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October 8, 2013

Anthony David’s One Week Makeover and Expanded Hours 7 days a Week 7am–10:30pm

To celebrate their 15th anniversary in Hoboken at 953 Bloomfield Street (corner of 11th St)  Chef Anthony Pino decided to renovate his restaurant and re-opened with a new look last week.  The space has  been refreshed with clean, modern lines, red tiles and handcrafted wood tables. The amazing part is this was done in just one week to minimize impact to the customers and restaurant in terms of revenue.  Now, this very popular restaurant will be known simply as Anthony David’s and much like the Trattorias Chef Pino visited on a recent trip to Italy, it will be open all day, to serve the neighborhood anything from coffee, breakfast, a small bite, to a full dinner.

Anthony David's Hoboken

Here are the new hours (7 days a week): 

  • 7:00-9:00am, take-out coffee and pastries
  • 9:00am to 3:00pm, take-out breakfast, sandwiches, and daily Brunch in the restaurant ‘
  • 3:00pm to 5pm, a new Antipasto menu (also available during Brunch and as part of Dinner menu)
  • 5:00pm to 10:30pm, Dinner 7 nights a week, including Mondays.

Anthony David’s opened its doors at the charming corner of Tenth and Bloomfield Streets in Hoboken in 1997, not long after entrepreneurial Chef Pino graduated from Johnson & Wales. A bustling business in quality prepared foods led to a sellout daily brunch service that continues to this day, along with full-service catering arm AD Catering|Events. In 2002, in an expanded space, The Dining Room at Anthony David’s began its run as Hoboken’s favorite location for intimate dinners and special occasions.
As Chef Pino looks ahead to his next 15 years of business in his hometown,he is thrilled to introduce a new Anthony David’s to Hoboken, all under the simple name, Anthony David’s. His inspiration comes in part from the Trattorias Chef Pino  visited in Italy: traditionally less formal spots for neighborhood dining, for a coffee, or a snack, to purchase food to go; a  go to spot for any time of the day or evening.

In this vein, Anthony David’s is now open for dinner seven days a week, including Mondays, and will serve a light Antipasto menu before dinner service, from 3:00 to 5:00pm (also available during brunch and dinner service). The Antipasto menu offers value and flavor: Market Vegetables (butternut squash and honey, roasted fennel and olives); Artisan Cheese (Taleggio, Robiola, Cacio Pecorino, and more); Cured Meats (Trufaseca sausage, smoked duck, and Prosciutto de Parma from the new Italian slicer). Guests can choose 4 for $20, 5 for $25 or share 6 for $30. Rilettes (rabbit, chicken liver, pork belly, lardo) are also available. Antipasto is also a casual, to be shared element of Anthony David’s dinner menu, now served 7 days a week. 

Anthony David's Hoboken - Meat clicer

Chef Pino’s new inspiration makes evenings more relaxed and inviting here: with seasonal Autumn Panzanella (roast chicken, focaccia, butternut, shaved Brussels); hearty pastas like 3 Pork Gravy (cream, English peas, Pecorino, Cavatelli) and Wild Boar Ragu (Cipolinis, Pappardelle, Parmesan); or entrées like Pesce di Oggi (line caught  and  Autumn inspired) or House Lamb Sausage (truffle potatoes, Bijou farm green grown on a nearby rooftop).

Anthony David’s 7-day, all-day brunch will continue to serve its myriad selection of Eggs Benedicts along with other favorites.  Meat and Cheese Baguettes, available in the updated to go menu, also include desirable choices from the Antipasto menu.

The Anthony David’s space itself has morphed from its cozy market feel to a sleek, chic space with clean modern lines, designed  by architect Robert Feinstein of Studio One Architects, who also built Chef Pino’s striking Bin 14 wine bar. Muted dark grays and whites, warmly lit, are enlivened by bright red tiles. An extended marble dining counter for barista and antipasto service will feature the Berkel vertical prosciutto slicer that Chef Pino  purchased in Sorrento. Guests wanting to sip a quick espresso will favor a high table in the bay window facing 11th  Street. Simple wood tables are unadorned with linens, and the always knowledgeable staff will sport a coordinated new look too.The new Anthony David’s brings a welcoming, everyday Trattoria feeling to a fresh new space in the heart of Hoboken.

More pictures are below:

Anthony David's Hoboken

Anthony David's Hoboken

Anthony David's Hoboken

Anthony David's Hoboken

Anthony David's Hoboken

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July 12, 2013

Hoboken Girl Social Summer Beauty Event with Dina’s Kiss and Makeup Sunday July 14th 5-7:30pm

Filed under: Hoboken,Hoboken Businesses — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 9:35 AM
Hoboken Girl Social Dina Kiss Makeup
Jennifer Cassson (Hoboken Girl)  over at www.HobokenGirl.com is hosting a Summer Social Beauty Event this Sunday at Dina’s Kiss and Makeup on July 14th from 5-7:30pm. They are located at 57 Newark Street in Hoboken, NJ. Here is brief note from Jennifer about the event:
“This Sunday, you are invited to watch and learn from celebrity makeup artist, Dina Racciatti, as she demonstrates the best makeup tips and tricks to get your makeup to look fabulous and stay on longer! We will be demonstrating a full, basic makeover from A-Z and you’ll also learn how to create a fun, easy vintage hairstyle!
Also featured: Ali from the blog Inspiralized.com will be doing a demo cooking lesson {on how to turn vegetables into pasta (yes, that’s right) + free samples!}. Wine and snacks will be served. A fun night to learn something new and make some new Hoboken friends :)
RSVP as soon as you can by emailing hobokengirlblog@gmail.com  (seats are limited) with the subject line: Hoboken Girl Social RSVP. $15 paid at the door.”
Update 7/12:  This event is sold out but if you want to be put on the wait list email hobokengirlblog@gmail.com to be included in case someone drops out.
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June 19, 2013

Hoboken Based MallStand Partners with Million Dollar Smile to Launch First National Social Deal

Filed under: Hoboken,Hoboken Businesses,Shopping — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 2:20 PM

Here is another Hoboken Business trying to capitalize on the ever changing online retail landscape…..

Hoboken Based MallStand Partners with Million Dollar Smile

to Launch First National Social Deal

MallStand, the social shopping app, yesterday announced that they have partnered with Million Dollar Smile Cosmetic to run their first national social deal. The daily deal promotion that has recently been launched in the MallStand Socials section is for a large discount on the Million Dollar Smile teeth whitening system.

Mall Stand Screens and Logo - Hoboken Business New Jersey

“MallStand has been providing a variety of daily deals in the Socials section for the residents of Hudson County and surrounding areas, but this new partnership marks the first time we are able to make a daily deal available nationally and with none of the extra shipping costs,” said MallStand team member Sam Gherman.

“The MallStand team has done a tremendous job working with the highest quality merchants in the area in order to develop a solid base of loyal customers.” Said Andrew Jensen, Founder and CEO “MallStand hopes to build upon this new relationship with Million Dollar Smile and continue to offer their teeth whitening system to our users across the country.”

Through this Socials offer users can enjoy the same results as the leading in-office dental whitening procedures from the comfort of their home. The deal for the teeth whitening system originally valued at $228 is available for only $30 and promises a “whiter and brigher smile for less money and less time”. The social deal for the Smiley White System and Smiley White Pen will be extended for an extra week due to the deal’s popularity.

Million Dollar Smile’s special dental grade whitening formula has been safely tested and made in USA labs only.

Mall Stand Website Screen Capture - Hoboken NJ

About MallStand

Mall Stand is  a relaticely new web based start-up company locally based in Hoboken on 613 Willow Ave called Mallstand. Mallstand is an innovative new site that provides a user all aspects of a mall experience with the ease of use a website brings.

MallStand is a web and mobile social shopping platform transforming traditional online shopping. By utilizing various social networking tools MallStand creates an environment that fosters communication between users and merchants. MallStand provides shoppers with a centralized online location to mingle, shop, and share.

Link to website: http://www.mallstand.com/login.php

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June 12, 2013

Mission 50 Free Workshop on How to Market Your Brand Thursday June 20th at 6pm

Here is the latest entrepreneurial event from Mission 50…..


Johnston Has Successfully Helped Countless Entrepreneurs Build Their Companies

Mission 50 Communal Area Hoboken New Jersey

Mission 50 Workspaces, a premier coworking space located at 50 Harrison St. in Hoboken, N.J., will be hosting a workshop entitled “From Invisible to In Demand: How to Market your Business Without Going Broke” on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. The workshop is being presented by Beatrice Johnston, director of Brand Excitement, a brand development and marketing company for small service-based businesses.

A marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience creating and supporting the brand experience, Johnston has successfully helped countless entrepreneurs in every industry to build their companies. This fun and interactive workshop is designed to teach participants how to gain visibility in the marketplace using both traditional and new media tactics.

Located in the penthouse of the multi-tenanted, 80,000-square-foot Hoboken Business Center, Mission 50 has more than 5,000 square feet of private and shared work space as well as meeting facilities regularly used for meetups, networking events and seminars.

The workshop is free to the public. For more information on the workshop or to register, please call 212-851-6360 or email bea@BrandExcitement.com.

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June 7, 2013

Hoboken NJ is Gaining Momentum as a NorthEast Technology Hub – City provides tools for success

Filed under: Hoboken,Hoboken Businesses — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 8:45 AM

Here is some evidence that Hoboken despite it’s limited parking is good for business after all. Just ask the folks at Mission 50.


City Provides Entrepreneurs and Startups with the Tools Necessary for Success

Mission 50 Communal Area Hoboken New Jersey

Hoboken, N.J. is known for many things. As the birthplace of baseball and Frank Sinatra, it is rich in history, culture and home to an eclectic restaurant scene. Today, this one-square-mile city also is emerging as a thriving technology community.

While California’s famed Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston widely are considered to be epicenters of technology, Hoboken also has steadily been earning respect as a veritable tech hub in its own right. Co-working spaces, meetup events, proximity to Manhattan and other local resources are transforming this Hudson County city into a place where growing startups and savvy entrepreneurs can successfully build companies.

“There are a lot of young, innovative people in Hoboken. The city’s location just across the Hudson River from New York City makes it attractive for tech-savvy individuals who are eager to build new businesses. Entrepreneurs can set up shop in Hoboken and benefit from the city’s affordability and many wonderful assets while remaining accessible to the financial centers of Manhattan,” said Greg Dell’Aquila, co-founder of Mission 50 Workspaces, Hoboken’s premier shared office environment.

Hoboken is also the home of the NJ Tech Meetup, the Garden State’s largest tech community. Founded by Aaron Price in 2010, the group has more than 2,900 members and meets monthly on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology. “Its goal is to create an atmosphere of sharing best practices and learning from both failure and success,” said Price, one of the founders of Mission 50. He is also the founder of weCraft, an online craft supply marketplace where do-it-yourselfers can purchase supplies and find inspiration.

“At the NJ Tech Meetup, we provide networking opportunities, allow members to see what other startups have done and become inspired. When people come to our meetings and see a large community of eager and highly successful people, it gives them the inspiration to keep going. We have proven that you don’t need to be in New York City to find this kind of supportive community. There’s an awful lot going on right here in New Jersey as well.”

The growth of new technologies such as smart phones, tablets and personal wireless hot spots has made it possible for people to conduct work from virtually anywhere. This mobile workforce understands that a New York City, Boston or Silicon Valley address no longer is necessary to achieve tech success, said Price. “There are many ways to conduct business today, especially for tech firms that can work remotely from just about anywhere. It doesn’t require a lot of resources to build a tech startup. Someone can launch a company in Hoboken for less money compared to New York City and still remain connected to clients and employees in other cities or around the world,” added Price.

In a post-recession environment where fledgling startups have become more cost-conscious, shared work spaces provide an affordable, effective solution. Price said the collaborative space of Mission 50 already has successfully helped many local entrepreneurs start their businesses – and could lead to more startups coming to the area. Located in the penthouse of the 80,000-square-foot, multi-tenanted Hoboken Business Center, Mission 50 is centered on a community of like-minded, independent professionals.

Editor’s Comment: This is from a press release sent to me, so as editor I posted it. However I do see evidence of more and more startups emerging from Hoboken utilizing spaces like the Business Center, Mission 50 and groups like NJ Tech Meetup. Let’s hope the trend continues and grows Hoboken’s commercial space. Hoboken, with its unique location and energy should be a place where you not only live but work too. The more jobs created in Hoboken makes Hoboken less of a bedroom community to NYC and more of a vibrant commercial environment besides its already strong hospitality industry. These are just my thoughts. Share yours in the comments below.


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June 5, 2013

Washington Street Shuffle – Hoboken’s Haven Savings Bank to Merge with Hilltop Community Bank

Filed under: Hoboken,Hoboken Businesses — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 2:55 PM

Maxwell’s may indeed be closing its doors in July in Hoboken but it appears there is some merger and acquisition activity on the upswing as well in Hoboken.  Recently it was announced that Clearview Cinemas is being acquired by Bow Tie Cinemas and now Hoboken’s Haven Savings Bank at 621 Washington Street is being merged with Hilltop Community Bank based in Summit, NJ. Will the M&A activity continue in Hoboken?

Haven Savings Bank Hoboken

Haven Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Haven Savings Bank, and Hilltop Community Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: HTBC), the parent company of Hilltop Community Bank, jointly announced the execution of an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) that provides for the acquisition of Hilltop Community Bancorp, Inc. by Haven Bancorp, Inc. for $9.42 per common share in cash, or approximately $26.9 million.

The merger is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2013, and will increase Haven Bancorp’s total assets by more than $160 million, resulting in total assets immediately after closing of approximately $840 million.  The acquisition will add three full service branches to Haven Savings’ existing six-branch network.  Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Haven Bancorp, Inc. and Haven Savings Bank will add Mortimer O’Shea, Hilltop Community Bancorp’s President and Chief Executive Officer, to their boards of directors. Below is the full press release.



Haven Bancorp, Inc, the parent company of Haven Savings Bank, and Hilltop Community Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: HTBC), the parent company of Hilltop Community Bank, jointly announced the execution of an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) that provides for the acquisition of Hilltop Community Bancorp, Inc. by Haven Bancorp, Inc. for $9.42 per common share in cash, or approximately $26.9 million.

Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, Hilltop Community Bancorp, Inc. will be merged with and into Haven Bancorp, Inc., with Haven Bancorp, Inc. surviving the merger (the “Merger”).  Immediately after the Merger, Hilltop Community Bank will merge with and into Haven Savings Bank, with Haven Savings Bank surviving.

The merger is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2013, and will increase Haven Bancorp’s total assets by more than $160 million, resulting in total assets immediately after closing of approximately $840 million.  The acquisition will add three full service branches to Haven Savings’ existing six-branch network.  Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Haven Bancorp, Inc. and Haven Savings Bank will add Mortimer O’Shea, Hilltop Community Bancorp’s President and Chief Executive Officer, to their boards of directors.

John H. Wessling III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Haven Bancorp, Inc., said, “We are extremely pleased to announce that Hilltop Community Bank, an organization committed to building business relationships, will become part of Haven Savings Bank. The excellent track record of Hilltop Community Bank in commercial lending through a difficult credit cycle and developing a solid core deposit base demonstrates the quality of the people at their organization.  We look forward to working with them and their clients for many years to come.”

Mr. Wessling continued, “With this acquisition, Haven will move into three very strong local markets – Summit, Berkeley Heights and Madison, be able to provide a wider range of lending and deposit services, attain greater scale and efficiencies, diversify its balance sheet and increase earnings.”

Mortimer O’Shea, stated, “We set out in 2000 to build a bank that was close to the business community and we succeeded in doing that.  As a new member of Haven’s board, I will seek to maintain the relationships we built over these thirteen years.”  Richard Wellbrock, Chairman of Hilltop Community Bancorp, Inc. added “We have always been proud of being a locally-based community bank and by partnering with Haven, we will continue that tradition.”

The Merger Agreement is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Hilltop Community Bancorp stockholders and applicable banking regulatory authorities.

Ambassador Financial Group, Inc., acted as financial adviser to Haven Bancorp, Inc. and Luse Gorman Pomerenk & Schick, P.C. acted as its legal counsel. Griffin Financial Group, LLC acted as financial adviser to Hilltop Community Bancorp, Inc. and Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP acted as its legal counsel.

Haven Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of Haven Savings Bank a state-chartered savings bank which has been in business since 1938. Haven’s primary business is residential lending. Haven’s main office is located in Hoboken with branches in Secaucus, Westwood, Montclair, Livingston and Westfield.

Hilltop Community Bancorp, Inc. is the parent holding company for Hilltop Community Bank. Hilltop Community Bank is a New Jersey state-chartered commercial bank which commenced operations in February 2000. Hilltop Community Bank operates as a locally headquartered community bank engaged in commercial banking. Hilltop Community Bank has offices in Summit, Berkeley Heights and Madison, and administrative offices in New Providence. Its service area includes surrounding communities in Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset Counties.

Note: Statements in this release that are not strictly historical are “forward-looking statements” and are based upon current expectations that may differ materially from actual results.  These forward-looking statements, identified by words such as “will,” “expected,” “believe,” and “prospects,” involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements made herein.  These risks and uncertainties involve general economic trends, our ability to complete the proposed acquisition, and changes in interest rates, increased competition, changes in consumer demand for financial services, the possibility of unforeseen events affecting the industry generally, and market disruptions.  Haven Bancorp, Inc. and Haven Bank undertake no obligation to release revisions to these forward-looking statements publicly to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unforeseen events.

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May 22, 2013

Hoboken’s Mission 50 and the Interest in Coworking Sites Surging

Filed under: Hoboken,Hoboken Businesses — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 10:50 AM

Local Hoboken Business Mission 50 is helping fill the need for coworking places as part of a national trend. Read below for details…


Shared Office Environments Attract a Diverse Workforce with the Opportunity to Collaborate and Connect

 By Greg Dell’Aquila, co-founder and president Mission 50 Workspaces Hoboken, N.J.

Fledgling tech startups and budding entrepreneurs have gravitated for years toward co-working spaces both for financial reasons and as a means to network with other like-minded individuals. Today, this work environment is breaking out of its niche, drawing a wide range of professionals in all age groups looking for an affordable, flexible place to work, grow a business, meet with clients and become part of a collaborative community.

According to DeskMag’s 3rd Annual Global Co-Working Study, the diversity of the movement is on the rise, resulting in a higher number and variety of coworking spaces. The study indicates there are now more than 2,200 co-working spaces worldwide and the number grows on a daily basis.

While coworking environments can cater to those in a certain field, many today are designed to accommodate a wide range of professionals looking to share each other’s energy and ideas. Corporations also are starting to consider coworking as a viable place for their workforce, recognizing that you don’t need to work from a cubicle to be productive.

In short, coworking today appeals to anyone who is working independently. Take for example, Mission 50 Workspaces. Technology startups have been a mainstay since our inception in 2011, but our membership today runs the gamut. Of Mission 50′s current 160 members, there’s not one target market of worker who utilizes this space.

The environment attracts business professionals, lawyers, accountants, financial specialists, interior designers, nonprofit consultants, creatives, and even mothers of young children needing space that’s conducive to writing and establishing a business. It’s all about breaking the habit of working alone. In a coworking environment, not only do you know the people working next to you, but you can achieve a synergy that wouldn’t exist elsewhere.

The range of ages found at these shared work environments is just as diverse. While the average coworker traditionally has been a 34-year-old male, that’s changing as well. Coworking has become a way of life with mass appeal. It has truly redefined how we work. Offices – as we know them today – will no longer exist.

Coworking’s affordability and flexibility is particularly paramount for Generation Y and Millennial populations, the fastest growing segment of the workforce. Theirs is a mobile world of cell phones, tablets and notebook computers; they work anywhere and collaborate with colleagues and strangers around the globe. As a result, work is a moving target, even for those employed by larger companies, where productivity and inspiration are supreme goals that transcend age, business and work hours.

Nearly three-quarters of the coworkers reported in a recent DeskMag poll they felt more productive in shared space, and 71 percent experienced a boost in their creativity. Most of this improved productivity is a byproduct of the environment. A good coworking office has the true buzz of a workspace rather than the relaxed atmosphere of a home or the distractions of a café.

As the owner of a vibrant coworking space where I also operate with my fellow members, I am not surprised; I feel that same “rush” of excitement, every day.

About Mission 50 and Greg Dell’Aquila: 

Greg Dell’Aquila is the co-founder and president of Mission 50 Workspaces, a premier coworking space in Northern New Jersey. He has deep experience in commercial and residential real estate, having served as president of the JDA Group LLC and its privately-held companies – JDA Development and Planning LLC, JDA Construction LLC and JDA Management LLC for many years.

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May 15, 2013

Skinny Chef Super Food Sauce Launch with Free Samples and Appetizers at aaRaa in Hoboken May 25th 1-7pm

Skinny Chef Hoboken at Aara 5-25-2013

The Skinny Chef  Jennifer Iserloh will be at Hoboken boutique aaRaa May 25th from 1-7pm to celebrate the launch of her new Skinny Chef Superfood Sauces. They are all-natural, gluten free, low in calories and fat and bursting with flavor.

Aaraa is located at 408 6th Street in Hoboken, NJ. The event will have free appetizers, Sauce samples and cocktails. Participants will also get a 15% discount on items not already on sale. There will also be a drawing for a free gift basket and tarot card reading with Jeannine Mercurio, MS. Ed.

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May 14, 2013

Hoboken Events Committee Plans “The Cauldron” Roman Numeral Sculpture as Superbowl XLVIII Attraction with New York City Views

The Hoboken Events Committee for the next Superbowl that will be hosted at Met Life Stadium in 2014 lead by Hoboken resident Scott Katz held a meeting last night at his home at Bloomfield Street for the members of the committee.

Last night  Bill LaRosa, Head of the Huddle Country Huddle Zone for the NY/NJ Host Committee attended this meeting and addressed Committee, filling everyone in on the Super Bowl initiative from the Official perspective. Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Freeholder Anthony Romano was also in attendance along with about 50 committee members.

Scott Katz explained the role of the commitee in his email to members before the meeting:

“Since our formation, the Hoboken Events Committee has been working a bit more independently of the Official NY/NJ Host Committee than any other city in New Jersey. The reasons for that were pragmatic, but given our results thus far it was seemingly a chance worth taking.  Our group now has serious credibility and there will be strength in numbers, so I need everybody to show up so he can see first-hand what we have worked so hard to create.

And that segues into what, we, the Hoboken Events Committee, will now need to create—“The Cauldron.”

We have been given permission by the NFL for use of the Roman Numerals to create an iconic “XLVIII,” with the NYC skyline serving as the backdrop. This is a game changer. This is our centerpiece. When I said, “If we build it, they will come,” I meant it. So now we can build it.

What we will be building is an attraction, something that people are going to come seek out. Other cities in NJ will have events—some better than others, some just for the sake of doing something. What we are creating is an attraction, something that is going to make Super Bowl visitors feel a NEED to come to Hoboken Of course there is still a lot of work to be done in order tocreate the cauldron, and eventually Super Bowl Square…”

So the question is, if you build it will they come? TheBoken.com thinks yes. It could be a very big draw for sports  fans to visit Hoboken for a most unique photo op with NYC views.  There are some pretty cool events planned as well but this attraction when built could really be a big boost to Hoboken’s businesses if it is well executed.

Hoboken Events Commitee Superbowl XLVIII The Cauldron

“The Cauldron” – Concept art provided by Jan Tompkins

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May 13, 2013

Mommies 24/7 triples number of city sites in New Jersey

Filed under: Hoboken,Hoboken Businesses — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 2:15 PM

Mommies 24/7 may have started in Hoboken, but much like this editor’s waistline it keeps expanding to many other cities in New Jersey…..

Mommies 24/7 triples number of city sites in New Jersey

Mommies 24-7 Hoboken Website May 2013Mommies 24/7, the online community that has reached thousands of moms in just four New Jersey towns, is expanding to meet moms throughout the region. The original sites in Hoboken, Summit, Montclair and Nutley have added neighboring towns across Hudson, Union, Essex, and Morris Counties.

The sites connect moms online and in real life with playdates, family fun nights, expectant mother socials and exciting nights out for moms. The sites publish original content, list local businesses and events, and review trusted service providers. Moms can create free profiles to meet and share tips whether they’re raising newborns, teenagers or anything in between.

Mommies 24/7 founder Sarah Himmelbaum said that after launching the flagship site in Hoboken last February, she kept meeting moms from surrounding towns. “Moms were coming to our events from Jersey City, Edgewater and beyond,” she said. “We realized we have to expand and meet the demand for the community and networking that Mommies 24/7 provides.”

New Jersey moms can visit the main Mommies 24/7 website and choose their home city. The new cities include Berkeley Heights, Bloomfield, Chatham, Glen Ridge, Jersey City, Madison, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Verona, and West Orange and others.

Stacey Chaleff, who launched the Summit site last December, said she’s excited to expand. “We’ve had such a warm welcome in Summit and have met many great moms and local businesses that it felt natural to broaden the scope,” she said. “We moms are all in this together; we all go through the same highs and lows, and there’s just no better way to share them then through Mommies 24/7. Mommies are Mommies no matter what zip code you live in!”

Himmelbaum said she’s always eager to meet moms who want to launch Mommies 24/7 sites in new towns, whether in New Jersey or anywhere in the United States. Moms who are interested in starting a new career owning and editing a site should contact her at sarah@mommies247.com.

In the meantime, visit www.mommies247.com, get a free profile, and begin meeting, mixing, sharing and dishing with all the moms in your town!

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