Visit These Small Plate Restaurants Near Your Rivington Apartment

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These days, most foodies don’t want a heaping plate of food – instead, they want to try everything that an eatery has to offer, especially when a restaurant has tons of tantalizing dishes.


This makes small plate restaurants all the rage these days, where meals are built for sharing and sampling. This type of meal is perfect for the summertime, when we want fun, light dishes that won’t weigh us down in the heat! If you’re looking to try some small plate restaurants near your Rivington apartment, then visit the ones below.


Bin 14, located at 1314 Washington St, Hoboken which is a 10-minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is an upscale wine bar where various vintages are pairable with a menu of Italian small plates.


When Bin 14 opened in November 2008, it established Hoboken’s first and only wine bar. The restaurant features a contemporary blend of upscale Italian tapas in an industrial chic space with exposed brick walls, tin molded ceilings and a marble top bar.


Lola’s, located at 153 14th St, Hoboken which is a 10-minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a Spanish wine bar featuring tapas, sangria and a quaint indoor-courtyard setting with a fountain.


Lola’s offers a unique and mouthwatering array of dishes and wine from Spain’s most delicacies. With succulent dishes ranging from avocado stuffed with lobster and shrimp to goat cheese and wild mushrooms over pitas, there is truly something for everyone there.


Bin 14

1314 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 963-9463



153 14th St, Hoboken

(201) 420-6062


\Where to Get a Hot Dog This National Hot Dog Day

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There’s nothing that says “summertime” like a hot dog fresh off the grill, coated in any of your favorite toppings such as mustard, ketchup, relish and more. To celebrate the famous hot dog, National Hot Dog Day is well on its way on July 19 and there’s only one – and very easy – way to celebrate, which is of course by enjoying a hot dog.

Although we have tons of upscale, fine dining restaurants here in Hoboken, we also have laid-back, casual eateries where you can enjoy a hot dog this summer in your shorts and T-shirt. Read on to find out what the best hot dog joints are near your Rivington apartment!

Johnny Rocket’s, located at 134 Washington St, Hoboken which is a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, serves burgers, hot dogs, shakes and fries arrive in a ’50s diner setting at this outpost of the international chain.

Not confined to any decade or era, Johnny Rockets combines the best elements from a century of American dining history to create an experience and menu that are relevant today and will be, for decades to come.

Crif Dogs, located at 113 St Marks Pl, New York which is about five miles from your Rivington apartment, serves hot dogs with creative toppings and late-night hours to make for a spot for post-bar munchies.

Some of their signature hot dogs include the Crif Dog, New Yorker, Chili Dog, Chihuahua, Philly Tubesteak, Temptee Dog, Jon-Jon Deragon, Sour Cheese Dog, BLT, Tsunami, Good Morning, Morning Jersey and much more.


Johnny Rocket’s

134 Washington St, Hoboken NJ 07030

(201) 659-2620


Crif Dogs

113 St Marks Pl, New York NY 10009

(212) 614-2728

Restock Your Wardrobe This Summer at These Local Shops

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Now that summer is in full force, you may be looking in your closet wanting to see some new swimsuits, shorts, tank tops and sandals. It may not be close to Christmastime, but there’s no reason not to treat yourself with a new summer wardrobe!

Luckily for Rivington residents, Hoboken is a bustling city filled with boutiques that make restocking for the summertime simple and fun. Read on to find out what shops you should check out this weekend for swimsuits, summer attire and more.

Francesca’s, located at 318 Washington St, Hoboken which is about a mile from your Rivington apartment, is a women’s clothing chain with an array of casual, playful clothing, plus bags, shoes and gifts.

Francesca’s offers an eclectic mix of carefully-curated clothing, bright baubles, bold accessories, and playful gifts that are as fun to give as they are to receive. The store reveals an array of new arrivals almost daily, so you’ll always discover something special and amazing on every visit.

Town House, located at 620 Washington St, Hoboken which is less than a mile from your Rivington apartment, is a chic shop carrying fashionable clothing & accessories, including jewelry and handbags, for women.

Town House strives to create a cozy, warm shopping environments in neighborhoods that lack affordable, quality items served up with a twist. Here, you can shop comfortably for the latest fashion trends or timeless accessories with friendly, helpful, and never pushy customer service, all at a reasonable price.



318 Washington St, Hoboken NJ 07030

(201) 795-3270


Town House

620 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 714-4200

Where to Find Barbecue This Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and there’s not a more traditional way to celebrate than to enjoy some smoky, fresh barbecue right from the grill. From ribs to chicken and more, every American loves a heaping plate of barbecue to celebrate our country and the summertime.

Luckily for Rivington residents, there are tons of spots for barbecue in your Hoboken neighborhood in case you don’t feel like firing up the grill this Fourth of July. Read on to find out where you can find the best barbecue restaurants for you and your friends and family without having to stand in a long line at the grocery store.

House of ‘Que, located at 340 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken which is an hour and a half from your Rivington apartment, is a serves Texas BBQ meals in a fun environment with country-chic decor and communal seating.

Besides their signature barbecue options, House of ‘Que also offers tons of sandwich selections such as their Sloppy Texan, Smoky Baked Potato, pulled pork sandwich, brisket sandwich and much more. Stop in today to see what new items they have cooking!

Louie’s BBQ Pit, located at 5107 Palisade Ave, West New York which is about three miles from your Rivington apartment, is a compact, unadorned counter serve dishing out BBQ sandwiches, plates and family-style meals.

Louie’s BBQ Pit specializes in crafting mouth-watering meals and providing superb customer service. Order online for delivery or pickup! Some of their most popular items include their beef ribs with rice and beans, pulled pork sandwich with fries and brisket sandwich.


House of ‘Que

340 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken NJ 07030

(201) 706-8755


Louie’s BBQ Pit

5107 Palisade Ave, West New York NJ 07093

(201) 974-8848

The Best Seafood Restaurants Near Your Rivington Apartment

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Although in a bustling city like Hoboken we have the opportunity to eat fresh seafood any time of the year, there seems to be no better time to enjoy it than the summertime, when we can sit outside, watch the sun go down and eat some locally-caught seafood with our friends and family.

Near your Rivington apartment, there is certainly no shortage of seafood restaurants right around the corner. Read on to find out where you should have a mouthwatering dinner tonight!

Del Frisco’s Grille, located at 221 River St, Hoboken which is about a mile and a half 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 offers a modern, inviting, stylish and fun, environment. This eatery takes the classic bar and grill to new heights, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.

The Chart House, located at Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T, Weehawken which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, is a high-end chain eatery serving seafood and steakhouse fare in a classy setting with view.

An unforgettable seafood restaurant, the Chart House thrills diners not only with its views and million-dollar remodel, but also its unique cuisine, like seafood specialties such as their mac nut mahi. Plus, since they are located right on the Hudson River and directly across from Manhattan, the Chart House offers gorgeous panoramic views of the glittering New York skyline – from the Empire State Building to Wall Street.


Del Frisco’s Grille

221 River St., Hoboken

(201) 653-0195



The Chart House

Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T, Weehawken

(201) 348-6628


Check Out These Ice Cream Shops Near Your Rivington Apartment

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For the past few months, it’s simply been too chilly to enjoy a tall ice cream cone on a Hoboken street, but now that June is finally here, the time has come – you deserve some homemade ice cream to top off a weekend meal on your way back to your Rivington apartment!

Fortunately for Rivington residents, our building is surrounded by ice cream shops sporting every flavor from cookies and cream to cotton candy. Find out which shops are closest to your apartment by reading on below!

Cold Stone Creamery, located at 116 Washington St, Hoboken which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, is an ice cream chain offering design-your-own creations hand-mixed on a granite slab, plus shakes and more.

Plus, besides ice cream, Cold Stone Creamery also offers various cakes to take home such as the Cake Batter Confetti, Cookies and Creamery, Strawberry Passion and Coffeehouse Crunch, among many others.

Rita’s, located at 121 Washington St, Hoboken which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, serves Italian ices and frozen custards at this counter-serve chain with a range of other cold treats.

A great alternative if you’re not feeling ice cream tonight, the ices and frozen custards that you can find at Rita’s are incredibly crisp, refreshing and affordable. Plus, they offer new flavors every day.


Cold Stone Creamery

116 Washington St, Hoboken

(201) 222-3233



121 Washington St, Hoboken

(201) 683-6631

Where To Go for Father’s Day Near Your Rivington Apartment

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We can always rely on dads to be slaving away at the grill on a summer evening, eager to cook up some steaks, chicken and ribs. However, now that Father’s Day is almost here on Sunday, June 18, it’s time to reverse the roles and take dad out for his favorite meal for a change.

If you’re looking to take dad to a good-old-fashioned steakhouse this Father’s Day, you’re certainly in luck – there are tons of steakhouses located near your Rivington apartment. Read on to find out where you should treat the number one man in your life for his special day.

Dino and Harry’s Steakhouse, located at 163 14th St, Hoboken which is about half a mile from your Rivington apartment, is a classic steakhouse housed in a 19th-century saloon with stained glass, a tin ceiling and live music.

Vintage details such as the 150 year old clock, the stain glass designs that crown the expansive windows, the tiled floor and tin ceiling transport the restaurant back in time. Check it out for Father’s Day to see what all the hype is about!

Arthur’s, located at 237 Washington St, Hoboken which is about a mile from your Rivington apartment, is known for their steaks and burgers served on checkered tablecloths at this longtime, no-reservations eatery.

A fun, casual family spot, this is ideal for families with small children or for those looking for a no-fuss Father’s Day meal – no collared shirts required. This Hoboken staple is a must-visit!



Dino and Harry’s Steakhouse

163 14th St, Hoboken

(201) 659-6202



237 Washington St, Hoboken

(201) 656-5009

Cool Off At These Pools Near Your Rivington Apartment

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Now that the weather is finally heating up, those of us who love to spend some quality time poolside – catching a tan, reading a book or practicing our backstroke – are getting eager to find a nearby pool to call our own.

Here in Hoboken, we are surrounded by luxury pools that have all that we could want – a poolside bar, crisp, blue water and some hot sun. Read on to find out what pools you should stop by this summer.

Sky Club Fitness and Spa, located at 125 Marshall St, Hoboken which is about a mile from your Rivington apartment, is an indoor public pool open all year, offering open swimming as well as swim lessons and scuba classes.

The only indoor saltwater pool in Hudson County, this pool offers a variety of water activities like lap swimming and aquatic classes for both children and adults. Plus, visitors can also lounge on the sun deck with a fabulous view of the Manhattan skyline.

Debaun Aquatics Center, located at Stevens Institute of Technology at 1 Castle Point Terrace, Hoboken which is less than a mile from your Rivington apartment, is a great resource for locals looking to improve their swimming schools right around the corner from home.

During the summertime, Debaun Aquatics Center is also known for their group swimming classes, which last 30 minutes each and take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check out their website to find out how you can sign up!


Sky Club Fitness and Spa

125 Marshall St, Hoboken

(201) 547-6886



Debaun Aquatics Center

1 Castle Point Terrace, Hoboken

(201) 216-5590

Where To Go Strawberry Picking Near Your Rivington Apartment

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In picturesque Hoboken, there’s a perfect season for all of our favorite fruits and vegetables. This holds true for one of our summertime favorite fruits – strawberries!

Here in Hoboken, there are tons of farms located near our Rivington apartments that offer a green getaway and a way for visitors to do their own strawberry picking. If you’re looking for a fun weekend activity for the whole family, check out one of these farms this Saturday or Sunday before the end of the strawberry season!

Donaldson Farms, located at 358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown which is about one hour from your Rivington apartment, is a picturesque country farm surrounded by rolling hills and fields of sunflowers that is known for their strawberry picking opportunities.

With strawberry picking available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the end of July, many local families head to Donaldson Farms for a fun day out strawberry picking together. Make sure you check out their great farmers’ market while you’re there.

Ort Farms, located at 25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley which is about an hour from your Rivington apartment, is known for their expansive farm which includes animals, rides for children, a small museum and of course, pick-your-own activities.

Ort Farms is currently offering strawberry picking as they have been doing for generations. Stop by today to get everything you need to make a strawberry dessert or just some to munch on! They are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.


Donaldson Farms

358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown



Ort Farms

25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley

(908) 876-3351

Try This Taco and Guacamole Pizza in Hoboken

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Bathing suit season is just around the corner, and thanks to Tony Boloney’s, a hip, buzzing spot for creatively named pizzas, subs and other snacks with inventive topping options at 263 1st St, Hoboken which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, getting ready for it just got a lot more difficult thanks to their new pizza.

The eatery, known for its Atlantic City-style pizzas and subs, has recently unveiled a 30-pound taco pizza that is only available on Tuesdays to hungry customers. The enormous pie, which costs $80 per pie or $10 per slice, begins with house-made queso Oaxaca, carne asada, chipotle asada, and a generous portion of cheese on top of pizza dough. Once the pizza is cooked, tons of taco varieties are piled on the outer rim of the pizza. To finish it all off, guacamole and sour cream are added to the center of the pie for easy dipping access.

The pizza has been pretty successful so far – they have sold about 100 slices, each which have three tacos per slice, each Tuesday to everyone from hungry families to 20-somethings to local celebrities like musicians and NFL stars that live in Hoboken.

Some of the other pies that Tony Boloney’s is also currently serving are the ‘Da Dip,’ which is a French dip pizza with house made roast beef, fresh mozzarella and a side of au jus to dip and the ‘U.T.B.’ which is sesame seed crusted asiago creamed spinach pie with fresh mozzarella and thin shoe-string crispy onion rings.


Tony Boloney’s

263 1st St, Hoboken

(201) 222-8669