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

Visit These Theme Parks Near Your Rivington Apartment

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With the weather finally nice and hot, those with a thrill-seeking attitude are starting to head to local theme parks for some weekend screams and roller coasters alongside friends and family. There are always new rides to check out and fried food favorites to enjoy!

Here in Hoboken, we are surrounded by amazing theme parks that make for a fun weekend getaway and ideal summer destination. If you love to get your adrenaline pumping, head to one of these parks this coming weekend and enjoy the beautiful summer weather!

Bowcraft Amusement Park, located at 2545 US-22, Scotch Plains which is about 20 miles from your Rivington apartment, is an intimate amusement park that caters to families as it contains 21 rides appropriate for both children and adults.

Some of the rides include the Drop Zone, Super Slide, Speedway, Swinger, Barnstormer, Train Express, Tilt-a-Whirl, bumper cars, Galleon Pirate Ship, Muzik Express, Crossbow Roller Coaster, Paratrooper and much more.

Field Station: Dinosaurs, located at 40 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia which is eleven miles from your Rivington apartment, is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun.

Over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of local artists. The story of the dinosaurs is vividly presented on twenty acres of wild, unpredictable woods, mysterious pathways, and mountain trails.

 

Bowcraft Amusement Park

2545 US-22, Scotch Plains NJ 07076

(908) 389-1234

bowcraft.com

 

 

Field Station: Dinosaurs

40 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia NJ 07605

(855) 999-9010

fieldstationdinosaurs.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

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

skyclubfitnessandspa.com

 

 

Debaun Aquatics Center

1 Castle Point Terrace, Hoboken

(201) 216-5590

stevensducks.com/index.aspx?path=aqua

Get your Final Taste of Summer on the Hudson River

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In New Jersey, summer doesn’t really end when the final days of August pass – the hot, humid weather tends to linger for a bit longer into September. That means that you still have some time to get out of your cozy Rivington apartment and onto the water on the Hudson River in a kayak.
The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse at 10 Sinatra Dr. N. offers free kayaking to the public from May through the end of September, weather permitting. This nonprofit public boathouse is run by volunteers, many of whom are experienced kayakers and want to share their love of the Hudson River. They provide about 6,000 people with free kayaking each season.
Paddling is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, however, there is rarely a wait longer than 20 minutes. Kids can go out on the water too, but they need to go out with a parent or a guardian if they are under the age of 16.
Visitors get the opportunity to paddle for 20 to 25 minutes, and even longer if there is no one waiting. The direction and destination depends on the time and tide, which are influenced by weather conditions that day.
The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse also hosts guided river trips that last one to two hours that are much more of a workout than the 20-minute kayak trips. No real kayaking experience is necessary, but participants must be at least 18-years-old and need to know how to swim. Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, hat and clothes that will dry quickly.

Visit Local Hoboken Galleries This Month

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Hoboken offers many fun outdoor activities to enjoy during the summer. Sometimes on a hot summer day, something indoors is the perfect way to cool off and take a break from the sun. Hoboken has many museums and galleries all around our wonderful city that our Rivington residents can visit this summer. Here are a few and some of the current featured exhibitions on view now!

 

Hoboken Historical Museum: Hoboken Historical Museum is just a ten minute walk from us here at The Rivington. Throughout the year, this museum puts on shows that highlight the history of our City, and hosts several events and talks throughout the year. Currently you can visit and see an exhibition in their main gallery dedicated to highlighting the life and achievements of Frank Sinatra, a Hoboken native. Events for the month of August include film festivals, author talks, a tomato tasting event and more. You can learn about everything happening at the Hoboken Historical Museum this month by visiting their website.

 

Roig Gallery: Located on 1st Street, Ricardo Roifg has dedicated his time to putting on great shows at the local Roig Gallery. The art gallery features paintings and art work by this local Hoboken artist which are all  up for sale. You can visit to browse around or look for a great new addition to add to your Rivington apartment. They will also be having a sale now through Labor Day! Make sure to visit their website for directions and more information.

 

hob’ art: This gallery gives local Hoboken and New Jersey artists the chance to showcase their work, and for community members to come and view it. Their current exhibition features the work of five different artists and includes paintings, sculptures, photography and glass work. The gallery also hosts events and other special activities throughout the year. Their website includes more information about their initiatives, future exhibitions, artists and when you can make a visit.

Watermelon Recipes for your Rivington Kitchen

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Watermelon is a favorite fruit for many and unfortunately its only in season for a short period of time during the year. Luckily that season is here, but it won’t last too much longer as we are quickly making our way through the summer months. Here are some recipes for our residents at The Rivington that they can make using delicious refreshing Watermelon this summer! There are several farmer’s markets around Hoboken where you can find fresh produce to use.

 

Watermelon Tomato Salsa: This recipe for watermelon salsa combines other fun fresh ingredients such as tomato, pepper, onion and cantaloupe to make the perfect balance of spicy and fresh. It is easy enough to eat plain or use as a dip with chips or a topping for bread. To find the full recipe and list of ingredients, take a look at the above link.

 

Watermelon Sorbet: Using just five ingredients, you can have a tasty watermelon dessert ready to serve to guests or if you are in a dessert mood yourself! This recipe is easy to follow and calls for 6 cups of fresh watermelon.

 

Watermelon Salad: This watermelon salad recipe featured on Real Simple’s website, combines mint and prosciutto to create a refreshing side dish, perfect at any BBQ or for an outdoor event. This recipe calls for a 25 minute prep and cook period and has several other ingredients that you can adjust the serving size or choose not to use– depending on your preference with spices and seasonings!

 

Watermelon Rind Relish: If you are looking for a recipe to use up parts of a watermelon you would traditionally throw out, this creative recipe uses the rinds as a main ingredient adding an extra kick to the dish.