Favorite thing: Designated as one of 10 Great Streets for 2010, WASHINGTON STREET , the main commercial corridor, has preserved its historic character and is Hoboken's historic hub of community activity, with its unique shops, outdoor cafe's , restaurants and street fairs. 19th -century style lamp-posts, street clocks and wooden benches, contribute to the streets' charm.
Our bus group had one hour to spend in Hoboken and since Carlo's Bakery had an hour waiting line, I opted to just stroll up and down this unique street. The majestic City Hall is also on this street.
HOBOKEN CITY HALL
Favorite thing: Located at 94 Washington Street between First & Newark, the HOBOKEN CITY HALL was designed by Francis George Himpler and was built in 1883.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 1, 1976. The building is a second empire structure, modified to a Beaux Art Classical design.
Hoboken's genuine side.
Favorite thing: Certainly one of the arguments many people make against Hoboken is that it has become a series of "Lego"-like buildings/houses and that the town has lost a genuine flare that it was well known for. I suppose to some extent, this is true, but outposts of it's authenticity are still existent. Every morning, on my way to work, I pass by Joseph Apicella & Sons fish market and for a city that has become so modernized, it's nice to see a place like this that brings you back in time a bit. A place were the community can feel like just that, a community. Of course, one of the downsides to a having a fish market on the way to work is that on those hot and humid days, the smell of fish in the morning is far from pleasant!
- Arts and Culture
Fondest memory: You know, you can't come to Hoboken without running into something named after Sinatra, who was born here in 1915. Sinatra Park is a beautiful place to hang out--it's on the waterfront, with a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline.
- Historical Travel
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Behind-the-Scenes at Macy's Parade
Fondest memory: Along with thousands of other people, I have watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. But my fondest memory is from the night before the parade, when the floats line up outside the warehouse in Hoboken, NJ. You see, not many know that the floats are stored here and to me, this is where the real show is! The average person gets to be up close to the floats without fighting off crowds on Thanksgiving Day in NYC. It's a really great experience and amazing to watch this "pre-parade" of floats, before they go through the Lincoln Tunnel into NY.
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