Visit These Local Costume Shops Before Halloween

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Halloween is right around the corner, and whether you’re six or sixty, there’s no reason not to get decked out in your best costume – October 31 is your one opportunity to throw those business suits to the wayside and be who you always wanted to be!

Around Hoboken, there are tons of costume shops – some that pop up right in time for the holiday – so that you can look your best as a ghost, vampire, witch and more. Read on to find out which local costume shops you should scour for that perfect outfit.

Fun Ghoul, located at 155 Park Ave, Rutherford which is about 20 minutes from your Rivington apartment, is a costume store with an ample array of theatrical and custom apparel, plus makeup, props and rentals.

Fun Ghoul’s high-end rental department has over 6,000 theatrical and period costumes. Their costume company is open year-round and is a great resource for schools, theatre companies, movie, commercial and corporate productions, and can meet all of your costume needs.

Party City, located at 3149 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen which is about 15 minutes from your Rivington apartment, is a retail chain stocking a wide range of themed party supplies, plus costumes and holiday decorations.

With over 850 stores in the United States, Party City is the nation’s largest holiday retailer, offering a huge selection of general and seasonal supplies. They’ve been in the holiday business for thirty years, growing from a single location to a well-known national chain.

 

Fun Ghoul

155 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070

(201) 460-1489

 

Party City

3149 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen, NJ 07047

(201) 865-0040

 

Here’s Where To Go For Pumpkin Picking Near Your Rivington Apartment

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With October in full force, it’s time to start decorating for Halloween which is just around the corner – and there’s no better way to revamp your Rivington apartment for the holiday than with a hand-picked and hand-carved pumpkin.

Here in Hoboken, there are tons of pumpkin patches located throughout the region that make for a great weekend trip for the whole family, equipped with pumpkin picking, hay rides, petting zoos, corn mazes and more. Read on to find out where the best patches near your apartment are!

Melick’s Town Farm, located at 472 County Road 513, Califon which is about an hour from your Rivington apartment, has 200 acres of produce picking, including pumpkin picking, which is always extremely popular here in the fall.

They offer free tractor wagon rides on the weekends. Be sure also to check out their Cider Mill for fresh apple cider. Plus, their farm market has seasonal fruit and vegetables, plants, jams, baked goods, fall decorations and a variety of country store favorites.

Terhune Orchards, located at 330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton which is about an hour from your Rivington apartment, is a family favorite due to their Fall Family Fun Weekends in which they offer apple picking, pumpkin picking, wine tasting and more.

Pick your own pumpkins from the five acre patch here and don’t forget to grab some of the delicious fall food including BBQ chicken, pork sandwiches, homemade salads, cider donuts and much more.

 

Melick’s Town Farm

472 County Road 513, Califon, NJ 07830

(908) 832-2905

 

Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 924-2310

 

Enjoy Comfort Food at These Hoboken Restaurants This Fall

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With the chilly weather of the fall finally here, it’s that time to start indulging in some comfort foods like steak, beef, potatoes and more. Restaurant owners in Hoboken definitely seem to understand the need for this – there are tons of eateries offering comfort foods near your Rivington apartment.

To find out where you can head for a quality, filling dinner before hopping into bed at your Rivington apartment, read our roundup below and start getting hungry!

Amanda’s, located at 908 Washington St A, Hoboken which is a 10 minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is an American eatery serving early-bird dinner, Sunday brunch and more in a circa-1895 brownstone.

Try some of their favorites such as the roasted chicken breast, jumbo scallops, pan seared duck breast, seared monkfish, spicy seafood stew and so much more! Stop in to see what their daily specials are.

Del Frisco’s Grille, located at 221 River St, Hoboken which is a 10 minute drive from your Rivington apartment, is a sophisticated chophouse chain serving steak, seafood, sandwiches and cocktails in a trendy space.

Overlooking the Manahattan skyline, Del Frisco’s Grille in Hoboken offers a modern, inviting, stylish and fun, environment. Del Frisco’s Grille takes the classic bar and grill to new heights, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, will create a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out.

 

Amanda’s

908 Washington St A, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 798-0101

 

Del Frisco’s Grille

221 River St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 653-0195

 

Go For a Ride in a Hot Air Balloon Near Your Rivington Apartment

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With the leaves changing colors in the New Jersey countryside to beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow, there’s no better time than now to see it from a hot air balloon, where you can float peacefully over the hills.

Here in Hoboken, there are plenty of places nearby to take off from a hot air balloon, a ‘bucket list’ item that everyone should try once in their life. This weekend, take the family and visit one of these hot air ballooning establishments to see the world from a whole new angle!

Hunterdon Ballooning, located at 111 Locktown Flemington Rd, Flemington which is about an hour and 15 minutes from your Rivington apartment, has served hot air balloon passengers, as well as ballooning enthusiasts, for nearly 30 years.

Flying in a hot air balloon over Hunterdon and Warren counties will offer you some of the most spectacular sights anywhere.  You will have the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful and scenic areas combining rural farms with towns, villages and residential communities.

Dancing on Air, located at 70 Plum Brook Rd, Flemington which is about an hour and 15 minutes from your Rivington apartment, has been in business since 1990 offering hot-air balloon rides, corporate promotions, group events, balloon sales, and flight instruction.

 

Hunterdon Ballooning

111 Locktown Flemington Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822

(908) 788-5415

hunterdonballooning.com

 

 

Dancing on Air

70 Plum Brook Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822

(908) 237-9993

hot-air-ride.com

Visit These Bookstores Near Your Rivington Apartment

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Now that our warm, summer days are on their way out, the time is coming for us to spend some more time getting cozy in our Rivington apartments. However, no need to fret – the time has come for some relaxing at home!

One of the best ways to spend some quality time at home is to curl up with a good book, and if your bookshelf is looking a little bare, that’s OK – there are tons of bookstores near your Rivington apartment that have everything from romance novels to mystery thrillers. Read on to find out where you can get some brain food this fall!

Symposia Community Bookstore, located at 510 Washington St, Hoboken which is a 15-minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a non-profit bookstore with WiFi offering a selection of used titles, plus classes and events.

Organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, they operate as a thrift shop consisting of books and also offer their shop location to be used as a community center.

Little City Books, located at 100 Bloomfield St, Hoboken which is a 20-minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is especially known for their ability to take special orders and will make every effort to get your book and let you know the minute it arrives.

Donna Garban and Kate Jacobs opened the shop in 2015 and also host a variety of community events within it, such as meetups for the Hoboken Writers Group, Sci-Fi Book Club, Lady Memoirs Book Club and more.

 

Symposia Community Bookstore

510 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 963-0909

symposia.us

 

Little City Books

100 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 626-7323

littlecitybooks.com

Visit These Sushi Eateries Near Your Rivington Apartment

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There’s nothing like sitting down after a long day to a heaping plate of sushi, surrounded by salmon, tuna, yellowtail, shrimp and even some sake or green tea. These days, sushi has only become more and more popular, with eateries cooking up inventive rolls to keep sushi fans happy.

Here in bustling Hoboken, there are tons of sushi restaurants that have been popping up over the last few years that have kept customers happy and heading to their tables whenever they can. To see where you can get your fix of raw fish, read on below.

Okinawa Sushi and Grill, located at 400 Newark St, Hoboken which is a 20-minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a casual establishment preparing specialty sushi rolls as well as Japanese, Thai and Chinese dishes.

Try some of their favorite rolls such as the oki roll with chrimp tempura avocado topped with spicy tuna, tobiko and served with chef special sauce and the sunrise roll with steamed lobster, avocado, cucumber topped with mango caviar and spicy mayo.

Illuzion, located at 337 Washington St, Hoboken which is a 15-minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a Japanese BYO kitchen serving traditional fare and sushi in a modern setting with outdoor seating.

Known for the guarantee that only fresh fish meat are used in their dishes, Illuzion lives up to that promise by shipping fresh fish from Tokyo Tsukiji Market every day and never keeps them overnight.

 

Okinawa Sushi and Grill

400 Newark St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 222-0298

okinawasushigrill.com

 

Illuzion

337 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 418-8833

illuzionsushi.com

Check Out These Wineries Near Your Rivington Apartment

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Even though summer is on its way out, there’s still plenty of warm weather to be enjoyed before autumn is in full spring and the leaves begin falling. Cool breeze or not, one fun activity that’s perfect for taking advantage of the sunshine is visiting a local winery, where you can peruse vineyards, try local wines and take home a bottle for your Rivington apartment guests.

Here in Hoboken, there are plenty of beautiful wineries in neighboring towns that have wines for every palette, whether you prefer a strong Cabernet or a crisp Chardonnay. Read on to find out where you can hang this weekend and mix up your usual bar or restaurant hangout.

Fox Hollow Vineyards, located at 939 Holmdel Rd, Holmdel which is about an hour from your Rivington apartment, is located on 94 acres and is owned and operated by the Casola Family, sixth generation farmers who decided to diversify into vineyards and wine making for future generations.

Fox Hollow Vineyards prides themselves on the cultivation of premium grapes – all of the grapes at the winery are hand tended and harvested, then skillfully crafted into fine wines that can all be sampled and purchased at the winery.

 

Four JGs Orchards and Vineyards, located at 127 Hillsdale Rd, Colts Neck which is about an hour from your Rivington apartment,is named after the four founding family members of the winery of the Giunco family, who have farmed in Monmouth County for over 60 years.

Founded in 1999, Four JG’s Orchards and Vineyards is located on a farm with barns and houses that date back to the early 1700’s. Try some of their wines such as the Chambourcin Riserva which has brought home tons of gold medals from wine competitions.

 

Fox Hollow Vineyards

939 Holmdel Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733

(732) 772-0330

foxhollowvineyards.com

 

Four JG’s Orchards and Vineyards

127 Hillsdale Rd, Colts Neck, NJ 07722

(908) 930-8066

4jgswinery.com

Check Out These Roller Rinks Near Your Rivington Apartment

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Although August is, of course, the time to be outside, sometimes we get stuck with a rainy day and have no choice but to stay indoors. However, in a place like Hoboken, there’s never nothing to do – there’s always great rainy day activities to keep you busy all weekend long.

 

Strapping on some skates and going for a few spins at the local roller rink is a fun way to spend the afternoon – whether you’re five-years-old or fifty-years-old. Get in the nostalgic spirit next time we get stuck with a storm and head to these roller rinks near your Rivington apartment!

 

Pier 2 Roller Rink, located at 150 Furman St, Pier 2, Brooklyn which is about a 25-minute drive from your Rivington apartment, is a greenspace featuring basketball, handball, shuffleboard and bocce ball courts, plus, of course, a roller rink.

 

Their live DJ plays hits from today’s top hits and throwbacks all night long during their public skating hours. Come skate alongside the Brooklyn Bridge with your friends and family all night long!

 

Florham Park Roller Skating Rink, located at 192 Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park which is about a 35-minute drive from your Rivington apartment, is a hardwood rink offering open sessions and group or private lessons, plus quad and inline skate rentals.

 

Open skate for the public ranges from Thursday through Sunday with admission costing only $6.50-$7.50 and skate rental costing $4, making this both and fun cheap way to spend an afternoon or evening!

 

Pier 2 Roller Rink

50 Furman St, Pier 2, Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 300-2401

brooklynbridgeskating.com

 

Florham Park Roller Skating Rink

192 Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park, NJ 07932

(973) 377-0465

florhamparkrollerrink.com

Where To Go Horseback Riding Near Your Rivington Apartment

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With this beautiful, sunny, summertime weather, we have no excuse to stay holed up in our Rivington apartments, no matter how beautiful they are – instead, it’s time to get out there in the great outdoors and get in touch with nature!

 

One way to do that is to take a scenic trail ride through the wilderness on horseback. Our Rivington apartments may be situated in a bustling city, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t stables just a short drive away, making for a perfect weekend activity. Read on to find out where you can go horseback riding this weekend.

 

Riverdale Stables, located on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx which is about a 30-minute drive from your Rivington apartment, offers lessons seven days a week and maintains over 75 academy-owned horses of varying sizes and levels so that school riders will always have an appropriate mount for lessons.

 

Riverdale also offers boarding and training of private horses and summer and winter camps. Their indoor ring with heated viewing area makes riding convenient and comfortable year-round. Their outdoor rings allow them to lesson outdoors in fine weather, with unparalleled views of the park.

 

Central Park Horseback Rides, located at 608 W 48th St, New York which is about a 15-minute drive from your Rivington apartment, is a fun, sightseeing tours that allows visitors to take in the sights of Central Park via horseback.

 

With one-hour and two-hour rides available, you’re sure to become an expert on both the grandeur of Central Park and horseback riding all in one day!

 

Riverdale Stables

Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10451

(718) 548-4848

riverdalestables.com

 

Central Park Horseback Rides

608 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

(212) 246-0520

centralparksightseeing.com/horseback-riding-in-central-park

The Best Zoos Near Your Rivington Apartment

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Now that summer is in full swing, there’s no better place to be than the outdoors. Wild animals seem to think so, too – which is why summer is the best time of the year to see some exotic animals and explore the area’s best zoos.

 

Near your Rivington apartment there are tons of zoos, making a perfect day trip for the whole family. Read on to discover where some of the best zoos near Hoboken – and creatures from all over the world – can be found!

 

Bronx Zoo, located at 2300 Southern Blvd in the Bronx which is about 30 minutes from your Rivington apartment, is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States and among the largest in the world.

 

Some of their animals include the African plains lion, various birds of prey, grizzly bears, sea lions, lemurs, toucans, Sumatran tigers, komodo dragons and many other rare and endangered animals. Stop by to meet some exotic creatures this weekend!

 

The Central Park Zoo, located at E 64th St & 5th Ave, New York which is about 20 minutes from your Rivington apartment, is an intimate zoo that features tons of special experiences such as a penguin feeding demonstration, zoo quests, sea lion feedings and more.

 

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this fun little zoo is a great daytime destination to check out before going out for a night on the town in New York City.  Plus, it is surrounded by expansive and scenic Central Park.

 

Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460

(718) 367-1010

bronxzoo.com

 

Central Park Zoo

E 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, NY 10021

(212) 439-6500

centralparkzoo.com