It may be just a mile, but there’s plenty of celebrity-packed into the Mile Square City we know as Hoboken. As the birthplace of baseball and Frank Sinatra, it’s already home to two of the world’s wonders, but that’s just where the list begins. Read on for a celebrity guide to Hoboken.
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Sure, he may have turned his back on Hoboken, but Frank Sinatra will always have this town on his birth certificate. Though the house he was born in has since burned down, you can always visit the plaque honoring him outside 415 Monroe Street.
Justin +Hailey Bieber
Remember that time the Biebers came to Hoboken? Bieber fever! Justin came for a workout at UFC Gym with his now-wife Hailey Bieber.
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Once upon a time, the reality star was engaged to basketball pro Kris Humphries, who lived in Hoboken. While visiting her man, the two stopped in the town’s Modern Nails & Spa for dual mani-pedis. While the marriage didn’t last, Modern Nails is still standing on 728 Washington Street.
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Before he became a household name on TLC, Buddy Valastro was just a Hoboken guy who ran one of the town’s Italian bakeries. Though there are currently a handful of locations spanning the country, you can spot the first brick-and-mortar Carlo’s Bakery on 95 Washington Street—with a line out the door and wrapped around the block.
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While he ultimately put his house on the market and moved away, the pro quarterback once lived in an apartment with his wife and three daughters at the Hudson Tea building at 1500 Hudson Street. The waterfront condo boasted three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a two-time Superbowl MVP owner. Not too shabby!
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She’s since packed her bags and moved to the West Coast to co-host Access Hollywood, but when Morales was at the helm of Today’s morning coverage, she would travel through the Lincoln Tunnel from—you guessed it—Hoboken. The journalist lived with her husband and two sons at 1234 Garden Street, a five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom, multi-million dollar Hoboken palace brownstone.
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If you’re not visiting Maxwell’s Tavern for the food, the booze, or the live music, step in for the history. The small bar, restaurant, and music club at 1039 Washington Street once hosted the likes of Nirvana, the Hot Chili Peppers, and Bruce Springsteen. The Boss even filmed his music video for “Glory Days” inside the tavern.
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Tucked away on 931 Madison Street is Water Music Recording Studio, a space that has churned out top tracks from Beyonce, Cyndi Lauper, Shakira, U2, Blondie, and many more. If you ever find the sudden urge to make the next big hit, this is your spot — yep, right across from Shoprite.
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One thing about Hoboken is that the views are one of a kind and always ready for a picture. Maddie Ziegler did just that and posed at the Pier in Hoboken for a photoshoot.
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Bob Dylan came to the Mile Square City in 2013 for the “Americanarama Festival of Music” that took place at Pier A Park.
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The band Wilco also shared the stage with Bob Dylan in 2013 for the “Americanarama Festival of Music.”
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In the early 2000s, Justin Timberlake represented music. In 2013, Justin Timberlake surprised Maxwell’s Tavern (now Sirenetta) with a performance.
Sacha Baron Cohen
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Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his Borat movies, filmed a movie at Hoboken’s one and only Dino and Harry’s Steakhouse. The trial of the Chicago 7 was released in 2020 and won several Golden Globes awards, Critics’ Choice awards, and more. Cohen even won an AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor.