Word on the {Washington} Street: Two New Hoboken Bars and Other News You Missed

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Is anyone else sitting in disbelief realizing it’s the last weekend in January already?! We hope you’re enjoying the weekend Hoboken! We’ve got all the latest news rounded up in one spot in our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street: your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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Grand Opening of Taphaus

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Taphaus’s new Hoboken location is officially open! The 800 Jackson Street location launched with a soft-opening a few weeks ago, but celebrated their grand-opening on Friday. According to their Facebook page, “Taphaus Hoboken focuses on New American Food, Local Brewery’s and a Modern Recycled Atmosphere.” This will be the second Taphaus location with their first spot located on 2nd Street in Jersey City.

 

NYC Restauraunter Opening Hoboken Spot at Old Liberty Bar Location

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A recent article on Jersey Digs broke the news that NYC restauraunter Rohit Bawa will be opening a new restaurant at 61 14th Street, the former location of Liberty Bar which close almost 3 years ago. Bawa currently owns Delicatessen in Soho and was also involved in the relaunch of Empire Diner in Chelsea. Construction started at the Hoboken location this week. The new building will house the currently unnamed restaurant as well as a number of residential apartments. While there’s no word on exactly what type of restaurant the new eatery will be, Bawa stressed that it will not be a sports bar or nightclub.

Hoboken Ranked as 2nd “Brainiest” Town in NJ
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We shared this news earlier this week, but it’s too good not to include in the weekly roundup! Hoboken is ranked 2nd of any town or city in New Jersey for the amount of people who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. According to a recent article by NJ.com and recently published Census data, 50.3% of Hoboken residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Ho-ho-kus came in at #1 with 50.9% {so close!}.

Hoboken Teen Murdered

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Sad news came in Hoboken on Tuesday when 18-year-old Adrian Rivera was fatally shot in his family’s 300 Marshall Street apartment. Two arrests have been made in connection with the murder. Both Khalif Geiger, 20, and 17-year-old juvenile are from Jersey City. According to NJ.com, Rivera was part of Hoboken High School’s 2016 graduating class and was a “popular and energetic young man” who was well liked by his neighbors who said he was a good kid and a regular teenager. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Hoboken Withstands Flooding during Nor’Easter

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Hoboken residents breathed a sigh of relief this past week when usual flood prone areas of town were safe from water during the nor’easter that hit NJ. The Hudson River reached the minor flood stage during the storm, but thankfully Hoboken’s streets, most notably those in the Northwest part of town near Shoprite. A statement from Mayor Zimmer praised the installation of the H-5 flood pump that was installed last year. “For the third time yesterday, our new H-5 flood pump, combined with our existing H-1 pump, kept western Hoboken dry through the kind of major storm that previously would have flooded our neighborhoods. …Thank you to the Office of Emergency Management, Police and Fire Departments, Environmental Services, and Construction Office for making sure we were prepared for yesterday’s storm.” There was flooding on the train tracks of Hoboken terminal and this was a minor storm. However, we’re glad to see Hoboken making progress in protecting against storm surges and heavy rains.

Jersey City Urby Building to Open 

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Jersey City’s newest high-rise will soon be open for occupancy. According to Archpaper.com, the “volumetric arrangement of cantilevered blocks” that will officially be called Jersey City Urby and makes it the second Urby location {the first is in Staten Island}. The 713 foot tower {officially located at 200 Greene Street} will house 762 apartments with studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom layouts starting at $2,000 per month. The building is set to start renting units in February.

Groundbreaking for Resiliency Park

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On Tuesday, January 31st Mayor Zimmer, The City of Hoboken, Bijou Properties, and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation will hold a groundbreaking ceremony  for the 2-acre park and public gymnasium that will be constructed as part of the 700 Jackson Street development project. The park will be Hoboken’s second “resiliency park,” that will be designed to help alleviate flooding and provide an open public space including an open grass area with public seating, children’s play area, a public plaza with step seating a a tilted lawn panel for relaxing gather and seasonal markets. There will also be a 6,835 square foot multi-use public gymnasium. The project will also include approximately 30,000 square feet of retail space, an on-site parking garage, and 424 residential units, including 42 units of affordable housing. The groundbreaking event is open to the public.

 

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

 

 

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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.


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