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Hoboken Week in Review: 12/21/2014

Hoboken Week in Review – December 21, 2014

Hoboken Week in Review December 21 2014 Hoboken411 NJ

Happy First Day of Winter! Here’s a few noteworthy stories from Hoboken411.com to share from the week ending Sunday, December 21, 2014:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

  • Bhalla BlunderThis bonehead should just say he was wrong and quit. They’ll never admit fault. Ever.
  • Hoboken Image MakeoverOr is it “Reputation Rescue?” A million bucks spent for some very low-priority crap in town.
  • Retail OverloadDoes Hoboken just have “too many stores?”
  • Pedestrians or Cattle?Hoboken feels the need to corral pedestrians because they’re a hazard to themselves and drivers.
  • Buzzed DrivingIs drunk driving, so they say. Plus, any cop can flat out decide your fate. How does that make you feel?

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

most people can't stand spending a few minutes by themself yet they expect others to spend an hour a day or even a lifetimme with them mokokoma

Hoboken not safe for cars!

NW Hoboken continues to be stolen rim headquarters

Unreal – we have a string of evidence in this post alone, about how the NW area of the city is the “Newark of Hoboken.” This happened just to the north of Shoprite.

I can see how this is possible, though – because it doesn’t take more than 3 minutes max to get all four rims off a car these days with high-power battery-operated impact wrenches readily available.

And what would a “Warning: Do NOT park your car here if you want to KEEP your rims!” sign cost the city? Like a under $100. Would save a lot of headaches for drivers (and police.)

You can imagine the city trying to spin this into a “get out of your cars” initiative.

But just try riding your bicycle on your first date in 25 degree weather. Odds of scoring? Zero.

stolen rims hoboken NJ

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Hoboken Photo Leftovers for December 20th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: December 20, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers December 20 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: I’m all for the Christmas “Spirit,” believe me. But when people throw cheap, plastic replicas of wreaths and bows – it screams “cheap.” Why bother?
  • Photo 2: Out with one “social bike sharing disaster” and in with “another bike sharing fiasco.” When will these moronic politicians just ADMIT that bike sharing will NOT work here. We’re not in Amsterdam. Bet they can’t wait for sensible people to die off and get replaced by community tree huggers.
  • Photo 3: That Liberty Bar spot uptown is actually a nice space. Me thinks astronomical rent is scaring potential tenants away. Imagine a nice old-fashioned BAR (watering hole) there?
  • Photo 4: The Hoboken Wine House at 11th definitely improved the look of that intersection. Sadly, lame booze selection and shoddy prices remain.
  • Photos 5-6: The obligatory road work shots of the week. But think about this: The city should have been handing out free parking like confetti to quell the anger from residents and employees who suffered. Another botched political opportunity for our dunce in charge.

The year is winding down…

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Always time for a glass of wine!

Correct: Always time for a glass of wine in Hoboken!

99% of marketing out there has zero affect on me and my life (thankfully). And even though this sandwich board outside Bin 14 uptown didn’t convince me to spend $15 a glass for wine at a bar – I have to say I agree with it 100%. “There’s always time for a glass of wine!”

(Oh, and the kind folks at Sparrow Wine uptown found me a case of my favorite Organic Wine: Venta Morales – a fine tasting Tempranillo out of Spain for just $75 bucks a case! Under $7 a bottle cannot be beat!)

Enjoy your wine (or whatever you drink your worries away with) this weekend!

always time for a glass of wine in Hoboken NJ

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Road work landmarks

Silver lining: Road work landmarks help with directions

Seems like every single road in Hoboken has some kind of street construction or repair going on. Heck, they can even pave the roads in just a day or two. But not here. Non stop road closures. There is a bright side though, all these signs can serve as handy “road work landmarks” for lost motorists.

“How do I get to the hospital?”

“Well, ma’am, head down Garden street, make a right at the orange “Road work ahead” sign, and you’ll see it in two blocks.”

Good luck with parking, though…

road work landmarks in Hoboken NJ

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Awesome Jersey Sunsets

Awesome Jersey Sunsets – Are they real?

Needed to get some items off my Christmas shopping list the other day, and decided (in rush hour traffic to boot) to brave the speedways of our densely populated area and head over to Short Hills Mall (the last “civilized” mall out there). Check it out! Is that an awesome Jersey sunset or what?

Now I’m wondering if these spectacular sunsets are “natural,” or are they “man made” as a result of the tasty chemicals in the air (thanks to the industrial revolution).

Either way, still very gorgeous even if they only last a few minutes.

awesome jersey sunset on way from Hoboken NJ to short hills mall

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