• Word on the {Washington} Street: Gelato Shop Opens; PATH Suspension to Begin; Hoboken Local in Olympics; and Other Hoboken News

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    We hope you’re staying cool on this {swelteringly} hot Sunday morning, Hoboken! Thankfully, there’s a few tips below for ways to cool down this weekend in the Mile-Square {including some gelato news that’s super exciting}. Lots has happened around town the past few weeks and we’ve got all of the info for you in our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street — your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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    PATH Service to Be Suspended August 6th

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    On August 6th weekend PATH service will officially be suspended from 12:01AM on Saturday through 5:00AM on Monday. The suspension is set to continue on most weekends through December in order to install a multi-phase system updates for safety measures. Additional weekend closures may be necessary throughout the year to complete the project. Shuttle busses from WTC will be provided during the PATH closures to help travelers get uptown.

    Newport Beach Party Fun

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    Newport Beach celebrated their anniversary last week and HG was there to eat, drink and dance the night away! Between the food vendors, live entertainment, photo booth, carousel and man-on-stilts, this was the perfect event to bring the kids or enjoy a fun date night. Overlooking the Hudson were some of Jersey City’s favorite bites including bwe and Loradellas. The Newport Beach party also featured two local bands The Fuzzy Lemons and The Benjamins which kept guests {big and small} grooving into the night! Hats off to Nicole and her team for throwing such a fun, detailed and organized event in the heart of JC.

    Hoboken Fencer to Compete In Rio Olympics

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    The openings ceremonies of the Olympics are just around the corner {so excited!} and we can’t wait to cheer on Hoboken resident Dagmara Wozniak as she competes in her third Olympic Games. According to Hoboken Patch, Wonziak will compete in the sabre fencing individual and team competitions. She previously competed in the 2012 London Games and 2008 Bejing Olympics. So happy to root for a local Hoboken resident!

    Jefferson Street Gets New Pizza Place

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    Pizzeria Hoboken is officially opened at 800 Jefferson Street {formerly Blow Out Zone}. The new pizza shop is owned by the team behind Old Lorenzo’s and features pizzas, salads, burgers and sandwiches. The mile-square certainly loves its pizza, and we can’t wait to get in a try a slice.

    Gelato Shop Comes to Hoboken

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    Jun’s Macaron and Gelato shop is officially opened at 410 Washington Street.  The new sweet shop specializes in {you guessed it} house-made gelato and macarons. We haven’t had a chance to test it out yet {hopefully this weekend!} but so far their reviews on Yelp have earned them 5 stars. Have you tested it out? Let us know!

    Long Gone Daddy at Mile Square Theatre

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    Mile Square Theatre will present its second production of 2016 since completing renovations on the theatrical space. The world premier Long Gone Daddy will run from July 20th through August 7th at the 1400 Clinton Street performance space. The play is directed by MST artistic director Chris O’Connor and is written and performed by playwright-in-residence Joseph Gallo.  Long Gone Daddy is the follow-up to Gallo’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway solo play My Italy Story and chronicles the comic misadventures of becoming a stay-at-home father.  From Bruce Springsteen concerts to OBGYN appointments to the Hoboken playgrounds and back again, Gallo’s semi-autobiographical play also wrestles with the memory of his own Dad, a former fireman, and the existential question, “When does a father earn the right to be called Dad?”. Tickets are $20. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!

     

     

    Bowling Alley Possibly Coming to Hoboken

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    JerseyDigs announced exciting news recently when they detailed a potential redevelopment plan for Block 112 {the area right next to the 14th Street Viaduct} that would include residential towers, a hotel, and a bowling alley. A similar proposal was rejected in 2014 due to height concerns however, since that time the Hoboken City Council passed the Western Edge Redevelopment Plan which updated industrial restrictions and rezoned the area. The proposal is still in the early phases, but Mark Villamar and Henry Ahmed {the developers leading the project who also restored the Biergarten} are hoping to get the project approved.

    Bucket and Bay Gelato’s Special Menu

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    Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co. is featuring a special menu from July 22nd-31st in celebration of Edible Jersey’s 5th Annual Eat Drink Local WeekThe Jersey City gelato shop features hand-crafted, grass-fed milk gelato that is ridiculously good as well as other savory bites that highlight seasonal produce and grass-fed milk cheese. Owners Jen and Boris Kavlakov make it a priority to offer global flavors prepared with local ingredients. Click here to check out the mouth-watering menu.  The shop is located at 150 Bay Street in Jersey City. Add this to your summer to-do list — we promise you won’t regret it!

     

    National Night Out 2016

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    On August 2nd the Hoboken Police Department in conjunction with Steven’s Institute of Technology will host Hoboken’s National Night Out.  National Night Out is an annual campaign that helps build positive police and community relationships in order to make neighborhoods safer and better places to live. The event will be held from 5-9:00PM at Church Square Park with a variety of activities available including a bounce house, raffles, free food, caricatures, child seat inspections, and meet and greets with local police officers. The event is free to attend.

    Cake Boss To Grant A Wish

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    Hoboken Patch recently shared the story of Mary Ana, a young girl fighting the congenital spinal condition Spina Bifida. Ana’s love of baking stemmed from watching “Cake Boss” on Netflix. She became inspired to continue overcoming the obstacles she faces after watching the struggles of Valastro’s mother while battling ALS. The Make A Wish Foundation will help grant Mary’s dream of baking a cake with Buddy Valestro.

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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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    Kate Lombardo is Hoboken Girl’s Marketing and Events Manager. She joined the HG team in February of 2015 and loves keeping readers up to date on news and things to do in Hoboken. Kate lives uptown with her husband and can often be found shopping her way through Hoboken’s boutiques or taste-testing her way through the mile square’s amazing restaurants. She’s a local yoga teacher who loves helping people live the healthiest and happiest version of their lives. Check her out on Instagram @katelombardoyoga.


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