• Word on the {Washington} Street: Train Station Updates; Another Hotel and a Tap Room Coming to Town; and More Hoboken News

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    We hope you’re having a great weekend, Hoboken! Lots going on in the Mile Square this past week — and we’ve got it all for you this morning in our latest edition of the Word on the {Washington} Street: your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken.

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    GoFundMe Page Created for Train Crash Victim

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    A GoFundMe Page has been set up for the family of Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, the Hoboken resident who died during the recent train crash in Hoboken. The page was initially set up for funds to go directly to Daan, Fabiola’s husband to help cover costs of bringing their families to Hoboken and child care for their daughter. However,  per the request of de Kroon’s family, the funds raised will all be donated to orphan homes from Fabiola’s home town of Santos, Brazil.  Click here to donate. 

    Bucket & Bay Gelato Adds Delivery

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    If you haven’t had the chance to taste the ahhh-mazing craft gelato from Jersey City’s Bucket & Bay then you’re in luck. For only $2.99 delivery is now available to Hoboken and Jersey City. The gelato shop uses grass-fed milk and locally sourced ingredients when creating their creamy dessert. We had so much fun tasting their delicious creations at a gelato making class over the summer, and couldn’t be more excited that we can now enjoy Bucket & Bay at home. 

    Partial Rail Service to Resume at Hoboken Terminal

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    On Monday, October 10th partial rail service is set to resume in Hoboken. The City of Hoboken is working with NJ Transit to facilitate increased pedestrian traffic and new pedestrian routes through the Hoboken Terminal. To safely accommodate the anticipated pedestrian volumes, prevent overcrowding, and ensure the public can safely access the PATH and heavy rail, the sidewalk along Hudson Place has been reconfigured to widen the walking area. The anticipated increased pedestrian volumes will be accommodated by shifting the bike parking and temporarily relocating the taxi stand to the west side of Hudson Street until full access to the terminal is restored. Bicycle parking will be prohibited along the south side of the Hudson Place sidewalk.

     

     

    902 Brewing Company to Open Tap Room in Hoboken

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    According to recent article from our friends at hMAG, Hoboken will get back to its roots when 902 Brewing Company opens a tap room at 200 Monroe Street. Hoboken was home to the first brewery in America and the owners of 902 Brewing Company hope to bring that tradition back to town in early 2017. In the meantime, residents can continue to enjoy their PATH pale ale and Heaven, Hell or Hoboken IPA at various locations around Hudson County.

    Hoboken Reaches Agreement for Resiliency Park

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    The City of Hoboken has reached an agreement with BASF to purchase their 6.1 acre property in northwest Hoboken for $30 million. The purchase will be presented to the city council for approval. The City intends to use the property to create a 5.4 acre “resiliency park” along with an above-ground parking garage on a smaller adjacent lot. Pier A, currently Hoboken’s largest park, has an area of 4.8 acres.The new park would be the largest in Hoboken and be designed with at least 1 million gallons of underground stormwater detention to help alleviate local flooding.

    Pop-up Art Gallery Opens at Cast Iron Lofts

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    A new pop-up art shop opened yesterday at the Cast Iron Lofts II as part of the 26th Annual Jersey City Art and Studio Tour (JCAST).  More than 85 murals, installations and visual artwork are on public display. JCAST 2016 is a city-wide three-day event where attendees can visit open studios, galleries, public spaces and mixed-use venues to view the talents of Jersey City’s diverse and burgeoning artistic community. All works on display will be available for purchase. In addition to being featured in this weekend’s JCAST, the mural arts gallery is expected to be open to the public on Saturdays throughout October.

     

    Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Jersey City

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    On October 6th, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop unveiled 19 curbside electric vehicle charging stations. The stations were installed by Greenspot, a locally-based company that builds electric car charging infrastructure and are located outside The Oakman at 160 1stStreet and The Art House at 155 2nd Street in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District.  The charging stations are some of the first to ever be offered curbside in an urban setting, placing Jersey City at the forefront of the movement towards eco-friendly travel. Two of the charging stations will be dedicated to Maven™, a car sharing program from General Motors (GM) which selected Jersey City as its first public location in the New York Metropolitan area.  Maven™ will equip the stations with Chevrolet Volts, plug-in hybrid cars that will be available to reserve through its zero-membership fee mobile app.  One of the remaining public spaces will feature a DC Supercharger capable of providing an 80% charge on a typical sedan in about 30 minutes.

    Hilton Hotel Proposed for Hoboken Waterfront

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    A plan has been proposed to build a new Hilton hotel on the US Postal Service property on the south end of the Hoboken Waterfront. KMS Development Partners (KMS), the company behind the plan, has launched a website that provides detailed information about the project and gives Hoboken residents the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and sign an online petition in support of the redevelopment plan.  According to the site, the post office will receive significant improvements as part of the project. For more information about the proposal visit the website www.HobokenWaterfrontHotel.com.

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    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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