While u were gone – Memorial Day

One of the pleasurable things that happens in Hoboken on a weekend like the one that just ended was the peace and quiet that existed!

Parking spots. No lines at the bars or restaurants. Not over-crowded at all.

Don't get me wrong, there were still people out, roof-top parties to be had, and the same amount of fun; but just easier to manage. NYC was incredibly nice and quiet as well, even though it was Fleet Week too!

But look at this shot of Washington Street at 2:30 on Saturday. It was freaky:
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There were seats available at the outdoor bars. Here's a Husky laying in a pile of ice at Farside. Looked like a fun place to chill:
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Still people came out. The parks and piers had plenty of people who were enjoying the weather.
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One thing is that the buzz seemed to die down the minute you wandered off Washington. Take a look at Anthony David's during lunch:
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I for one, hope that it stays like this for the remainder of the summer. I highly doubt it, as this was indeed a holiday weekend as well.

We'll report back to see what it's like during the upcoming weekends.

What was your experience this weekend?

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My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the weekend in Hoboken, it felt like we had the town to ourselves. We kept on trying to think of a restaurant we normally couldn’t get in to, so we could take advantage of all the extra seating in our fair town. 🙂


wow shirley sounds good — how much do you charge for catering? 🙂


Agreed – holiday weekends are amazing in Hoboken, and also NYC. It’s so quiet and peaceful. I NEVER go away on holiday weekends just so I can enjoy my own neighborhood!

shirley buxton

Memorial Day was wonderful up here in Crestline, CA, 5000 feet high in the San Bernardino Mountains. Had dear friends, one daughter and one grandson for BBQ on the back deck: Rib eyes, corn on the cob, baked beans, fresh sliced tomatoes, hot grilled garlic bread, lemonade, and iced tea. It became a bit chilly–we moved inside and finished the evening with sugared sliced strawberries, poured over fine vanilla ice cream, and garnished with excellent cookies.

Just to let you know. 🙂




Agreed 100%. Hoboken is just amazing during these holiday weekends (and for much of the summer). The time to leave town is the weekend after Labor Day!