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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.

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.

Uber Hoboken Everyones Private Driver

Hoboken Movie Lineup: 8/22/2014

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesOpening this weekend is a very stylistic flick from Frank Miller – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. This is a sequel to the original Sin City which was released a decade ago.

Regardless of the plot, one thing is certain – it’s a mesmerizing cartoon-ish “bad ass” kind of movie. And I’m sure the special effects have most certainly been turned up a notch since then.

Oddly enough – this movie had little to no pre-release critique, which is often sign of a poorly reviewed movie. But I guess you’ll have to judge whether the trailer is enough to entice you to see it.

Hoboken Movie Trailer: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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

Pier 13 ups and downs

Pier 13 has a nice design in Hoboken

You gotta hand it to the people running Pier 13 uptown. They’ve evolved quite nicely since the concept was conceived.

From making it a bonafide destination for many residents and visitors, organizing mass food truck events, and generally bringing much life to the waterfront in that area (especially since LUA was closed for several years after the road collapse.)

Additionally – they have a very slick brand identity – and have transformed that otherwise pedestrian pier into something you (might) see over on the other side of the river.

Pier 13 Hoboken NJ nice design

Odd happenings at Pier 13

One interesting thing took place in late July. On a beautiful summer day with no threat of stormy weather – they announced on their social media timeline that they were “closed due to weather.” (That post has since been removed).

Folks were really upset about it – and sarcastically indicated “yeah, due to the awesome weather…”

It’s been rumored that “mayor” Don Zimmer has been meddling with the affairs of area businesses up here. Wouldn’t surprise us one bit. You know, having your priorities lined up is important!

Pier 13 closed despite beautiful weather hoboken nj July 27 2014