• Top News Stories of Week in Hoboken + Jersey City {April 22, 2018}

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    Happy Sunday Hoboken and Jersey City! It’s finally Hoboken Wellness Crawl day and we are SO excited — we hope to see you there! In other news, Sephora is opening this week on Washington Street and Hoboken is celebrating Earth Day with a full week of events. All of this and more below — here are your top news stories of the week:

    Barstool Sports Visits Napoli Pizza

    Barstool Sports visited Napoli Pizza’s uptown location last week after being tagged in a photo featuring Napoli’s delicious pies. The recurring segment features a member of the Barstool team taking one bite of pizza and then scoring the pie on a scale of 1 to 10. Napoli received a score of 7.4 and the pie was described as “good pizza, light, and greasy.” The Barstool taste-tester stated that “He could jam with this pizza and that a score of 7.4 was a very good score.

    TD Bank Employee Prevents Fraudulent Bank Activity

    Last week, the Hoboken Police Department was called to the TD Bank branch in uptown after being notified by a quick-thinking assistant manager at the branch about a customer engaging in fraudulent activity. When they arrived, officers found that the suspects had just left the scene, but the duo was stopped and detained shortly thereafter. The two suspects supposedly deposited a check at a TD Bank in Paterson the day before and attempted to make “several withdrawals” at different branches, including the branch in Hoboken. Officials stated “Because of his {managers} actions and the quick response of the police and investigators, two men with [alleged] sights on victimizing the Hoboken branch were thwarted, along with what is believed to be proceeds of five thousand dollars recovered from a different TD branch outside of our city limits.” Police charged one man with Conspiracy, Theft by Deception and Bail Jumping, and charged the other with Attempted Theft by Deception.

    Luna Jersey City Officially Opens Monday

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    Located at the former Park & Sixth restaurant space at 279 Grove, Luna Jersey City will be officially open for business on Monday. The new restaurant opened for some sneak press previews this past weekend to rave reviews. It’s a sister restaurant to East Rutherford’s Paisano’s, which has been in the area for over 40 years. The new DTJC spot will have a different menu than its sister spot, but with the same emphasis on quality and delicious taste. We cannot wait to check it out!

     

    “Operation Take Back” Scheduled for April 28th

    The Hoboken Police Department is participating in the D.E.A.’s “Operation Take Back” event which provides residents a safe place to dispose of unused or expired medications, reports Patch. Hoboken’s event will take place on April 28th and residents are encouraged to visit one of the following drop sites: Hoboken Police Department from 10:00AM-2:00PM, 311 13TH Street, 221 Jackson Street and 400 1st Street from 10:00AM-12:00PM, and 220 Adams Street, 76 Bloomfield Street and 514 Madison Street from 12:00PM-2:00PM.

    Yoga in the Heights Closed for Renovations

    Yoga in the Heights announced that they would be closing their studio from April 20-27th for renovations. On top of the upgraded studio space, the studio will be reopening on April 28th under a new name – Beloved World Yoga.  In a post to YITH patrons, owner Bridget Fujioka wrote, “As we learn about ourselves while working on our yoga mats, we project ourselves out. As we find more love and acceptance for ourselves, we project these feelings onto the world. Then those feelings multiply with everyone we come in contact with.” New classes, more pricing options, and a yoga certification program round out the changes patrons can look forward to when Beloved World Yoga opens for business.

    Sephora Set to Open on Friday in Hoboken

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    Sephora is officially opening next Friday April 27th at 10:00AM. Their Hoboken store is located at 319 Washington Street and is the newest location to host Sephora’s innovative new experiential retail concept store: Sephora Studio. {Think carefully-curated product assortment, store associates with the highest level of Sephora training and certification, and a variety of high-tech digital tools.} Hours will likely be Monday-Friday 10:00AM-8:00PM and Sundays from 11:00AM-6:00PM. Be sure to stop by on opening day – customers who spend $25 will receive an extra gift with purchase!

    Hoboken “End Gun Violence” Protest Held on Columbine Anniversary

    A student-organized protest rally to end gun violence was held on Friday at City Hall. The rally was scheduled on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. The event was hosted by Hoboken members of Students Demand Action Hudson County as well as Moms Demand Action Hudson County. Rally organizer, Toby Platt, stated “I don’t intend to politicize a tragedy that happened before I was even born, but children’s lives are apolitical, and we need to discuss solutions to gun violence in schools. The fact is, school shootings have been commonplace my entire life. Mass shooter drills are part of the learning routine – my school had one just this morning. While I shouldn’t have to fight for my own, or others’, right to live, I will do everything I can to make sure my community never has to know the pain so many have had to face.” The rally honored the victims of Columbine by reading their names aloud. Speakers included Mayor Bhalla, Toby Platt, and a variety of Hoboken students and educators.

     

    Eli Manning Sells Condo for Highest Price in Hoboken History

    Eli Mannings Hoboken condo is officially off the market, writes the New York Post. Selling for $3.55 million – the condo’s sale is the most expensive price anyone has ever paid for a condo in the city’s history. The 3,550 square foot home, which is located in the Hudson Tea building, is a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom condo that overlooks the Hudson River. The condo features a chef’s kitchen, oversized master bedroom, and walk-in closet that would be the envy of any homeowner. Eli and his family lived in the building until 2008, when they relocated to Summit, NJ to accommodate their growing family. PS: Peep the apartment here.

    Flooding Wreaks Havoc for Hoboken Boat Owners

    Last Monday’s torrential downpours and wind caused damage across Hudson County. While the flooding near 9th and Madison continues to plagues residents, the wind from Monday’s storm was so strong
    that two boats were damaged when they pushed up again the rocks at Hoboken Cove. According to Patch, “Hoboken municipal officials said that flooding forced the closure of Grove and Henderson streets as well as Clinton & 1st, Jackson & 3rd, Jackson & 6th, Madison from 8th-10th, 9th between Monroe & Madison.” Be sure to keep those streets in mind when deciding where to park your car on the next rainy day.

    Hoboken Celebrates Earth Day with Weeklong Events

    Hoboken will be celebrating Earth Day, April 2oth, with a series of events from April 21-27. The week will kick off with a sapling giveaway and end on Friday with the Shade Tree Commission tree planting. Other events include educational sessions on Hoboken’s green energy projects and green infrastructure, free rides on the Hoboken HOP, and free drop-off events for compost, plastic toys, clothes, and appliances. For a full overview of Hoboken’s green initiatives, be sure to check out the Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element of the 2017 Hoboken Master Plan, which outlines the City’s long-term vision for a sustainable Hoboken.

    Sub Culture Opens in Jersey City

    Sub Culture, a new sandwich shop at 260 Newark Ave in the Jersey City, is open for business. The shop celebrated their grand opening on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Sub Culture is best described as a pop-culture themed sandwich shop with menu items that pay tribute to popular movies, music, and TV. The expansive menu has a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soup, and specialty milkshakes.
    And that’s the latest Word on Washington Street news roundup for your Sunday — hope you have a great one.

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    Despite moving to the Mile Square on a whim, Nicole is happy to call Hoboken her home. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in biology and now works as a health & benefits consultant in the city. When she’s not killing it in corporate America, Nicole can be found shopping for her dream home on Park and Bloomfield, sipping a margarita on the rocks (she has yet to find one she hasn’t liked), or being dragged into a dog park by her giant goldendoodle, Sammy.


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