Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The tickets will go on sale at Tunes on Saturday morning.
On top of regular ticket sales, 500 tickets have been made available for Hobokenites. On Saturday morning at 10 a.m. — the same time that tickets become available online — tickets will be available for purchase at Tunes for this summer's Bob Dylan concert on Pier A Park. Dylan, together with Wilco and My Morning Jacket, will be performing on July 26. Each person can buy a maximum of two tickets, which are $75.50 each, cash only. Last year, Tunes sold 500 tickets for the Mumford & Sons concert on Pier A Park, which was the largest event ever held on the pier to date. Hundreds stood in line then, and a similar crowd is expected this year. Tunes is located at 225 Washington St.
Cablevision sells 41 venues to Ridgefield, Conn. chain.
Bow Tie Cinemas of Ridgefield, Conn. announced it has purchased 41 Clearview Cinema theaters from Cablevision, a published report said Monday. With the acquisition, which will make Bow Tie the nation’s number 8 exhibition company, Bow Tie vows to pay for “key upgrades that are designed to enhance the movie-going experience,” including digital and 3D projection, according to a report on the website Deadline.com. Clearview currently has 26 theaters in New Jersey, the report said. Cablevision bought the venues in 1998 and put the chain up for sale last year. The companies didn’t disclose the sale price, the report said. For a full list of Clearview properties, click here.
SPJ Properties has asked for a waiver to be able to do construction on Saturdays, something that's prohibited under the city's noise ordinance.
The city council will decide whether or not to allow Saturday construction on a waterfront development. Under the city's noise ordinance, construction isn't allowed on Saturdays. SJP Properties, however, has asked the city for a waiver, in order to do construction work on Saturdays at the Waterfront Corporate Center III, a new development at Second and River Streets. Because the project is part of a redevelopment area, the city council is in charge of deciding whether or not to grant the waiver. According to SJP Properties, "saturday construction has become necessary to ensure the project meets the construction milestones required in the lease agreement with the anchor tenant, Pearson Education. The project is currently behind schedule to …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Governing.com coined the term "stroller index" after visiting Hoboken.
Some might complain about the amount of strollers in town. But, according to governing.com, the amount of strollers is the key secret to Hoboken's growth and wealth. Calling it the fastest growing city on the East Coast, Mark Funkhouse — who is the director of the Governing Institute — said the amount of young families is causing Hoboken to prosper. "(The) median household income is $101,782, almost double that of the nation as a whole," Funkhouser wrote in a recent story. "The town is doing very well these days, and I think I know why." Strollers. Who would've thought? "A city that's a good place to raise children is generally just a good place, period," the story stated, which is why the population has seen a growth of 17,000 people in …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On tap for only one night, 902 Brewing Co. looks to open brewery in mile square.
Among the many beer taps at the opening of Little Town NJ last week, was one special one. A home brewed "well balanced black IPA" at about 7 percent alcohol was among the beer selection, said Andrew Brown, one of the members of 902 Brewing Co. The beer — brewed in town — was only available at a bar for one night, but that could change in the future. The name comes from when the brewing took place at an apartment at 902 Washington St. Currently, the beer is being brewed at Sixth and Madison. "We're trying to start a brewery," Brown said. "We're looking for a space in Hoboken," he continued, but the search has proven to be difficult. While the beer isn't on tap usually, the four members who make up 902 Brewing Co. enter into brewing …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Reality TV star Buddy Valastro offers talk, decorating lessons.
LuNello's Montville Inn hosted a sold-out decorating lesson Thursday with Hobokenite and reality show star Buddy Valastro, the "Cake Boss." Buddy Valastro is noted for his TLC reality show which follows the trials of running a bakery business in Hoboken. The series has televised 150 shows within the last 5 years. During an evening of demostrations, Valastro talked about his start in the bakery business and answered questions about everything from baking to his children.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The city council again tabled an ordinance to amend the rules and regulations governing taxis in Hoboken.
Dozens of Hoboken's cab drivers again showed up to the bi-monthly Hoboken City Council meeting on Wednesday, intent on defending some of their rules and regulations. The taxi drivers are contesting a two-year-old law — which has never been strictly enforced by the city — mandates that a taxi can't be older than four years or have driven more than 125,000 miles, whichever comes last. It also dictates that all new vehicles must be hybrids. The city council is planning to look at the law and possibly change some of the rules. While the issue was on the agenda on Wednesday night, it was removed from the agenda and sent to subcommittee for further discussion.
Little Town NJ is open on Sinatra Drive.
While the scene is cool, sleek and brand new, the dishes should remind you of your New Jersey youth. Little Town NJ — which is owned by celebrity brothers Chris and Albie Manzo as well as Pour House owners Sean McGarr and Michael Sinensky — features all that's good about New Jersey. Sean McGarr's favorite: the chicken Savoy. "That's kind of the unofficial food of New Jersey," he said at the opening of the restaurant on Wednesday night. Michael Sinensky emphasized that the restaurant supports local farms and breweries. "It's all about New Jersey," Sinensky said. About the partnership with the Manzo brothers — who add an undeniable dose of star power to the new restaurant — Sinensky said it was working out well. "They know it's not about …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The city council was expected to discuss a new bike share pilot on Wednesday night.
A bike sharing program could be coming to Hoboken as soon as mid-May. On Wednesday night, the City Council was expected to vote on an agreement between the city and Bike and Roll, a bike rental company in several cities across the nation, including the New York area. The bike share program — which would roll out around the same time as the much anticipated and heavily delayed bike share program across the river in New York City — will probably bring four "hubs" where Hobokenites can get the bikes. The pilot is supposed to be for six months, if the agreement is approved on Wednesday night. The proposed plan, which differs from the one in New York, wouldn't include docking stations for the bikes. The bikes, rather, would be able to be …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Construction and demolition has been ongoing at the site.