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

 

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

 

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

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

bin14.com

 

Lola’s

153 14th St, Hoboken

(201) 420-6062

lolastapasbar.com

 

\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

johnnyrockets.com

 

Crif Dogs

113 St Marks Pl, New York NY 10009

(212) 614-2728

crifdogs.com

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.

 

Francesca’s

318 Washington St, Hoboken NJ 07030

(201) 795-3270

Francescas.com

 

Town House

620 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 714-4200

http://www.townhouse.boutique/

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

houseofque.com

 

Louie’s BBQ Pit

5107 Palisade Ave, West New York NJ 07093

(201) 974-8848

louiesbbqpitwestnewyork.com

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

delfriscosgrille.com

 

 

The Chart House

Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T, Weehawken

(201) 348-6628

chart-house.com/locations/weehawken

 

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

coldstonecakes.com/menu/hoboken

 

Rita’s

121 Washington St, Hoboken

(201) 683-6631

ritasfranchises.com/stores/store.cfm/Hoboken-07030/store/3913