• 14 Hoboken and Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

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    Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton… they all made it into this week’s roundup, along with one modern-day fearless female to whom we tip our hats. We’ve also got the details on JC Pride Week and the opening of a few new local businesses. Read on for the latest on what’s happening in Hoboken and Jersey City.

    Apple Tree House Restoration Complete

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    After 11 years of renovation, it looks like the historic Jersey City Apple Tree House is finally complete. First built in 1740, this two-story brick-and-fieldstone structure was once owned by one of Jersey City’s original settlers. According to local legend, this is where George Washington met with the Marquis de Lafayette to map Revolutionary War strategy underneath an apple tree. The past four mayors have worked toward the restoration, and on Wednesday, Mayor Fulop tweeted “After a decade + . I just did the final walk through of the Apple Tree House. It is officially FINISHED. #jerseycity + #GeorgeWashington.” Stay tuned for more info on when public tours become available.

    Late Night Tacos Now Available Outside O’Bagel

    If you follow us on Insta, you know O’Bagel {which previously got recognition for their 30 lb. bagel monster} is doing a taco pop-up outside their shop. We’re talking cheap, delicious, late-night Mexican food. Don’t wait at home for Grub Hub after the bar. They’re open until 2AM, so walk your pretty little self over to O’Bagel {be safe, bring a friend} and grab one of their chicken, beef, shrimp or veggie tacos. They’re conveniently located in midtown, so there’s equal taco access for all. One of our HG team members tried it out, and we shared all the deets here.

    Hamilton Lighting Designer Teaming Up With Local Indie Band

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    The indie band Sylvana Joyce and The Moment is playing at Maxwell’s Tavern on Friday, September 8th, and Hamilton: The American Musical’s lighting designer, Christopher Robinson, will be lighting the show. Joyce teaches voice and piano to Robinson’s daughters, which is how the two ultimately came to collaborate. Joyce’s band plays Balkan folk and theatrically infused rock, and are celebrating the release of their new record, “Heavyhead.”

    New Pizza + Pasta Restaurant Coming to 10th and Willow Neighborhood

    In other late-night eating news, 10th and Willow’s owner, Mario, has teamed up with Ralph from Hoboken Hot House to create 10th Street Pasta and Pizza. Diagonally across from 10th and Willow, with indoor and outdoor seating, you will be able to chow down on pasta and pizza until 3-4 AM on weekends. It will function as a normal, sit-down restaurant otherwise, with those hours TBD. They’re hoping to be open the week after Labor Day.

    JCFD Promotes First Female Battalion Chief and First Hispanic Deputy Chief

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    It was standing room only at City Hall last week when 30 JC firefighters rose in the ranks at a promotional ceremony. Among them were Joseph Menendez, who became the city’s first Hispanic deputy chief, and Constance Zappella who is now the city’s first female battalion chief. When Zapella joined in 2002, she was only one of two women. Congratulations to all those recently promoted!

    Jersey City to Celebrate Pride Week

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    For the past sixteen years, Gayborhood Jersey City + Humanity Pride Productions have hosted the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival. This year, it’s taking place on Saturday, August 26th from 1-9PM. It’s estimated that 9,000-10,000 people attended last year to celebrate the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and allies of Hudson County and the New York City metropolitan area. This parade is one of the largest festivals in the Northern New Jersey region. Can’t make the main event, but want to join the fun? There’s a bunch of other Pride events going on from now until next week, and you can get that schedule right here.

    The Heights Gets a New Bar

    The Heights got a new bar, Low Fidelity a.k.a LoFi {from the same team that brought you The Archer}. Like most new joints, they’re easing in with a series of test-runs, but they expect to be open permanently within two weeks. For now, they’re offering beer, wine, and cocktails and plan to add the food menu shortly thereafter. You can find them at 328 Palisade Ave.

    Jefferson’s Coffee Opening Downtown Location

    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Good Coffee.” That’s the slogan of Jefferson’s Coffee, which you’re probably familiar with if you live, or do your grocery shopping, in the quiet northwest corner of Hoboken. This local shop opened last February, and is committed to providing organic, small-batch coffee that is fresh and flavorful. They are now expanding to a second location, taking over a former dry cleaners at 534 Washington Street.

    …And Hidden Grounds Coffee Coming to JC

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    If you grab your morning brew near JC’s Powerhouse Arts District, you are in luck, too. This fall, Hidden Grounds Coffee Co. is opening their third location on the first floor of The Art House residential building at 148 First Street downtown. Hidden Grounds roasts their own coffee beans from Sumatra, Ethiopia, and Guatemala and offers an Indian twist on the traditional coffee shop with Rose Iced Chai and Saffron Iced Chai. Also on the menu is a New Orleans-inspired Creole-style coffee with chicory root.

    No. 18 Wellness Finally Opens

    You can now stop in to No. 18 Wellness on Washington Street, formerly just No.18 before they relocated to Maxwell Place. They’re officially open for business, and they’re touting the coolest and edgiest designer fashion and accessories for an active lifestyle.

    W Lash Studio Comes to Adams Street

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    A new studio for eyelash extensions has opened up at 712 Adams Street in Hoboken. They offer a variety of styles including natural, glamour, dramatic, real mink, and a Russian volume set. Visit their site to find out more about each option and see which is right for you. Prices range from $110 – $230, but thanks to the Hoboken Girl Deals Directory, you can get 50% off your first visit. Can’t beat that!

    Hoboken Police Host ‘Coffee With a Cop’

     

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    On Friday morning, the Hoboken Police Department invited the community for “coffee with a cop” at Black Rail Coffee. The event was held to strengthen community ties by allowing residents to learn more about their local law enforcement, and discuss policing issues at the local, regional or national level in an informal setting. In attendance were Chief Ken Ferrante, Captain Dan LoBue, Lieutenant John Orrico, Sergeant Bob Fulton, and Officer Dave Montanez, along with Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Councilman Michael Russo.

    Chubby’s Food Truck Opens in Jersey City’s Exchange Place

    Childhood friends Chef Nick Daniele and Joe Buonsante brought their foodie and entrepreneurial dreams to life when they opened Chubby’s Food Truck in Exchange Place on Tuesday. This state-of-the-art food truck serves Italian butcher-style sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, which are prepared in a custom-built state of the art kitchen modeled after the kitchen of Chef Nick’s acclaimed Park Slope, Brooklyn restaurant, Bella Gioia. Stop by the truck for an egg sandwich, or one of their specialities, like “The Southerner” {featured above}. Complete with a video monitor and sound system, the truck is also available for private party rental.

    Hoboken Historical Museum To Start Lecture Series on WW1

    If you’re a history buff, you may want to pay a visit to the Hoboken Historical Museum. They recently opened a new exhibition, “World War I Centennial, 1917-2017: Heaven, Hell or Hoboken,” focusing on the transformation of Hoboken and its residents after the U.S. entered World War I and converted the city into the main port of embarkation for the U.S. Expeditionary Forces bound for Europe. This exhibition is accompanied by a 10-part lecture and tour series, starting Sunday, August 27th, at 4PM, with Jamien Parks, an Air Force veteran and historian, talking about “From Here to Over There: the WWI Legacy of Fort Dix, NJ.” Other lecture dates include September 9th and 17th, October 1st, 8th, and 15th, Novemebr 5th and 19th, and December 3rd and 10th. Advance reservations are recommended.

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    And that’s the latest Word on Wash! Have any news tips? Email hello@hobokengirl.com to let us know — we appreciate it!


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    Caitlin is a {Hoboken} uptown girl with an edge. She sold her house in the ‘burbs to move to the Mile Square when she and her husband decided that life in Hoboken is more their speed. She’s a long-time health and wellness junkie who can be found popping into fitness classes – dance, yoga, CrossFit, you name it – or riding around town with her husband on his Harley. Caitlin is also a teacher in Bergen County, and a local tutor. She is thrilled to be joining the Hoboken Girl team, helping locals stay up to date.