10 Tips for Beginning Gardeners

The rewards of gardening are great — fresh air, exercise, beauty and relaxation, to name a few. But designing and planting your very first garden can feel like an overwhelming task. Luckily, gardens are surprisingly forgiving creations, and the best way to learn is by simply diving in. It’s hot outside, and in the midst of planning your July barbecue and prepping the pool for months of heavy use, remember that your plants are also waiting for a cool summer drink. Water, prune, feed and plant; before you know it fall will be here. And while you’re doing all that, enjoy your summer garden too, admiring your edible bounty while keeping an eye out for any signs of plant stress. Here are 10 tips to help get a new garden off on the right foot.

The Saint Anne's Italian Festival

Italian Festival 2016

The Saint Anne’s Italian Festival is nearly 106 years old, and celebrates a tradition derived from Italy that is over 600 years old. Set up for the festival has begun as of last week. Every year around this time, the festival runs for 5 days at Seventh and Jefferson streets – St. Ann’s Square Hoboken, NJ. Some of the favored attractions for the feast include carnival rides, crafts, games and celebrations of Italian culture, as well as a contest at 3 p.m. Saturday to determine the best pizza in Hoboken. Come join the fun and get involved!

The festival schedule is as follows:

Friday, July 22: 6 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 23: 1 to 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 24: 1 to 11 p.m.
Monday, July 25: 6 to 11 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26: 1 to 11 p.m.

Movies Under the Stars

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It’s that time of year again! These FREE Outdoor Movie Screenings take place at Pier A Park, overlooking the beautiful Manhattan Skyline, located on First St. and Frank Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Movies under the stars begin at 9:00 pm in June and July and around 8:15 pm in August. For the best seating, come early and bring a blanket or comfortable chair. You may bring food (no overpriced popcorn purchase necessary!), but alcohol consumption is not permitted and subject to a fine. Also, Assisted listening devices will be available upon request.

Schedule for 2016

Wed. July 13 – The Martian (2015), 2h 24min., Rated PG-13; Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor, Matt Damon, stars as Astronaut Mark Watney who is presumed dead after a fierce storm during a manned mission to Mars and left behind by his crew. Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

Wed. July 20 – Brooklyn (2015), 111 min. Rated PG-13. Nominated for Best Picture of the Year, Best Actress and Best Screenplay by the Academy Awards and Best Actress by the Golden Globes, Saoirse Ronan stars as an Irish Immigrant landing in 1950s Brooklyn. She quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Mon. July 25 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mama Johnson Field 4th St. between Jackson & Harrison St.

Wed. July 27 – Jurassic World (2015), 2h 4 min., Rated PG-13; Winner of the Hollywood Film Awards for Best Visual Effects and nominated by the MTV Movie Awards for Movie of the Year, stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park’s newest attraction, a genetically modified giant stealth-killing machine, escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.
7:30pm – Performance by singer / songwriter Mya Hansen

Wed. August 3 – Minions (2015), 91 min. Rated PG. Nominated for Best Animated Film by the BAFTA Awards, the Academy of Science Fistion, Fantasy & Horror Films and more, is voiced by an all-star cast including, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and more. Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. Protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. Join Kevin, Stuart and Bob as they try to stop this villain and save all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

Wed. August 10 – The Peanuts Movie (2015), 1h 28 min., Rated G; Golden Globe nominee for Best Motion Picture, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

Wed. August 17 – Inside Out (2015), 95 min., Rated PG; Academy Awards and Golden Globe winner for Best Animated Feature Film, is a story about when young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Guided by Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness are all the emotions that live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind. As they help her advise her through everyday life, turmoil ensues. Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive as the emotion conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Schedules are subject to change.
In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled.
Assisted listening devices available upon request with 3 weeks advance notice.

Maxwell Place Hoboken Rentals

Maxwell Place, Hoboken NJ

Maxwell Place is a group of condominium residences with a beautiful waterfront setting and five-star amenities. 1025 Maxwell Lane, 1125 Maxwell Lane and the most recent addition, 1100 Maxwell Lane provide resident’s with well-appointed gourmet kitchens, elegant bathrooms and modern, sophisticated features that showcase a luxurious lifestyle. Many homes feature direct Manhattan views.  Amenities include: pools, rooftops & courtyards, residents’ lounges, fitness centers, children’s playrooms, Maxwell park, shuttle service, parking garage, and lobby.

Although, Maxwell Place does not rent directly, there are many owner’s who often place their units on the market for rent. Our agents would be happy to help you find your next home at Maxwell Place!

Current availability for rentals at Maxwell Place in Hoboken:

For more information, please call our office at (201) 420-7393

Pinot’s Palette

It’s the year of wine (ing) & painting! Wine & Paint events have become the latest fad. This fun hobby can be for everyone; men, women, teens (depending on the location of the event – some may require to be accompanied by an adult), families, couples, etc! Depending on the studio, wine is sometimes included with your ticket purchase, while other studios may have a liquor license. What does a Wine & Paint night involve, you ask? Well, recently, I had the honor of attending a Wine & Paint night at Pinot’s Palette located in Hoboken, NJ.

It was a Saturday night, and my mother’s birthday, so I thought what better way to celebrate than to sip wine & make beautiful paintings! There, the instructor gives you very detailed step-by-step instructions to walk you through painting a wonderful painting on your blank canvas.. Yes, blank canvas. When my mom first found out this wasn’t paint by numbers, or paint within a thin line already sketched out activity, she freaked a little. But don’t you worry! like I said, the instructor, at a fair pace, walks you through all of the steps. I personally loved this. At the end, you and the other attendee’s pictures may look similar from afar, but they’re all uniquely personalized and different. Everyone has different ways of stoking their brush along the canvas, and mixing colors. Wine & Paint nights are not only a bonding experience, but it’s also relaxing. As their motto goes, It’s a time to “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.”

The owner of Pinot’s Palette let us know we could bring snacks, cupcakes, cake (since it was my mom’s birthday) – which was wonderful! We got to sip, paint, and eat cupcakes. What else could a girl want?! After we were done with our cupcakes, the paint was dry by then, so we stood up on their small stage they have in their studio, and we all held up our paintings – which really made you feel like Picasso with your masterpiece! Some studios allow you to bring food, while others are held at restaurants. It really all depends on the location! When choosing your Wine & Paint night, be sure to read the details for events near you. The details should fill you in on which painting they’re doing that night, wine included or not, and if it fits your liking! If you’re looking for a relaxing, but fun night out in Hoboken, make sure you check out Pinot’s Palette!

Use the code HAVEFUN to take 20% off your visit to Pinot’s Palette Hoboken!
Book your seats at www.PinotsPalette.com/hoboken

Uptown Location Is Open For Business!

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This has been a very busy week for HPR! Along with showings, open houses and trying soak in the nice weather, we’ve also been preparing to open our new office at 150 14th Street. Well, folks, the wait is over, and the office looks fantastic (if we do say so ourselves). Situated right on the corner of 14th Street and Bloomfield Street, we hope that our chic new space draws the eye and the walk-ins. If you’re in the neighborhood, having a coffee at City of Saints Cafe or a drink at Dino & Harry’s or the Madison, be sure to stop in and say hello! Ask questions, get comfortable, and pick up a free HPR tote bag if you want! (Perfect for the Garden Street Farmer’s Market). Also, we’re now on tumblr! If you have an account, be sure to follow the link below. Even if you don’t have one, you can still stop by the page and check out our photos, posts, decorating inspiration and other Hoboken themed happenings!

Follow our tumblr: hudsonplacerealty.tumblr.com

 

 

Urban Coal is Coming to Hoboken!

Hudson Place Agents Tayrn Byron & Daniella DePalma Infront of Urban Coal!

Hudson Place Realty Agents Taryn Byron & Daniella DePalma In Front of Urban Coal’s New Location.

Attention pizza lovers (and who’s not) ! A new addition to the uptown Hoboken food scene will be arriving soon. Urban Coal is a Neopolitan style trattoria scheduled to open in late summer. We are especially excited to have Urban Coal join us in our new neighborhood on the corner of 14th Street and Bloomfield Street, where we have just opened our new uptown office. Urban Coal is the fourth restaurant in owners Matthew and Chris  Lombardi, Andrew Cameron and Michael Centaro’s portfolio. They  pride themselves on their always fresh ingredients and use only  handmade mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and genuine imported Italian olive oil “for a flavor sensation that stands apart.” In addition to the pizza, made in their custom-built coal ovens, the menu will include certified gluten-free pizzas, and array of fresh salads and greens, pastas and their award-winning signature wings. Swing by and visit us both when you are in the neighborhood!

Follow them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TommyCoalFiredPizza
and check out their website at: http://www.tommyscoalfiredpizza.com

Location – 116 14th Street Hoboken, NJ

Harborside Lofts - 1500 Garden Street, Hoboken

Harborside Lofts – 1500 Garden Street, Hoboken

Welcome to Harborside Lofts at Hudson Tea, the next great moment in Hoboken’s history. Harborside Lofts’ pristine location, on the Hudson River and its spacious 13+ foot ceilings offer a true rarity – waterfront loft living. The nearby shops, restaurants and bars of Hoboken’s thriving North End, as well as multiple nearby transportation options, offer a truly convenient lifestyle.

Consisting of a limited number of loft condominiums prominently situated on the Hudson River waterfront, Harborside Lofts is the newest luxury condominium residence in historic Hoboken. Fall in love with exquisite views of Manhattan through oversized windows. Live the lavish lifestyle of modern convenience and old-world charm that only Hoboken provides. Benefit from the proximity to transportation options that put you in New York City in minutes. Enjoy unparalleled amenities including a waterfront walkway, rooftop garden terraces with spectacular Manhattan views, 24-hour concierge, fitness center & health club , future community rooftop pool, over 6 acres of parks with children’s playground and shuttle to the PATH, not to mention world-class choices in dining, entertainment and culture.

Amenities Include

• Modern fitness facility
• Around the clock concierge service
• 6 acres of parks with a children’s playground
• Shuttle to PATH
• Waterfront promenade
• Availability of rooftop terraces with spectacular NY City views
• Close proximity to Manhattan Ferry
• Community rooftop pool in the works
• Near Washington Street, with the fantastic bistros, cafes, boutiques, and pubs
• Sinatra Park with trails alongside the Hudson River

 Listed below are current available listings in this building. For a private viewing, please call us at 201.420.7393

MOVIN’ ON UP! - HUDSON PLACE REALTY BRINGS A FRESH TAKE ON REAL ESTATE WITH A SECOND OFFICE IN UPTOWN HOBOKEN, NJ

Our Team at the New office

Hoboken, NJ. – May 10, 2016 – Jon Sisti, President of Hudson Place Realty, proudly announces the opening of a second location at 150 14th Street in Hoboken in early June 2016. The new office space has a fresh feel unlike any other in the Hoboken real estate market. Drawing inspiration from gallery spaces, the uptown location on the corner of 14th & Bloomfield Streets incorporates sleek, urban design and cutting edge technology. The heavily trafficked corner will now feature Hudson Place’s preeminent listings and be staffed by some of Hoboken’s top sales agents.

Hudson Place takes a refined, home-grown approach to the evolving Hudson County real estate market and credits experience, loyalty and dedication to both clients and community to their success. “Our experience has taught us that the best business practice is to always put our clients’ needs first, which is why expanding with an uptown location is a natural next step,” says Sisti. “The burgeoning growth of the uptown neighborhood allows us to showcase the incredible wealth of properties in the area while extending hyper-local service to our customers.”

A client centric philosophy, ultra-high marketing standards and local agents who are a part of the community’s fabric have allowed the independent powerhouse to flourish in the age of big box brokerages. For over 37 years, the company’s mission to adopt and maintain a partnership perspective with each client has earned them a sterling reputation. Hudson Place Realty’s reach goes well beyond Hudson County’s borders. As members of Leverage Global, the firm is aligned with the most prestigious independent real estate brokerages in over 165 world markets. For more information, call 201-420-7393 or visit http://www.hudsonplacerealty.com.

About Hudson Place Realty Since 1979, Hudson Place Realty has provided intelligent and sophisticated real estate services to buyers and sellers in Hoboken, Jersey City and the extended Hudson County communities. The main office is located at 132 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Open 7 days a week. Media Contact: Jon Sisti 201-420-7393 jsisti@hudsonplacerealty.com

Info – Hudson Place Realty
132 Washington Street (Downtown) & 150 14th Street (Uptown)
Hoboken, NJ 07030
www.hudsonplacerealty.com
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