Other blogs claim they give you the good the bad and the ugly when all they really do is give you the ugly, paid for ugly. If you know what website I am referring to then no need to mention it here. Here is some more good news from the Mayor’s office just one week before an election….
The City of Hoboken announces:
Local musician Jack Skuller will perform the Eddie Cochran classic “Summertime Blues” at Hoboken’s Hot Tunes in the Summertime on July 18th starting at 7pm.
This event will feature popular local musicians performing and reinterpreting your favorite summer tunes. It will be like a beach party by the river.
The event will be featuring performances by: Julio Fernandez, John Bauers, Tammy Faye Starlite, Jack Skuller, Jeremy Beck, Karyn Kuhl, Gene D. Plumber, Jennifer Lampert, Dave Lambert, Alice Genese, Emily Turonis, Dave Calamoneri, Jon & Deena, The Gefkens, Lloyd United, and Tom Vincent & the Hot Tunes House Band.
The new single from 17 year old Jack Skuller – “Someone Else” is now available for FREE download on http://jackskuller.bandcamp.com/
The song was Written by Jack Skuller and produced by Bryce Goggin in Brooklyn. The track features Nada Surf drummer Ira Elliot and bassist Jeremy Chatzky.
About Jack Skuller:
17 year old Jack Skuller is equally inspired by both the Everly Brothers and the Black Keys. Jack debuted at age 14 with a rockabilly-tinged single on Bar/None records. He performed it live on Good Day New York. At 16, he toured the U.S. with Radio Disney.
NY POST: “a mini-Jack White”
NY DELI Magazine: “Buddy Holly would be proud”
My Old Kentucky Blog: “killer power-pop songwriting”
Join The Hoboken Cove Boathouse on their cove for their free kayaking days at Maxwell Place. Experience the Hudson River as well as amazing views of the New York City Skyline.Their season opens weather permitting June 1 and runs thru mid September. This initial schedule is subject to change. For updates twitter: @hobocobo, facebook: Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse.
These Kayaking embayment programs take place close to shore, at the Maxwell Place beach. Programs are free and take place in a small bay area. All participants must know how to swim. Kids under 16 must paddle with a parent or an adult over 18. We supply the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. It is first come first serve and when busy they have a paddle limit of about 20 minutes. Don’t forget your sunscreen.
‘Small Chick Big Deals’ (#SCBD) celebrates its rebrand and relaunch with fellow bloggers, contributors, and fans in Hoboken on Saturday, May 11th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Village Pourhouse. #SCBD founder, Sara Monica, is just a small chick with a big appetite for great food at affordable prices. In tough economic times, #SCBD has continued to deliver its readers the most delicious and budget-friendly foods throughout the tri-state area. The relaunch not only includes new branding and a site overhaul, but #SCBD is now accepting advertisers aiming to reach its exponentially growing readership!
“I started ‘Small Chick Big Deals’ while I interned at The Rachael Ray Show, when finding great deals while eating out was especially important,” says CEO and founder, Sara Monica. “When I started blogging, I had no idea I was going to gain so much recognition, support, and connections. It’s been a wonderful journey so far and I’m excited to take the next step in continuing to expand!”
The #SCBDLaunchParty event is sponsored by GTS Consultants, Inc, Urban Socialites, and Ubon’s BBQ Bloody Mary Mix, with additional local donors providing goodies for swag bags attendees will be receiving. Event attendees will enjoy drink specials, including the ‘Big Deal Martini,’ which will be centered around an Instagram contest for the best photo of the signature drink using the #SCBDLaunchParty hashtag.
Additional information is often readily available via the #SCBD Facebook and Twitter pages, where content is updated once or twice weekly. Blog subscribers will also receive periodic email blasts with exclusive inside information. #SCBD has continued adding to its team of contributors to provide other perspectives including local food events, special deals, recipes, and a variety of other foodie topics! #SCBD celebrated it’s one year anniversary on January 11, 2013 and was nominated for the friendsEAT ‘Best Blogger’ contest in 2012.
To RSVP got to: http://scbdlaunchparty.eventbrite.com/
For more information please contact Sara at: firstname.lastname@example.org
TheBoken.com is teaming up with HobokenGirl.com to help promote this new culinary event Dishcrawl….
Dishcrawl with debut on Wednesday, March 20th, at 7pm in Hoboken! At Dishcrawl’s events, our ticket-holders visit four restaurants in one night, sampling each restaurant’s specialties and meeting the chefs or owners. It’s like a pubcrawl- but with food!
Tickets are only $45. All food is included in the ticket price. You can view the event online at dishcrawl.com/hoboken.
The news gets even better
HobokenGirl.com is giving you the chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to this fabulous event! Hoboken Girl will attending and exploring four of the city’s most tantalizing eateries, each boasting 3 unique chef chosen specialties, guaranteed to delight your taste buds. The locations of the restaurants will be kept a secret until 48 hours before the event – but HobokenGirl.com may just leak a restaurant or two early.
Tickets are being sold here: http://dishcrawl.com/hobokendebut/ and can be purchased for $45 each. 3 chef specialties x 4 restaurants = 12 dishes that you get to treat yourself to!
Dishcrawl, a California-based start-up is expanding and heading to to our little city of Hoboken this spring. The company was founded on the goal of bringing people together through delicious food and good company. With over 200 gourmet Restaurants nestled within a square mile, Hoboken Dishcrawl brings the culinary excitement of New York City without the dreadful commute or exorbitant prices.
The best part about it is that it’s a guessing game! Dishcrawl is keeping the names of the restaurants we will be visiting a secret for now, but here and there we’ll give you some hints. Follow @Dishcrawlhob and @HobokenGirlBlog and be the first to know!
Where to Meet Up: All ticket holders will be notified of meeting location via email, 48 hours prior to the event.
Vegetarian? Vegetarian options are available, however we may not be able to accommodate other dietary restrictions. If you have any particular requests or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
You have two easy options:
Easy as could be…but if you can’t wait to see if you’ve won (Giveaway ends tomorrow Tuesday, March 12th), make sure to purchase your tickets here – seats are limited!
Mayor Dawn Zimmer testifed before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship on Thursday, December 13th. She discussed the impact Hurricane Sandy has had on Hoboken and the challenges still faced with the recovery process. She will also meet with Members of Congress to highlight the unmet needs of businesses and residents. Her prepared remarks before the committee are below….
“Good morning Chairwoman Landrieu and Committee members. It’s a privilege to be here today.
My name is Dawn Zimmer and I am the Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey. Hoboken is located just across the Hudson River from New York City. We are proud to be the birthplace of baseball and Frank Sinatra and home of the Cake Boss. More than 50,000 residents and hundreds of businesses call our square mile city their home, which is why we are one of the most densely populated cities in America – more than New York City. We are proud to be one of the most walkable communities in the country, and we rank number one in per capita use of public transportation for commuting. We’re a vibrant urban community filled with hundreds of boutiques, restaurants, and outdoor cafes.
But Hurricane Sandy was devastating for Hoboken, our businesses and our residents. For the first time in history, the Hudson River spilled into Hoboken from the north and south, flooding more than half our city. Our community center, public works garage, three of our four fire houses, and more than 1700 homes flooded. We estimate the total damage to our community at well over $100 million.
Thankfully our main street, Washington Street, did not flood, and is again open for business. But hundreds of businesses located off of our main street were severely flooded.
Even the businesses that did not flood have been severely impacted because one of our principal means of transportation to New York, the PATH train, was flooded and still has not been restored. Many businesses report up to a 60 percent reduction in business due to the difficulty of getting to and from Hoboken.
Some businesses that flooded remain closed or are forced to operate at an alternate location as they try to navigate the insurance gauntlet.
I call it an insurance gauntlet because the National Flood Insurance Program is not designed to meet the needs of the built urban environment.
I believe there is a fundamental unfairness in the system that I respectfully ask Congress to address.
When businesses located in a flood zone buy their properties, they are forced to purchase flood insurance by their mortgage companies. But the Flood Insurance Program treats garden style businesses as if they were “basements.” And under FEMA’s definition of a “basement,” the coverage is greatly limited to only include things like the boiler, hot water tanks, and electrical control panels.
These rules do not reflect the reality that in places like Hoboken, New York City, and other urban areas, the premises characterized as basements house vibrant businesses and principal residences which are critical elements to the vibrancy of our cities.
A store or apartment that requires you to walk down one or two steps is plain and simply not a basement. The business owners and residents who work and live in these stores and homes are required to buy flood insurance, are required to pay premiums into the flood insurance system, yet they receive virtually no coverage.
After having paid flood insurance premiums for years, many discover for the first time that their claims are denied because the flood insurance they were required to purchase does not actually insure them.
What we have is unfortunately not a rule that protects against moral hazard, but a trap that victimizes people at their time of greatest need.
For many businesses, their only option is a loan from the Small Business Administration. But almost all business owners I’ve spoken with tell me they can’t afford more debt. But they do need help, and we are at risk of losing the small businesses that make our communities special, so I respectfully ask that this committee and the Congress consider other options for providing direct relief to our small business owners.
Unfortunately, those businesses without flood insurance who do seek assistance from the SBA will be the next victims caught in the flood insurance trap. If they are able to receive an SBA loan, they will be required to get flood insurance and pay into a program that offers virtually no assistance for their urban garden style business. Their insurance costs will go up excessively, but unless Congress takes action to address the definition of a “basement” – or the coverage provided to those units – then the garden style business or home owner will be forever caught funding a flood insurance system that fails to benefit them in any meaningful way.
The inequity of the system is apparent when we see homeowners receiving $250,000 in coverage for vacation homes on the shore while primary homes and businesses fall through the cracks of the flood insurance program.
In the immediate term, I strongly urge Congress to provide direct assistance for businesses and residents caught in the flood insurance trap. Specifically, I ask you to take action to address the unfair basement issue for the future.
I suggest that rather than denying people coverage, businesses and residents should be given incentives to invest in taking the necessary steps to reduce the impact of flooding.
For example, there could be a system of encouraging the installation of energy efficient waterless tanks on higher floors that can be installed in closets.
But the current system does not provide incentives – it just inflicts pain on innocent victims at a time when they are most vulnerable.
I thank you so much for your willingness to listen to our concerns and for the opportunity to speak with you today.”
The All Saints Episcopal Parish in Hoboken located at 707 Washington Street in Hoboken is having a concert for the Season of Advent and Christmas. This features a program sung by the choir of the All Saints Episcopal Parish. The date is Saturday December 1st, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the concert.
All Saints Episcopal Parish
707 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Here is a review of Maroon Coffee Shop in Hoboken by Marley Lynch…..
The Pumpkin Spice French Press at Maroon has me hooked. Pair it with one of their densely delicious pumpkin scones, and I’m flying high. In fact, I haven’t been back to Dunkin all season. Maroon stole my caffeine heart.
Maroon (along with many other business in Hoboken) was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy, so I’ve been making an effort to frequent these smaller establishments as they bravely get back on their feet. This little coffee gem with assorted homemade croissants, scones, espresso, coffees, tea and more is located just blocks from my apartment at 7th and Willow. I’m KICKING myself for only discovering it recently.
The staff exudes a quiet, unpretentious coffee confidence and prepares each cup – stay or takeaway – with love and care. The fabulous French Press takes about 5 minutes longer (it says right on the blackboard) to make, but it is OH SO worth it. Choose from Pumpkin Spice, Toasted Almond, Tiramisu, etc. etc. etc.
My boyfriend Mike (who is on a constant quest for the perfect European-style cappuccino) has found happiness in their lovely, frothy espresso cup – paired of course with one of their dark chocolate croissants.
So you get the picture. I urge all my fellow Hobokenites to get out there and EAT and DRINK at these small businesses to help ‘em out a little after that wench Sandy came to town. Enjoy!
Maroon on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/maroon-hoboken
Maroon Website: https://sites.google.com/site/marooncoffeeandtea/
Adress: 638 Willow Ave, corner of 7th St Hoboken, NJ 07030
Mon-Fri 6am – 7pm
Sat – Sun 8am – 7pm
To honor the fight against breast cancer Biggie’s Raw Bar has the following raffle: