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Word on the {Washington} Street: Brunch with HG; Missing Barre Instructor Found; Park Ave Bridge Constructions; and Other Hoboken News

by Kate Lombardo
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We hope you’ve had a “spooktacular” weekend so far Hoboken! It’s about to get even better with our weekly news round-up and our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street — your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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Brunch with Hoboken Girl’s Editor & Founder


On November 5th Women Who Brunch will be hosting an event featuring HG’s editor & founder, Jennifer Casson Tripucka. The event will focus on the topic “Lifestyle Blogging & Digital Media” and give attendees the chance to learn from Jen’s years of expertise. The event will be held at Zack’s Oak Bar {located at 232 Willow Ave} from 11:00AM to 1:30PM. Tickets are $35 and include discussion, a brunch entree, and coffee & tea. Click here to get your tickets!

GoFundMe Account Started for Washington Street Fire Victims


 A fire on Washington Street on Saturday morning left two Hoboken residents without any of their belongings. A GoFundMe Account has been started to help raise money for the victims of the fire. The goal was set at $10,000, and the account has already raised more than that. If you’d like to donate to continue helping members of our community through this terrible tragedy, you can click here to donate now. 

New Recreational Pier Opens in Weehawken


The $3.1 million Weehawken Recreational Pier, designed by McLaren Engineering Group in collaboration with RSC Architectsk is officially open. The project, which has been in the works for 15 years, stretches nearly 500 feet into the Hudson River, directly opposite the Empire State Building. The pier boasts five pods connected by 10-foot-wide walkways, each designed for a specific use. A kayak pod offers launch space for kayakers, and a raised hexagonal pod creates an ideal area for viewing the city and the surrounding waterfront. Additional pods are designed for fishing and educational visits. The pods range in size from 700 to 2,500 square feet. The new Weehawken Recreation Pier replaces a structure that had been destroyed in 1993 and is located northeast of the intersection of Washington Terrace and Harbor Boulevard. It borders a two-acre waterfront park.


Ani Ramen House Hires Chef to Run New Location


The ownders of Jersey City’s Ani Ramen House announced the hiring of Chef Chris Arturo to run the ktichen at their new location that is set to open later this fall at 218 Newark Avenue. Chef Arturo has worked and consulted at notable New Jersey restaurants including Passionne, Upstairs, Pig & Prince, Villalobos, Nico Kitchen+Bar and Cowan’s Public House.  He also ran his own regular ramen pop-up called Ronin Ramen in Montclair.  He will work alongside Ani Ramen’s Chef/Partner Julian Valencia. The {2nd} Jersey City location will be serving lunch {weekends only}, dinner and a late night menu daily and will have a full bar serving craft cocktails and sake.  We can’t wait to give it a try!

All Things BELL Boutique Opens in Hoboken


Hoboken has a new boutique in town! All Things BELL is set to open its doors on October 31st at 1204 Washington Street. The shop with feature the contemporary women’s clothing line BELL as well as the brand’s popular “Little Bell” collection of resortwear for girls ages 2-10.  This will be BELL’s first ever flagship boutique carrying the popular styles after spending 10 year featuring the collections at independent luxury boutiques nationwide. Additional brands will also be carried at the store and were all handpicked by Founder & Designer Alicia Bell. We can’t wait to check it out!


Former Local Barre Instructor Missing, Then Found Safe


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We don’t always hear of positive outcomes in missing persons cases, but we’re glad to say this one goes against the mold. Shirlene Quigley, a North Bergen resident who is a professional dancer and used to be an instructor at Local Barre, was reported missing earlier this week. Stars including Rhianna and Missy Elliot, both of whom Quigley has been a back-up dancer for, posted about her disappearance in an effort to bring her home safely. Thankfully, hours after announcing her disappearance authorities released a statement saying that she was safe and at a medical facility. No word yet on exactly what happened, but we’re sooo glad to hear she has been reunited with her family.

Park Avenue Bridge Work to Resume October 30th

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Starting on October 30th at 9:00PM, Hudson County will resume construction on the Park Avenue bridge between Hoboken and Weehawken. Construction had been suspended due to an executive order from Governor Christie related to the Transportation Trust Fund. Work is planned to take place Sunday to Thursday nights from 8:00PM to 6:00AM and Friday nights from 10:00PM to 8:00AM in order to allow for the later traffic flow out of Hoboken. The Park Avenue bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions during construction hours.  The County will also begin construction on Sinatra Drive North between 14th Street and 15th Street which will close parts of Sinatra while construction is underway.

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That’s the latest Word on Wash! Have any news tips? Email kate@hobokengirl.com

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