Word on the {Washington} Street: Welcome Back Splash of Sun; Stigma Free Stevens; And Other Hoboken News

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Happy Sunday Hoboken! We hope you’re soaking up this amazing September weather. To help you start the day in the know, we’re sharing the latest news in the mile square. The Word on the {Washington} Street is here – your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken.

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1400 Hudson Street Hit 50% Sold Mark

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The newest Toll Brothers City Living® residences being built at 1400 Hudson Street are officially 50% sold. The 12-story building offers studios to three-bedroom units with open floor plans and wide plank oak flooring. Modern kitchens and baths finish off the units and some homes offer private terraces. The building has a wide-range of amenities including a residents’ lounge, billiard rom, fitness center, dog wash room, and on-site parking. There will also be a rain garden, rooftop pool, and two rooftop terraces. Home prices begin in the mid $600,000 and run to $2 million. Residents are expected to begin moving in early 2017.

Award Winning Author Comes to Hoboken

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Little City Books is partnering with Stevens Institute of Technology to present A Literary Evening featuring Emma Donoghue, author of Room. Emma will be in Hoboken to launch her new novel, The Wonder. The will join in conversation with Jessica Knoll, best-selling author of Luckiest Girl Alive. The moderator will be Stephanie Kip Rostan, a Hoboken resident and agent for Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. The event will take place on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00PM at the DeBaun Auditorium on the Stevens campus. For more information call Little City Books at 201-626-READ or email info@littlecitybooks.com.

Welcome Back Splash of Sun Tanning

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One of our favorite spray tans businesses in Hoboken is officially back. Splash of Sun, which closed earlier this year, has officially re-opened as a mobile tanning business. The best part? They’re still 100% organic! Your appointment will take no more than 20 minutes and all that’s required is an open 4 x 4 space for the spray tan tent to be set up. To book your appointment email splashofsuntanning@gmail.com. Welcome back!

Mayor Zimmer to Help Raise Awareness For City Challenge

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The City of Hoboken recently announced that it will partner with Hoboken residents Elvi Guzman, Founder of City Challenge Obstacle Race and Carlos Lejnieks, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties for the upcoming City Challenge Obstacle Race on October 1st to help raise funds and awareness Big Brothers Big Sisters. May Zimmer has agreed to serve as the Race’s Grand Marshall, and will also be participating in the race.  The 5K race along waterfront features a series of urban-based obstacles including jump ropes, a cinderblock carry, and walls to climb over. 

23rd Fall Arts & Music Festival Next Weekend

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On Sunday, September 25th Hoboken will host it’s 23rd annual Fall Arts & Music Festival from 11:00AM-6:00PM. This year’s festival will feature performances by local musicians and over 300 artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors, local businesses and more. There is no cost to attend the festival. Click here for more information. PS– the HG Team will be there running exclusive giveaways from some of the best businesses in town! Be sure to stop by and say hello <3

Art House Productions’ The Handless Maiden Opens 

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This past Thursday, Jersey City’s Art House Productions premiered it’s newest play, The Handless Maiden. The play will run for seven performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 15th-24th from 8-10:00PM and Sunday, September 18th from 4-6:00PM.   The play will be held at Art House Productions, 136 Magnolia Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306. General admission is $18 in advance {$20 at the door} and Students/Seniors admission is $12 in advance {$15 at the door}. Tickets may be purchased at www.arthouseproductions.org.

 

The Christie Administration Gives Go Ahead on Hoboken Flood Protection

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The Christie Administration has recommended the construction of a strategically placed flood-resistance system that will protect Hoboken and parts of Weehawken and Jersey City from storm surge. Many recommendations for a flood resistance structure were considered. The selected “Alternative 3” solution includes the construction for a flood-resistance structure that will provide flood protection and be designed to blend seamlessly with the urban streetscape. The $230 million project will be supported through the Community Development Block Grant that was constructed as a project to protect the Hudson River communities. Click here for more information the alternatives that were discussed. 

 

Hoboken Artist Featured in Local Gallery

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The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts will feature Diane Stiglich as it’s next artist. The event and how, ‘Have You Seen CINDY SLEIGH’ will be the first show at the Gallery that will also be accompanied by a book launch. The featured shows change every four months in order to highlight a new artist. Each new show is kicked off by an opening reception where residents, neighbors, guests of the artist, and the local community join in celebration. The catering for this opening reception is sponsored by CORK and Hudson Tavern. The opening of the show will take place on October 6th from 6-8:00PM. For more information, contact Diane at lunarosahome@yahoo.com or 201.222.0606.

 

Stevens Declared a Stigma Free Campus

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^Stevens President Nariman Farvardin; Governor Richard Codey; Matt Hunt, president of the Student Government Association, Sara Klein, assistant vice president for student affairs.

On WednesdayStevens Institute of Technology highlighted its commitment to mental health and wellness at a campus event that featured former Governor Richard Codey declaring Stevens a “Stigma Free Campus.” Stevens was proud to join a growing list of New Jersey colleges and universities and municipalities to be declared “Stigma Free,” adding that lifting the stigma serves to remove the single biggest barrier between the people suffering with mental health disorders and the treatment that can change their lives. Well done Stevens!

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That’s the latest Word on Wash! 

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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.