• Word on the {Washington} Street: Downtown Bar Making Comeback; Clam Broth House Updates; and Other Hoboken News

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    Last minute shopping is in full swing this weekend! While you take a coffee break in between browsing your favorite local shops {and cashing in on exclusive HG deals}, get caught up on the latest news around town with our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street— your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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    Welcome Back Northern Soul

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    After closing down in May due a dispute with their landlords, the owners of Northern Soul will officially be reopening at their new location, 700 1st Street, on the ground floor of the Sky Club. According to hMAG, the bar started with a soft opening yesterday and will continue with that today. They’ll continue to roll out events including live music in the coming weeks — as well has the traditional pool table, juke box, and darts. Northern Soul also plans to have a full menu that “incorporates only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, all sourced from local purveyors with a focus on sustainability and nourishment” which is said to include options for people with dietary restrictions, according to their Instagram. Welcome back, guys!

    New Park Will Be Largest in Hoboken and Alleviate Flooding

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    Last week, Mayor Zimmer signed a contract to acquire 6 acres for open space, parking, and flood prevention for a new park that will be located near 12th and 13th streets between Adams and Madison. There will also be a new parking garage at 13th and Adams. The park will provide much needed open space to residents in the western areas of Hoboken.  The design of the park will also help protect Hoboken neighborhoods from floods by the installation of a 1 million gallon underground stormwater detention.  In order to meet the increased demand on parking, the City of Hoboken is allocating a portion of the BASF land acquisition to a new, modernized parking garage, to support the economic growth in northwest Hoboken.

     

    Gianforte Foundation Becomes Largest Single Financial Support to Stevens Institute of Technology

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    Greg Gianforte, a 1983 alumnus of Stevens Institute of Technology, made history again by donating his second $10 million gift to aid in the construction of a new state-of-the-art interdicsciplinary research facility. The donation, combined with the previous $10 million gift made in 2012, make the combination the largest gift to a single project in the history of the university. Gianforte graduated from Stevens with his B.E. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science. An entreprenue in the computer networking industry, he sold RightNow Technologies to Oracle for $1.8 billion in 2012. He and his wife, Susan, started the Gianforte Family Foundation in 2005.

     

    Clam Broth House Lights Up Hoboken

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    It’s almost impossible to walk through downtown Hoboken without noticing the historic Clam Broth House sign. This past week the sign got even easier to recognize when property owners turned on the lights for the first time in about 30 years. According to a recent article from hMAG, the owners decided that the sign was an important part of Hoboken’s history and put efforts into fixing the lights and adding new LEDS.  Make sure to take a walk down River and Newark to check it out!

    Ice Skating Rink to Open This Week in Hoboken

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    Earlier this week we were SO excited to announce that the “Harlow Winter Village”, which includes the Hoboken ice-skating rink, will officially open on December 22nd and be open through February 28th.  The rink will operated from 9:00AM-10:00PM daily. Admission will be free and skates are $10 to rent. We can’t wait!

    Holiday DWI Crackdown Dates Announced

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    New Jersey’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown campaign, ““Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” has returned for the holiday season. According to Hoboken Patch, the campaign started December 9th and will continue through Sunday, January 1st. During that time “law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.” Make sure to be safe this holiday season. With Uber widely available around NJ, there’s no reason to drive under the influence.

    JC & Hoboken Restaurants Most Popular in NJ 

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    According to a recent article on NJ.com, 13 of the 16 most popular restaurants in NJ are in Jersey City and Hoboken. The article analyzed date from FourSquare‘s Swarm check-in function for information based on user activity including likes and dislikes and “check-ins”. The restaurants included on the list are. Click here to check out the article and see who made the list.

    Meadowlands “American Dream” Mall Will Get an Exterior Makeover

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    Thank. Gawd. According to Jersey Digs, the future American Dream mall, once known as Xanadu, will get a shiny new exterior. Triple Five Worldwide, the developer behind the project, release a rendering of what the structure will look like and we have to say it’s wayyyyy nicer than the current look. The new mall will be be home to a Cirque de Soleil theater, be home to FAO Schwartz and a 55,00 square foot Toys ‘R Us. It will also feature a 300-foot high Ferris Wheel, an 800-foot long indoor skiing hill, and a Nickelodeon Universe theme park.

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


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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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