Hoboken Week in Review: 10/19/2014

Hoboken Week in Review – October 19, 2014

Hoboken Week in Review October 19 2014 Hoboken411 NJ

Here’s a selection of noteworthy posts on Hoboken411.com for the week ending Sunday, October 19, 2014:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

  • Monarch at ShipyardHmmm. Despite the political debates – we have a feeling this project will eventually get built. Just a matter of when.
  • Homeless HiltonIf you get off your phones, you’ll see the swelling homeless population in Hoboken.
  • Immobilizing your carsWhy do you enable a group of thugs to render your car useless?
  • Dust BowlAll this road work is dragging the quality of life down a few notches.
  • Bomb ScaresAre we over those yet? Can we stop being so scared and paranoid?
  • HPU HypocrisyGrab the lube – because you enable it!

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

To acquire knowledge one must study but to acquire wisdon one must observe marilyn vos savant

Hoboken Photo Leftovers for October 18th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: October 18, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers October 18 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: Overall (and thanks to PSE&G) Hoboken now has the hands-down WORST road conditions in it’s history.
  • Photo 2: Maybe that church to condo conversion on Willow Ave. doesn’t look so bad after all?
  • Photo 3: Increasing the (infrastructure-straining) density of Hoboken one condo at a time…
  • Photo 4: It’s “Fall 2014″ and still no sign of the Riverside medical practice at Maxwell Place.

Countdown to winter… enjoy the outdoors while you can!

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Homeless Hilton in Hoboken

Park becomes Homeless Hilton in Hoboken

You know, the local administration spends an awful amount of time and effort bitching about “how long dog leashes are” – but they often fail to see much bigger problems. Like the Homeless Hilton we have going on at Pier C Park these days.

Homeless Hilton Hoboken NJ Pier C Park 1

Homeless outnumber recreational users of Pier C Park

I swear, there had to be more homeless people altogether than people actually “recreationally” using the park!

Nothing to see here folks…

Homeless Hilton Hoboken NJ Pier C Park 2

Hoboken Homeless soon to get own zip code?

At this rate – I think when the number of homeless reaches a certain level, they’ll qualify for Federal funding – as well as their own zip code an post office!

But nah, I’m sure it won’t get worse.

Homeless Hilton Hoboken NJ Pier C Park 3

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Need help with debt?

How many are in debt in Hoboken?

It’s a shame that the “concept” of debt vs. wanting (I need!) things is so hard to grasp by individuals, that it has become a mocking parody on shows like Saturday Night Live.

Credit cards, commercials, the “need to fit in,” other “must have” items (clothing, cars, tech gadgets) we could all do without.

About the only thing that used to be purchased on a “loan” was a home. And even back in the day, the cost of a home was just around 1x to 2x what your annual earnings were. People paid their homes off very quickly. Today, homes have become pretty much impossible to own outright.

While this video is funny, I don’t think it would aid in getting many people out of denial.

Flashback Hoboken: Fall 2006

Flashback Hoboken: Fall 2006 {back in the day}

Dusting off some old “photo albums” so we can take a walk down memory lane to see what was going on in Hoboken back in the Fall of 2006 (that’s eight years ago for the mathematically challenged).

Today’s Flashback Hoboken segment is businesses that are no longer with us in any capacity.

Seattle Cafe at Hoboken Terminal

Always enjoyed Seattle Cafe back when I used to work in NYC. They had an enormous selection of mediocre food, but you could always find at least one above average item. Their location at Lackawanna Plaza was the same. Unfortunately, they’re long gone.

Seattle Cafe Hoboken NJ Lackawanna Train Station

Pieces of Hoboken {boutiques are not easy}

Before the “Crash of 2008,” things weren’t so bad in Hoboken. But one of the first things to go are “niche boutiques” that sell what amount to “luxury” items. They get lopped off the list of discretionary spending when times get tough. Pieces of Hoboken (then “Bridge Boutique”) was one of those places.

The Chinese Massage Parlor that eventually replaced it did okay for a few years, but that too, is now doomed.

Pieces of Hoboken flashback 636 Washington Street

Juice wasn’t what it used to be

Juice bars were all the rage years ago. I guess enough people who thought that 1500 calories of (what amounted to) sugar in a cup wasn’t such a healthy idea after all.

Juice Zone at 614 Washington St. is Cigar and Tobacco Warehouse today. A much more sustainable model!

Hoboken Juice Zone Doomed Smoke Shop Flashback

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Hoboken Movie Lineup: 10/17/2014

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesThis weekend’s new movie is called Fury starring Brad Pitt – and it’s essentially about a tank unit in World War II. Sort of along the lines of a much better movie called “Memphis Belle” which came out 23 years ago.

“April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.”

It probably only got “good reviews,” because the “evil Germans” were getting blown up (“war porn”). Our advice if you’re thinking about seeing it? Rent it if you must.

Hoboken Movie Trailer: Fury

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