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OMG! Exposed wires at Maxwell Place!

Exposed wires at Maxwell Place Pier!

The way I see parents these days all over the place – on their phones, chatting with other parents, or just being oblivious to what their kids are doing, makes me wonder about this situation over at the pier at Maxwell Place.

One of the light poles has a completely exposed wiring box. How nutty is that?

Exposed wires at Maxwell Place Pier Hoboken NJ

It would be the mom’s fault for sure!

Imagine your kid fiddling with these wires?

One tug at the wire wrap would send your kid right to the chicken wing delivery bin at a local Chinese restaurant!

Just a shame that most people are consumed with taking “selfies” of the NYC skyline that observing that clear and present dangers for their kids right in front of their eyes.

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Paddle boarding in Hoboken

Still time left for Paddle boarding (and Kayaking) in Hoboken

Even though summer is “officially” over in Hoboken, there is still plenty of seasonable weather left before our anticipated brutal winter arrives. So if you still have that “itch” to stay active – you need to know about the water-based fun you can have uptown.

Resilience Paddle Sports is located in the “boathouse” over at Maxwell Place uptown – and has some “end of season specials” you, your partner and your friends can take advantage of. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner – or a seasoned expert. You have a little over a month left in the season!

Resilience Paddle Sports Hoboken NJ kayaking Paddleboarding

End of Season Specials at Resilience Paddle Sports in Hoboken

These tickets are good through the first weekend in November 2014, but also can be used early season April/May 2015 if weather is uncooperative.

You can call 800-979-3370 for tickets or Buy Tickets online at Zerve as well.

See some class options below…

Paddle Boarding Kayaking Hoboken NJ

Learn to Paddle board!

2 hour class – $50 per person
$140 group package (up to four people)
Available Daily 10am & 1pm
No experience necessary

Manhattan Skyline Kayak Tour

2 hour tour – $50 per person
$140 group package (up to four people)
Available Daily
No experience necessary

Sunset Skyline Tour

2 hour tour – $50 per person
$140 group package (up to four people)
Available Daily starting at 5:30pm
No experience necessary

Hoboken Boat House

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival 2014

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival – Jersey City – Sept. 27, 2014

Looking to expand your recreational horizons a little bit beyond the Mile Square? Then head over to the 5th Annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival this Saturday, September 27, 2014 from noon to 8 pm, over at Hamilton Square, 232 Pavonia Avenue, on the east side of Hamilton Park, Jersey City.

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival Jersey City NJ September 27 20143

End of Summer BBQ Festival

The BBQ Festival is a fun, “end of summer” neighborhood event. Proceeds of the Hamilton Park BBQ Festival go to the Hamilton Park Conservancy (501(c)(3)) dedicated to assisting the city in the maintenance and improvement of the historic Hamilton Park.

GP’s Restaurant, Union Republic, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Pennsylvania’s Jimmy’s BBQ, Delaney Barbecue of Brooklyn, Ben’s BBQ & Catering of Newark, will be serving up BBQ and BBQ related sides. Hamilton Inn is tending-bar serving beer from New Jersey Beer Co. and frozen margaritas. Blue J Syrups, Cholita Dessert Bar, HopsScotch, Lizzmonade, and Milk Sugar Love will feed your sweet tooth, quench your thirst, and dazzle your taste buds.

Activities include a mechanical bull, bouncy castle and face-painting. Kids are welcome! Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair will have fantastic craft and art vendors along McWilliams Place. Famous Dancing Tony is coordinating live music all day. Bands slated to perform include The Gully Hubbards, The Sensational Country Blues Wonders, The Accidental Seabirds, The Jeremy Wallace Trio, Eliza Neals, Sons of Ham, The Lonesome Prairie Dogs and more.

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival 2014 Jersey City

Smart Start Academy

Smart Start Academy coming to Hoboken, NJ

Opening later this year in the flood-prone area of 9th & Monroe Streets (in the Shoprite building) is Smart Start Academy.

With a location already in Jersey City, Smart Start Academy prides itself in feeding kids “organic snacks,” as well as “creating a nurturing, safe and respectful environment for our students, parents and staff. We strive to create an exceptional learning experience for the whole child, cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively.”

The target age group is between 2-6 years old, and they offer programs ranging from single half day sessions to 5 days per week (and up 11 while hours a day!) And they also boast a 5 to 1 student to teacher ratio. No way your kid will be out of line with that much control!

smart start academy Hoboken NJ pre school 2014 9th Monroe

Description: Pre-school and daycare
Address: 901 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Online: smart-startacademy.com

Moms hate trees?

Hoboken moms hate trees apparently!

What an entitled city Hoboken has become! Based on the following evidence, it’s clear that moms hate trees!

There’s some “mom in the city” event taking place in the swank W Hotel in early October, and plastered all over city parks – and stapled to TREES – are fliers advertising this “family friendly” (yet environmentally evil) ho-down.

moms hate trees in Hoboken NJ

Some residents take notice of tree disregard

And it appears that some residents are unhappy with this senseless stapling of trees as one flier has “No Bills on Tree, Jerkoff” written on it.

Are telephone poles too “dangerous” for the precious mommies to contend with rusty staples that might mess up their recent manicures?

Hoboken trees moms hate

Kids run wild while moms update Facebook

And to make the tree matters worse, we were told that while a circle-jerk of moms were gabbing away about superficial and shallow topics, kids with astronomical blood sugar levels were running recklessly around the park swinging on tree branches. And ended up permanently damaging several tree limbs.

The parents didn’t even care to notice. Tsk, tsk…

Hoboken kids damage trees

Happy Dental

Happy Dental – Hoboken, NJ – 801 Washington St.

Replacing the former Ralph’s Italian Ices at 8th & Washington is a “toothy” business called Happy Dental.

Having more dentists in town makes sense as the Hoboken population increases, that’s for sure.

Oh – and here’s a great tip. If you take care of your teeth, you probably don’t need dental insurance. Look at how much you’re paying annually. And compare that to two cleanings per year. The semi-annual cleanings (minus x-rays and MD inspection) should cost you less that $200 out of pocket. Keep that up and your teeth will probably never go bad.

Happy Dental Hoboken NJ

Description: Dentist “Happy Dental”
Address: 801 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)683-5230