Hoboken Week in Review 1/7/2007

h411pill2.jpgIt’s been two weeks since the Week in Review capsule was posted. Here we go, in a new year and on a new server! Thanks again to the thousands of readers who come to Hoboken411 for their daily fix of Hoboken!

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News, items of importance:

Town Government:


  • NYE Fireworks – A great alternative to the usual New Years routine. Video and lots of pics.

New or Coming Soon:

  • Garden of Eden – Opened up and immediately became the most crowded market in Hoboken.
  • NYSC Uptown – Despite their fruity marketing, this gym is welcome uptown.
  • Mercy Grill – Also opened and seems to be doing well so far as they’re packing them in!
  • Sushi House Uptown – Not sure, I thought people like sushi, by judging by the comments, buzz is sub-par.
  • Kidz City – A new daycare place that’s already teaching kidz to misspell.
  • Classic Realty – Beefing up Hoboken’s super-army of agents to sell, sell, sell!
  • Hoboken Dahn Yoga – Bring Korean philosophies to cure your woes.
  • Ferraz and Subway – Temporarily close for renovations.

Doomed or closing soon:

  • Echo of Art – They’re closing by choice. They’re closing by choice.


Fun, Games and Random Observations:

  • Hoboken Year in Review – Tries to sum up what businesses bid farewell and who said hello!
  • Downtime – Hoboken411 was off-the-air for 28 hours while server was upgraded. Thanks for all your patience!
  • Local Predator – Gets some upgraded PR photos and a two-page spread in the Jersey Journal.
  • New Years Resolutions – 411’s was to go 33 straight days without alcohol. What is yours?

Recent Town Incidents:

  • Incident Map – One giant fire, reckless drivers, vandalism galore and dim-witted drunks. And?

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