Hoboken Week in Review 11/26/2006
Was a less busy week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, but here’s a recap of some stuff Hoboken411 covered last week.
As always, please feel free to send tips, pics, and comments to: Hoboken411@gmail.com. Not sure about the rest of you, but I’m STILL tired from the turkey feast. Note to self: no snacks before dinner, no more white wine. Ever.
News, items of importance:
- 77 Hudson Park
Read as tenants fight back against absurd increases in their rent from a corporate machine.
- Hoboken loses a great man
Highly respected journalist and Hoboken friend John M. Higgins passes away.
- City Council may lose weight
And not from dieting. The Mayor is proposing council size changes.
- West side, yo
Seems as if yet another parks promise may fall by the wayside.
- Another Mayor sets a good example
Our Mayor has not much to say, other than “I have lots of money.”
- Standard Operating Procedure
Usually goes unnoticed. In Hoboken, it’s “big news” and reason to celebrate.
Some tidbits about this awe-inspiring “paving” that’s taking place. I’ll never wash my hand again after touching that heavy equipment on 8th Street. Wow.
- Macy*s Parade
Not 100% Hoboken, but a Hoboken resident and Hoboken411 reader sends his exclusive behind the scene photos of this annual tradition. It should be noted, though, that the Macy*s parade design studio is in Hoboken!
New or Coming Soon:
- Maxwell Place
Just an update on this Real Estate project and how over-hyped it certainly is!
- Sri Thai
The best Thai in the area finally gets a makeover. More coming over the next week!
- Catch of the Day
We thought they may be doomed, but apparently not. An antique furniture store seems to be “stayin alive”
- Gala Pilates
Not necessarily a review, but an update since she renovated her studio front.
Fun, Games and Random Observations:
- Giving thanks at, ummm, Thanksgiving
Hoboken411 expresses appreciation for the past year. And honestly means it.
- Coldwell Banker
Finally gives up it’s title for “most bird-shitty awning in Hoboken”! Town rejoices and gets drunk as always.
- Is “green” money, or some kind of environmental thing?
A modern LEED development is in the works uptown. Apparently is not as bad for the environment. Chalk one up for.. Hmm.. someone.
- Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance
Now’s a better time than ever to donate to what’s probably the most useful service in Hoboken. And we’re not kidding.
- 5th and Garden
Some fruity building going up. We asked the readers what could be next?
Recent Town Incidents:
- Check the Incident Map
Sorta like a broken record, but not quite. Just different artists singing the same skipping song!