Friday, November 23, 2012
Hoboken is open for business and many businesses are participating in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24.
If Black Friday is too much craziness for you, there's another chance to shop and support local businesses. And local shopping is necessary, business owners say. On Saturday, Hoboken is participating in Small Business Saturday. The event, sponsored by American Express, will be hard to miss in Hoboken. Banners have been placed at multiple locations, according to Greg Dell'Aquila, president of Hoboken's Chamber of Commerce. Together with Eugene Flinn, the owner of Elysian Cafe and Amanda's, Dell'Aquila has been delivering banners and merchandise promoting the day. (merchandise includes t-shirts and tote bags). Some of the participating businesses include: If you're looking to find out which other businesses — and many restaurants and food …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. Especially in Hoboken, where most businesses had to be closed for about a week, local shopping is highly encouraged. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Hoboken. "The perception is that we're a disaster area," said Greg Dell'Aquila, the president of Hoboken's Chamber of Commerce…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Many businesses are still closed in town, while business owners struggle to open their doors for holiday shopping.
Power has been switched on and some normalcy has returned since Sandy hit, but many business owners in Hoboken are still struggling. While some businesses are simply closing or moving, others are fighting hard to stay in Hoboken. And the only way to do that, said restaurant owner Eugene Flinn, is to spend money at home. "The biggest stimulus for us," said Flinn, the owner of Amanda's and Elysian Cafe, "is ourselves." Flinn, as well as about 150 other business owners, attended a meeting hosted by the city, FEMA and the Small Business Adminitration on Wednesday night at Hoboken High School. FEMA and SBA were there and are offering loans for businesses to get back on their feet. But borrowing more money is a daunting proposition for many …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Legal Beans and Anastasia's, two businesses on Newark and Garden Streets, were destroyed by flying debris and floodwater during Superstorm Sandy.
For the second time in a year and a half, Anastasia Kamper has seen her downtown accessories shop devastated by floodwaters after strong storms swept through Hoboken. And it’s getting to be too much. Located in one of the most flood prone areas in town, Anastasia’s accessories was completely destroyed during superstorm Sandy. A bench from next door coffeeshop Legal Beans, flew into the store, shattering the front window and allowing the flood water to come rushing in, ruining all the inventory. The store’s carpet was soaked in oil. Shattered glass and leaves covered the floor. The cash register was removed from its original place by wind and water and pushed to the back of the store. “It was worse than I could have ever imagined,” said …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Governor's new gas plan and restrictions imposed by station owners results in slightly shorter waits in some places, same story in others.
At noon Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie's even-odd gas rationing mandate went into effect for 12 New Jersey counties, including Bergen, Essex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Warren. The result, in some cases, was modestly shorter gas lines than have been seen in the days since Sandy hit. Of course, other stations featured the same long lines and interminable waits that have dotted North Jersey in recent days.
Friday, November 2, 2012
An interactive map will show you exactly what's open and what's closed, where there's power and where you can go to charge your phones.
While power was partially restored in Hoboken on Thursday night, most of Hoboken still woke up in dark, cold apartments on Friday morning. To find out where restaurants are open, where power has been restored and where to go for a hot cup of coffee, an interactive map has been created. Multiple hot spots have been set up around town, Duracel is on downtown with a truck filled with batteries. Between Fourth and Tenth on Hudson Street, residents are offering electricity in charging stations for those who are still without power. Multiple businesses on Washington opened up as of Thursday: - Hot meals are being served at the Elks Lodge - Food trucks are serving free meals in Church Square Park - A mobile Bank of America ATM is located at …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Papaya Hot Dogs will take the place where Hoboken Pizza used to be.
A new hot dog chain—the popular Papaya Hot Dogs—will settle in Hoboken soon. While Hoboken is known for its many pizzerias and abundance of falafel places, it seems, a new food has arrived to take over Hoboken: the hot dog. Hoboken's first hot dog serving establishment, Windmill Hot Dogs—which opened earlier this summer—is located around the corner. Papaya will occupy the former Hoboken Pizza location on Newark Street between Hudson and Washington Streets. Signs have been put up in the windows (even though the Hoboken Pizza sign remains) and renovations are being done at the location.