Check Out These Local Stores for Holiday Shopping in Hoboken

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It’s time to get cracking, Rivington residents – the holidays are right around the corner and time is running out to get the gifts you need for your family and friends!

Here in a bustling city like Hoboken, we have tons of shops – both local and national – that are sure to provide everything you need to get your holiday shopping done. Read on to find out what stores you need to check out this weekend!

Tunes, located at 225 Washington St, Hoboken which is 10 minutes from your Rivington apartment, is a music store carrying a wide variety of new and used LPs and CDs, plus DVDs and games for sale or trade.

The story of Tunes began in a tiny shop on the Ocean City boardwalk in the summer of 1989. Tunes has won several awards along the way: Best of Philly Magazine and Best of South Jersey Magazine to name a few. Stop by and check them out!

Fleet Feet Sports, located at 604 Washington St, Hoboken which is seven minutes from your Rivington apartment, is a retail chain stocking athletic shoes, apparel and accessories geared toward runners.

Fleet Feet provides only the very best in customer service and knowledge for all your running, walking and fitness needs! They are committed to providing each customer who runs or walks through their doors with the ultimate customer service experience.

 

Tunes

225 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 653-3355

tunesonline.net

 

Fleet Feet Sports

604 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 533-1200

fleetfeethoboken.com

Book Your Holiday Party at These Local Restaurants

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There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays with your friends, family or coworkers than by hosting an amazing holiday party – everyone loves fine food, fine drinks and time with their loved ones!

We have lots of upscale restaurants here in Hoboken that can make for a perfect evening out for your holiday party, featuring cuisine from every corner of the world. If you’re wondering where you should book your gathering, then read on below.

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

Amanda’s has been delighting customers for over 25 years. Guests enter their elegantly restored brownstones and are warmly welcomed by an accommodating staff. Highly rated by the Zagat Guide for food, service and decor, they are proud to have been named on their short list of the state’s Most Popular Restaurants.

Halifax, located at 225 River St, Hoboken which is a 10 minute drive from your Rivington apartment, is a sleek destination inside the W Hotel offering New American eats made with farm-fresh ingredients.

Chef Seadon Shouse further puts his personal touch on their offerings by creating house smoked meats and seafood, authentic vermouth, as well as sea salt, made from water straight out of Montauk. Their beverage program also includes a selection of spirits, wines, and beers from local, reputable producers.

 

Amanda’s

908 Washington St A, Hoboken, NJ 07030

amandasrestaurant.com

 

 

Halifax

225 River St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

halifaxhoboken.com

Where To Find a Real Tree Near Your Rivington Apartment

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The holidays are finally on its way and everyone is excited to get decorating to set the mood for holiday spirit. And, as we all know, there’s no better way to get in that mindset than by getting a real tree to adorn your Rivington apartment.

Here in Hoboken, we have tons of options of where to find that perfect Christmas tree which you and your family can enjoy on Christmas morning as you open your gifts. If you’re ready to head out to pick out your own tree, then check out these local Christmas tree stores.

Tree Barn, located at 528 Willow Ave, Hoboken which is a 15-minute walk from your Rivington apartment, brings you the largest selection of Balsam and Fraser firs in Hudson county ranging from two to 14 feet and displaying over 100 trees.

Established in 1972, The Hoboken Tree Barn is here once again as your one stop shop for all of your holiday needs. Besides trees, the store also sells other holiday décor items, including wreaths, handmade bows, tree skirts and more.

Christmas Tree Lot at The Home Depot, located at 180 12th St, Jersey City which is a 10-minute drive from your Rivington apartment, has everything you need to outfit your home with a perfect Christmas tree.

Making it so you don’t have to head to the countryside to find a tree, this lot has a huge selection of trees and is also conveniently located near your Rivington apartment. Plus, they host tons of Christmas activities for kids.

 

Tree Barn

528 Willow Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 216-1180

 

Christmas Tree Lot at The Home Depot

180 12th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 963-6513

 

Shop Small for Small Business Saturday in Hoboken

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Everyone in Hoboken is currently gearing up for another exciting Black Friday full of deals, which will come around once again on Friday, Nov. 24. However, it’s important to not forget about what other shops will be showcasing their best deals on Small Business Saturday, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 25.

If you’re looking for some great electronics, home décor for your Rivington apartment, new clothes or more, then check out these small businesses in Hoboken and support your neighbors while getting some amazing savings!

AaRaa Accessories, located at 408 Sixth St, Hoboken which is a 10 minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a stylish boutique providing fashionable jewelry imported from India, accessories and home decor items.

Aaraa translates to embellish or adorn and that is exactly what happens when one enters the store or shops the site. The pieces carried are carefully chosen to bring a special feeling to the wearer and there is nowhere too far to source them.

Cheap Maggie’s, located at 216 Washington St, Hoboken which is a 20 minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a men’s & women’s shop for an eclectic array of casual clothes, shoes and accessories in popular brands.

Founded in Hoboken, Cheap Maggie’s was started by two partners with over 40 accumulated years of experience in the off-price business.  Their experience of cultivating relationships with hundreds of vendors, showrooms, manufacturers, and importers allows them to offer great brands of clothing, shoes, and accessories and real off-price values.

 

AaRaa Accessories

408 Sixth St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 386-0101

aaraa.com

 

Cheap Maggie’s

216 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 222-1121

cheapmaggies.com

Where To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Hoboken

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner on Thursday, Nov. 23, and for many of us that means one thing – a long day of slaving around a hot stove to make a meal that is devoured only moments later. However, this doesn’t have to be the case for Rivington residents – there are tons of restaurants near your apartment that will make Thanksgiving dinner for you!

If you don’t feel like cooking this November, regardless of how beautiful your Rivington kitchen is, then make reservations at one of these restaurants for a meal that you won’t forget.

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.

Highly rated by the Zagat Guide for food, service and decor, Amanda’s is proud to have been named on their short list of the state’s Most Popular Restaurants. Although very culinary sophisticated, Amanda’s isn’t afraid to slow down to smile and truly aim to please each guest.

The Brass Rail, located at 135 Washington St, Hoboken which is a 20 minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a lively bar scene on the street level and a New American menu served in an upstairs dining room.

This landmark restaurant has been restored to its original early 1900’s elegance and is the perfect setting for a fine dining experience in the heart of historic downtown Hoboken. They offer an extensive wine program as well as a premium-only bar featuring the world’s best spirits and cordials.

 

Amanda’s

908 Washington St A, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 798-0101

amandasrestaurant.com

 

The Brass Rail

135 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 659-7074

thebrassrailnj.com

Check Out These Local Pizzerias for National Pizza Day

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As the temperatures drop, all of us are craving some comfort food that we can hole up with in our Rivington apartments, and luckily for Bozzuto residents, National Pizza Day – in which we celebrate all that’s cheesy, saucy and delicious – is right around the corner on Nov. 12!

If you need a little precursor to your big Thanksgiving meal, then check out one of these pizza shops in Hoboken to get your fix of the comfort food staple that everyone can appreciate, whether it be topped with pepperoni, anchovies or just some melted cheese.

Benny Tudino’s, located at 622 Washington St, Hoboken which is a 15 minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is known for its plus-size slices, which are the calling card of this bustling, no-frills pizzeria with a full Italian menu.

Some of their signature pies include Benny’s Vegetable Pizza, with mushrooms, spinach, olives, broccoli, onions, peppers, and tomatoes as well as the five-cheese pizza with provolone cheese, American cheese, fresh mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, and mozzarella cheese with no sauce.

Napoli’s Pizza, located at 1118 Washington St, Hoboken which is eight minutes from your Rivington apartment, is a cozy BYOB outfit dishing up brick-oven Neapolitan pies plus classic Italian pastas, heroes and panini.

Using only the freshest ingredients, Napoli’s takes special pride in ensuring that their customers’ receive only the best. Customer service is tops, and you’ll never be rushed. You may have to wait a few extra minutes for your pizza – but it’s worth it!

 

Benny Tudino’s

622 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 792-4132

bennytudinos.com

 

Napoli’s Pizza

1118 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 216-0900

napolishobokenpizza.com

Adopt a Pet for National Adoption Month

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You know you have been thinking about an adorable puppy or kitten that would be the perfect addition to your family this holiday season, and lucky for you (and them!) November is National Adoption Month.

Here in Hoboken, there are tons of adoption centers that are equipped to help you find your new best friend and a furry companion his or her forever home. If you are interested in adopting a new pet, then stop by one of these local adoption centers to learn more.

Companion Animal Placement, located at 640 Washington Street, Hoboken which is a 15 minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a non-profit organization committed to saving the lives of animals while educating the public about the spaying and neutering of all pets. CAP is run 100% by volunteers and was founded in 1989 for the sole purpose of finding homes for all the unwanted animals.

Their animals come from shelters, abusive homes, the street or once happy homes forced to abandon their helpless pet. All of their rescues are seen by a vet, vaccinated and altered if they are old enough.

Final Hope Animal Rescue, located at 6 Congress St, Jersey City which is a 15 minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is an animal rescue organization that strives to provide help to New Jersey’s abandoned and neglected cats and dogs.

Final Hope is a small organization with big dreams that your support and contributions help achieve. They are not a shelter but a few volunteers that came together to do more for our four-legged friends.

 

Companion Animal Placement

640 Washington Street, Hoboken NJ 07030

212-673-7295

awos.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ78.html

 

Final Hope Animal Rescue

6 Congress St., Jersey City, NJ 07307

646-388-0687

finalhope.org

 

Celebrate National Chocolate Day in Hoboken on Oct. 28

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It’s certainly no accident that National Chocolate Day falls on Saturday, Oct. 28 – of course, we need to get prepped for the real favorite day for snacking on some sweets – Halloween!

Here in Hoboken, there must be tons of people with a sweet tooth mulling around since there are plenty of candy shops located through the area, ranging from chain favorites to independently owned stores that can offer customers personalized goodies. If you’re looking for some candy to pick up – whether for you or for hungry trick or treaters – head to these below shops.

Lepore’s Chocolates, located at 105 4th St, Hoboken which is a 10 minute drive from your Rivington apartment, has been Hoboken’s landmark chocolate shop for over thirty years and has been serving the nation and the world with homemade chocolates of the finest ingredients.

They specialize in custom made chocolates, gift baskets, towers and occasion favors. No order is too large or too small. Hollywood’s stars have long known of their premium taste including The Sinatra Family, Peggy Lee, Rita Moreno and Ruta Lee.

Jacques Torres Chocolate, located at 350 Hudson St, New York which is about 15 minutes from your Rivington apartment, takes pride in crafting fresh, hand-made chocolate using only premium ingredients in classic and original combinations.

Every product is produced in the vast 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art chocolate factory at the historical Brooklyn Army Terminal in New York. Jacques Torres Chocolate is quintessential New York!

 

Lepore’s Chocolates

105 4th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 659-4783

 

Jacques Torres Chocolate

350 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

(212) 414-2462

 

Check Out These Haunted Attractions Near Your Rivington Apartment

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Halloween is right around the corner and there’s no better way to get in the spooky spirit than to head to one of the South Orange area’s many haunted houses, hay rides and mazes, all of which will make you pretty thrilled to head back to your Rivington apartment late at night.

If you’re ready to get scared in prep for October 31 – even if that means indulging in some red food coloring, rubber masks and ripped clothing – then don’t miss these local haunted spots when you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend.

New York Haunted Hayride, located at 20 Island Park, New York which is about 30 minutes from your Rivington apartment, convinced Mark Cuban to make the largest investment in Shark Tank history and returns for its third year with a brutal and haunting program that has tripled in growth.

After 8 years of sending Los Angelenos into the woods for the most horrifying experience in town, the Haunted Hayride has become the most popular Halloween attraction in the county and now, in its third year in NYC, all the stops are being pulled as this year’s attraction offers a higher octane horror experience of psychopathic fun.

Blood Manor, located at 163 Varick St, New York which is 15 minutes from your Rivington apartment, is comprised of approximately 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, corridors, and a labyrinth of passageways designed to maximize one’s fears.

Blood Manor is designed to be the most intense, creepy and scream-inducing haunted attraction in the tri-state area. It is a walk-through attraction that has a flexible timed entry system for Halloween, minimizing wait times.

 

New York Haunted Hayride

20 Island Park, New York, NY 10035

(302) 751-5747

 

Blood Manor

163 Varick St, New York, NY 10013

(212) 290-2825

 

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