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Lutze Biergarten Opens, Shake Shack Updates + More Hoboken + Jersey City News You Missed

by Kate Lombardo
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Happy Sunday, Hoboken! We hope you’re getting ready to enjoy a beautiful day and potentially a Sunday Funday juuuust because. It’s been a busy week in the Mile Square and Jersey City, and we’ve got all the news rounded up for you in one spot in our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street: your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken and JC. 

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The Lutze Biergarten to Open with Cinco De Mayo Celebration

The Hudson River Waterfront is about to get even better. On May 5, the Lutze Biergarten will open in Jersey City at Harborside located at 15 Second Street. Their opening Cinco De Mayo Celebration will include over 100 vendors, food trucks, live music, games, giveaways, and fireworks {so fun!}. The biergarten is inspired by the rich culture and history of German American settlers that came to the area throughout the 1900s. Mack-Cali, responsible for opening the biergarten, plans to donate a substantial portion of profits to local charities and political causes that benefit Jersey City. They are currently hiring for positions at the biergarten. Click here to apply and get more information.  The ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening on May 5 will take place at 3:30PM and the celebration will last from 5:00PM-midnight. Make sure to mark your calendars!

Hoboken Train Concourse to Reopen


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The Hoboken Terminal train concourse that has been closed since the tragic train crash in September is scheduled to reopen in June. The walled-off concourse creates traffic throughout the terminal, especially during rail disruptions like the recent derailment at Penn Station that drove thousands of commuters into Hoboken.  According to NorthJersey.com, the project to repair the entire station will not be completed until 2019. However, opening the concourse should improve the traffic flow throughout the station.

Tony Boloney’s Introduces {Now World-Famous} Taco Pizza


Taco Tuesdays has a new meaning in the Mile Square. Hoboken’s favorite pizza joint now has a taco pizza and it’s pretty much the greatest thing ever. They only serve the pizza on Tuesdays and this week the line was out the door, down the street, and around the corner. The pizza has been getting international fame and has been shipped to London, the Bahamas, and as far as Singapore. We’ve sampled and reviewed the newest pizza craze for you in our recent post, but you should probably camp out in line on Tuesday to get your hands on it yourself.

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Zen Space Dance Company Comes to MST

Next weekend, the Zen Space Dance Company’s premiere performance will open at the Mile Square Theatre. The piece is choreographed by Zen Space owner Kirstin Mangione and features local dancers and vocalists. Following each performance will be a wine reception with the artists. Performances begin at 8:00PM on April 28th and 29th. Click here to purchase your tickets.

 Joan R. Abel Memorial Rain Garden Dedicated at City Hall

On Friday, Mayor Zimmer joined family members of Joan Abel and members of the community to dedicate The Joan R. Abel Memorial Rain Garden at Hoboken City Hall. Joan Abel was born in Jersey City in 1943 and moved to Hoboken in 1980. She was an advocate for local historic preservation and environmental causes. In 2012, Joan developed a plan to capture stormwater runoff around City Hall. Ms. Abel passed away before the plan took affect, but her legacy lives on in Hoboken. The rain garden is part of the Hoboken City Hall Sustainable Stormwater Demonstration project, which is designed to retain all rainwater that falls on City Hall.

3rd Annual Comedy Festival Coming to Hoboken

Next week kicks off the 3rd Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival running from April 25th-30th. Comedy shows during the first four nights of the festival will take place at various locations in Secaucus before the festival makes its way to Hoboken for the final two nights. The Hoboken shows on April 29th and 30th will be presented at the Dubliner and will feature a rooftop after party. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Hoboken Museum to Hold “Masked Ball” Fundraiser

On Saturday, May 6th the Hoboken Historical Museum will host a Black & White Masked Ball and Auction at the David E. Rue Building. Proceeds from the event will support the museum’s exhibitions, education programs, and collections campaign. Dinner will be provided by Chef Anthony Pino of AD Catering & Events and the evening will include drinks, dancing, and a live auction. Featured items from the auction include a summer pass to the Shipyard pool, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade uptown viewing stand seats, a year of indoor parking in uptown Hoboken, an early fall dinner for a party of 10 from Chef Pino with wine pairing from Bin 14, and a vacation week in a condo near Winter Park, Colorado. Tickets for the event are $150 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Shake Shack Controversy Hits Hoboken

This week, news reported that the Hoboken Zoning Board denied a plan for a new Shake Shack location to come to 107-111 Washington Street. The decision received criticism on social media. In an updated article, hMAG provided more information on the situation after Shake Shack tweeted “Hey Hoboken, no plans for this site or any other just yet, but we’re thankful for the support and hope to see ya soon.” According to a statement from the architect involved in the project, the owners were engaged in preliminary conversations with Shake Shack and following the decision from the Zoning Board will now have to rework the project before re-engaging with Shake Shack.

Ample Hills Creamery Comes to Jersey City

Ample Hills Creamery, the Zagat rated #1 ice-cream spot in NYC, is opening their newest location in Jersey City in the new Urby building. According to Jersey Digs, the first location opened in Brooklyn in the spring in 2011 and after four days of lines to get into the shop, they had to close for nine days in order to make enough ice cream to fulfill the demand. They now have shops in Manhattan and even a location at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn — and have been rated the “Best Ice Cream in America” by the Food Network. No timeline has been set for the opening but we’ll keep you posted once we have more details.

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That’s the latest Word on Wash!

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