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July 14, 2012

Photo of the Day–Hoboken Court Street Street-scape via HDR

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Hoboken Court Street Streetscape 2 HDR- Photo of the Day

Today’s Photo of the Day is from Hoboken’s  Court Street and is a street-scape via HDR techniques.

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June 18, 2012

Hoboken Photo of the Day Court Street Instagramed into “photo painting”

Court Street Instagram

Today’s Hoboken photo of the day of Court Street might not even be a photo anymore and possibly crossed the line into something like “photo painting”.  Whatever you call this it is me simply playing around with a regular image and using multiple filters to get this funky effect. I have been playing around with HDR for the last several months but this is a new direction and I am still in the experimental phase. The results seem to be somewhat popular on our Instagram account which you can follow via PC  at http://followgram.me/theboken/. We are close to 500 followers on this social media account just created several months ago. Please consider helping us hit that mark.

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May 10, 2012

Photo of the Day – Court Street Restaurant and Bar

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Court Street Bar HDR

Here is a photo of Court Street Restaurant and Bar’s bar area which is one of my favorite stops in Hoboken for this editor. Let us know your favorite bar and TheBoken.com Will try and get some photos as well. Drop us an email for photo of the day suggestions let us know at theboken@gmail.com. Also let us  know if you are interested in learning HDR Photography basics. If enough interest is generated TheBoken.com could have a introductory class at some point.

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March 29, 2012

Photos of the Day–Court Street Exterior via HDR

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Court Street 2 HDR 2 Cropped

Today’s Photos of the Day are of local favorite Court Street Restaurant using HDR technique. I decided to include two views. The brick looks very nice and this is achieved by upping the contrast. I stayed away from playing around with the saturation on these shots as I wanted to let the brick speak for itself. If bricks could only talk.

Court Street Hoboken 3 HDR 1 Cropped

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March 16, 2012

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Court Street in Hoboken March 17th and 18th

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Court Street In Hoboken!

Join them on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday March 18th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Featuring their Famous Corned Beef and Cabbage as well as

Their Regular Menu and Hot Corned Beef Sandwiches in the Bar

Schedule:

  • Saturday 4:30pm – 11pm
  • Sunday 4:30pm – 10pm
  • Brunch on Sunday 11am – 3pm

Court Street Restaurant and Bar

Address: 61 Sixth Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201.795.4515

Note: TheBoken.com had the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner yesterday and it did not disappoint. The meat was very tender and almost fell off the fork and had a very nice taste to it. It might not be as monstrous in portions as their Monday night Prime Rib special but it hit the spot and at $15.99 is a fair value. Every year Court Street prepares this special meal and regulars do come back for it year after year. As a result reservations are recommended.

 

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January 31, 2012

Court Street Valentine’s Day Special 3 Course Dinner

Attention loyal Court Street customers: On Valentines Day February 14th, Court Street will be having a special 3 course dinner special with three seatings at 5:00pm -  5:45pm,  7:00pm -  7:45pm, and 9:00pm -  9:45pm. They will not be having their normal menu at this time. The midtown eatery’s contact information is below. Make your reservations early to guarantee seating.

Court Street Restaurant & Bar

Address: 61 Sixth Street   Hoboken  NJ  07030
Phone: 201.795.4515
Website: http://www.courtstreet.com/

 

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January 20, 2012

Fashion: Maxwell’s 9.13.34 Daphine Guiness Inspired Collage

Here is a note from Maxwell’s 9.13.34 owner Deb Maxwell on her Daphne Guinness inspired jewelry collage. Maxwell’s 9.13.34 is a small boutique located between 5th and 6th Streets and Court Street and is open Saturday and Sunday’s from 12pm-7pm….

Dear Friends,

Some shared inspiration from living style icon, Daphne Guinness. So many of the great ladies are past tense. She’s under 50, a self-stylist who opts for supporting designers by purchasing her wardrobe & accessories rather than the borrow it/hand-out seeking publicity variety, & on her style says, “I’m not a conformist. I don’t think I belong to any category”. How refreshing to see a modern day icon not enslaved to a homogenous uniform. She’s a true one-off.

As for one-off’s, here are some treasures inside the red doors at Maxwell’s 9.13.34….

Daphne Guinness quotes: “The thing about Jewelry is, it doesn’t have to be real!”

On wearing jewelry every day she says: ” I hate to keep things in the bank. When are you going to wear jewelry if not now? When you’re dead? Best is for every day!”

On fashion:Fashion today is becoming more beige. Everything and everything is starting to look the same – almost like a Mao uniform. We should be flying the flag for individuality!” 

 

 
Menu of Item Featured in Maxwell 9.13.34′s Daphine Inspired Collage:
  1. Top left- CA 1950′s/’60′s MAJOR SIGNED NAPIER 5 STRAND LUCITE NECKLACE $165.00-  14″ shortest strand / 20″ longest, this major icicle of a piece is strung on gold tone cable with gold bead dividers. She’s built to   last & enjoys a beautiful gold flourish clasp. Mint condition. (http://www.maxwells91334.com   Go to JEWELRY / then to NECKLACES pg. 1).
  2. Top center- c1950′s MINT CONDITION 7 ROW SIGNED WEISS OLD HOLLYWOOD RHINESTONE BRACELET $150.00 7″ L X 1.25″ W-  Absolutely mint condition with safety. 10 big emerald cut crystals grace the face of this shimmering bold bracelet. (http://www.maxwells91334.com  Go to JEWELRY / then to BRACELETS pg. 1).
  3. Top right- JULIANA D&E MINT CONDITION CLEOPATRA SMOKE NECKLACE $125.00- Adjustable / 15″ L maximum  There is costume jewelry and there is REALLY GOOD collectible costume jewelry. This is the latter. The pendant is a meaningful 2.25″ L. Clear & smoke crystals set on silver tone. (http://www.maxwells91334.com   Go to JEWELRY / then to NECKLACES pg. 9).
  4. 2nd row left – 6 CRYSTAL MEDALLION BLACK SILK COVERED THIN HEADBAND (repro)  $39.95- The shimmering round encrusted medallions set off to one side. Rubber stops on the end prevent the band ends from discomfort. So very French.(www.maxwells91334.com  Go to JEWELRY / then to HAIR ACCESSORIES pg. 1).
  5. 2nd row center – TRIPLE STRAND KNOTTED VINTAGE FAUX PEARLS 16″ L (the shortest strand) $39.95 -    Graduated sized white faux pearls on one lovely gold tone button clasp. Excellent luster. (www.maxwells91334.com  Go to JEWELRY / then to NECKLACES pg. 10).
  6. 2nd row right – HAND MADE RICHERE ICE PRINCESS HANDBAG c1950′s 8″ L X 5.5″ H $65.00-  Icy clear and silver encrusted 3D evening bag with convertible serpent chain that may be concealed inside to wear as a clutch or as a handbag. So Daphne Guinness! http://www.maxwells91334.com  Go to VINTAGE CLOTHING, HANDBAGS, etc. / then to HANDBAGS pg. 1).
  7. 3rd row left – LONG RHINESTONE on SILVER TONE DANGLE POST EARRINGS (repro) 3″ L $35.00-              Polish off that perfect look with this shimmering pair! Just as a tie does for a gentleman in his suit, these tie shaped earrings will take whatever you wear to the next level. Donned with a graduated rhinestone border, they will flawlessly lift any look. (http://www.maxwells91334.com Go to JEWELRY / then to EARRINGS pg. 5).
  8. 3rd row middle – MABE’ BAROQUE ARTISANAL PEARL RING ON GOLD VERMEIL one sz. fits all 1″ X 1″ $125.00- One of a kind artisanal mabe pearl ring.  Its design is based on the unique character of the central pearl. (http://www.maxwells91334.com  Go to JEWELRY / then to RINGS pg. 3).
  9. 3rd row right -  c1950′s VINTAGE CRYSTAL CENTERED LILY CLIP EARRINGS  2.25″L $95.00- These are spectacular. The clip is towards the bottom and the earrings crawl up the outer parameter of the ear. (Daphne the original wears her’s upside down!) Chanel just came out with a “vintage inspired” style comparable to this. Why not have the original at a fraction ofthe price? (http://www.maxwells91334.com Go to JEWELRY / then to EARRINGS pg. 1).
  10. 4th row – c1960′s SIGNED LISNER VINTAGE CRYSTAL ON SILVER TONE FLEUR BROOCH c1960′s 2″ X 1.5″ $29.95 -Beautifully graceful crystal on silver tone. Mint condition. (http://www.maxwells91334.com Go to JEWELRY / then to BROOCHES pg. 2).
  11. Bottom row- JET & BLACK DIAMOND PAVE’ ENCRUSTED CRYSTAL BARRETTE repro Made in USA! 3&3/4″ L X 2″ W $35.00-   This refined shimmering double bow piece is suitable for fine hair as the barrette is smaller than the face & has a tight center.(http://www.maxwells91334.com Go to JEWELRY / then to HAIR ACCESSORIES pg. 1).

It will be cozy and warm inside the red doors this SATURDAY & SUNDAY noon to 7 pm. Do visit if the mood strikes!

Fondly,
Deb Maxwell

Maxwell’s 9.13.34
Address: 508 Court Street – “The Red Doors” Hoboken, NJ 07030
Website: http://www.maxwells91334.com

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December 11, 2011

Christin’s Morning Spoon: Court Street Brunch in Hoboken

After a relaxing trip to Florida for Thanksgiving, my brunch buddy and I are back in the chilly weather. This past weekend we decided to try Sunday brunch at Court Street. Court Street is one of Hoboken’s oldest family-owned restaurants. They pride themselves on serving high quality food at a reasonable price. We have been to Court Street once before for a delicious dinner so we were very excited to try out their brunch menu.

Court Street is located on 6th Street between Washington and Hudson Streets. Since we arrived just as it was opening, 11am, we were one of the first tables in the restaurant.

Bread Basket: Irish Soda Bread and Fresh Fruit. As you know, I LOVE when brunch spots give a muffin or bread basket. It is a great way to hold you over while waiting for your meal to come out. Court Street serves a bread basket of delicious Irish soda bread. The center is soft and the ends are crunchy; my ideal combo for a great piece of Irish soda bread. I thought it was very unique and a great way to stand out to a diner.

Fruit Salad: They also serve a fresh fruit salad. Unlike most restaurants where the fruit seems a bit old and mushy, at Court Street, the fruit looks and tastes like it is cut fresh for each cup. There was a mixture of watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe and honeydew. All of the pieces were delicious and refreshing.

Amazing Service: My brunch buddy’s best friend started working as a waiter at Court Street and we have been promising for a few weeks that we would visit for brunch. Since we were there on the early side, there were plenty of tables to choose from, so we picked a spot in his section. We were very excited to have his bff as our waiter!

We knew he would be a fun, entertaining addition to our brunch. Of course, he followed through with every request that we made and ensured we had a delightful brunch. You may be thinking, “Well they obviously had great service if they knew the waiter.”

But aside from him, everyone we interacted with at Court Street went above and beyond to ensure we had a great brunch experience. Our waters were refilled before we could even think of needing one. Numerous people came by our table to see how our meal was going and to ask if there was anything else we needed. The very friendly and accommodating staff made this a great brunch.

Cocktails by the Pitcher: $12.00 Morning Cocktail Pitchers. Court Street has a full bar and a great morning cocktail. Not only do they offer the typical morning drinks: Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and Mimosas, they also serve the Poinsettia – cranberry juice with champagne. Each drink is $6.00 each or only $12.00 for a pitcher, great place to start off Sunday Funday! They also serve champagne and my favorite, a peach or mango Bellini.

My brunch buddy and I decided not to have a morning cocktail since we had a busy day ahead of us. He did order a coffee that he thought was good.

Build Your Own Omelet: I chose the build your own omelet. I decided to go with an egg white omelet to be a little healthy (it was $1.00 extra). There is a long list of ingredients to choose from; four types of cheese, vegetables and breakfast meats. The omelet is served with a side of home fries and an English muffin. In the past year I have developed a new found love for English muffins so I was very excited to see these on my plate instead of typical toast.

For my three, I selected cheddar cheese, ham and sautéed onions. When I cut into my omelet, it was overflowing with ham and onions. I have never had am omelet packed so full. The omelet was nice and fluffy, with so much flavor in each bite.

My brunch buddy also ordered the build your own omelet. He went a little wild and picked re-fried beans, sautéed onions and peppers. He thought the omelet was very well done, and remarked on how much food comes out with every order.

Breakfast/Lunch Selection: Court Street’s brunch menu offers a great variety of breakfast and lunch dishes, sure to please everyone at your table. They have a Grand Marnier French Toast that immediately caught my eye. It is served with your choice of breakfast meat. Along with the typical breakfast meat selection of bacon, sausage and ham, they serve a corned beef hash. My brunch buddy decided to order a side of it because he decided it looked too delicious to pass up. He loved it, and although the portion was large, almost finished the entire thing.

In addition to the typical Eggs Benedict, they have a variety of twists on the breakfast favorite. There is a Florentine, smoked salmon, crab cab and seafood versions.

Court Street also has a colossal breakfast dish, “The Starving Hobokenite.” For only $13 you get three eggs any style, choice of breakfast meat, home fries and three buttermilk pancakes. Gigantic meal for an amazing price!

More Lunch Options: For lunch they offer sandwiches, salads and pasta. They serve a black forest ham sandwich on a croissant with apples, brie and mustard dressing. Kate’s Popeye Salad has fresh spinach mixed with cucumbers, apples, celery, walnuts and onions tossed in a lemon garlic dressing. If you are looking for something more hearty, Court Street also had a penne pasta dish with sweet sausage, fresh basil, tomato, garlic and olive oil.

The Verdict: Out of five spoons, I give Court Street four and half. It was by far the best service I have had while brunching in Hoboken. I loved that they gave really fresh fruit and delicious Irish soda bread. The Irish soda bread was very unique and a great way to start a delicious meal. Bread baskets really are the way to go!

Next weekend will be another traveling brunch review. My brunch buddy and I will be checking out the Victorian Christmas decorations in Cape May and having brunch at the Mad Batter.

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October 29, 2011

Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade Day Costume Contest–Chance to win $100 Gift Card from Maxwell’s 9.13.34 10/31

The owner of Maxwell’s 9.13.34 boutique shop located at 508 Court Street is having a Halloween costume contest on Monday October 31st for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. Normally this small but well stocked shop is only open Saturday and Sunday from 12-7pm but it will also be open from 3-6:30pm for this special day in Hoboken. Read below for details….

Maxwell's 9.13.34 storefront in Hoboken NJ

RAGAMUFFIN PARADE DAY SIDE TRACK! CALLING ALL KIDS & DOGS! – Maxwell’s 9.13.34 will be open from 3 – 6:30 pm on October 31st!

On Monday, October 31st, 2011 the Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade is scheduled to begin downtown Washington Street at 4:00 pm.   Swing by here between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm costumed to the MAX (kids & dogs) for treats and the chance to win a  $100.00 Gift card to spend at Maxwell’s 9.13.34!  I’ll take your picture and decide on the winner when the shop closes at 6 pm on Ragamuffin day.

Criteria:

  • Whatever makes me laugh, cry, is creative, or yanks my chain.   The winner will be selected just as I do the inventory in the shop!
  • The winner will be notified by 8:00 pm on Monday, 31 October.
  • The gift certificate applies to anything in the Hoboken shop & must be redeemed by 30 November, 2011.
  • Don’t be silly!!!  Swing by.  I’ll have good treats (above & beyond the usual Dum Dums)! 
  • Children must be 13 or under and dogs of all ages are loved & welcome (as all you proud doggy parents know)!

The Red Doors will welcome you this Saturday & Sunday noon to 7 pm and again on Monday (Ragamuffin Day) from 3 to 6 pm!

Fondly,

Deb Maxwell

Maxwell’s 9.13.34

Address: 508 Court Street – "The Red Doors" Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201.659.5789

Website: Shop 24/7 at www.maxwells91334.com

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October 18, 2011

Photo of the Day: Double Doors on Court Street in Hoboken 2009

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Double Doors on Court Street in Hoboken 2009 TheBoken.com

Today’s photo of the day is from Court Street in Hoboken taken in the winter of 2009 of some distinguished and aged wooden double doors. While many homes have been renovated as of late, many still have the old charm of bit of urban decay.

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