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Word on the {Washington} Street: The Golden Carrot, Fitness in the Park, Observer Highway Construction, and Other Hoboken News

by Kate Lombardo
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Very exciting news around Hoboken these last few weeks. New boutiques, community rallies, and restaurant changes all happening this month. We’re happy to bring you the latest word on the {Washington} street- the one stop shop to everything news in Hoboken.

The Golden Carrot Opening May 1st


New jewelry shop The Golden Carrot is opening at 1102 Washington Street on May 1st. Owner Nicole Corriher is a life-long jewelry collector who brings some of her favorite designers- Satomi Kawakita, Erica Weiner, WWAKE, Blanca Monros Gomez, Ariel Gordon, and several more—to the new shop. We got a sneak peak at some of the pieces the shop will carry and are {super} excited this shop is coming to town. Be sure to stop in next weekend to welcome Nicole to Hoboken. The shop will be open Monday-Friday 12-8:00pm and Saturday & Sunday from 11:00AM-6:00PM.


 Take Back the Night Event Rallies Against Violence

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The City of Hoboken and Stevens Institute of Technology joined together to host the community Take Back the Night event on April 21st. According to NJ.com, approximately 300 community members and students rallied on Pier A to “shatter the silence” and raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence. Mayor Zimmer {who posted the above picture to her Twitter account} was among the speakers at the event that included a march where attendees chanted to “stop the violence”. Many of Stevens’ fraternities and sororities attended the event to help spread the message that they’re part of the fight against violence.

Green Rock Owners Take Over Three A’s


hMag reported that the closing of Three A’s Bar & Grill was nothing to fear. The loved local spot closed for one day before reopening under new ownership. Owners of Green Rock Tap & Grill, Mike Gallucci, Danny Grey and Paul Marcotte, bought Three A’s from Cosimo Noto and will be keeping the restaurant open with the same name and kitchen staff for another month before making changes to open up the new place they have planned. No word on exactly what that will be, but we are looking forward to finding out.

Fitness and Yoga in the Park Events to Start in May


This year’s Fitness in the Park series will let Hoboken residents get a taste of all the different fitness options Hoboken has to offer. The city will be offering fitness classes on Mondays from 7-8:00PM at Pier A and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30PM under the 14th Street Viaduct. Each week, a new fitness studio will feature a class, giving residents the chance to change up their workout. The best part, each class is free of charge {yay!}. The classes begin on May 11th and extend through August 29th. Check out the full schedule here. On Tuesdays and Thursdays residents can enjoy Yoga in the Park. Most of the classes are free, while there are some paid workshop series being offered as well. Devotion Yoga will offer free yoga every Tuesday nights from June 2nd – August 25th at Pier A. On Thursdays head to Maxwell Place Pier for free yoga by a variety of studios in town. Check out the yoga schedules here.

Liberty Humane Society Works with Stevens Students in Fundraiser and De-Stress Event


The Liberty Humane Society and student leaders from Alpha Phi Omega and Kappa Sigma fraternities at Stevens Institute of Technology, partnered again this year by bringing kittens and dogs to the Hoboken campus. Stevens students were invited to donate to the local animal welfare and sheltering organization and spend a few minutes with adorable young kittens and affectionate adoptable dogs as a way to de-stress before finals. This is the second time the three organizations have worked together to put on the event.  This year, students and shelter volunteers ran two sessions of kitten meet-and-greets and one session of dog playrooms.  Students weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the event. The kittens seemed to like it, too, playing vigorously with their new friends, romping after toys, or curling up for a “cat-nap” in some lucky students’ laps.  The dogs greeted their admirers with wagging tails and gratefully accepted plenty of treats and belly rubs from the students.  The event raised over $1,000 for LHS, and served over 300 Stevens Students.

Bomb Threat Made on Willow


A bomb threat was called into the Hoboken Police Department on the evening of April 11th with a threat to 66 Willow Avenue. Police responded immediately and evacuated the Neumann Leathers building. According the the City of Hoboken’s website, the individual who made the threat called back to thank them for evacuating the public but threatened to kill himself and police officers with the bombs and weapons he had in his possession. After multiple searches of the building and surrounding area by police and bomb-sniffing dogs, it was deemed safe to reenter at around 2:30AM on April 12th. Special thanks to all of our police officers for keeping Hoboken safe!

Observer Highway Construction to Begin April 27th


On Monday, April 27th the city will begin construction on Observer Highway in what is estimated to be a six month project. According to the city’s website the improvements will include new synchronized traffic signals and dedicated left turn lanes to create safer driving conditions and better organization. The project is fully funded through grants and will include repaving of Observer Highway {yay!}. Construction will take place Monday-Friday between 8:00AM and 6:00PM with the majority of the work happening from 9-4 to avoid extra traffic during rush hour. The project seeks to improve conditions for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

Francesca’s Collections Coming Soon to Hoboken

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If you’ve walked down Washington Street recently you’ve seen a whole slew of new businesses coming to town. Francesca’s will be bringing their accessories, clothes, and home decor into Hoboken at 318 Washington. This national chain restaurant has a boutique feel and while it certainly won’t take the place of your favorite Hoboken boutiques, it will be nice to have one in town rather than needing to head to the mall to visit the store. {Thanks to @industijori for the great shot on Instagram!}

 That’s the latest word on Washington. Have any info on Hoboken happenings?

Email kate@hobokengirl.com to fill us in.

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