Halloween in Hoboken – 2009

10/28/2009:

Spooky Hoboken Sights

And no, I’m not talking about the daily debacle known as City Hall, I’m talking about the myriad of Halloween decorations peppered throughout the mile square!

My favorite of 2009 so far, is this cool display being built at the corner of 11th and Garden – when this resident has been building a hand-made spider web out of rope. I’ve been walking by each day this week, and noticed the careful amount of effort he’s put into doing it right. He said that on Halloween, a scary giant spider will “come out of it’s nest” to spook trick or treater’s!

Here’s another collection of random Hoboken scary sights, and other Halloween-related shots taken in the past week or so. What are your favorites in town?

Hopefully Halloween doesn’t get the usual weekend rain we’ve been having!

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new2hoboken
new2hoboken
Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:56 pm

the barber shop on 1st street near hudson has a dummy with a scary mask sitting in the chair. the first time i walked by i’ll admit i jumped a little!

pawzclawz
pawzclawz
Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:25 pm

I grew up in Hudson County. I grew up in Union City. I have never heard the terms Goosey Night or Cabbage Night. We called Halloween, Halloween. We called the night before Halloween Hell Night.

plywood
plywood
Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:15 pm

Parlez vous “Mischief night”? What the heck is going on in Morris County? But let’s let bygones be bygones, please, won’t you be my neighbor?

Anyway, that web @ 11th & Garden is inspired. I am waxing nostalgic about seeing a real grassroots artist working in Hoboken.

pawzclawz
pawzclawz
Reply to  plywood
Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:28 pm

We also called the night before Halloween Mischief Night as well. I had forgotten about that term until I read your post.

In response to plywood who said:

Parlez vous “Mischief night”? What the heck is going on in Morris County? But let’s let bygones be bygones, please, won’t you be my neighbor?

Anyway, that web @ 11th & Garden is inspired. I am waxing nostalgic about seeing a real grassroots artist working in Hoboken.

plywood
plywood
Reply to  pawzclawz
Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:34 pm

Ditto on “Hell Night” (without “Halloween”), but “Mischief night” was the most used in my salad days. And for good reason. Hard to believe we returned the next night and asked the same people for candy; we should have gotten one upside.

In response to pawzclawz who said:

We also called the night before Halloween Mischief Night as well. I had forgotten about that term until I read your post.

hobposer
hobposer
Reply to  plywood
Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:00 pm

yeah i’ll be your neighbor, can i borrow a c note now?

In response to plywood who said:

Parlez vous “Mischief night”? What the heck is going on in Morris County? But let’s let bygones be bygones, please, won’t you be my neighbor?

Anyway, that web @ 11th & Garden is inspired. I am waxing nostalgic about seeing a real grassroots artist working in Hoboken.

plywood
plywood
Reply to  hobposer
Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:17 pm

You might have better luck over in the Neighborhood of Make Believe. Catch the next train.

In response to midtownauthentic who said:

yeah i’ll be your neighbor, can i borrow a c note now?

Colin
Colin
Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:56 am

We called it Cabbage night

plywood
plywood
Thursday, October 29, 2009 8:30 am

@ “goosey night”

Oh my. I thought “cabbage night” was cause for concern. Where did you grow up? In Bergen County? Mr. Roger’s neighborhood?

eam144
eam144
Reply to  plywood
Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:29 am

I grew up in North Jersey and call it goosey night as well.

In response to plywood who said:

@ “goosey night”

Oh my. I thought “cabbage night” was cause for concern. Where did you grow up? In Bergen County? Mr. Roger’s neighborhood?

hobposer
hobposer
Reply to  plywood
Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:53 am

Cabbage night??? Never heard of that one, i am from Morris County and we called it goosey night every year. Mr. Rogers?? dont knock good ole mr. r, he is an idol of mine next to bob ross and big bird

In response to plywood who said:

@ “goosey night”

Oh my. I thought “cabbage night” was cause for concern. Where did you grow up? In Bergen County? Mr. Roger’s neighborhood?

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