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.

 

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.

Hudson Place Realty joins Leverage Global Partners

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This week, the Hudson Reporter features an article announcing our recent partnership with Leverage Global Partners – the fastest growing real estate brokerage network in the world.   Hudson Place Realty was chosen as the network’s exclusive member in Hoboken.  President F. Ron Smith notes – “We personally vet each real estate brokerage before offering them membership, so we are certain that Hudson Place Realty is an innovative and forward-thinking market leader, offering exceptional service to their clients and to the communities of Hoboken. We are thrilled to welcome them to Leverage Global Partners.”  We are honored to be a part of their team, and excited for what’s to come in 2015!

Read more: Hudson Reporter – Hudson Place Realty joins Leverage Global Partners

Hudson Place Realty wins Real Estate Office of the Year

We are proud to announce that Hudson Place Realty was recognized as 2014 Real Estate Office of the Year by the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce. As the real estate industry becomes busier, Hudson Place continues to maintain a refined, home-grown approach to the evolving Hudson County real estate market and we credit our experience, loyalty and dedication to clients and community to our success. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of Hudson Place Realty including past, present and future clients.

We would also like to acknowledge all the other honorees that were selected this year: HOPES, Rita Gurevich of SPHERE Technology Solutions, Stevens Institute of Technology, Inflexion Interactive, The Taco Truck, Cucharamama, Provident Bank, Atlantic Environmental Solutions, SJP Properties, Hoboken Hot House, hMAG, and The Hudson Reporter. Congratulations to all on your awards!

Cheers to a great year serving the Hoboken community and many more to come!

(Photo taken by Hudson Reporter)

A Taste of Hoboken 2014

A Taste of Hoboken 2014

Last week we enjoyed the Hoboken North-Hudson YMCA’s 24th Annual event a Taste of Hoboken. The event offers tastings of local restaurants best dishes along with an array of wine and spirit samplings. There was something to please every pallet including butternut squash lasagna from Amanda’s, spicy tuna from Sushi Lounge and gnocchi in a meaty ragout from Battello. A special thanks to the event organizers, restaurateurs and donors for a delicious way to support a great cause.

Hoboken's Washington Street Redesign

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In the past few weeks, the City Council has been discussing a recent proposal for the reconstruction and reconfiguration of Washington Street. The proposed plan includes the introduction of many improvements; safety improvements including increased lighting and new traffic signals with coordinated crossing signals for pedestrians, reworking the sidewalks and roads to include a bike lane and improved bus stops. These features are intended to even further increase the “walkability” of the most “walkable” city in the U.S. – Find out more here.