This winter season is going to get a bit more fun in Hoboken with the new addition of an ice skating rink.
We have confirmed that a new ice skating rink will be created under the Viaduct on or around December 20 and will run until February 28, 2017. The rink and winter village will be open daily from 9:00am to 10:00pm. The rink will be going in the area just east of the new soccer pitch fields – right in front of the movie theater.
It’s been nearly ten months since Hoboken abandoned its well thought out plans for protected bike lanes on Washington street. Despite years of workshops, city staff and official meetings, public open houses and a final concept design – the city council ultimately changed the plan of the street at the 11th hour. In its place, Washington street will only have striped bike lanes south of 8th street, and sharrows to the north. Ignoring the many people and voices that gave their input on the final plan.
During the city council meeting, many of the people who voiced opposition said that they did not oppose protected bike lanes in Hoboken – just they did not want them on Washington street. Well it’s nearly a year later. And we want to know – where are Hoboken’s protected bike lanes?
The Hoboken Historical Museum announced that tickets are now available for one of Hoboken’s most popular fall events, the Annual Hoboken House Tour, on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 10 am – 4 pm. This year’s tour will feature about 9 private residences—including Victorian brownstones and brand-new condos, as well as converted factories and churches—plus a few bonus historic sites, graciously opened to visitors by Museum supporters to help raise funds.
Hoboken recently added a shaded covering to a children’s playground. CREDIT
The following is a Guest Post by Andrew Price:
At Strong Towns, we talk a lot about making small incremental improvements rather than always looking for the next mega-project. Why? Because everything we do has some a risk, and it is foolish to think otherwise. If Nassim Taleb teaches us anything, it is that we are more robust (and even anti fragile, if we are able to learn from our mistakes) when we have a pool of money to make many smaller bets with than a few larger bets. Rather than going double or nothing on one large megaproject, we should be making many smaller bets, where we can handle the fallout or undo what we did with little penalty if an individual bet goes south.
A new Hoboken hotel coming to a site adjacent to the downtown post office has been discussed for a bit of time. But seeing is believing, and a new website with detailed plans from KMS Development Partners shows renderings of what we think would be a beautiful and complimentary addition to our waterfront.
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