Doggie Daycare Coming to Waldo Lofts

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 | PAD, Shopping | 1,096 views | Permalink |

One of the long vacant retail spaces in the base of the Waldo Lofts on Second Street is finally filling up. K9dergarten, a dog day care and boarding facility is setting up shop offering the usual in puppy pampering for absentee moms and dads.

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Waterfront Walkway Opens, Scissors Not Required

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 | Hoboken, Newport | 1,364 views | Permalink |

The Long Slip Pedestrian bridge and connecting segment of the waterfront walkway in front of Newport opened to foot traffic, at least unofficially. The bridge links Hoboken to Jersey City. Surprisingly, no red ribbons were injured in the opening of the bridge.

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Hamilton Park: Remediation vs. Capping

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 | Hamilton Park | 907 views | Permalink |

During the renovations of Hamilton Park, soil samples revealed lead and other contaminants in parts of the park. Before renovations are completed, the contaminants need to either be capped under a protective layer of clean soil or entirely removed. The Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association is holding a meeting tonight to discuss the issue. Capping is […]

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Mystery Lounge Opens Quietly, Weekends Only

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 | Dining, Newark Ave | 1,060 views | Permalink |

This unlabeled bar and lounge opened last weekend on the corner of Newark and 1st Street. According to a little sign on the window, Port-O Lounge is only opened Thursday through Sunday.

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Corzine’s Scissors Only Obstacle to Pedestrian Bridge

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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 | Hoboken, Newport | 1,231 views | Permalink |

The Long Slip Pedestrian Bridge is ready to go except for one thing: a ceremonial ribbon cutting including Governor and candidate for re-election Jon Corzine. The much delayed connection between Jersey City and Hoboken was suppose to open in the in the Spring of this year; unexplained delays then pushed the opening date to August. […]

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Trees Slaughtered for Stone Circle

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 | Newark Ave | 843 views | Permalink |

Back in March, the city cut down a half dozen trees on the corner of Newark and Jersey Avenue. The 18 inch diameter trees weren’t sacrificed for nothing; the city is replacing the decades old trees with a circle of Belgian Blocks.

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Bodega Takes Up Former Pharmacy Location

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 | Hamilton Park, Shopping | 979 views | Permalink |

Hamilton Park’s Newport Pharmacy moved across the street earlier this year into the new Hamilton Square development. A new bodega is replacing the vacated space on 9th and Erie Streets.

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Hamilton Park Renovations

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 | Hamilton Park | 960 views | Permalink |

The Hamilton Park renovations continue to progress. Seen above is the landing port for flying saucers. Actually though, that labyrinthine pile of concrete should eventually become a community garden. The Park plans are available here (PDF).

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Hamilton Park Renovations

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Friday, July 17th, 2009 | Hamilton Park, Hamilton Square | 946 views | Permalink |

The Hamilton Park renovation has been ongoing for a few months now. Mostly the project has been working on an irrigation system so far, including around the perimeter sidewalks. Unfortunately, a few sample tests of soil have found lead contamination, and the remainder of the park will now need to be tested. A temporary playground […]

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Atomic Wings Taking Baby Steps

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 | Dining, Newark Ave | 913 views | Permalink |

The long awaited Atomic Wings on Newark Avenue has removed the paper from the windows, perhaps in anticipation of opening, or maybe just to tease eager residents. Either way there is now furniture– tables and chairs– inside, as well as refrigerators for sodas.

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