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Makeovers Grand (re) Opening in Hoboken

Want to show your support for a local Hoboken business? Then swing by Makeovers who “survived” by relocating to 327 Washington Street. They’re having a grand opening sale this weekend (November 22nd and 23rd). 20% off everything!

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Mathnasium – 706 Washington Street – Hoboken, NJ

Coming soon to replace the doomed garage sale crap store at 706 Washington Street is Mathnasium.

Mathnasium is a learning center to help kids with mathematics.

“Every day, students around the world attend Mathnasium learning centers to boost their math skills. We are highly specialized; we teach only math. Members usually attend two or three times a week for about an hour. Our goal is to significantly increase your child’s math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject.”

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Wow. What happened to actually learning math in “school?”

Okay great. Math is a VERY important skill for children to learn, and learn well. But this brings up some very interesting questions.

One, there are over 500 of these Mathnasium locations across the country. They’re blowing up FAST (like at the rate of around 100 per year as of late). This makes me ask:

  • Why do we need so many of these? What has gone wrong?
  • What is the purpose of “SCHOOL” if kids need all this help OUTSIDE of “school?”

Again, it’s nice that there are tools and options to bring kids “up to par,” but in addition to showering places like this with accolades, those same parents should also demand answers from the shoddy educational systems that essentially gave birth to these “learning centers.”

If this is the “right way” to learn math, shouldn’t all schools adopt the “Mathnasium Method?” Why pay extra for it?

None of this stuff existed 50 years ago. Only extreme cases needed any kind of additional tutoring.

Regardless – best of luck , Mathnasium! You’ll have 100′s of customers right off the bat!

Description: Math learning center for kids
Address: 706 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Online: mathnasium.comTwitterFacebook

Hot House Pizza

Hot House Pizza – “Monroe”

Here’s more about Hot House Pizza at 606 2nd Street (201)222-0504. A little “behind the scenes” action. One of their most popular pizzas is the “Monroe.” (I guess it’s named that since they’re located at 2nd & Monroe). It’s a simple concoction that I don’t recall seeing anywhere else in Hoboken.

The Monroe is a basic pizza, topped with Prosciutto and fresh arugula – then drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. Surprisingly good, and no wonder it’s a top seller.

See photo gallery below.

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Adams Cleaners and Tailoring

Adams Cleaners and Tailoring – Hoboken, NJ

Not exactly exciting Tuesday morning “news” but may be useful to some. Quickly replacing the doomed Limelight Floral at 519 Adams Street is, uh, Adams Cleaners and Tailoring.

If any of you are wondering if it’s the same owners as the old Adams DRY Cleaners at 4th and Adams (the one flooded out by Hurricane Sandy), nope. These new “Adams” are fresh to Hoboken, and operate a sweat shop out of Bayonne as well.

Adams Cleaners also offers free pickup and delivery, which may help the lazy portion of Hoboken, along with wash & fold and even house-cleaning. Yikes.

They claim themselves to be “expert tailors,” but I wouldn’t trust anyone with my garments in Hoboken other than Italmoda (526 Jefferson) – the best tailoring shop anywhere!

Adam Cleaners Hoboken NJ 519 Washington Street

Description: Dry cleaners, wash & fold (tailor at your own risk!)
Address: 519 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)420-7477
Hours: M-F 7am-7pm; SAT 8am-5pm

New High Rise coming to 15th & Wash

Higher and Higher in Hoboken

Several residents were wondering why an entire block of Washington St. between 14th & 15th was marked off as “no parking” recently (almost until the end of the month on one side).

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Another Toll Brothers Building starts at 15th & Washington

So it looks like Toll Brothers is breaking ground for the latest uptown high-rise. From what we understand the room was needed to stage large construction equipment onto the lot.

They’re apparently taking a pause from Maxwell Place to work on this project. But sales has been good according to Toll. Their revenues have increased by nearly 50% in just the past year alone, thanks to the lovely Real Estate Bubble!

All the people in 1450 Washington who’ve been enjoying their somewhat good views of the skyline must be wondering what to do with their investments. Oh well, the risks of city living, I guess.

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Description: Luxury Apartment Building.
Address: 15th & Washington, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Online: TBD

Mondo Dogs

Do you dig Mondo Dogs in Hoboken?

Typically, when I see a hot dog cart around town, it kind of blends in with the scenery. However, I took notice to Mondo Dogs for a different reason. I saw some flashy postcards around town, and was wondering how I could miss some new greasy food place in town. That’s when I found out it was just a rinky dinky cart! The post cards make it seem like a much more “put-together” operation.

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What is Mondo Dogs exactly?

Anywho – In addition to normal Sabrett’s Hot Dogs, they have seven “specialty” hot dog concoctions that sort of make me sick to my stomach.

Like the Peanut Butter Cheddar Bacon Dog (peanut butter, cheez whiz, and bacon). Or the Samurai Dog (wasabi mayo, wasabi peas, cole slaw and soy sauce?) And who would combine an actual hot dog with marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and chocolate syrup (That’s the “skunk dog”)?

I don’t know, but they’re apparently doing well? They offer delivery which is neat – because I guess sometimes you’re just “in the mood.” But one thing I’d try on their menu is the “Big Chili Cheese Nacho Bowl” with jalapenos and sour cream. For four “low carb bucks” perhaps it’s worth a try. I might ask for the processed cheese to be left off, though (and taste it in the privacy of my own home “just in case.”)

Good or bad, it most certainly is unique branding, that’s for sure!

Description: Hot dog cart with a creative marketing department.
Address: Varies. Normally downtown near Hudson & Newark, sometimes on 6th St.
Phone: (201)850-0681

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