• Word on the {Washington} Street: Gogi Grill Comes to Town, Hudson Yoga Project’s New Location; and Other Hoboken News

    Is anyone else sitting here wondering how we’re only three weeks from Christmas and Hanukkah?! Seriously… how. did. that. happen? We hope you’re enjoying the holiday season and shopping locally {Here’s your guide to 50+ deals around Hudson County!} as much as possible. We’ve got all the news updates around town to keep you occupied while standing in holiday shopping lines. Here’s our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street — your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken!

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    Gogi Grill Opens on Hudson Street

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    Gogi Grill, a new Korean BBQ joint, officially opened its doors this past week. The fast-casual dining restaurants serves traditional Korean grilled meats and marinated vegetables. The new concept from founder Inku Yo allows customers to tailor their choices to fit their own taste and dietary preferences by giving them their choice of format {taco, bowl, wrap/burrito, or salad}, protein, toppings, and sauces- all with a Korean BBQ flavor. There are delicious options for both meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Gogi Grill {rhymes with yogi} is located at 79 Hudson Street and is open seven days per week. Make sure to stop by and welcome them to the neighborhood!

    The Harlow Opens at 1330 Willow Avenue

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    Hudson County and City of Hoboken officials joined representatives from Advance Realty for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Harlow, Hoboken’s newest luxury apartment community, located at 1330 Willow Avenue—the same location that Trader Joe’s is slated to open next year. Harlow’s 140 residences are a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedroom units. The community features a 24-hour concierge, outdoor pool and landscaped deck, fitness center, children’s play room, a rooftop terrace, and an on-site parking garage. The building also provides residents with a free shuttle services to the PATH.

     

    Hudson Yoga Project Expands to Full Schedule

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    Hoboken has a new yoga studio in town. Hudson Yoga Projectwhich began offering a limited amount of classes in August, has officially launched a full schedule of classes at 44 Hudson Place, formerly the location of Local Barre Downtown. They’re currently offering a free week of yoga to new students to experience their vinyasa style classes, including a weekly live music class on Friday evenings. According to their website, HYP “offers a   diverse lineup of classes that is representative of the diversity of our students and community in which we live… All Levels. All Styles. All Welcome.” Click here to learn more and view their full schedule. 

    Workers Unite at Newark Airport

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    According to a recent article on NJTV Newshundreds of airport and food service workers rallied in a march from Terminal B to Terminal C at Newark airport in an effort to get minimum wage raised to $15 per hour. The article details the experience of two employees, one who makes $7.25 an hour working as a fast food cook and the other who makes $2.10 per hour as an airport skycap. Both JFK and LaGuardia have agreed to the $15 wage, but the Port Authority board voted against the raise for Newark. Workers are hoping that whoever ends up being the next NJ governor will help to create a comprehensive minimum wage plan that will help all workers.

     

    New JC Police Officers Get to Know Community Before Entering Academy

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    The 2017 class of Jersey City police officer recruits will spend time working with local churches and organizations in the community before even entering the academy. According to NJ.com, the new approach stems from resident requests to improve police and community relationships throughout the city. There are currently 30 new recruits who will be entering the academy. While all 30 don’t typically see the program through, the new class is expected to bring the JC police force up to about 920 officers, making it the largest force in two decades.

    NJ Residents to Pump Their Own Gas?

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    Special thanks to our friends at hMAG for sharing this info! In a recent meeting between Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and New Jersey Gasoline – Convenience Store – Automotive Association (NJGCA), the parties discussed the proposed minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. During the meeting, NJCGA Vice President Joe Ocello noted that an increase in hourly wages could push NJ gas stations to join the rest of the nation becoming self-serve stations. He noted that the increase would make gas station owners unable to afford to pay attendants.

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


    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.


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