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Ultimate Smoke & Vapor

Just what Hoboken needed: Ultimate Smoke & Vapor

Taking the place of the doomed Mad One Jacks salon down by the PATH station (22 Hudson Place) is Ultimate Smoke & Vapor.

Everything related to smoking. Either real tobacco cigarettes or the newest trend Electronic Cigarettes (or e-cigs).

E-Cigs were initially hailed as the “smoke free” way to quit smoking. By inhaling vapors of nicotine and other suspicious chemicals. They’re supposed to be somewhat cheaper than tobacco, and you can also “smoke” them in many places that tobacco smoke is banned.

This trend is very peculiar, because I think people become more addicted to these fruity contraptions than real cigarettes. An almost cult-like following these days. The phrases they use too… “Vaping” and “juice” just sounds so stupid.

And apparently it’s being revealed that these chemical smokes are probably worse for you overall than tobacco. How can you trust these mystery juices anyway?

Have fun with your “vapes!”

Ultimate Smoke Vapor Hoboken NJ Hudson Place

Description: Inhalation specialists.
Address: 22 Hudson Pl., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Barnabas Health Stops

Barnabas Health Stops – Hoboken, NJ – 59 Washington Street

Man, I’ll tell ya. The whole health industry is a mix between musical chairs and “the shell game,” with the ever-changing names, partnerships and associations. Fascinating and scary at the same time. Anyway, the former “Hoboken Health Stop” (which had already been associated with Liberty Health) has moved from across the PATH to 59 Washington Street – is now called Barnabas Health Stops urgent care center

But instead of only having “after work hours,” they’ve expanded the operation beyond just “urgent care.” They also have various other specialties during normal hours, such as endocrinology, neurology, gynecology and more.

Barnabas Health Stops Hoboken NJ Urgent Care

Description: Multi-specialty health practice and limited “urgent health care” – with limited hours.
Address: 59 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: Urgent Care: (201)876-7903 Specialty Services: (201)792-7929
Online: www.barnabashealthstops.com

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Marina Deli & Plus

Marina Deli & Plus – Hoboken, NJ – Park & Sixth

We’re going to keep updating this post for the old La Casetta Pizza spot at Park and Sixth (539 Park) open, because we believe it will be a “revolving door” of businesses until someone gets it right. For now, it’s called “Marina Deli & Plus” (plus what exactly?)

Some residents actually enjoyed a cheap pizza place close by, but apparently boxes of cereal, coffee and cigarettes seem to be Marina’s business model. No pizza at the moment, although they owner mumbled something about “maybe in the future.” Sounds “promising.”

Here’s the thing. I’m sure there is a lengthy back story to why this even exists (probably something to do with illegal alien immigrants). But I could care less. The main thing here is (and it’s obvious) that this businesses is going to be doomed. For one, you have a guy with as much “enthusiasm” as a pall-bearer running the place, selling over-priced stuff you can easily get elsewhere from a more exciting place to patronize. And they took away the one good thing from the previous place, too!

When it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Oh well. Two points for trying at least.

Marina Deli Plus Hoboken NJ

Description: Pizza, deli, grill. Bare minimum bodega.
Address: 539 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-222-6363 201-659-5200
Email: none
Online: no online presence currently available

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2014 Christmas Decorations

2014 Christmas Decorations in Hoboken, NJ

Figured we’d highlight some traditional, creative or interesting 2014 Christmas Decorations spotted around town recently.

Do you think the “Christmas Spirit” dwindled over the past years? Even though we don’t watch the “moving pictures” on a TV set connected to media channels, I’d suspect the overwhelming non-stop marketing of the (spend money) season might have a role in diluting the “special” feeling Christmas used to have.

But judging by the (most likely inaccurate) long term weather forecast – there’s a chance for snow flakes on Christmas Day!

What kind of Christmas Decorations do you like in Hoboken?

In the gallery above:

  • Photos 1 -2: Former Hoboken Mayor Dave Roberts always has a classy and wholesome Christmas look on his house, and his neighbors do appreciate it!
  • Photo 3: Like what Mimosa Digital did (with what they had) with their otherwise bland storefront. They made the windows look like little packages! Cute!
  • Photo 4: Sometimes “less is more,” as evidenced by the classy, yet simple look that Sparrow Wine put forward.
  • Photo 5: Flo on Wheels didn’t have much to work with, but they made their small window “snowy,” and gift-wrapped their front door.
  • Photo 6: And Mills Tavern also kept it classy with two healthy wreaths with bows.

Maybe now’s the time to amp up that spirit a little bit?

Empire Oral Surgery

Empire Oral Surgery – Hoboken, NJ – 901 Washington St.

Sheesh. I walk by here all the time and just noticed that Dr. Spinnato’s dental office has been changed to Empire Oral Surgery.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is something I’m fortunate enough to never have needed (and hope to never need!) which is probably why I didn’t notice sooner. But apparently a lot of people just don’t take care of their teeth and gums – hence the need for stuff like dental implants, extractions, jaw surgery and other oral and facial problems. Heck, Empire Oral Surgery even offers Botox injections (don’t get me started!)

But if you’re interested – the contact info is below. They’re open standard hours five days a week.

Welcome Dr. Mo Rabah to the ‘hood!

Empire Oral Surgery Hoboken NJ

Description: Oral Surgeon
Address: 901 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)659-1600
Email: empireoralsurgery@gmail.com
Online: empireoralsurgery.com

Sinatra’s 99th Birthday

Frank Sinatra’s 99th Birthday Bash at Little Town NJ

While odd to call it Frank Sinatra’s 99th Birthday (since he’s dead), he would have been 99 years old this Friday, December 12th. And Little Town NJ (310 Sinatra Drive) is celebrating his legend.

Frank Sinatra 99th Birthday Party Bash Hoboken NJ

“Rat pack” boozing in Hoboken

Little Town New Jersey will host the 99th Annual Frank Sinatra Birthday Bash in Sinatra’s hometown of Hoboken, NJ. The event will be a musical celebration of the life and artistry of Sinatra and will feature music by swing musician, Eric DeLauro, a former winner of Hoboken’s Sinatra Idol contest. Partygoers are invited to celebrate the musical legend’s 99th birthday “Rat Pack style” as they sing-a-long with DeLauro and enjoy themed cocktails and food.

Call (201)716-7070 to make reservations.