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Hoboken Week in Review: 2/1/2015

Hoboken Week in Review – February 1, 2015

Hoboken Week in Review February 1 2015 Hoboken411 NJ

Felt like a short week, no? Here’s a few noteworthy stories from Hoboken411.com to share from the week ending Sunday, February 1, 2015:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

  • Snow BustState of NJ shuts down for some snow flurries.
  • Top 5Handy list of things NOT to do during a snow storm.
  • Shoddy ParksSomething always breaking in Hoboken.
  • Sidewalk MannersIt’s over. Most now think the world revolves around them.

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

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Hoboken Photo Leftovers for January 31st

Hoboken photo remains of the week: January 31, 2015

Hoboken Photo Leftovers January 31 2015

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: Weird. We were told the recently closed Helmers’ had a new tenant – but there’s a “for lease” sign in the window. Hmmm.
  • Photo 2: Say “Hoboken Road Work Sucks” five times fast. Not easy to do.
  • Photo 3: Beethoven’s Veranda on “winter break” in case you were Jonesing for shrubbery.
  • Photo 4: Interesting. The “for rent” sign at the doomed Copper Kettles location is gone. Wonder what business will try their luck at that cursed spot next?
  • Photos 5-9: The winter storm that left a few inches in Hoboken won first prize in the hype contest.

Who’s craving warm weather yet?

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Phone Booth Shelter

Not Dead: Phone Booth Shelters serve a purpose in Hoboken

Been watching the various “phone booths” in Hoboken for quite a while. I hadn’t seen anyone in one in a very long time. They were essentially “ghost towns” in my opinion.

However, during one “inclement” day recently, I spotted a very RARE instance. Someone actually USING a phone booth.

Of course, it had nothing to do with the contraption inside – but rather the COVER it provided the girl as she used her MOBILE device to communicate.

So – at what point to these antiquated devices go away and free sidewalk space up for homeless guys? C’mon already!

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Sidwalk manners in Hoboken

What ever happened to sidewalk manners in Hoboken?

You ever wonder what happened to “sidewalk manners” in general these days?

Sidewalk manners are part of a group of things called “common courtesy for others” while traversing public spaces. This includes “stopping in your tracks without looking around first,” and “occupying busy street corners for no other reason other than to bullshit with my friend.”

We’re not singling out “stroller people” per se, but this is an example of an action that is not courteous to others. To walk slowly while completely blocking the sidewalk for other, faster walkers. Pedestrians sans babies do this as well (especially in larger groups). God forbid one person is behind another.

People these days are completely incapable of “assessing” a certain situation anymore. They just “do” whatever without a care in the world. (Or until someone rightly yells at them and puts them in their place.)

I can only imagine how rough it would be if some kind of major emergency happened around here.

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Top 5 Blizzard Don’ts

Top 5 Blizzard Don’ts in Hoboken

top 5 blizzard don'ts in Hoboken NJOkay – it’s winter.

This is just like any heavy rain storm – except that it’s frozen precipitation. And that means it will accumulate above the ground and cause an impedance to anyone who is a “challenged walker.” Yes, that is what snow is! Amazing, eh?

It’s fairly elemental.

But when it’s frozen and “accumulates,” it’s a bit different than water – which other than flooding, eventually drains away quite rapidly compared with the many weeks (if not months) we’ll see this snow on the ground. Turning brown. Becoming annoying. “Please make it go away… Looking forward to summer…. “

When we get FEET of snow – it presents a whole slew of problems, which are usually transportation oriented.

So what are the Top 5 things you should avoid during a blizzard?

Number 5: Please postpone medical emergencies

Number 5 Blizzard Don'ts in Hoboken NJAt the height of the blizzard late tonight – medical vehicles and apparatus will have a super-tough time traversing city streets. That could mean the difference between life and death!

So if you can – please avoid (or postpone if possible) the following medical emergencies:

  • Heart attack or stroke. (Stay off carbs, eat lots of veggies, keep blood sugar low, avoid strenuous activities).
  • Child birth / labor. (If you’re close to your due date – either try to push it out NOW – or figure out a way to keep the baby in the sack till the weather clears).
  • Profuse bleeding. (Any tricky home projects or drunken bar fights should be put off till the storm clears).
  • Broken bones. (While not as bad as some other emergencies – try not elevating your body to more than 12″ off the ground. And if out and about, ensure your shoes have proper traction).
  • Panic Attacks. (There is nothing to worry about at all. Everything is fine. It will be spring in less that 3 months!)

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Number 4: Try not to start any fires!

Number 4 Blizzard Don'ts in Hoboken NJAny kind of row-house fire in Hoboken at the height of the blizzard, will practically ensure that an entire block burns down. Just because the snow is heavy and wet does not mean that it will aid in any way in preventing such a disaster.

So in order to reduce your risk (and guilt) for starting an epic fire for the history books:

  • Do not use candles if you’re a known drunk or narcoleptic.
  • Shut your circuit breaker if your house is known to be non-code compliant.
  • Playing “fire bomb beer pong” not a bright idea during the storm.
  • More than 11 iPhone chargers in a power strip just to keep your facebook stream alive is just not worth it.
  • Deep-frying a frozen turkey inside your studio apartment in wood-frame house can wait.
  • Firing up the hibachi grill on your fire escape. Just don’t do it. In other words, don’t be an asshole!

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Hoboken Week in Review: 1/25/2015

Hoboken Week in Review January 25 2015 Hoboken411 NJ

Okay! Looks like winter is most certainly back on the radar! Yay! Here’s a few noteworthy stories from Hoboken411.com to share from the week ending Sunday, January 25, 2015:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

  • Crap Pump“Luxury Living” in Hoboken now with added sewage! Yay!
  • NickedPark in a city garage? Get your wheels ripped off.
  • Parking FAILCity takes pride in installing shit upside down.

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

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