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Hoboken Photo Leftovers for November 1st

Hoboken photo remains of the week: November 1, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers November 1 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: Hudson County seen doing a great job cleaning up Columbus Park. Maybe they can work on all the other city parks too?
  • Photo 2: Cork Wine enhanced their signage – which isn’t easy to do with the all the regulations everywhere these days.
  • Photos 3-6: The last of the Halloween decorations for 2014. We spotted a don Zimmer replica, funny enough. Can you spot which one?
  • Photo 7: Oktoberfest is long over, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy an authentic German Beer, like at Helmers’!
  • Photo 8: You can throw a dart at a map of Hoboken, and some PSE&G repair won’t be more than two blocks away from where it lands.

Brisk weekend ahead, plan accordingly!

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Flashback Hoboken: Fall 2006 (Part 2)

Flashback Hoboken: Fall 2006 {Not done yet!}

A couple weeks ago, we looked back at some businesses that are no longer in Hoboken. This week, we’ll check out some businesses that have gone through some kind of renovation, but still exist in the same capacity more or less. Bring back any memories?

Once a bank, always a bank

Eight years ago, we had a bank called “Washington Mutual.” In business since the 1800′s! Then in 2008, after a 9-day “bank run” they were essentially “forced out” of business. It’s now JP Morgan Chase. If you’re interested in the ridiculously complicated story click here.

Chase Bank 14th Street Hoboken Flashback

Seeing stars

Back in the early 90′s before we moved to Hoboken, “7 Star Pizza” was the go-to place for drunk slices after hitting the bars. Boy, what a dump it was, but the cheesy pizza sure it the spot. In 2006 they renovated and changed the name to “7 Stars.”

7 Star Pizza Hoboken NJ flashback

Duffy – City

Duffy’s was a perfectly good name for an Irish bar. When they renovated I guess traditional Irish-sounding bar names were “trending down,” and the name changed to “Cork City.” Maybe because they wanted to sell drinks other than $1 drafts?

Cork City Hoboken NJ flashback

Still here after all these years

2006 marked the beginning of Teak down by the PATH station. A tribute for them staying alive, I guess!

Teak Hoboken survived

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Irish Pub for Dummies

Irish Pub for Dummies in Hoboken, NJ (Willie McBride’s)

As long as I can remember, the name of a business establishment on the front of the building always was enough. And for years, Willie McBride’s just said “Willie McBride’s” out front.

And last year – they “refreshed” the bar with a striking coat of black and bright red paint. I thought it looked fine! (left in the photo below). But I recently noticed that they added (in big letters) “Irish Pub” above their name. Why?

Are people so stupid that they have to BE TOLD what the business is? Did a lot of people complain because they thought it was a “Bridal” shop? I guess since we live in a generation where things have to be “spelled out” for the ignoramuses out there, perhaps this is understandable.

Willie McBride's Irish Pub Hoboken NJ

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Hoboken Photo Leftovers for October 25th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: October 25, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers October 25 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: Weird to see Crumbs Bake Shop back…
  • Photos 2-5: More “unoriginal” Halloween decorations. Teaching kids the “easy way” is bad parenting.
  • Photo 6: The “Prime” convenience store dynasty expands. This time at Monroe Center they slap the “gourmet” buzz-word on it.

Perfect weekend to spend outside!

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Waiting on line for handouts

Government housing line stretches for blocks in Hoboken, NJ

Today – hundreds of people lined up for a government housing “lottery.” That line was many city blocks long.

Isn’t it interesting when something that is given out for absolutely zero contribution, that people flock – even in the rain?

But when you’re offering an opportunity (like a JOB), there are NEVER such lines? I see many “help wanted” signs around town…

government housing line hoboken NJ lottery

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Halloween Decorations

Halloween Decorations in Hoboken

Yeah, yeah, I know – most people put Halloween decorations on their homes these days in Hoboken “for the kids.” But those fake spider-webs (probably made in China) just look awful! Like their laundry machine vomited out the window.

Fake Web Halloween Decorations WRONG in Hoboken NJ

This web decoration is a little more tastefully done, but still unoriginal:

Halloween Decorations fake spider webs Hoboken NJ

Being unoriginal is a missed opportunity for kids

Going to the store to buy pre-packaged Halloween Decorations (again, probably made in China), and copying what everyone else is doing is a bad lesson to teach children these days. It promotes the solution that you can buy everything “ready made,” and takes much of the “thinking” out of the equation (especially when it’s a clone).

There are a handful of very creative displays in town – most notably the one at 11th & Garden Streets. They put on an epic Halloween display every year. Looks like they brought back the “texting zombies”which is as relevant as ever!

If you’re not going to put the effort into going “all out” like these people – perhaps ditching the horrible (probably toxic) fake webbing, and teaching your kids to do something unique out of some pumpkins might be a better idea. Less to clean up afterward, too!

Texting zombie halloween decorations in Hoboken NJ

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