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Word on the {Washington} Street: Yoga & Acupuncture; Welcome Grand Vin & Francesca’s; West Elm in Hoboken; and Other Hoboken News

by Kate Lombardo
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Happy Sunday Hoboken! Lots of fun stuff happening around town the last couple of weeks. We’ve got all of the info for you right here in our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street – your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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Yoga & Acupuncture Workshop Next Weekend

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Hoboken Girl Sara Says columnist and acupuncture extraordinaire Sara Khosrowjerdi has teamed up with HG team member and yoga instructor Kate Lombardo to present a workshop series — grounded in yoga and Chinese medicine principles. The 5-class series Flow Into The Seasons: 5 Element Yoga Series will help attendees learn how to live the healthiest lives possible throughout the year. Each workshop will teach attendees about their individual body constitutions and provide tips on balancing their bodies using fitness, foods, and holistic health principles. The workshop, held at Devotion Yoga will include yoga, essential oils, discussion, and handmade essential oil candles.  Guests can sign up for individual sessions or the entire series. Join Kate and Sara on Saturday, March 5th at 2:00PM for a day of relaxation, pampering, and fun. Sign up online or call 201-610-9642 to register. Email kate@devotionyoga.com with any questions.

Help for Residents of Washington Street Fire


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In our last Word on {Washington} Street we reported sad news about a February 13th fire at 505 Washington that spread to 507 Washington Street, in which 14 firefighters were treated for minor injuries. Thankfully, no major injuries or deaths occurred. To help the fire victims, The Catholic Community of Saints Peter and Paul is coordinating a fundraising effort. Donations can be made online by visiting: https://spphoboken.com/contents/social_justice/hoboken-fire-fundraiser.php

Alternatives Announced for Rebuild by Design


The Rebuild by Design project has been a hot topic around town. Many residents have voiced opposition to a proposed flood wall that would impact the Hoboken waterfront.  Three alternatives have been proposed and were presented at a community meeting on Thursday, February 18th.  The first alternative includes the waterfront wall, that has the greatest level of risk reduction but the largest cost and biggest impact on waterfront views. The other proposed options also lower the risk and have less of an impact on waterfront views. However, there are some buildings that would still be at risk during a storm surge. For more information on the proposed plans visit the City of Hoboken’s website.

 Grand Vin Opens this Weekend


Hoboken’s newest wine bar and restaurant, Grand Vin, is celebrating their soft opening this weekend. The restaurant announced on their Facebook page that they will be offering their full drink menu with complimentary passed hor d’ourves. Friday and Saturday night featured live music and tonight they’ll celebrate with an Oscar’s party {so fun!}. We can’t wait to stop in to welcome them to town.


Hoboken Favorite in the Running for Best Italian Restaurant in NJ
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NJ.com recently announced the semi-finalists in their N.J’s Best Italian Restaurants contest. Augustino’s, located at 1104 Washington Street, has made the list. Anyone who’s ever been to the popular Hoboken restaurant knows that they serve some of the best Italian food around. Reservations are tough to come by unless booked far in advance. We’re always happy to see a mile-square business getting major recognition. Stay tuned for final results!


West Elm Rumored to be Heading to Hoboken


An article recently posted on HobokenINC.com referenced a source with information that West Elm may be coming to Hoboken. The high end home store would be located in a spot close to Willow 14, the building currently under construction at 14th and Willow. The store would join fill a retail space at 15th and Willow, adding to the growth of Uptown Hoboken.

NJ Lawmaker Proposes to Lower Drinking Age to 18

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NJ Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll has proposed a law to the NJ State Legislature that would lower the legal drinking age in New Jersey from 21 to 18. Carroll argues that if at 18 years old a person is old enough to fight for his or her country, then that person should be allowed to purchase alcohol. Congress passed a law in 1984, sponsored by late NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg, that states that any state that lowers the drinking age below 21 loses federal funding for highways. Carroll argues that the fear of losing money is a form of extortion conducted by the federal government.

Hoboken Saint Patrick’s Day


Hoboken Saint Patrick’s Day is definitely the most popular drinking day of the year in town. On Saturday, March 5th, beginning at 11am, an abundance of bars will participate in the flood of green that takes over our mile square town. Join in the fun by purchasing an ‘All Access Pass’,  where you’ll receive a wristband entitling you to at least $5 reduced admission to all participating venues, specials, and a full map of Hoboken’s venues to visit.

Registration Opens for Art in the Park

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Registration is now open for Art in the Park, a 6 week creative arts program for toddlers ages 4 & under. Eight six-week sessions are available and will take place at different parks around town. Each session is $25 for the six weeks. 60 children will be accepted per session and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, call 201-420-2207 or email gfallo@hobokennj.gov. Visit  www.hobokennj.org/register to register. 

 Francesca’s Now Open

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We announced Francesca’s was coming to Hoboken back in April of 2015.  While it seemed like construction would never end on the 318 Washington location, we’re happy to announce the shops has officially opened. While we’re still partial to our favorite {local} boutiques, there’s no doubt Francesca’s has some adorable accessories and gifts. We’re excited to welcome the shop to town!

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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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