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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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Hoboken GPS spottings October 2014

Hoboken GPS spottings still happen in 2014

I thought the Hoboken GPS Spottings category would have run it’s course last year, but I was mistaken. People still have dedicated GPS units that they leave in their car. How come?

Hoboken GPS Spottings October 2014 1

One reason that people might still have GPS (despite great smart phone apps like Waze), is because they want to drive with navigation AND still text and message other people while they drive. It’s the only explanation I can come up with.

And perhaps these days, thieves are less inclined to take the risk anymore – because pawn shops probably only pay $10 for an average GPS you can pick up at Walmart.

Regardless, no matter what time of day or night, it’s never a good idea. Like leaving money on the dash!

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Miracle Parking Job

Hard to believe, but true: Miracle Parking Job in Hoboken

Wow, I did a double-take the other day when I noticed this pickup truck parked near the Hoboken High School. A true miracle parking job that’s for sure.

At first glance at this “legally” parked vehicle, I thought it had to be some kind of private business. But no! It was a Hoboken Board of Education vehicle. Not double parked, not parked on the red curb – but pretty much where cars are supposed to park.

While it’s crappy that a city vehicle took a space away from a resident who may have been able to use it – it is still astounding to witness this rare event (sort of like a blue moon).

Miracle Parking Job Hoboken NJ board of education

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Entitled Bicyclists

Hoboken brimming with Entitled Bicyclists!

Entitled bicyclists in Hoboken don’t just ride the wrong way, or nearly run over pedestrians on the sidewalk. Nope.

They also lock these fruity contraptions to the front of people’s homes – and prevent access to the gated areas, as one resident tried to reason with the moron by leaving a polite note:

2nd Notice: Please do not park your bike here. It prevents access to the front gated area. If you have a problem, call my cell and we can discuss. Thanks. (Adams St. Resident)”

“Please” call my cell? So we can “discuss?” Fuck that! If that was my house, that lock would have been sawed off – and the sign would have said “FREE BIKE. PLEASE TAKE.”

You can’t reason with these people. They’ll unknowingly step all over you. Grow a pair and take matters in your own hands.

Entitled bicyclists in Hoboken NJ

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Homeless and Parks

Homeless at Hoboken Parks – how does that affect families?

Even though the Hoboken Police often send homeless people “on their way” out of local parks like Church Square Park pictured below, they most often come back immediately.

As we depicted last week – the homeless are practically overrunning every single park in Hoboken as of late.

At what point does it become a deterrent for families and their children? How should we handle the growing homeless problem in Hoboken anyway?

Homeless and families in Hoboken NJ parks

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