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Word on the {Washington} Street: Ice Rink Opens; Blimpie Relocates; New Juice Bar; and More Hoboken News

by Kate Lombardo
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Merry Christmas {and Hanukkah}, everyone! We hope Santa’s been good to you today and that you’re enjoying time with your family, regardless of how you celebrate! While you cozy up this holiday weekend, we’ve compiled all the news in town so you can catch up on some some light reading with our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street — your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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Hoboken Ice Skating Rink Officially Open!


What a wonderful way to ring in the holidays! On Thursday, December 22nd the Hoboken Ice Skating rink officially opened under the viaduct. The pop-up rink will be open through the end of February. Admission is free and skate rentals are available for $10. Such a great addition to Hoboken for the winter!

City Offers Free Parking for Holiday Shoppers


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In an effort to keep people shopping local this holiday season, the City of Hoboken has offered free parking for people coming to shop and dine in Hoboken. Shoppers can enjoy up to 4 hours of free parking in  municipal garages B {28 2nd St}, D {215 Hudson St}, and Midtown {371 4th St}. Parking was free from December 22nd through today and will also be free on Saturday, December 31st and Sunday, January 1st.  To take advantage of the free parking, visitors must present to the parking attendant receipts totaling at least $25 on food and/or retail purchases from any Hoboken businesses that day.


Hoboken Blimpie is NOT Leaving Town — Just Moving!


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Rumors have circulated around town recently that Hoboken’s Blimpie would be leaving the town it was born in. Thankfully, our friends at hMAG have set the record straight. While it’s true that the sub shop will be leaving their location at 110 Washington Street {where they’ve been for 20 years after relocating from their original location on 7th and Wash}, they won’t be leaving town. Instead, they’ll be relocating to a new spot at 14th and Willow, close to the new Harlow building that will also house Trader Joe’s. Glad to see they’ll be staying in town!

Exchange Place Hyatt to Have Retractable Roof


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There’s no question that Hoboken and Jersey City boast some of the best views around of the NYC skyline. It looks like the Hyatt House, a 258-room Jersey City hotel slated to open in September in 2017, will be taking full advantage of them. A recent article on Jersey Digs announced that the hotel would include a 14th floor rooftop restaurant and bar that will have a retractable glass roof so people can enjoy the views year round. We can’t wait to hear details!

Kids Dream Big Gives Shopping Spree to Local Children


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The Kids Dream Big Foundationan organization dedicated to motivating and inspiring children, made dreams come true this holiday season for 145 kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County. Each child was given a $75 gift card and brought to Target in Jersey City to go shopping and interact with mentors from the foundation. Such an amazing way to help children in our community!

1 Republik Bouncers Charged in Alleged Assault


According to an article on Hoboken Patch, four 1 Republik staff members were charged for involvement in allegedly assaulting a 28-year-old man. The man was found lying unconscious on the ground after an off-duty police officer found him and called for an ambulance. He was taken to Hoboken University Medical Center and, as a result of the severity of his injuries, was later transferred to an area trauma. After investigating what caused the injuries, authorities were lead to 1 Republik where they determined that Kyle Tynsley, a security guard at the bar, allegedly assaulted the man. Tynsley turned himself into police and was charged with aggravated assault and endangering an injured victim. Three other employees, Elijah Mercado, Phillip Hawes, and Connor Caulfield, were also charged with endanger an injured victim.

Restore Cold Pressed Juice Coming to Hoboken


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A new cold pressed juice shop is coming to Hoboken! Restore Cold Presseda company founded in Ohio, is a modern organic juice bar that’s coming to 305 1st Street.  Their online menu includes juices, smoothies, avocado toast {yassss}, and other healthy bites. No word on exactly when they’ll open- but we’ll keep you posted.

Om Sweet Home to Open Storefront


Our favorite vegan & gluten-free treats will soon be available in their very own store at the former location of Mezbah Meat Market {oh the irony!}.  Om Sweet Home, whose baked goods are available at various local Hoboken and JC favorite shops {and at HG Sweets Soireé events!}, will soon open a brick-and-mortar store in Cliffside Park. Dawn Pascale, owner & founder of Om Sweet Home, started with a more traditional bakery called Simply Home Goods before realizing that her passion lied in creating delicious baked goods that were also healthy and wholesome. We’re so happy for Dawn and the entire Om Sweet Home team! Can’t wait to come see the new shop located at 708 Anderson Avenue in Cliffside Park! 🙂

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

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