Mayor Zimmer and Officials Break Ground on 7th and Jackson Resiliency Park

Breaking Ground

Today Mayor Dawn Zimmer joined other elected officials, dignitaries, and members of the community to celebrate the groundbreaking of a 2-acre park and public gymnasium as part of the 700 Jackson Street development project.

“This park will bring much-needed open space to a growing mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhood and will build upon our flood resiliency strategy,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I thank the City Council, Bijou Properties, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, and members of the community who worked together to make this possible.”

“700 Jackson is reaching for new heights as a transit-oriented, smart growth community,” said Larry Bijou, Managing Partner of Bijou Properties. “Kudos to the City of Hoboken in helping to bring this modern development to fruition.”

To read the full article, visit Mayor Zimmer and Officials Break Ground on 7th and Jackson Resiliency Park

Hudson Restaurant Week

STARTS TODAY!!!

Hudson Restaurant Week starts NOW with 45 participating restaurants in Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, Edgewater and even Ft. Lee! They now have five newcomers on the list and welcome back their golden oldies! Take advantage of some great menus and make your reservation NOW!

About: Hudson Restaurant Week is a bi-annual culinary celebration that promotes Hudson County as a premier dining destination in New Jersey during slow times of the year: January and July. It is run for two weeks primarily Monday through Friday, though some offer the deal over the weekend in between. Restaurant offer a discounted prix-fixe for lunch and/or dinner. It was created in January 2005 through conversations with local restaurants.

 

 

Tis the Season for Renovations and Upgrades in Hoboken!

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You read it right! Construction will soon begin to enhance and renovate Washington Street. The project will also add 15 new traffic lights, each with a pedestrian countdown signals, along with other important and necessary safety/design features.   In 2015 alone, nearly a fifth of all of Hoboken’s streets were repaved. More repaving continues to progress into the new year.

Water Main Upgrades

Aside from the re-pavement of our city streets, the entire water main system will be replaced on Washington Street from Observer Highway to 15th street as part of the Washington Street Project. The city of Hoboken will be making a $5.2 million investment in priority upgrades to the city’s water mains in the year ahead. This proactive approach will make for a more reliable and sustainable system for the long run.

New and Renovated Parks

Over the past year or so, the city council and the community has made incredible progress on bringing more park space to the western side of the city. Not only does this make for beautiful scenery, but it alleviates flooding through green infrastructure park designs such as rain gardens, hundreds of new trees, and the City Hall Demonstration Project. Expect more parks, less flooding, soccer fields, and renovated features throughout the parks of Hoboken!

 

Transportations Improvements

Hoboken is making it easier to safely get around town with all different modes of transportation. Hudson bike share boasts over 10,000 members! This program launched in the fall of 2015 and been on a roll. After just one year, more than 11,000 members have taken 137,000 trips through the program, which operates without any taxpayer dollars. To sign up , visit http://www.hudsonbikeshare.com . Pay by phone parking is now available! Drivers can now use their mobile phone to easily pay for parking using the Parkmobile application. The app provides reminders before the parking session expires and allows users to add more time directly from the app without retuning to the meter or car. Another improvement to add to the list is new public parking garage for NW Hoboken. The planning process for the garage will start in 2017.

Opening Soon: Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s is one of America’s favorite grocery stores and Hoboken is looking forward to welcoming this establishment to the community!!!

Stay Tuned, Hoboken! Renovations and Upgrades are on the way!!!

Tall and Colorful David Bowie Mural in Jersey City

Jersey City is now home to the latest installment in a series of portrait murals by world-renowned street artist Eduardo Kobra. Measuring 180 feet tall which is Kobra’s tallest to date. Kobra’s project took about two weeks to complete and is part of the Jersey City Mural Art Program. This tall anddavid-bowie colorful mural depicts pop icon David Bowie. Why Bowie? Many of Eduardo’s murals are historical figures that represent peace and acceptance. He’s painted similar murals of Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Bob Dylan, Nelson Mandela, and John Lennon, all utilizing bright colors and bold lines. An ongoing theme in his work is respect for cultural differences and love for others. Bowie is a shining example of this philosophy. The Brazilian artist is recently credited for creating the “largest spray paint mural by a team” by the Guinness Book of World Records for his Olympic Games-inspired piece “Ethnicities.”

Blanketing the side of Cast Iron Lofts, at 837 Jersey Avenue, this new mural is unmistakable to the thousands of people who pass through Jersey City on the way to Hoboken and Manhattan daily. It stands as a beacon to Jersey City’s burgeoning art and culture scene.

 

NO FEE! LIVE OUTSIDE THE BOX @ 500 JEFF

 

NO FEE! LIVE OUTSIDE THE BOX @ 500 JEFF.  BRAND NEW 2 bedroom 2 bath rentals with a contemporary industrial vibe . Midtown Hoboken’s hippest boutique residence. All residences offer floor to ceilings bay windows, upscale kitchens with Bosch SS appliance suite, marble counters & backsplash, contemporary quarter sawn oak cabinetry & built-in chalk board. Bathrooms with super stylish finishes & separate shower. White oak floors, crown moldings, laundry & designer lighting throughout. Select apartments offer terraces, 3 exposures & terraces, the top floors have 2 additional lofts spaces showcasing 15’.9” ceilings, skylights & exposed duct work. 500 Jeff is definitely not cookie cutter!

  • Central AC
  • Washer/dryers in apartment
  • Pets considered with $25.00 extra pet rent
  • Select apartments offer terraces
  • State of the Art Automated parking available on site for $250 per month.
  • Prices from 3,100

For more information, click here

HoBOOKEN 5k 2016 Halloween Run

 

       Before you trick or treat, use those feet and participate in the HoBOOKEN 5k 2016 Halloween Run on Saturday, October 29th. The HoBOOken5K Halloween Run is Hoboken’s one and only costumed race! Originally founded in 2010 by the Hoboken Elysianettes Running Society, the race has evolved into an exciting fundraising event that benefits the Hoboken Shelter. This race has something for everyone! Enjoy this flat, fast course with a view of the Hoboken waterfront. Food and fun await the racers at the finish line!

     The Hoboken Shelter transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to support people to become housed. In addition to sheltering 50 people nightly and serving 500 meals daily, the Shelter provides supportive services to help guests gain employment, achieve independence, and reintegrate into the community. We are proudly sponsoring this race!

HoBOOKEN 5k 2016 Halloween Run – RACE DAY SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE SCHEDULE)

8:00am – 9:45am Packet Pickup @ Pier A

9:45am Race Announcements

10:00am HoBOOken5K Race

11:00am Scary Scurry Kids’ Run

11:15am Costume & Race Awards

For more information, please visit http://hobooken5k.com.

Bark in the Park

2016

Bark in the Park is Liberty Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year and the biggest pet festival in Hudson County! Each year hundreds of participants, vendors, and sponsors come together in Steven’s Park in Hoboken to celebrate the work (and the animals!) of LHS.


Visitors enjoy a celebratory dog-walk/parade, live entertainment, a free bounce-house & children’s activities, and delicious food & awesome vendors throughout the day! As part of this year’s celebration, the LHS is offering free adoptions of cats and dogs until Sunday, Sept. 25. “Every contribution towards Bark in the Park goes to support LHS’s care of homeless animals who otherwise wouldn’t get the care they need to thrive,” shelter staff wrote in an email newsletter. Liberty Humane Society first started the annual Bark in the Park fundraiser 11 years ago to celebrate shelter animals while also raising the funding that is critical for their care. Since municipal funding only covers about a seven-day stay for our animals, the donations that are raised at this event provide for everything their animals need to find their forever homes including: medication, vaccinations, spay/neuter, adoption and foster programs, training and enrichment. Your involvement in Bark in the Park is what turns these lost souls into happy, loving companions for their future adopters. If you can’t attend, you can still donate on the Liberty Humane Society website.

We hope that you will join us in fundraising for Bark in the Park 2015!

Hoboken's New G&C Hair Studio

 

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Check out Hoboken’s newest addition, G&C Hair Studio located at 367 1st street. Our very own Joe Sisti recently dropped by to get his hair cut and check out the space he found for new salon owners Prince and Gina. G&C Hair studio provides their clients with the highest degree of customer service in a professional and unique setting. Kudos to Sessa Construction for helping with the build out of this quaint salon. G&C offers an array of up-to-date services such as balayage, keratin straightening treatments, blowouts, cuts, highlights, etc. G&C Hair Studio is dedicated to providing you with the best treatment for a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. The salon is currently looking for hair models, so hurry up and take advantage. Welcome to Hoboken, G&C!

367 1st St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 683-5662

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RushCycling Voted Top 5 Spin Studios Of Northern New Jersey

RushCycling in Hoboken

RushCycling Voted Top 5 Spin Studios Of Northern New Jersey –

Two of our agents are owners and instructors at RushCycling in Hoboken & Jersey City. Today, RushCycling was voted one of the top best spin studios in northern New Jersey! Bruce & Gary Goodrich would like to thank all of their amazing clients for their growing support and dedication. Cycling has recently proven to be one of the top forms of cardio workouts. RushCycling offers six different types of classes that promise to get you sweaty and toned. RushRyde is their signature option where the instructor brings you through a series of workouts that improve overall cardio, strengthen your core, and tone your upper body. They also provide BuddyRush, where you can bring a friend, HappyHourRush, MorningRush and TourDeRush, where you’ll ride like a pro. They also have a location in Jersey City. Be sure to “reserve your rush” now, before classes are full!

Our very own Gary Goodrich, spotted at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival last year w/Cory Booker U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

Our very own Gary Goodrich, spotted at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival last year w/Cory Booker U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

 

Oysterfest is Coming to Hoboken

Oysterfest is Coming to Hoboken! What is Oysterfest? An oysterfest with selections from oyster farms ranging from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Food from many NJ and NY restaurants. A music festival with over 8 live acts plus DJs. Featuring Plain White Ts, Icona Pop, Nico & Vinz, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Wyclef Jean, and more acts to be announced. A beer festival with crafted beers from all over, select cocktails and wines. A roaring good time set against the perfect backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Tickets range from $53 for general admission to $100 for reserved seating.

Activities in the park are to include
-Three Unique Oyster Areas – New York, Pacific Coast, Cooked Oysters & Speciality Selections
-Celebrity Chef cooking demos and meet and greet
-Raffle benefitting 911 Grove
-Chill Out Zones
-Team shuck and suck competition
-Live Art
-Oyster information and history exhibits
-Arts and Craft Exhibits