• Word on the {Washington} Street: Water Main Break, Bike Share & Zipcar Coming, Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes Opens, & More Hoboken News

    Written by:

    August may be winding down, but there’s still a lot going on around town. We’ve got it all for you in our latest Word on the {Washington} Street – your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

    14th Street Water Main Break

    J36X_11889676_10153557485847154_9077044972447173700_n

    A 16inch water main break cause parts of 14th street to close on Friday evening while crews from United Water worked to repair the break. Streets surrounding the area of the break experienced flooding. Citizens around the area experienced low water pressure and discolored water, and some families were without water throughout the evening. At 6:45AM on Saturday morning, United Water announced that all repairs had been made and service was restored to all customers. Whew!!

    Festival Fun for September

    photo-18-1024x1024

    September is shaping up to be a fun month around town with many weekend citywide events scheduled. The Hoboken Italian Festival is scheduled for September 10th-13th followed by the City Race Challenge the following weekend. Residents can also look forward to the fall Arts and Music Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 27th. Of course, we’ll provide full details in our weekly events guide- but this is definitely a good taste of things to come.

    Zipcar Taking Over for Hertz Car Corners 

    IMG_7827

    As of the 28th of August, Hertz 24/7 cars will no longer be used on Hoboken streets. On September 1st, Zipcar will be installing new signage for the changeover and several Zipcars will be available with the Corner Car program as soon as September 2nd. There are 30+ cars available for community member use. To be able to take advantage of this system head over to www.zipcar.com to sign up! If you’re looking to switch your membership from Hertz to Zipcar email NYCMarketing@Zipcar.com.

    Hudson Street to Reopen

    IMG_7826

    After more than three months of closure, Hudson Street between 14th and 15th streets will soon be reopening. The street has been closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic since May 11th. The City of Hoboken closed the street to “address flooding and for utility work related to the construction of 1400 Hudson Street.” They road has been regraded with a stormwater detention system installed under the streets and sidewalks to relieve the flooding that previously occurred in this area.

    Hudson Bike Share Coming to Hoboken

    16025941-mmmain

    After two years of planning and the support of six local sponsorships Hoboken will be getting a 29 station bike sharing system this September. With 250 bikes to start, the city is planning the location of bike racks to be within a 3-5 minute walk for every Hoboken resident. The Hudson Bike Share will be operated by the rental company Bike and Roll. This system differs from that of the New York CitiBike system because of the technology of the German engineered NextBike. Each bike will have a GPS tracker and a traditional bike lock, and will dock in analog bike racks. According to the Hudson Reporter“The traditional lock allows nearly all of Hudson Bike Share’s stations to be analog racks, which take up less space and cannot malfunction. If a station is already full, a user can even leave their NextBike locked to a normal bike rack nearby or to itself.” Residents will be able to leave bikes in Weekhawken and Jersey City as well. The bike share system will be membership based with an annual fee of $95 {or $75 with current presale} or a daily rate of $9.95 and monthly for $25. Each user will be entitled to a 45 minute ride, and charges will be applied to longer rides, but there is always the option to lock up the first bike and grab another off the rack.  Hoboken will be the 4th place in the US to take on this bike sharing system, so it should be fun to see how it will work.

    Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes Opens

    Screen Shot 2015-08-30 at 12.08.03 PM

    We couldn’t be happier that this news came through just in time for today’s post. This morning, Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes announced on Instagram {pic above!} that they’ll be opening their 1401 Hudson Street location tomorrow. Can’t wait to stop in to enjoy their delicious treats!

    Hoboken Receiving Sandy Recovery Grant

    11782350-large

    It’s hard to believe that this October will maker the three year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy- an experience that showed the true strength and community that is Hoboken. Since the storm, The City of Hoboken has been making efforts to reduce flooding across the city with the resiliency plan. The Federal Transit Administration recently announced they’ve awarded NJ Transit with $71,419,023 to support repair and resiliency projects. These funds have been allocated to improve the Hoboken Rail Yard so that the surge waters that occurred can be prevented, as well as creating a shorter recovery time for future storms. 

    Hoboken Private School Top 10 in NJ

    hudson-school-flickrjpg-c2a92d6977cafdf2_large

    The Hudson School is number 8 on the list of top New Jersey private schools and number 95 in the country, a great accolade for Hoboken. Niche.com’s list “ranks 3,880 high schools based on key student statistics and more than 120,000 opinions from 16,000 students and parents.” Newsweek also released their top public schools list this week with New Jersey claiming six of the top 10 spots in the country.

    Stevens Ranked Top Engineering School in the Country

    14728924-mmmain

    It’s been a good couple of weeks for Hoboken’s schools. Stevens Institute of Technology has been ranked as the 7th best engineering school in the US by USA Today. The list ranks schools based on the overall quality of the education, not on a specific engineering major. Starting salary data was taken into account, with Stevens’ engineering students making an average $60,000 for a starting salary.

    Hoboken “Grows Up” According to NY Post

    Screen-Shot-2015-07-11-at-7.58.10-PM-1022x1024

    The New York Post released an article recently discussing the changes Hoboken has undergone in the last 75 years. The article acknowledges our history, discussing how Hoboken started as an industrial city with a gritty reputation. Throughout much of its history, Hoboken was a poor city albeit one filled with charm. In the 1980s people began to see the value in inhabiting a city close to NYC without the pricetag. In time, Hoboken became the place to live for early twenty-somethings. The article further discusses how the average age has risen to include more late twenties through thirty-somethings with children. There’s no doubt that the restaurants, bars, chic botiques, adorable daycares & parks make Hoboken an amazing place to live. But, let’s be honest- we already knew that! 🙂

    That’s the latest Word on Wash!

    Have any Hoboken info? Let us know! Email kate@hobokengirl.com to share your story.


    Written by:

    Kate Lombardo is Hoboken Girl’s Marketing and Events Manager. She joined the HG team in February of 2015 and loves keeping readers up to date on news and things to do in Hoboken. Kate lives uptown with her husband and can often be found shopping her way through Hoboken’s boutiques or taste-testing her way through the mile square’s amazing restaurants. She’s a local yoga teacher who loves helping people live the healthiest and happiest version of their lives. Check her out on Instagram @katelombardoyoga.


    2 comments

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *