Hoboken Reflections

[Part of the Two Words photo series on Hoboken411…]

When you look back at Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day…

What is the first thing that comes to your mind?

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Bullbreed333
Bullbreed333
Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:01 pm

It’s a silly holiday, and purely an ode to drinking at this point. If it wasn’t just an ode to drinking there would be more parades that celebrated other cultures in this area for other things.

Why isn’t there an over-abundance of ridiculous and reckless behavior at the Italian festival? Doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out…

St. Patty’s day gives Hoboken a bad name, and is one of many things that keep it from getting to the next level as far as respectability and culture go.

truth1
truth1
Reply to  Bullbreed333
Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:53 pm

The Italian’s still honor a Saint, the mindset of the new breed has left the Saint out of the parade. It’s not the day, it’s the behavior of the crowd. Making it less like New Orleans is the ticket. We have to act to honor the Saint and have a (manageable) day that Hoboken will be proud of….please don’t lose faith! 😛 [quote comment=”204384″]It’s a silly holiday, and purely an ode to drinking at this point. If it wasn’t just an ode to drinking there would be more parades that celebrated other cultures in this area for other things.Why isn’t there an over-abundance of ridiculous and reckless behavior at the Italian festival? Doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out…St. Patty’s day gives Hoboken a bad name, and is one of many things that keep it from getting to the next level as far as respectability and culture go.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
wiskeytango1
Reply to  truth1
Sunday, March 13, 2011 9:48 am

truth..The italian feasts have been a tridition for almost 100 years…There was one riot in 1956 . An ethinc incident..Never after that..Notice morons don’t act up at the St Rpccps and San Genario feasts..The italian social clubs in on mulberry st make sure of that..Bar owners contribute to campaigns,you have to step back and look at the big picture..The town is going down the tubes..Pray not.[quote comment=”204387″]The Italian’s still honor a Saint, the mindset of the new breed has left the Saint out of the parade. It’s not the day, it’s the behavior of the crowd. Making it less like New Orleans is the ticket. We have to act to honor the Saint and have a (manageable) day that Hoboken will be proud of….please don’t lose faith! [/quote]

truth1
truth1
Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:16 pm

The change caused by ‘the culture of youth’ has brought inconvenience to some and prosperity to others. It also has fostered much ‘political fodder’.

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