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Old School Neighborhood Pride

Rare: Old School Neighborhood Pride in Hoboken

Spotting something rare this fall. A true example of neighborhood pride. It’s obvious because the man was of an older generation, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they were “Born and Raised” here in Hoboken. This was a relative newcomer to Hoboken – the kind folks over at R. William Maggs Designs on 6th Street.

Sweeping the leaves off the sidewalk, ensuring that their business was clean and welcoming.

This is rare these days because we now live in a society where everyone expects someone else to take care of things. Like not even an ounce of thought goes into mundane tasks like this anymore.

Then again, it could also be because we’re also an overly litigious group. Perhaps someone might sue you if you sweep leaves on their car. Who knows.

Nevertheless it’s refreshing that individual neighborhood pride still exists without the arm-twisting of charity or other socialistic means.

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Incredible Real Estate

“Gold Coast Real Estate” (build it and they will pay)

Real Estate in this area is amazing.

Some of the highest property taxes and near top-level rents – and people still find a way to afford it!

Even in less-than-perfect locations, too. Take the Cast Iron Lofts on Jersey Ave. just beyond the Hoboken border near the Holland Tunnel access roads. It’s really not “walking distance” to anything at the moment (especially at night). But the building must be nice as hell – because it looks more occupied than places like Maxwell Place in the poshest area of town.

Who knows, maybe the area isn’t that bad, because I see people going in and out of the building all the time – with another tower is being built as we speak. Plus they have their own private shuttle bus that takes you to the PATH station.

Would you live that far outside Hoboken?

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Hoboken Week in Review: 11/23/2014

Hoboken Week in Review – November 23, 2014

Hoboken Week in Review November 23 2014

Here’s a few noteworthy posts from Hoboken411.com for the week ending Sunday, November 23, 2014:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

  • Reval-plicatedDon’t you think it’s SUPER COMPLICATED by design?
  • AC Party Time!Public officials head down to Atlantic City. You paid the tab.
  • Slow DownYou think signs with empty threats are effective?
  • Hospital HazardsDrive around HUMC at your own risk! (Unless you know a good lawyer).
  • Sky HighThe transformation to “Hoboken Wind Tunnel” is about to be complete uptown.
  • HPU HypocrisyThey wish the HPU ATM was 24/7.
  • BLACK FRIDAYPlease make it go away. But we’d have to collectively band together.

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

  • MathnasiumCostly “learning centers” are now required because SCHOOLS suck. Period!
  • Pearson EducationBuilding downtown almost done. Citizens “thrilled” to have a real sidewalk again.
  • Thanksgiving HeroRock the holiday crowd with your top of the line chocolate arrangement!
  • Hot House PizzaA look at how a tasty pizza pie is made.
  • Turkey CateringMaking a stressful holiday a bit easier is sometimes a good idea.
  • No Starch!Another outsourced basic service entity sprouts up midtown.
  • MakeoversGrand Opening still going on! Save 20% on everything (today is the final day).
  • Bow Tie CinemasMaybe you should wait to see Hunger Games on DVD. It’ll make the year-long wait for the second part that much easier.

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

Before social networking platforms people needed to know you to know your name today people only need to know your name to know you mokokoma

Hoboken Photo Leftovers for November 22nd

Hoboken photo remains of the week: November 22, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers November 22 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: Looks like they had some structural issues over at Debaun Auditorium on the Stevens Campus.
  • Photo 2: Hoboken’s third place for “blo jobs” opens – Blo-It-Out on Washington between 12th & 13th.
  • Photo 3: 1415 Park Place also quickly reaching it’s final “identity.”
  • Photo 4: Amazing. CVS uptown only had ONE modest “flu shot” sign. They must be suffering since they stopped selling smokes.
  • Photo 5: The obligatory “road closed” entry of the week (4th & Grand).

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Slow down!

Slow down in Hoboken, NJ – what’s the hurry?

While I’m no fan of someone else decreeing what is right and wrong for me (under threat of financial penalty), I definitely see no need to speed around like a maniac. Sure, there are places where you want to open up your car a little (like on a highway with little or no traffic), but on craptastic pothole-filled roads like in Hoboken, it just makes no sense.

Apparently, though – some roads are worse than others. Hence, the Hoboken Police recently installed a “warning” message on Hudson Street reminding drivers that the speed limit is 25 miles per hour, and that the law is “radar enforced.”

Perhaps the warning message was enough to curtail the speeders, because I didn’t see any speed traps anywhere.

Do you think people drive too fast in Hoboken? Or is the “Mad Max” like environment just what is needed to get narcissistic people to get off their smart phones?

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Texting while jogging?

Really? Texting while jogging in Hoboken?

Unfortunately, the “smart phone” has absolutely become an extension of the human brain. We see people texting at the altar or even while having sex. That’s just plain wrong.

Then you have people who text while riding their bikes, text while driving, or just keep looking down without any kind of awareness of their surroundings.

And of course, the “victimless” acts of texting are just self-destructive, and have made way for a new illness called text necks syndrome.

But while exercising? A refreshing jog along the waterfront should be reserved for some “alone time,” where you can soak in the sights, get your rhythm and breathing synchronized, and focus on form.

This girl passed me the other day (I definitely saw the text message screen, and not music). She had terrible running form and was completely disconnected from the rest of the world. Why bother going for a run at all? Why not just not, and say you did?

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