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Happy Labor Day 2014

Happy Labor Day 2014, Hoboken!

“Happy Labor Day” would probably be better phrased as: “Enjoy the long weekend” (for those who it actually makes a difference to). We’ll probably have some traffic issues later to contend with if you travel with the masses.

If you’re on vacation or decided to jettison out of Hoboken for the day, hope you’re all having a good time! If you stayed behind – what are you going to do today? We’re in the midst of what will probably be the warmest weather for the rest of the year, so here are a few ideas for you.

  • Try out a new restaurant or bar. Some of the more recent Hoboken additions include: McLoone’s Pier House and Bareburger.
  • If you’re going to a BBQ – pick up some spirits at the newly opened Cork Wine & Spirits uptown.
  • Or head to nearby Jersey City to indulge in a scoop of organic ice cream at Milk Sugar Love.
  • Take a walk along the waterfront walkway uptown if you haven’t been in a while (pictured below). Usually a fairly quite area to relax, take in the sights or read a good book.

Another suggestion might be to leave your phone home to enjoy life in an “analog” way, but that is next to impossible for most.

Otherwise – be safe, and go easy on your internal organs if you have to work tomorrow. Treat today like a Sunday!

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No Boundaries 5K training program

No Boundaries 5K Training Program (get fit quick!)

Fleet Feet No Boundaries 5k Training Program Hoboken NJMost of you are likely gearing up to “indulge” during your Labor Day weekend at the moment, and I’m positive some of you might have even slacked off this summer. And if you’ve been contemplating running your first 5K race this year (as part of your long list of unfulfilled New Year’s Resolutions), you best act QUICK.

Premier locally owned running store Fleet Feet in Hoboken has the perfect solution to whip you into better shape (thus reducing your risk of cardiac issues or limb damage) called the No Boundaries 5K Training Program.

“No Boundaries is a beginner 5K (3.1 miles) training program designed for people who are currently inactive or new to running and walking. While No Boundaries focuses on beginners, all levels of walkers and runners are welcome. The program is structured to help you cross the finish line in just 9 weeks! Along the way we’ll provide you with motivation to keep you moving, guidance and advice, weekly group training runs or walks, and educational clinics on topics such as proper nutrition, choosing the right gear, and avoiding injury. Plus, you’ll have the camaraderie of others just like you!”

The program essentially starts this Tuesday, September 2nd (but you have a small grace period until September 9th to get on board) otherwise the program will have most likely advanced beyond your competence level.

Visit this link to read more about the Fleet Feet No Boundaries program. Just $125 to go from sloth to superstar!

Hoboken Movie Lineup: 8/29/2014

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesLabor Day weekend – the theater should be even less crowded than usual! Doesn’t help that one new release The November Man starring Pierce Brosnan is receiving tepid reviews.

“Code named “The November Man,” Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness. He soon uncovers this assignment marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé. With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. Based on Bill Granger’s novel “There are No Spies” from the bestselling November Man book series, THE NOVEMBER MAN is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage.”

In other words it’s sort of a copy cat movie that follows the same tired model seen in previous flicks like The Bourne Identity, etc.

Hoboken Movie Trailer: The November Man

(Current Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times in Hoboken, NJ below.)

“Curb your dog” phrase is out-dated

Can you control your dog’s biological functions?

Here’s a brief update to the Hoboken “curb your dog” file.

This precious garden style apartment along Madison Street is surrounded by a metal gate. And inside that gate is a few feet of grass. Would have looked great as is – but no. Whomever is in charge of the property must hate dogs. Because they’ve made the entire site look very ugly by putting numerous identical signs around it that read:

“Please Don’t Water Our Lawn (dog ban symbol) Kindly Curb Your Dog.”

I can understand attempting to respect their grass by walking as far away from it as possible – but then you run the risk of your dog (or dogs) peeing on one of the parked cars! I mean it’s not like our dogs can tell us exactly when or where they’re going to piss – or even why for that matter (marking territory, bladder pain, etc.) They just go when they want to go – and it’s just cruel to try and make them stop.

Perhaps if these folks are hell-bent on ensuring no stray urine makes it inside their precious blades of grass, they should have put a massive brick wall up around the perimeter. Problem solved.

Curb your dog sign Hoboken NJ Madison Street

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Even more waterfront filth

Garbage mountains in Hoboken – blame robotic trash bins?

Earlier today we mentioned that even though countless robotic trash bins that send tweets and text messages pepper the waterfront – there are still many signs of filth.

But have you seen what Pier A Park looks like after a typical Movies Under the Stars showing? People cannot fit their trash into these things, and refuse (food, etc.) piles up – attracting disease-ridden vermin to scavenge for scraps.

If this isn’t a sign of “progress,” I don’t know what is.
/sarc

Waterfront filth welcome to Hoboken postcard

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Uber taxing government?

Taxi Cartel, Uber Technology, What does it all mean anyway?

Okay, so the big debate these days is between the “taxi cartel” (yellow cabs, traditional livery services) and this new app-based “ride acquisition” company called Uber (as well as others like Lyft).

Hoboken police have recently been “cracking down” on these Uber rides, going as far as pulling them over and ordering their passengers out of the vehicles. Get the general gist of the quagmire in this report from ABC News:

Barking up the wrong tree, people!

We’ve received many emails from residents who love this service, and want to “rally support” for the app-dependent crowd who use Uber. They are clamoring for NJ and other states to change the “law” “governing” these transportation services.

We like Uber as well, and feel that if they have a means to connect drivers and fares – by all means.

However, while everyone is begging for the government to change the rules – and the fact that “enforcement” and “illegal” are the front and center buzzwords in this story – how come no one is asking WHY we even have such regulations in the first place?

Why do we even need things like the TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission)? Why does the government even need to regulate how we move from place to place? And as you can see – by creating that (what we feel is unnecessary) layer of “governance” they not only upset the customers of said services – they also get to pickpocket “offenders” along the way (up to $1000 per violation in this instance).

What good are they doing?

So what those people who are whining to the government to “please let us have this” should be doing is demanding that this oversight cease and desist – or they’ll find other ways to bypass the choke hold or go as far as to “starve the beast” in other ways.

And by the way – our “mayor” Don Zimmer was in the video above, and took such a lame stance – deflecting to the state – when she herself could have said the regulation was unnecessary. But that would be hypocritical, because the city has their own coffers to fill from such bullshit license fees.

So keep using Uber please! Because it won’t be long before some politico in Trenton figures out a way to siphon money from these new technology companies and the benefit of the lower fares will be a long-forgotten memory. You can bet on it.

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