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Word on the {Washington} Street: Little Town Social Opens on 1st, Little City Bookstore Opens on Bloomfield, Steve Weatherford Pays for Prom, and Other Hoboken News

by Kate Lombardo
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Lots going on these past couple of weeks in Hoboken. Spring has brought some great new spots to town. Get the info in the latest word on the {Washington} street – the one stop shop to everything news in Hoboken.

– Little Town Social Opens


via NJ.com

Little Town opened on May 7th at their new location, 205 First Street, formerly home of Village Pour House. According to NJ.com, the new place plans to keep the same “gathering place” feel as the original Little Town while making some changes to the decor and menu. Owners Chris and Albie Manzo, known from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, partnered with Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr, owners of Little Town and Village Pour House respectively, to open the new Little Town Social. The Manzo brothers also own The Ainsworth, which took over the old Little Town location.  Little Town Social’s menu focuses on classic cocktails and upscale bar food meant for sharing with friends and family. Definitely a great new place to check out!


Red Lion Coffee Gets Name Makeover with City of Saints

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If you’ve taken a walk down 13th Street recently you may have noticed that Red Lion Coffee has been renamed City of Saints. The location at 1320 Bloomfield Street still boasts the same great coffee that we’ve come to love, just with a new name. City of Saints is “proudly roasted” in Brooklyn and has a location in NYC and one opening soon in Brooklyn. So never fear Red Lion lovers- City of Saints is just as delish.  

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– Luke’s Lobster Opened Friday, May 15th


Luke’s Lobster will open it’s doors this Friday at it’s new location at 207 Washington Street. Hoboken citizens have enjoyed the taste of Luke’s Lobster from their Pier 13 food truck for the past few years. Now, we can get our Luke’s fix all year round. Luke’s Lobster launched in 2009 in the heart of NYC’s East Village. The vision of Luke Holden, Luke’s Lobster brings the sea to the city in a rustic, relaxed seafood shack setting that celebrates its founder’s native Maine. Luke’s Lobster takes pride in being able to track the journey of their food from the ocean to the plate, and is grounded in its commitment to serving sustainably-sourced food. We’re soooo excited for this!

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– Athleta Opening on Washington Street


The Gap owned company Athleta is set to open at 316 Washington Street this summer. The exercise gear company will take over the former location of Hoboken Paint and Hardware. While we’re generally bigger fans of shopping local- we can’t help but be excited for this addition to the Hoboken community.

– NY Giant Steve Weatherford Helps Pay for NJ Prom

via NJ.com

via NJ.com

As if we needed another reason to love The Giants, New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford showed just how charitable he is by conducting his second annual Weatherford World Champion Foundation’s Project Prom. According to NJ.com, on April 1st Weatherford annouced the five winners of his anti-bullying essay contest, who would win an all-expenses paid prom night for themselves and each of their dates. However, the surprises didn’t stop there. Weatherford went on to annouce that he would be donating $25,000 to help fund the May 8th Dickinson High School prom bringing student ticket prices down from $100 to $30. And as if this story couldn’t be even cuter, he even agreed to be the date for one of the girls attending.

– Hoboken and JC Restaurants in Zagat top 50 in NJ

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Zagat released their list of the top fifty restaurants in New Jersey and some of our Hoboken and Jersey City favorites made the list. Cucharamama, a pan-latin bistro on 2nd and Clinton ranked number 12. Anthony David’s, our favorite Italian-style BYOB on 9th and Bloomfield by Chef Anthony Pino, ranked number 40 on the list. Satis Bistro, a fantastic Mediterranean wine-bar in Jersey City came in at number 23. We love seeing local spots being celebrated for their amazing food.

– Street Resurfacing To Take Place Citywide


The City of Hoboken announced that as part of the street resurfacing program milling work will take place around town. The construction will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015: Jackson St from Newark Ave. to 6th St.

Thursday, May 14, 2015: Monroe St. from Paterson Ave. to 3rd St., 4th St. from Monroe St. to Jackson St., 5th St. from Jackson St. to Madison St.

Little City Books Opens


Little City Books is now open for business at 100 Bloomfield Street. The store opened May 2nd during a fun weekend celebration that included a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Zimmer. The store is already gearing up to host events including a live reading and performance of the Princess K.I.M. musical this weekend {look for more info in Friday’s events guide} and a Sounds of Sinatra concert on June 12th. Stop by soon to say hello!

– Fifteen Arrested in Hoboken Drug Bust


Between May 6th and 8th fifteen arrests were made as a result of an open air drug market that took hold of the West Side Plaza strip mall at 301 Jackson Street. The Hoboken Police Narcotics Unit and the Hudson County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Task Force have been working together for over two months to investigate the situation which, according to the city’s website, had begun to spread to the surrounding the Hoboken Housing Authority. Citizens alerted authorities after complaining that the area had been overrun by people selling drugs. Those arrested are accused of selling heroin, cocaine, and marijuana and were brought to court Monday where bail was set between $50,000 and $125,000.

– Hudson Street at 14th Closed for Construction


The City of Hoboken announced that Hudson Street will be closed between 14th and 15th for the next four to six months due to construction. Work is being done to alleviate flooding problems by placing a rain-garden at the 15th street corner and “and stormwater detention systems will be installed under the street and sidewalk”. The streets will be closed to both car and pedestrian traffic.

That’s the word for now. Have any news tips on Hoboken happenings? Let us know by emailing [email protected]!

*Clinton Social is now closed.

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