These Bakeries Have Amazing Cookies for the Holidays

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Don’t worry about hitting the gym this month – December is the time to enjoy big holiday meals, scrumptious desserts and fine wines! And, of course, one of the favorites on everyone’s list is cookies of every shape, size and color.

If you’re not much of a baker, don’t fret – there’s no need to open your Rivington oven when there are so many wonderful bakeries in Hoboken! If you’re looking for the spot to pick up your  cookies, then look no further:

Carlo’s Bakery, located at 95 Washington St, Hoboken which is 10 minutes from your Rivington apartment, is known for a variety of cookies, cannoli and elaborate cakes and of course, the popular TV show ‘Cake Boss.’

Because of the Valastro family’s dedication to quality and excellence, Carlo’s has received national recognition. Master Baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” has been featured in numerous publications, such as Modern Bride, and The Knot.

Giorgio’s Italian & French Shop, located at 1112 Washington St, Hoboken which is a 10-minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a local fixture baking traditional Italian and French pastries, including cannoli, eclairs and cookies.

Since they are able to take custom orders, this is a great shop to stop by when prepping for your big holiday meal with tons of scrumptious desserts! Come by to see what they have been cooking up.


Carlo’s Bakery

95 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 659-3671


Giorgio’s Italian & French Shop

1112 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 792-3535


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.



225 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 653-3355


Fleet Feet Sports

604 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 533-1200

No Place like The Rivington for the Holidays

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December is a month full of magic and fun, but it can also be a time of stress. Between all the running around this month, remember to take some time and just enjoy yourself in your apartment! Here are some tips on how you can preserve your sanity during this hectic (and joyful) time.

 Indulge yourself! Spend as much time in bed as possible in the days leading up to the holiday. Eat what you want. Read what you want. Watch the TV you like. Be completely self-indulgent. Do what you need to get done, but also enjoy your time at home and don’t just leave it to wrapping gifts and endless cooking making. Your apartment is your sanctuary and it needs to always feel that way!

 Take a walk with your furry friend! A walk around the block with your dog can do wonders. Because we allow pets at The Rivington, for our residents with cats and dogs we encourage you to take refuge with your pet. Did you know that pets are natural stress relievers? Whether it’s just lounging with the cat or taking your pup to our local dog park, take a second out of your day to spend with your pet. It might be the most relaxing part of your day!

 Get in a workout! Between the warm NJ winter we’ve been having and our onsite fitness facility, there’s no reason not to get a workout in this December. While exercise is not something commonly associated with the holidays, you’d be surprised how relaxing a walk on the treadmill or elliptical can be after a busy shopping day.

 Rest, relax and reflect at The Rivington! The holidays are a time of joy – but only if you take the time to take care of yourself. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Shopping in Hoboken

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If you’re still shopping for the holidays, you can find a gift for everyone on your list by taking a stroll down Washington Street. There’s everything you can think of from baked goods, to packaged fitness classes, to an assortment of gift items. Check out Carlo’s Bakery (95 Washington St.), home of the Cake Boss, and pick up some cannoli – it’s sure to be a hit at your office party! Or purchase a bag of delicious Haitian coffee beans at bwè kafe (1002 Washington St.) to please the coffee connoisseur on your list.

 You can try Fleet Feet (604 Washington St.) for your fitness happy friend. They offer an 11-week program that prepares runners for a spring challenge, in addition to their more general walking and athletic gear. And if that’s not quite what you’re looking for, perhaps a 10-pack of yoga classes at Surya Yoga studios (618 Washington St.) will do the trick. With 2 convenient locations in Hoboken, they also offer promotional packages to those who aren’t ready to commit to 10 classes.

 And to make your life easier this holiday season, free parking is being offered in city garages with a purchase of $25 or more, now through the end of the holiday season. Shoppers can park for free in municipal garages for up to four hours if they present receipts from local merchants for purchases totaling $25 or more to the parking attendant.

o out in Hoboken and get that Christmas list finished!