Word on the {Washington} Street: BareBurger Gets Top Burger Nod, Park and Garden Opens, Hudson Restaurant Week is VERY Soon, and more Hoboken News

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Even though Summer can be quieter around Hoboken, there’s still a lot going on in the Mile Square City. We’ve got the details for you in the latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street- your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

BareBurger finalist in top 10 for NJ Best Burger

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We are so happy BareBurger came to Hoboken, and this is one of the reasons one. Their El Matador burger has made the final 10 in Pete Genovese’s search for New Jersey’s Best Burger. The El Matador is a bison burger topped with queso fresco, jalapeños, guacamole, green leaf, and spicy pico de gallo on a brioche bun. Make sure to cast your vote for BareBurger here to help them win the title!

Hoboken Block Grant Program Accepting Applications

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The Hoboken Community Development Block Grant Program has been allocated $153,000 in funding for public agency or non-profit organization programs and projects. The city is taking applications for the funding which is due by August 5th. The chosen recipients of the grant would see the funds as of September 2015. There is review and eligibility criteria laid out within the application. Previously the grant was given to and controlled by Hudson County, making all cities within it, including Hoboken, eligible to apply for the grant funds. This year, Hoboken has control over the division and with that will receive a greater amount of the funding. {For more information, click here}

Choc-o-Pain Represents Hoboken in NJ Le French Week

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Le French Week is an annual celebration of French culture throughout NJ. Throughout the state various business participate and host events ranging from book readings to french painting. Local Hoboken bakery Choc-o-Pain participated in this celebration by hosting a children’s book reading and raffle drawing as well as featuring specials on the delicious food. If you haven’t visited his amazing spot, get there stat. Owner Clemence Danko told H-Mag her favorite goodie is their chocolate roll– and we totally agree. Plus, they had a free cheese tasting last week {but you saw it if you follow us on IG: @hobokengirlblog}!

The Bar Method Opens in Hoboken

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The Bar Method recently opened a Hoboken location at 86 River Street downtown. Owners Lucia Almeida-Oliveira and Melissa Opsahl met at The Bar Method in Summit back in 2011 and, after falling in love with the technique, knew they wanted to make it their business. They are excited to share their passion with the Hoboken community. The studio is conveniently located by the path, bus and train stations in downtown Hoboken and has all the amenities you need to make the commute to or from work as easy as possible.

Hudson Restaurant Week to Begin July 27th

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Restaurant week may be our favorite weeks of the year. The summer session of this bi-annual event will take place from July 27th-August 7th. Dozens of your favorite Hoboken and Jersey City restaurants will offer 3-course prix-fixe menus at reasonable prices. This is a great way to try out some new places without breaking the bank. Check out the full list of participating restaurants here. 

PNC American Flag Flies Over Hoboken

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The largest free-flying American flag
was flown in Hoboken over the 4th of July weekend in honor of Independence day. The flag, which is actually a giant hot air balloon courtesy of PNC bank and QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, was inflated on Debaun Athletic Field at Stevens Institute of Technology on Friday to honor the country’s birthday. The balloon has been flown on the 4th of July weekend every year since 9/11 and this year Hoboken was the lucky recipient.

Jersey City Takes Over 4th of July Fireworks Once Again

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Over fourth of July weekend Jersey City, for a second year in a row, took over the duty of putting on a good showing of 4th of July fireworks for the Jersey side of the Hudson River community. The 4th of July festival took place at Liberty State Park and lasted from noon until 10pm, which included the fireworks by Grucci. The event also featured live music all day, carnival rides, food & drink, and more. Such a great way to spend the 4th!

Park and Garden Open for Leasing

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Bijou Properties’ newest building, Park and Garden, opened on Monday, July 13th for leasing. The building features green energy appliances and materials with an electronic parking garage unlike anything seen before. They have 1, 2, and 3 bedroom homes available. Visit their website today for contact information and to schedule a tour.

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


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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.