13th St. & Hudson St.), or the Hoboken Fire Department Museum (213 Bloomfield St.) where you’ll pick up your House Tour Guidebook with descriptions of the homes and an easy-to-follow walking tour map to each address.

You can also call the Museum (201-656-2240) to pay by credit card. If no one is there to answer your call, please leave a message and someone will get back to you shortly.

Enjoy the tour!

Homeless Hilton in Hoboken

Park becomes Homeless Hilton in Hoboken

You know, the local administration spends an awful amount of time and effort bitching about “how long dog leashes are” – but they often fail to see much bigger problems. Like the Homeless Hilton we have going on at Pier C Park these days.

Homeless Hilton Hoboken NJ Pier C Park 1

Homeless outnumber recreational users of Pier C Park

I swear, there had to be more homeless people altogether than people actually “recreationally” using the park!

Nothing to see here folks…

Homeless Hilton Hoboken NJ Pier C Park 2

Hoboken Homeless soon to get own zip code?

At this rate – I think when the number of homeless reaches a certain level, they’ll qualify for Federal funding – as well as their own zip code an post office!

But nah, I’m sure it won’t get worse.

Homeless Hilton Hoboken NJ Pier C Park 3

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