Hoboken Week in Review – 5/20/2007

this-should-be-a-dog-sign-in-hoboken.jpgWhy can’t we have fun politicians in Hoboken like they do in Canada?

Here are some highlights from the entries of the past week.

Feel free to send tips, rants, comments, crazy ideas, wacky photos, bottles of Shiraz, kisses and smacks to: Hoboken411@gmail.com.

News, items of importance:

  • Runoff elections are June 12th – For the 4th, 5th, and 6th wards. Please don’t let your opportunity to make a difference go to waste.
  • Going down – Can I get my engineering degree at a correspondence school?

Town Government:

  • 4th Ward – Rumors everywhere, but I’ve decided not to take part.
  • Council Meeting – A recap of our bi-weekly meeting of the “minds”.
  • SW-Redo – A technicality forces the SW plan to be re-started. Some council people think it’s a moot point.


New, Updated or Coming Soon:

  • Can-do or Con-do? – A long vacant historical building creates controversy with pending condos and a restaurant coming.
  • Lexing-ton or Lexa-pro? – Another seemingly fair luxury rental project takes parking spots away and causes some readers anxiety.
  • Cluck U – The Chicken “Crib” gets an “Urban” name makeover.
  • Drug Store – CVS set to open uptown on May 21st.
  • Water Park – Madison Park set to open up this week. The ground is spongy.
  • Bloomy – A new flower shop coming to make the neighborhood at 5th and Garden smell better.
  • Tick Tock – A corner general store could have opened months ago. Instead it remains un-occupied.
  • Behemoth Project – The super-popular Maxwell Place project (along with rumored celebrity tenants) chugs along.

Leaving Town:

  • Doom has been quiet lately. Should we start a pool?


  • Four times at Four L’s – 411 really enjoyed the food and the impeccable delivery service at a new restaurant. Let’s hope they don’t slack.

Fun, Games and Miscellaneous stuff:

  • Another fruity photo quiz – May have to make this more challenging in the future.
  • Retro – A simple posting of someone else’s YouTube video makes some Hobokenites annoyed. Hey, just trying to have some fun here!.

Notable incidents, crimes, fires:

  • Anger – Seems like the warmer weather brings cold attitudes.

Recent Town Incidents:

  • Incident Map – Reminder: I thought by providing the free streaming “podcast” of the LIVE police and fire scanner, more people would be willing to send in little reports to help populate the map. Plan isn’t working! I may have to discontinue this (much to the delight of the HPD).

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I hear this Canadian stole this dog sign idea from Rich Triemiendi. The only difference was Rich’s sign said:

Attention Dawg and der owna’s:

Danks for comin to da pawk to al da dawgs.
Also danks to da dawg owna’s fer pickin up their crap in my official “Rich Triemiendi Fire Captain’s Helmet Poop Puller”

Meow to da dawg’s and danks for aving me!


There is an island south of HK called Lamma. No cars, just a few thousand locals and expats who prefer to live in relative peace compared to the insanity that is HK. The ferry to Central HK runs till midnight, costs about 32 HKD and takes 40 minutes.

Everyone has a dog, and nobody really leashes them. The dogs roam as freely as the people…there is nowhere for them to run off to because the ferry won’t take them unattended. I don’t know how or why but I never once saw dog crap. I guess they run off to the jungle for that.

Lots of cool pubs, restaurants, shops, and a couple really nice and well appointed beaches on the South China Sea.

I noticed a few retirees there. It is not for the lazy…the hills are a killer and there is no motorized transport…but I think I might retire there someday.


It seems like tama is well travelled maybe she can write a book about all the dog friendly countries and cities in the world. Hands down i bow wow to you 😀

Tama Murden

Agreed. In addition to being dog-friendly (and expecting owner-responsibility in return), it’s hands-down, the most beautiful city in North America. Stanley Park is just spectacular—where else do you have a rainforest & a beautiful, well-maintained public beach, in the middle of a major city? Can’t say about Hong Kong. But I’d also suggest Melbourne, which is also spectacular. And very dog-friendly. Has a vibrant cultural community, attractive & affordable housing-stock, a primarily clean-energy public transportation system, & a vast, well-used waterfront, including beaches where dogs are welcome. The beachfront walkways have frequent dog-waste bag dispensers & trashcans. Like Vancouver, the assumption being that if we respect you, you’ll respect us. (And unlike Hoboken, I didn’t see lots of poop around, esp. on the beach.)


Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities on earth…running a close second to Hong Kong.