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Word on the {Washington} Street: Court Street and Cucharamama Honored; Parking App Comes to Hoboken; Tragedy on the Hudson; and Other Hoboken News

by Kate Lombardo
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Hello Hoboken! We hope you’re enjoying the aamazing weather we’ve been having {seriously- after July, these 80-degree days never felt so good}. We’re starting August off with lots of news in the mile-square, and we’ve got the roundup for you in our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street- your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. Here’s the latest news, all in one post.

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Cucharamama Named One of the Best NJ Restaurants


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Each year NJ Monthly comes out with their “Best of NJ Restaurants” list and we’re thrilled to see Cucharamama representing Hoboken. Chef Maricel Presilla  was praised for her tamales {which are delish btw- if you haven’t had them, get there stat!} and her Mejillones y Barriga which they described as “a ravishing stew of pork belly, mussels, potatoes and black olives in a dark beer sauce flavored with smoky, fruity aji panca peppers from Peru.” Congrats to the entire team behind Cucharamama on this well-deserved honor!

Welcome Back Village Pourhouse

Last year restaurant owner Sean McGarr closed football season-favorite bar Village Pourhouse and re-opened the location as Little Town Social. Our friends at Hoboken Happy Hours recently announced that Village Pourhouse will soon be back and we’ll say goodbye to LTS. In a statement, McGarr explained that he closed Pourhouse as part of a merger with a restaurant group, despite the fact that he did not want to see the spot shut down. The merger did not work out, and he is thrilled to re-open a new and improved Village Pourhouse {sans smelly bathrooms!} in time for football season. Who’s happy to see this spot come back to Hoboken?

Pay-by-Phone Parking Launches in Hoboken


As of Monday, August 1st drivers who park at all on-street metered spaces throughout Hoboken are able to use their mobile phone to pay for parking using the Parkmobile app. The app is available for the iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry smartphones. Additionally, drivers can call 877-PARK304 and will continue to have the option to pay at meters. To use the new system, customers can register for free at www.parkmobile.com and immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. Parking enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device. App users can also choose to receive alerts and reminders prior to the expiration of their session. The time limits still apply and a $.35 fee will be charge for each transaction. The first 1,000 customers to use the app in August can receive up to 2 hours of free parking using the code 2FREEHOB. Have you used it yet? Let us know how it worked for you in the comments below!

Ernst & Young Heading to Hoboken


“Big Four” audit and professional services firm Ernst & Young will be moving a portion of its New York offices across the Hudson in June 2017. According to an article on hMAG, EY representatives signed a lease to rent 168,000 square foot of office space in the Waterfront Corporate Center II along Sinatra Drive. The center is also home to Jet.com, Pearson Education and Thomas Reuters, among other businesses. Del Frisco’s Grille and Wicked Wolf hold the ground floor space of the complex.

Male Body Found in Hudson River


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In news that seems to be reported too often, on Saturday, local officials announced that they had recovered a “lifeless body of a male” from the Hudson River, according to an article on Patch.comThe body was found off of Exchange Place in Jersey City around 7:00PM. Identification and an autopsy report are still pending. This announcement is particularly bothersome as it adds to an unsettling list of fatal recoveries including Hoboken resident Matthew Genovese this past January and Andrew Jarzyk in 2014. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim.

Hoboken Couple Launches Organic Bedding Company


Hoboken residents Anand and Dimple Talreja have launched a NJ-based online bedding and textile retail company made with premium 100% organic cotton. Named after the street they live on, Jefferson Lane offers high quality bedding manufactured responsibly and sold direct-to-customers, which eliminates high markups typically charged by traditional retailers. Their new collection includes cotton sheet sets, duvet covers and pillowcases all made from organic and fair trade cotton, sourced and woven in India. The bedding helps to maintain a safe and healthy environment for customers and for the farmer and factor workers behind the products.


Hoboken Approves Water Main System Upgrade


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After a year filled with multiple water main breaks, on Wednesday, August 3rd the Hoboken City Council unanimously voted in support of a $5.2 million bond ordinance to fund priority upgrades to the city’s water mains.  An evaluation conducted by Suez Water identified 50 pipe segments, totaling a length of 32,200 linear feet {6.34 miles) as the highest priority areas.  The bund will fund the replacement of about 1/2 of the highest priority water mains during the first year of the upgrade process. Click here for more information on the specific segments that will be upgraded.


Court Street Wins Wine Spectator Award


Court Street has been awarded Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence 2016. The Hoboken favorite, known for their Wednesday night Lobsterfest as well as their extensive {and affordable} wine list, has received the Award of Excellence every year since 2002. However, this is the first time they have been elevated to the “Best Of” category. The award recognizes their wide ranging and carefully selected wine list and their dedication to provide customers with quality wines and reasonable prices. It is the only restaurant in Hudson Count and one of only 1,093 restaurants world-wide to receive the recognition. They also offer wine tastings from September through May that we’ve heard are a ton of fun. Congrats Court Street!

Stevens to Open Tennis Courts to Residents

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If you’re looking to get out on the courts this summer, then you’ll be happy to hear that Stevens Institute of Technology and the City of Hoboken announced a pilot program that grants access to four tennis courts that Hoboken residents may use through August 21st between the hours of 8:00AM and 8:30PM. Residents must present proof of residency, be 18 or older, and sign up at the Stevens Athletic Center to receive a swipe card that will grant access to the courts.  The courts are located off of 9th Street on the north end of the Stevens campus. Click here for more information about this program. 

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

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