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RIP: The Find

The Find ruined by Facebook (another one bites the dust)

The Find was one great shopping search engine. It really found great deals out there – especially outside the “big E-tailer” ecosystem. I can’t tell you how many interesting shops I discovered using that search engine. Was truly a valuable resource for many items from everyday products at lower prices, or even better – hard to find items that were in stock. It allowed me to scour the results until I was happy with my choice.

Well – Fakebook acquired them. It’s over. Here’s my translation to their farewell message posted on the webpage.

The Find bites the dust after Fakebook Acquisition

The Find sells out to Fakebook – now useless to everyone (except FB)

For the last nine years, we’ve worked hard to bring you a shopping experience that’s easy, efficient and fun – searching all the stores on the web to find just the right products you’re looking to buy.
That’s right – you worked hard to make a great product!

We are now starting our next chapter by combining forces with Facebook to do even more for consumers. Facebook’s resources and platform give us the opportunity to scale our expertise in product sourcing to the over 1 billion people that use the platform.
Next chapter? Joining forces? Tell us how!

Key members of our team are joining the company and will be working hard to integrate our technology to make the ads you see on Facebook every day better and more relevant to you.
What? Mingling on Fakebook doesn’t mean I’m CONSTANTLY shopping. I guess you’ll snoop through my timeline to “predict” what myself and my friends will waste our money on next, rather than letting us shop when we want to!

Unfortunately, this means we are taking our search engine offline.
Really? No. What it means is that your “search engine” was either considered a threat to Fakebook – or a way for them to add more (faux) value to their hollow company. You guys didn’t really care about making a great “search engine.” When you saw the dollar signs – your “customers” no longer mattered.

Thank you for your loyalty and for making this a fun journey for all of us! TheFind Team.
Thank you for making us rich by using the site and allowing us to become part of Fakebook.

Another reason to delete Facebook.

The Find ruined after facebook fakebook acquisition

The Golden Carrot

The Golden Carrot – Hoboken, NJ – 1102 Washington Street

Opening in May at 1102 Washington Street is The Golden Carrot.

The Golden Carrot Hoboken NJ Jewelry Store 1102 Washington Street

What is The Golden Carrot?

The Golden Carrot is a jewelry type store. The former business in this spot was also a jewelry store named Jewelry by Peter, which “petered out” relatively quickly.

High hopes for the newest jewelry proprietor to take a chance at winning over regular customers. Maybe they’ll have the right mix of trendy and value which I think is the name of the game these days.

Swing by May 1st for more.

Description: Jewelry Store. Open 7 days a week (M-F 12pm-8pm – Sa-Su 11am-6pm)
Address: 1102 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Phone: (201)714-9393
Online: thegoldencarrot.comInstagram

The Golden Carrot Hoboken New Jersey

Ricardo Roig Gallery

Grand opening this weekend

In case you missed Ricardo Roig’s opening at The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts this past Wednesday – you can attend his own art gallery opening (252 1st St.) this Saturday, April 18th from 7pm to 10pm!

Ricardo Roig Gallery – 252 First Street

Good news, art lovers! Local phenom Ricardo Roig is planning to open up his own studio at 252 First Street next month!

This is great, because area artists often have to rely on other people to present their works (and either take too much of a cut, or they even go out of business.)

Ricardo says: “My images come from life, dreams, visions, hallucinations, nightmares, but are always experienced through a specific atmospheric space. I attempt to evoke these experiences in my artwork, a representation of my world- through my eyes, mind and heart. My art is my elevated form of communication and allows me to express and understand my emotions in hopes of finding peace. I hope my art uplifts, challenges people to think, and always remind us of our shared humanity in this natural world for which we are all born into.”

Ricardo Roig Gallery Hoboken NJ 252 First Street

Description: Roig Gallery. Art by Ricardo Roig.
Address: 252 First Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (908)447-3928
Email: RoigArt@gmail.com
Online: ricardoroig.com

Blue Eyes Cafe

Blue Eyes Cafe in Hoboken, NJ

An Italian restaurant with unobstructed views of the Hudson River and NYC skyline opens this Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Welcome Blue Eyes Cafe to the Hoboken waterfront!

“Blue Eyes Restaurant is an Italian Eatery & Cafe boasting a wood burning oven that sits on the Hoboken waterfront with gorgeous views. We offer wood-fired pizzas, pasta, appetizers, paninis, desserts, gelato & assorted coffees – along with wine and beer. In the Spring and Summer months we will have outdoor seating with beautiful views of the water, Freedom Tower and the soccer fields.”

Check their menu of offerings here (too bad it’s not BYOB!)

We’ll be sure to check them out after they’ve been able to work out their opening day jitters!

Blue Eyes Cafe Hoboken New Jersey

Description: Italian Restaurant, etc.
Address: 525 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 (5th & Sinatra)
Phone: 201-683-6861
Online: blueeyeshoboken.com

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“A Beautiful day in the neighborhood…”

Hoboken sights – “A beautiful day in the neighborhood!”

Finally spring is here!

Below are a few shots from around the popular downtown waterfront area. People hanging out, getting exercise, and enjoying the fresh air!

Hopefully we won’t have a brutally hot summer this year.

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Spa Restaurant

Spa Diner under new ownership in Hoboken

A couple years ago, the Spa Diner was included in a Hoboken411 list of local businesses that were up for sale.

Well, it’s time to close that thought – as “The Spa” is officially under new ownership. The operation will continue “as is” for the foreseeable future. So no worries about a favorite “dirty spoon” closing anytime soon!

Listen to owner Sean McGarr talk about the Spa Diner – in an interview we did with him yesterday with Hoboken Internet Radio. Great stuff (you can also listen to the full interview to hear about their other exciting Hoboken projects – including the exciting House of ‘Que authentic Texas style BBQ restaurant this summer!)

Full Interview:

Spa Diner Hoboken NJ new ownership

Description: Diner, Burger place. New Owners as of 2015 (same as The Ainsworth, Little Town Social, House of ‘Que).
Address: 74 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5603
Telephone: (201) 653-6617

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