Word on the {Washington} Street: Eli Moving, La Isla Uptown, Hoboken Flooding, and Other Hoboken News

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Lots has been happening in the mile square as we’ve moved into June and we’ve got the scoop. From farmer’s market openings to Jersey possible pumping our own gas {eek!} here’s your latest Word on the {Washington} Street- the one stop shop to everything news in Hoboken.

Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes to Open June 2015

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Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes is said to finally be opening sometime in June 2015! After originally planning on opening its fourth location in April, the delay only made us more excited for their arrival when their Twitter and Instagram accounts featured the new June date.

$6.6 Million Condo goes on the Market in Hoboken

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Just hitting the market last week, this new condo caused Hoboken to make some news in the real estate world. The $6.6 million dollar space just went up for sale in the W Hotel on River Street. The condo is on the 22nd floor combining two of the hotels normal sized units into one, and is said to be the most expensive three bedroom condo now listed in New Jersey, according to nj.com. The rising prices and quality of living is only bringing more comparison to the Manhattan style of living across the river.

Marc Lore Looks to Make Hoboken the Next Big Technological Hub

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Marc Lore sold his first company at the age of 30, and then sold his product shipment service to Amazon for $545 million a few years later. Now his own company Jet.com, is looking to take over the industry that Amazon currently controls. He is currently based out of Hoboken and sees the town as the next big opportunity for a huge technological hub. Lore harps on the great location and appeal that Hoboken has in an interview with hmag. Lore’s business and appreciation for Hoboken is only good news for the city and what’s to come.

Hoboken Still Sees Major Flooding

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On May 31st, Hoboken experienced quick, significant rainfall and residents were reminded that flooding is still a problem in many areas around town. Areas of 1st street and Madison Street {seen above} experienced significant flooding that caused sewers to overflow and some cars to be damaged. Local news vans were seen camping outside of Shoprite on Madison Svenue for 24 hours surrounding the storms. Thankfully, the city has already started construction on the pumps after passing a bill back in February that would allow a pump station to be built.

Hoboken Author Launches Second Children’s Book

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Two years after the release of her first book The Dream Big Academy: Rosie Wants to Be a Fireman, Hoboken author {and a HG Girl of the week} Marissa Klien has published a second book titled The Dream Big Academy: Rosie Wants to Be a Dancer. This working mom came up with these stories to inspire children to follow their dreams and answer the age-old question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This time, the second book follows Rosie’s journey to follow her dreams to become a dancer.

Eli Manning Puts Condo Up for Sale

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Its seems that NY Giants quarterback, Eli Manning, may be leaving Hoboken. Manning purchased his three bedroom three bathroom Hudson Tea condo in 2008 and has regularly been spotted around town. NJ.com reports that according to 2014 tax records the condo is now up for sale listed at $5.2 million.

4th of July Fireworks to Stay on East River

It seems NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio is sticking with last year’s decision to move the 4th of July fireworks East River. Last year, DeBlasio boasted that move would bring more viewing ability for Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Unfortunately, that leaves those across the Hudson without the beloved fireworks show for a second year in a row. Not to worry- it seems Jersey City will be taking charge to make sure we have a show to celebrate with on the 4th of July.

New Car Seat Law for NJ 

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Listen up Hoboken mommies and daddies! A new car seat law is being passed that could cost unknowing drivers $50-$75 per ticket. The law will require children to remain in rear-facing car seats until the age of two or until they weight 30 pounds and for children under 8 years or 57 inches tall, to remain in booster seats when traveling. The change is ultimately meant to help prevent injuries and deaths of children in car accidents as much as possible.

NJ to Start Pumping It’s Own Gas?

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Gas Pump (file / credit: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

The fact that New Jerseyans don’t pump our own gas may be one of the most iconic things about being from the Garden State. It’s possible that may change {cue collective nooooo!!}. A bill has been introduced by two area legislators to start the change to self-service gas stations. Between credit card security, convenience, and cost, some are viewing the change as a positive one for motorists. In the past, local legislators haven’t been keen on the change over to self-service in fears of large gas companies pushing out local vendors. The current aim is to allow gas station owners the choice to become self-service or stay full-service.

La Isla to Open Uptown Summer 2015

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A second location is due to open for one of Hoboken’s favorite cuban restaurants. La Isla’s famous “Papa Rellena” will soon be available uptown to at the restaurant’s new location on the corner of 12th Street and Maxwell Lane. We are loving all the new spots opening on the ground level of the Maxwell buildings, and this new location will bring the infamous restaurant into close proximity for the uptown crowd. The restaurant has been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, as well as Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Tony Tantillo’s Dining Deal.

Stevens Hosts Stem-a-Thon with Hoboken Schools

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Stevens Institute of Technology and the Hoboken Family Alliance teamed up with Hoboken schools to host their second STEM-a-thon. The events is geared for Hoboken 6th graders to inspire innovation and creativity through a series of fun activities. The event took place on Stevens campus on June 2, 2015 and partnered with Hoboken Public Schools (Calabro, Connors, Wallace), All Saints Episcopal Day School, Elysian Charter School of Hoboken, Hoboken Charter School, Hoboken Catholic Academy, Hola Hoboken, The Hudson School, The Mustard Seed School, and Stevens Cooperative School.

Uptown Farmers Market Opens

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Its that time of year again! The Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market is now open! On Thursdays from 2 – 7 pm at 13th and Hudson street, you’ll be able to find a selection of locally grown fruits, veggies, and baked goods from a variety of small farmers. We are sooo excited!

That’s the latest Word on Wash. Have news tips? Email kate@hobokengirl.com to let us know!


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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.