New Hoboken residents welcome kit

Hoboken411 is in the process of creating a “Welcome to Hoboken” kit that offers new residents a way to quickly get acclimated with some important tips, tricks and other useful links, tidbits and helpful information. It would be a good “starting point” for newbies rather than surfing all over the web. They can later read more about each and every business, bar or restaurant.

Below is a rough outline of what I’d like to know if I moved here, coming from other Hobokenites both young and old. What can you add? And try to be honestly helpful. I would think any sensible person would quickly discover the bad things out on their own anyway!

After a week or two, I’ll finalize the list and create a single link so that our new neighbors can rapidly become beaten-down and “Hobokenized” with the help of Hoboken411 and it’s readers!

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New Resident Welcome Kit:

hoboken welcome sign - New Hoboken residents welcome kitFor starters, I guess I’d like to know the basics:

  • Police, fire, city hall, parking permits, street cleaning regulations, parking garages, violations office, construction permits, voting locations, Post offices, PATH, Bus and Ferry schedules, major highways, tunnels, cable & power company and more.

Then a few more unique-to-Hoboken snippits, like:

  • Bar hours, arts festivals, St. Patty’s, parks, internal links to the bars, restaurants, shops, doctors, vets, bakeries, gyms, nail salons, dry cleaners, plumbers, electricians, and other often-frequented city businesses.

Nearby essentials that are out of town, such as:

  • Where to buy furniture, good outlet shopping (like Secaucus, Elizabeth, etc), Motor Vehicle offices, County Courts, and more.

This is just a basic outline at the moment, but what other information would you like to have easy access to if you just moved here?

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krewedetat
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krewedetat

Given the odds, the Elks Club should be off limits for babies.

kooky kat
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[quote comment=”14841″]Info for parents of babies/young kids: the Hoboken Family Alliance, the HobokenMoms yahoo group, the new moms support group at St. Mary’s, local parks, baby/toddler activities (Musicology, Music Together, baby yoga), child friendly restaurants/businesses — and where not to take babies, too.

Great idea![/quote]

AHHHH!! This post made me want to pull my hair out!
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J/K I know there are lots of new parents in town. You’re right.

lasiegel
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Info for parents of babies/young kids: the Hoboken Family Alliance, the HobokenMoms yahoo group, the new moms support group at St. Mary’s, local parks, baby/toddler activities (Musicology, Music Together, baby yoga), child friendly restaurants/businesses — and where not to take babies, too.

Great idea!

bmacqueens
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I wholeheartedly agree with Sarah.

Perhaps this would be a good way to do things … offer every pedestrian in Hob. this choice …

If you want to walk in front of moving cars, we’ll simply run your body over now, eliminate the surprise and suspense, and the state will give you $1M as a payoff for the rest of your crippled, quadriplegic existence (assuming that you survive)

Otherwise, don’t walk in front of a car that is already moving.

SarahC
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[quote comment=”14763″]I’ve seen pedestrians get hit in both Manh. and in Hob. Believe me, they had it coming.[/quote]

Ha! I almost creamed two of them last night – popped out from behind the illegally parked van at the corner of the intersection (apparently there’s a requirement that an SUV or van must be parked at every corner to block 100% of the driver’s view). I did not have a stop sign and always slow down at every intersection regardless of right-of-way – at least I would have only thrown their bodies halfway down the block had I not been able to stop in time.

Perhaps 411 could include a note in the guide to tell peds that it’s wise to make their presence known to the drivers before stepping out (especially when it’s obvious that the view is obstructed) . Being “right” and winning a million-dollar lawsuit against the driver in error is no substitute for having a body that’s in one piece.