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  • Bucket + Bay Pop-Up, Pint in JC Honored, Hoboken Landlord Scam + More News {June 18, 2017}

    Whether you’re out grilling with dad, or celebrating the father of your fur-baby, we wish you and yours a happy Father’s Day! We’ve got you covered here with the latest word on the {Washington} Street — your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken + Jersey City. 

    Jersey Avenue Undergoing Revitalization Project

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    The area where JC meets downtown Hoboken underwent some major revitalization not too long ago, and it seems that the development is only going to continue. A new, ten-story building is coming to 854 Jersey Avenue, at the intersection’s northeastern corner. The building will include 119 residential units and 14,000 square feet of commercial space. This project is just one-half of a larger, two-part plan for the block and the second building is intended to essentially be a mirror-image of the first.  What currently stands on the 1.6255 acre property is an Exxon Gas Station, Tiger Mart, and a Dunkin’ Donuts.

    Largest American Flag Flies In Hoboken

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    In honor of Flag Day, the world’s largest free-flying American flag was inflated on the football field at Stevens Institute, with One World Trade Center standing proudly in the distance. It was created after 9/11 to commemorate the fallen — it is more than five stories tall, and weighing in at 530 pounds, the flag can hold 700,000 standard sized American flags. You can check it out this summer at the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning.

    Jersey City Arts Council Petitions for Percent of City’s Budget

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    On Wednesday, the Jersey City Arts Council (JCAC) attended at a long anticipated meeting at City Hall to petition for a percentage of the city’s budget. According to Christine Goodman, Founder + Executive Director Emeritus of Art House Productions, nearly 200 artists, arts organizations, and art advocates showed up dressed in red to support the cause. “The purpose of the gathering is to show the City Council how many people value the arts in Jersey City, and how important it is to have institutional, civic support for the arts,” said Robinson Holloway, chair of the Board of Trustees of JCAC. But as Goodman declares, now the work begins.  JCAC has been invited to sit down with individual Council members to work on where this percentage would come from {not an easy task, but one they are willing to work on}. The next hope is to announce a legislation proposal.

    Hoboken Participates In Summer Food Service Program for Kids

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    Hoboken will be participating in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program from July 5, 2017 to August 31, 2017. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of Agriculture. It provides all children 18 years of age and under with the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state agency. Children who are eligible for the program can go to any of the designated locations between 11:30AM and 1:30PM and must eat their lunch at the site.

    Landlord Scam Going Around Hoboken

    A few weeks ago, we brought you the story behind Vintage on First, the retail shop that fell victim to a landlord scam. It appears that there is a new, similar scam going around Hoboken. In a tip from Dan Silverman, a Realtor Associate at Liberty Realty, tenants are receiving letters  in the mail  saying that management has changed to “Sorbonne Management” and to send their rent checks to a different address. If you receive this letter {see above}, be aware that it is not legit.  

    Hudson Sport and Spine Opens Its Doors

    Many of us sit behind a computer desk all day, and inevitably, things like lower back pain, carpal tunnel, or stress set in. But, we’ve got good news for you. Hudson Sport and Spine, a new state of the art, physical rehabilitation center, just opened its doors downtown on Hudson Street. Their services include physical therapy, acupuncture, and massage therapy. They even have a “Ten Minute Promise,” ensuring you are seen by one of their staff within ten minutes of arriving at your scheduled time.

    JC’s Pint Makes List of 50 Best Gay Bars

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    In honor of Pride Month, we recently introduced the amazing rainbow hummus over at Flatbread Grill. Now, we’ve got another cool tidbit for ya! Pint, a craft beer bar in JC, made Yelp’s list of the 50 best gay bars {for the full list, click here}.  If you haven’t been, Pint boasts the friendliest bartenders and a rotating menu of 50+ craft beers. They do some pretty awesome drink specials, too, so definitely check them out.

    Bucket and Bay Popping Up In Hoboken

    If you didn’t already know, Bucket and Bay, the craft gelato kitchen in JC, has been popping up in Hoboken each night {weather permitting} around 1st Street and Bloomfield.  They come weekends and weekdays between 6PM and 10PM, but are planning to introduce more daytime hours, too. If you aren’t yet familiar with Bucket and Bay, they churn small batches of gelato in their open kitchen. Aside from the taste, the best part is that they use responsibly sourced ingredients {grass-fed milk, farmer’s market produce, and fair trade chocolate}.

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    That’s the latest Word on Wash! Share your news tips with kate@hobokengirl.com!


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    Caitlin is a {Hoboken} uptown girl with an edge. She sold her house in the ‘burbs to move to the Mile Square when she and her husband decided that life in Hoboken is more their speed. She’s a long-time health and wellness junkie who can be found popping into fitness classes – dance, yoga, CrossFit, you name it – or riding around town with her husband on his Harley. Caitlin is also a teacher in Bergen County, and a local tutor. She is thrilled to be joining the Hoboken Girl team, helping locals stay up to date.


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