A week in the life: elainetyger
Here is another installment of “A week in the life of a Hoboken resident.”
Hoboken411 reader elainetyger lives in Hoboken, and works in Brooklyn. She has a liking for obscure random sights – so rather than making a video slideshow – I decided to use a standard Flickr gallery – along with her commentary below:
A Week in the Life
“This is a mixture of my work life in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn with my home life in Hoboken. The buildings are very similar: a lot of row houses from the late 1800s, mostly of brick, some of brownstone, with the main street(s) having storefronts with apartments overhead. Brooklyn is far more colorful and interesting, but Hoboken is rather quieter and cleaner and safer, in my experience, and I’m glad to be able to come home to its relative sanity.
The pictures from Brooklyn include the bodega cats, the signs for jerk restaurants that suggest a double meaning, signs in store bathrooms begging customers and fellow employees not to be such pigs in there, incense shop windows holding floor cleaners that promise to remove more than a layer of dust, the ubiquitous pictures of and tributes to Barack Obama, and the many wall murals, too many of them memorials to people who died young.
The pictures from Hoboken show the police and ambulance buildings, the hospital with the awesome vending machine just outside the emergency room, and some of what I like seeing in my morning walks: the flowering trees, the eclectic house decorations, Lupo the shoe store dog, the old ferry terminal, the piers and shipyard, and the yellow buoy near the dilapidated pier.
I hope you enjoy this little break from politics. I had a good time taking these pictures and am glad for the opportunity. Thanks, 411!”