Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Hobokenites put their own spin on the Harlem Shake.
It was only a matter of time until the latest internet craze arrived in Hoboken. But it has. The Harlem — or should we just go ahead and say "Hoboken?" — Shake is here. Multiple green-clothed participants of Saturday's LepreCon bar crawl have created their very own Harlem Shake videos. Take a look at the videos, and add your own if you have put your own spin on the dance.
Monday, March 4, 2013
A total of 84 city ordinances were issued on Saturday, according to the city.
The amount of city summonses written on LepreCon was down this year, according to the city of Hoboken. Whereas last year the city issued 92 summonses, this year there were 82 reported violations, according to numbers provided by City Spokesman Juan Melli. Of those tickets, the majority went to disorderly house parties. Twenty house parties were cited for being too loud or disorderly. Last year, 22 summonses were issued for disorderly house parties. Hoboken police wrote up five people for drinking in public — last year there were 19 — and nine for an open container, down from last year's 16. Seventeen people were fined for urinating in public this year. Two men were seen urinating against City Hall on Saturday afternoon. This number is up …
The crowds were mostly concentrated downtown this year, officials have said.
Hoboken Police arrested 18 people on Saturday during the annual St. Patrick's Day celebrations, the same as during last year's LepreCon. The city issued 82 summonses on Saturday, according to numbers provided by City Spokesman Juan Melli. Last year, 92 summonses were issued. The Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps went on 49 LepreCon related runs between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday, said HVAC President Thomas Molta. All 70 members of the ambulance corps worked on Saturday at some point in the day, Molta said, and a total of seven ambulances — four from Hoboken and three with the help of Moonachie, Ridgefield Park and McCabe — were in service. While he didn't have the number of calls for service after 11 p.m. yet, Molta said the total …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Thousands of visitors flocked to Hoboken on Saturday for the second annual LepreCon event.
Crowded bars, house parties and a lot of people in green: LepreCon returned on Saturday. Take a look at these pictures of some of the bars in downtown Hoboken on Saturday afternoon.
The second annual event was held on Saturday. This was the second year without a parade on the first Saturday in March.
UPDATED 6:30 p.m. — As of Saturday evening, Hoboken police had arrested seven people, 25 calls were received to the Hoboken Ambulance Corps and multiple house parties were broken up on the second annual LepreCon pub crawl, police said. The first two people were arrested early in the morning police said. One was charged with sexual assault — the incident happened early in the morning — and another was charged with theft. Last year, 18 people were arrested on LepreCon. The year before, parade day saw 34 arrests in Hoboken. The Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps received around 25 calls as of early evening. Last year a total of 64 calls came in, according to HVAC personnel. Friday night, however, saw more calls than usual. The majority of the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The city has also announced it will be issuing fines up to $2,000.
The city will be handing out $2,000 fines to anyone in violation of the Zero Tolerance policy on Saturday. Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Hoboken for the second LepreCon pub crawl, in lieu of the traditional St. Patrick's Day Parade. The city will be enforcing the same policy as last year, Spokesman Juan Melli said. Members of the Hoboken Police Department, the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps and transit police have met to discuss their policy for the day. All of Hoboken's police officers will be out in the streets on Saturday. Big signs have been placed all over town, announcing the zero tolerance policy.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The event is scheduled for March 13.
It's almost March. And in Hoboken that means that it's time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Multiple times. Two major Irish events will be held before it's even March 17. On March 13, the City of Hoboken is organizing its annual Irish festival for the second time. The event, which is sponsored by the city and is supposed to be a replacement for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, will be held on Wednesday March 13. This year marks the second year without a St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hoboken. Thousands of people are still expected to attend LepreCon on Saturday, a pub crawl that was organized for the first time last year. Many Hobokenites are also expected to be hosting house parties on Saturday, a tradition on the first Saturday in March. The …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
For the second year in a row, Hoboken LepreCon is back. The event will be held on March 2.
LepreCon will return to Hoboken for the second year in a row. While the St. Patrick's Day Parade remains cancelled, the Irish inspired pub crawl will be held on March 2. Last year, police arrested 18 people on LepreCon. The year before that — which was still known as parade day — police arrested 34 people. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno visited Hoboken last week and discussed the potential for the day to bring some much needed revenue to Hoboken's business community. She suggested that the bargoers spend their money responsibly. "They should put away their drinking caps and go shopping and eating," the lieutenant governor said. So far, roughly 1,500 people indicated that they'd be attending LepreCon 2013. The first Saturday in March, however, …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno's visit to a local bar highlights one of Hoboken's biggest challenges post-Sandy.
While towns along the Jersey Shore have several months to get ready for their high tourist season, Hoboken has only six weeks before St. Patrick's Day. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno believes it could give a much-needed boost to businesses in the Mile Square City. On a visit to Zack's Oak Bar and Restaurant on Willow Ave. Thursday afternoon, Guadagno spoke with bar co-owner Sheila Nisler and Mayor Dawn Zimmer about the challenges facing small businesses post-Sandy. Guadagno suggested the mobs of green-clad bar hoppers that descend on Hoboken the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day should do their part responsibly. "They should put away their drinking caps and go shopping and eating," she said, only half in jest. When asked what she thought of the…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The proceeds of the pub crawl will go to the Jubilee Center.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
You can take the parade out of St. Patrick's Day, but you can't take St. Patrick's Day out of ... September? For those who just can't wait until the first weekend of March—when Hoboken celebrates St. Patrick's Day, or what now is called Leprechaun Day—there's going to be another option this year. On September 15, Hobokenites can take part in "the halfway to St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl." Brendan Drury, together with three friends, has created the group Pintmeisters. Pintmeisters aim to organize social events in and around Hoboken. The proceeds of the events go to charity. The proceeds from Paddy's .5 will go toward the Jubilee Center, according to Drury. Drury said the group chose to celebrate St. Patrick's half birthday, because "it would…