“Ain’t Hoboken Great?”


NPR’s Scott Simon

npr scott simon hoboken - "Ain't Hoboken Great?"On National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” today, Scott talks to Zani Minton-Beddoes, US economics editor of the Economist magazine about the general health of the U.S. economy, as well as how the NASDAQ suffered its worst week in 6 years, the subprime mortgage crisis continues to grow, and that oil prices are approaching an all-time high.

However, Hoboken411 reader Martha is a little miffed at the seemingly “too perfect” picture that was painted when it came to Hoboken:

“I am trying to calm down enough before I write to him. He interviewed exactly TWO people from Hoboken, a real estate developer, and the head of Wiley.

Don’t get me wrong, I love our town… but the rosy glow was more than a little deceptive. Wish he’d come to town on a flood day for a little balance.

Keep up your great work,


Audio for today’s broadcast will be available on NPR’s website after 12:00pm today. You can listen for yourself.

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uptown girl
uptown girl
Monday, November 12, 2007 2:50 pm

Having just listened to the entire story, I think that many people would strongly disagree with reporter’s statements, beginning around min 11 of the story.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 2:57 pm

It wasn’t really a story about Hoboken, but about how formerly industrial towns that were discounted or even joked about are now hip and cool.

They did not want to have a balanced view because that would not support their main point, which I kind of understand.

And they are correct, Hoboken and Yonkers more than 10 years ago was only known as the butt of a joke, but thats all changed.

Saturday, November 10, 2007 12:29 pm
Tama Murden
Tama Murden
Saturday, November 10, 2007 11:10 am

Absolutely agree! And the piece was much more about Yonkers, anyway, w/Hoboken thrown in. Plus, all the collaborations Simon has with Daniel Pinkwater & he didn’t even bother to get that former resident’s perspective either. A very poorly done piece.

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