Getting to Work For Free, Modes of Transportation We Wish We Had In Hoboken

Alternative modes of getting to NYC that we wish we had at the moment, Hobokenites dilemma with getting to work alternatives.

We're all frustrated with getting to work these days right?  If you live in Hoboken and have to get to Manhattan, you're probably like everyone else, a victim of packed buses, over priced ferry rides or long distance walks to Newport to get on the PATH train.  As we all think of ways to get to work cheaper and quicker without the use of the PATH train, here are some ideas I wish we had right now that would get us to work fast and for free.


#1 - Massive Zip Lines to NYC, it would take just a minute but the views would be great and it would be a load of fun.

#2 - Human Canon, just strap on your helmet and hold your briefcase with all your might, get shot from Pier A and land in a giant net near the Financial District.

#3 - Criss Angel is contracted by the City of Hoboken to teach everyone how to levitate and/or walk on water.  Wear boots, you might get wet.

#4 - Paddle Board, Floridians and Hawaiians are both known for using this method to get around, could it work for Hobokenites?

#5 - Water Ski, All we need to find is a few motorboat drivers that would donate their time and boats and everyone could get to work in a matter of seconds, best to wear a rain coat, you're definitely going to get wet.

#6 - Row Boats, they're heavy and slow but it's great exercise and you can fit a few people in each.  Row Boat Pooling would be ideal, alternate rowers along the way, maybe bring a fishing rod to catch lunch?

#7 - Human Slingshot, accuracy might be an issue but it will be the quickest way to get to the city.  Wear padding!

#8 - Water Tubing, a favorite of everyones for the summertime, just hold on tight around the bends and hope you don't fall in the Hudson, bring a change of clothing.

#9 - Swimming, Michael Phelps would love to live in Hoboken right now, he would just swim to the city everyday.  Be like Andy from The Shawshank Redemption and package everything in plastic before getting in the water.  Be careful though, no lifeguards.

#10 - Suck it up and just wait for the bus, walk to Newport or pay and take the Ferry.  In the end, it's going to be just a few weeks before it all goes back to normal.  We're Hobokenites, we can handle this hiatus!  Have I left any alternatives off the list?  Please comment below with an alternative you wish you could use to get to work.

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CaptJackd November 21, 2012 at 09:23 AM
Cable car.


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