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Hard to believe: Bike lane used!

Rare spotting: Bike lane user in Hoboken

We already know that Hoboken is filled with entitled bicyclists who either ride on the sidewalk, go the wrong direction and blow through stop signs.

I did a double-take recently when I saw this person actually riding within the designation bike lane! Wonder what made them conform? Or was it just accidental? Or a city plant to make the lanes look used?

Hoboken Bike Lane actually in use

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Outsmarting the MTA transit system

Hoboken to NYC commuters – learn this tip today!

Thousands of Hoboken residents commute to and work in New York City – and often use the MTA NYC Transit System (and the corresponding “Metro Card” for payment.)

And I’m sure more than one of you has been in a hurry only to find out that you come up a nickel short on your fare, and miss your train as a result. Damnit! Why is that? Well, apparently it’s by design.

I Quant NY shares a simple tip – that instead of using the “pre-populated” purchase options when buying your MetroCard (i.e., $19.00) that you manually type the amount (in this case $19.05), and it will give you an exact number of rides – instead of some “leftover change.” They break down the fare amounts in an easy chart for your reference on their website.

And as a result of this “bad math,” the MTA receives $50 million dollars a year in unredeemed balances! That’s lottery money for God’s sake. Imagine if that was put to good use and out of the hands of some inept government agency?

411 Note: While this is certainly a helpful tip – I liken this to gas in your gas tank. NEVER let your gas go down below 1/4 tank, and people should learn to do the same on their metro cards. Better yet – use the EasyPay Xpress option and never worry about your MetroCard balance. But we understand some people live paycheck to paycheck, or don’t trust their financial info in the hands of morons.

Outsmarting MTA subway metro card NYC

(h/t Rob for the info!)

Hoboken Week in Review: 9/14/2014

Hoboken Week in Review – September 14, 2014

Hoboken Week in Review September 14 2014 Hoboken411 NJ

Here’s a selection of noteworthy posts on Hoboken411.com for the week ending Sunday, September 14, 2014:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

Sense isnt democratic A senseless opinion thats advocated by the majority is still senseless mokokoma

Hoboken Photo Leftovers for September 13th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: September 13, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers September 13 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: No idea where to watch the Mayweather fight tonight? Village Pourhouse downtown is a great option.
  • Photo 2: Bludgeoned! PSE&G continues ripping our already decimated streets to shreds with “gas line” work.
  • Photo 3: 1st & Adams gets a minor upgrade with a residential building taking shape. Looks like shoddy construction to us.
  • Photo 4: Craving fresh seafood? You’ll have to wait a little longer. Stingray Lounge uptown still a couple weeks out.
  • Photo 5: El-cheapo ladies clothing store “People” has been playing with people with their “going out of business” sale for a while. At least the sign is down now.
  • Photo 6: 1415 Park Place continues it’s evolution into a living, breathing building. For now at least, it kind of “matches” the BP gas station…

Don’t let a little rain spoil your plans! Get out there and explore!

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Genuine Hoboken Oil!

“Toxic” Situation near Neumann Leathers in Hoboken?

Well, several concerned citizens contacted Hoboken411 to share what they believe is “toxic” situation going on downtown near the Neumann Leathers.

Neumann Leather Oil Daves Auto Hoboken NJ construction mishap

Former Dave’s Auto Parts a bit oily

Apparently, construction happening at the former NAPA – Dave’s Auto Parts location at Newark and Willow – also comes with a boatload of yummy oil underground that has surely “added character” to the neighborhood for years and years!

Oil Leak Hoboken NJ Daves Auto Parts

How bad can it be? Can it hurt property values?

This type of situation appears to be standard in Hoboken, wouldn’t you say? I mean half the town is toxic, considering the industrial history in days past. And it hasn’t seemed to put a damper on the Real Estate market. Shit, we have mercury lots, and other sites with petroleum-based toxins – and I haven’t noticed anyone with three eyeballs yet.

But should downtown residents be worried? If not for their property values, but for their health?

Neumann Leathers Oil Leak Hurting Property Values in Hoboken NJ

Hoboken, we have a {homeless} problem

Homeless Serial Fecal oFFenders on the rise in Hoboken

Some might say “nah, we don’t have a homeless issue in Hoboken,” but based on the growing trend in various parts of town – they’d be proven wrong.

Homeless Fecal Matter in Hoboken NJ parks

Hoboken parks like a third world nation?

Up at Stevens Park – the homeless “population” seems to have been growing over the past several years. Not sure if it’s the economy in general, the fledgling city administration, or what.

And what’s worse is that now these homeless show no shame in depositing fecal matter almost anywhere. Including all the park benches and chairs inside and outside the dog park.

From nasty turds on lawn chairs, to disgusting beer diarrhea sprays on benches. Cops used to perform regular detail checks to remove people from the parks after the designated hours (11pm in the summer). Perhaps the dwindling police force is to blame, who knows.

You’ll know for sure that shit has (literally) hit the fan – if the city starts spending property taxpayer money on TOILET PAPER DISPENSERS for ordinary park benches.

Toilet paper dispensers coming soon to Hoboken NJ parks

(Sorry if this ruined your lunch!)

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