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From the Hoboken Girl Team: What We’re Thankful For

by Jennifer Tripucka
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Here at Hoboken Girl we have so much to be thankful for – from the beautiful views we get to see each day, the amazing local businesses, and to of course our totally awesome HG readers. Here are just a few things that we are thankful for this holiday season. 

“I am thankful for organic {+ delicious} food delivery from Busy Bee Organics, gooey organic cookies from Bang Cookies {are we sensing a trend here?}, endless workout options – especially WiO, Local Barre, Jane Do, and Asana Soul Practice {a few of my go-tos, but not limited to these, that’s for sure!}, the Hoboken Girl Helps team who donates their time and energy for the greater good <3, and our wonderful Hoboken Girl readers and the Hoboken County community that makes this area unique.”

-Jen, Editor and Founder 

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“I am thankful for dirty chai tea lattes with almond milk from Empire, cool fall morning runs on the water, pulled pork nachos from Biggies during Sunday football {and the waitress Cristina who knows exactly how to put the order in}, and being part of a team that gets recognized for giving back and building up the Hoboken community, and for being the go-to on all things Hoboken :)”

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-Michele D., Managing Editor 

“I am thankful for being part of a community where I can literally walk down the street and see a friendly face, the Hudson Yoga Project as a home to both teach yoga and learn from senior yoga teachers, the chocolate chip cookies + avocado toast from Sunnyside Cafe, always feeling like there is somewhere to grab a great dinner and glass of wine, and being part of the HG team and for the amazing connections it creates between local businesses and readers.”

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-Kate, Marketing and Events Manager

Read More: Sunnyside Cafe and Eatery – A Downtown Hoboken Spot 

“I am thankful for unbeatable running views all along the waterfront, picking out my coffee beans at Empire Coffee every week, Napoli’s #2 opening dangerously close to my apartment, and endless cute dog sightings on every street.”

-Michelle L., Marketing Associate 

“I am thankful for Frankie and Ava’s veggie sandwiches and pasta fagioli soup because it saves me at least once a week, Fit Foundry for helping me reach {and exceed!} my fitness goals and have fun while doing it, and Playful Paws for taking care of Maddie and walking her on the daily {it’s nice to know my fur baby is well taken care of when work and life get crazy!}

-Desiree, Contributor

“This year I’m especially thankful for organizations like Liberty Humane Society and New York Bully Crew. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to adopt and save my fur child Frankie. I’m thankful for the empowering and badass women at Work it Out and the constant support they always exude. And last but certainly not least, I’m thankful for my fiance, my favorite coach, the person who keeps me leveled headed in both life and during workouts, Alex.”

-Vanessa, Fitness Contributor 

“I am thankful for all of the great Hoboken dog parks and for Cornerstone pets for being a dog person’s paradise!”

-Will, Dog and Photo Contributor

“Three words: Napoli’s on Clinton, because their pizza is no-questions-asked the best in town and now way too convenient for us downtown-ers. And oh, the cardio-intensive Tramp Stamp class at Jane Do’s new location in Monroe center (because PIZZA).”

-Elizabeth, Contributor


“We are thankful for the view of NYC–it’s a constant reminder that we are fortunate to have a front-row seat to a place that millions of people dream of coming to every day as well as a reminder that anything is possible, Pier 13–for obvious reasons: good food, good friends, and most importantly good frozen drinks, friendly neighbors {becasue no one wants grouchy ones}, everyone smiles when you pass by and are excited to get involved in the community, and equally endless food and workout options–life is all about balance and Hoboken has the restaurant to gym ratio down pat.”

-Jordan and Joelle, Contributors

“I am thankful for $5 taxis that are always waiting on me at the PATH and take me from late work nights to my cozy bed as fast as possible, views of the skyline during morning runs that you can’t get from Manhattan, local cooking classes at Hudson Table since I am the worst cook and prefer not to do the cleaning, lattes from BWE for an excuse to get out of the house on lazy weekends and Bean Vault Coffee to keep me fueled for busy days traveling into the city, and City of Hoboken summer movie nights on Pier A as  reminder that picnics can be for adults and Wednesday nights are fun too.”

-Genna, Contributor 

“I am thankful for Otta Strada’s burrata crostini, Hoby Dogy’s excellent pet care, and the Rivington’s shuttle driver Sam!”

-Nicole W., Contributor 

“I am thankful for Liberty House in Jersey City. It’s where I got married, so I will forever have amazing memories there. They also have some of the best views of lower Manhattan and looking at the city always gives me a moment of “serenity now”. Also Cornerstone Pets, because they are always super helpful when I need anything for my dog Nala!”

-Liya, Contributor 

“I am thankful for Cyclebar {especially Meg, Olivia, and Kaitlin} for being the best people to start my day with – they’ll make you sweat but you’ll be sweating with a smile! Chabad of Hoboken and Jersey City Young Professionals {aka Shmully and Esta} for fostering an incredibly warm and welcoming Jewish community here in Hoboken, Benny Tudino’s for the biggest and best slice of pizza I’ve ever had {and the reason I need to go to Cyclebar}, and of course the Hoboken Girl team for being all around amazing and giving me the opportunity to spread the DIY love!”

-Arielle, Contributor 

Read More: Hoboken Fitness – Cyclebar 

“I am thankful for going to an early morning class at Hudson Yoga Project and hitting Choc o Pain for an iced latte on the way home, Hoboken General Store for always having the perfect last minute gifts and Half Price Champagne days at Stingray Lounge, no explanation needed :)”

-Janine, Hoboken Girl Helps Coordinator

“I am thankful for Squeeze’D & their delicious acai bowls. There’s one right inside of the 8 Springs Studio which just so happens to be in the Cast Iron Lofts Building, aka where I live! Sushi from Robongi. I eat it at least once a week {don’t judge me}. 14th Street Garden Center & their plants/succulents. I don’t have a green thumb, but I love to pretend that I do. Hoboken because it’s the perfect balance of city living with a small, hometown vibe and Hoboken Girl social because I get all the details on upcoming events, deals, restaurant openings etc. before anyone else ;)”

-Jillian, Social Assistant 

“I am thankful for a tight-knit, friendly & collaborative community, so many dog-friendly establishments in town {just found out the new West Elm is dog-friendly, so pumped!} Insomnia Cookies. Enough said. Cornerstone Pets! Awesome selection of food/toys/accessories, and the absolute nicest, most caring staff ever who is always willing to share tips, advice, and treats! The ability to walk everywhere {I spend SO much time in the car commuting, so living in a walkable city is literally a gift} and endless creativity outlet options {trying a new class, writing for HG, etc}”

-Alexandra, Beauty Contributor

“I am thankful for Gogi Grill for being on my way home from the PATH {Bonus: it lasts me two meals}, a breathtaking view of One World Trade Center right outside my window, Acai Later for curing my post-workout fruit fix, and Sunnyside for yummy Cortados.”

-Tamara, Editorial Assistant 

“I am thankful for Hoboken Girl giving me such a great opportunity this past semester and giving me tons of ideas for future adventures :)”

-Nicole M., Contributor + Intern


Happy Thanksgiving from the HG team! Tell us what you are thankful for on Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog and #HobokenGirl. And if you would like to learn more about the contributors of HG, read here


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