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(NJ.com)   Hoboken, NJ named nation's most walkable city, while Camden and Newark vie for which is best for ducking gunfire   (nj.com) divider line 71
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2013-11-08 12:04:43 PM
Walkable as in 'walk away from?'
 
2013-11-08 12:04:50 PM
Why would you want to walk around Hoboken?
 
2013-11-08 12:05:12 PM
New Jersey......the Taint of the Mid-Atlantic.
 
2013-11-08 12:08:15 PM
i.imgur.com

Vee vill use ze power of ze continuum transfunctioner to banish you to the nation's most walkable city.
 
2013-11-08 12:10:17 PM
Hoboken? OOoooh, I'm diein' . . . .
 
2013-11-08 12:10:51 PM
Chris Christie is on a diet. All of New Jersey is now more walkable.
 
2013-11-08 12:11:33 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-08 12:12:17 PM
www.animationartwork.com
 
2013-11-08 12:14:51 PM

styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x1471]

 
2013-11-08 12:15:54 PM
Am I the only one who read that as "Wankable"?

/Yes? OK, Carry on then...
 
2013-11-08 12:17:16 PM

OtherLittleGuy: [www.animationartwork.com image 336x400]


Perfect.
 
2013-11-08 12:18:12 PM
Isn't Hoboken about three square miles big?  You can get that award by just walking to the bodega for soda.
 
2013-11-08 12:19:29 PM

WinoRhino: Why would you want to walk around Hoboken?


Hey. I live in hoboken. The most driving I do is moving my car for street cleaning.

We have an absurd number of good bars and pretty solid restaurants. quick cheap 24 hr mass transit to NYC. Some nice parks.

The music & arts scene is lacking compared to years past, but it isn't quite non existent.

Also its loaded with affluent people, and the attractive women that come along with them.
 
2013-11-08 12:19:49 PM
 
2013-11-08 12:20:49 PM

LessO2: Isn't Hoboken about three square miles big?  You can get that award by just walking to the bodega for soda.


Its a little over a square mile. Not very hipstery though, that is more a few parts of JC. More yuppy like, or yuppies with young families.
 
2013-11-08 12:26:34 PM

styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x1471]


That map is SO close to being exaclty correct.  But there are two places left out for the Jews.  Lakewood is an entire community of Hasidic Jews.  And the eastern side of East Windsor (Twin Rivers), is a community that was originally built for Jews from Long Island to settle in.  It is right on the TP, making for an easy commute into NYC.
 
2013-11-08 12:34:51 PM

LineNoise: Hey. I live in hoboken.


I piss on you from the Heights.

Not that anyone down there would notice more piss in the streets.
 
2013-11-08 12:35:21 PM
Hoboken!!!


i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-08 12:37:42 PM

styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x1471]



Now I know where Lothar is from.
 
2013-11-08 12:40:17 PM
Might as well just use Camden as a military urban training ground at this point
 
2013-11-08 12:43:17 PM

styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x1471]


That's wonderful!

/golf clap
 
2013-11-08 12:50:28 PM

images4.wikia.nocookie.net


"Yeah, but that's Hoboken."

 
2013-11-08 12:57:54 PM
I know it's been said a million times before, but while obvious spots like Camden are indeed sh*tholes, I don't think many people realize just how affluent most of New Jersey actually is.
 
2013-11-08 01:07:47 PM
Meanwhile, a cop just pulled into the middle of traffic to stop cars so that I could cross the street. Because my city--Houma, Louisiana (look it up)--has not the first farking clue what a crosswalk is.

I miss Lafayette for many things, crossing five lanes of traffic without hurting my dickie hip being one of them.

/Another? Cheap chicken teriyaki and soba noodles...
 
2013-11-08 01:13:14 PM
A friend of mine wants to move to the Philly area soon.  "I don't know why people say Philly's so expensive.  I found lots of really cheap rent listings in Camden, and it's just across a bridge."


That was a fun conversation.
 
2013-11-08 01:15:32 PM

styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x1471]


Not sure about the 'farms and military bases' section, as the happy white section extends a bit further than indicated.


But the pineys... oh yes the pineys.
 
2013-11-08 01:18:31 PM

ChipNASA: New Jersey......the Taint of the Mid-Atlantic.


you can feel free to BABOD and DIAF.
 
2013-11-08 01:21:20 PM
Hoboken isn't too bad.  Though, the hill up towards Stevens is a pain in the ass to climb in bad weather.

Newark isn't horrible, I've been there at night without any major incidents.

That being said, I wouldn't go through Camden in broad daylight at 100 miles an hour.
 
2013-11-08 01:21:26 PM

MugzyBrown: styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x1471]

Not sure about the 'farms and military bases' section, as the happy white section extends a bit further than indicated.


But the pineys... oh yes the pineys.


I live on the border of "Worse than Detroit" and "Happy White Families" and yeah there are a few minor problems..  But overall it's very accurate and obvious whoever made it has lived here all their lives.
 
2013-11-08 01:22:28 PM

Killer Cars: I don't think many people realize just how affluent most of New Jersey actually is.


Nope, NJ is just Goomabs and Guidos and gang members, oh my.
 
2013-11-08 01:22:59 PM

Killer Cars: I know it's been said a million times before, but while obvious spots like Camden are indeed sh*tholes, I don't think many people realize just how affluent most of New Jersey actually is.


People also think of North Jersey when they hear the state referenced not understanding how rural or suburban South Jersey is for the most part.

People in south, south jersey have southern accents.
 
2013-11-08 01:24:36 PM

LineNoise: WinoRhino: Why would you want to walk around Hoboken?

Hey. I live in hoboken. The most driving I do is moving my car for street cleaning.

We have an absurd number of good bars and pretty solid restaurants. quick cheap 24 hr mass transit to NYC. Some nice parks.

The music & arts scene is lacking compared to years past, but it isn't quite non existent.

Also its loaded with affluent people, and the attractive women that come along with them.


Well then! I stand corrected!
 
2013-11-08 01:24:45 PM

styckx: MugzyBrown: styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x1471]

Not sure about the 'farms and military bases' section, as the happy white section extends a bit further than indicated.


But the pineys... oh yes the pineys.

I live on the border of "Worse than Detroit" and "Happy White Families" and yeah there are a few minor problems..  But overall it's very accurate and obvious whoever made it has lived here all their lives.


I worked at the Chilis on Rt 70, which sits in Happy White Families but pulls its kitchen staff from Worst than Detroit.... yikes.
 
2013-11-08 01:25:49 PM

styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x1471]


xaharts.org
 
2013-11-08 01:27:39 PM

ManateeGag: BABOD


Buy a bag of dicks?
 
2013-11-08 01:29:37 PM
Hoboken is unfortunately filled with douchey baseball cap wearing bros, not so much hipsters.  The vaunted bar scene is fine if...

a) you wear baseball caps
b) you call everyone "bro"
c) you are white
d) you like bars with at least one flat screen TV per patron

The restaurant scene are a big bunch of meh.

The rents have gotten so high you might as well move to Brooklyn.

Oh and that 24/7 transit service to NYC?  Yea...see...that's this train called the PATH, and it breaks.  A lot.
 
2013-11-08 01:31:43 PM

PortWineBoy: Hoboken is unfortunately filled with douchey baseball cap wearing bros, not so much hipsters.  The vaunted bar scene is fine if...

a) you wear baseball caps
b) you call everyone "bro"
c) you are white
d) you like bars with at least one flat screen TV per patron

The restaurant scene are a big bunch of meh.

The rents have gotten so high you might as well move to Brooklyn.

Oh and that 24/7 transit service to NYC?  Yea...see...that's this train called the PATH, and it breaks.  A lot.


Isn't PATH ruinously expensive to ride, too?
 
2013-11-08 01:33:51 PM

MugzyBrown: styckx: MugzyBrown: styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x1471]

Not sure about the 'farms and military bases' section, as the happy white section extends a bit further than indicated.


But the pineys... oh yes the pineys.

I live on the border of "Worse than Detroit" and "Happy White Families" and yeah there are a few minor problems..  But overall it's very accurate and obvious whoever made it has lived here all their lives.

I worked at the Chilis on Rt 70, which sits in Happy White Families but pulls its kitchen staff from Worst than Detroit.... yikes.


Ahh yes.. West Cherry Hill.. You guys get all the Camden and Pensauken assholes. While East Cherry Hill gets all the Haddonfield and Voorhees upper class.
 
2013-11-08 01:39:07 PM
Big deal. Lots of places in NJ are 'walkable' simply because the town was either set at a fixed size when incorporated (Ocean Grove, for example) or don't have anywhere to expand to (when you share borders with several other towns and the ocean your expansion options don't really exist).

/one could claim that Asbury Park is largely walkable
//one should also be sure that insurance payments are up to date before going for said walk
///WORKING CLASS PEOPLE AND BEACH HOUSES REPRESENT!!!! (except the orange people, they can GTFO)
 
2013-11-08 01:43:41 PM

maram500: Isn't PATH ruinously expensive to ride, too?


Only if you splurge on tickets for one of the airtight luxury cars that still ran after Sandy hit.

Us common folk ride pretty cheaply with the cattle and hens.
 
2013-11-08 01:45:30 PM

PortWineBoy: d) you like bars with at least one flat screen TV per patron

The restaurant scene are a big bunch of meh.

The rents have gotten so high you might as well move to Brooklyn.

Oh and that 24/7 transit service to NYC?  Yea...see...that's this train called the PATH, and it breaks.  A lot.


Not only that but the Path only comes only every half hour or so on the weekends. And is SUPER slow. Anyone who compares the Path to a subway doesn't know what they are talking about.

I think Hoboken is very cute but if you don't live within a few blocks of Washington St there's not that much. Particularly the north and north/west side. Not much there and far from the Path. I remember 15-20 years ago it was still a relatively working class town and I adored it and considered moving there. But its gotten so "Jersey bro" I just can't. I have friends who ADORE Hoboken though. Can't deny it is really pretty.
 
2013-11-08 01:46:10 PM

maram500: PortWineBoy: Hoboken is unfortunately filled with douchey baseball cap wearing bros, not so much hipsters.  The vaunted bar scene is fine if...

a) you wear baseball caps
b) you call everyone "bro"
c) you are white
d) you like bars with at least one flat screen TV per patron

The restaurant scene are a big bunch of meh.

The rents have gotten so high you might as well move to Brooklyn.

Oh and that 24/7 transit service to NYC?  Yea...see...that's this train called the PATH, and it breaks.  A lot.

Isn't PATH ruinously expensive to ride, too?


Not even close.. Even New Jersey Transit is insanely cheap..
I can park in Camden, hop on the Riverline for like 75 cents to Trenton Transit Center and catch a New Jersey Transit train on the NEC to Penn Station for like $13..   It would easily cost most double this to drive there between gas, tolls, and parking..
 
2013-11-08 01:49:59 PM
Residents out walking in Hoboken, November, 2012:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-08 01:50:55 PM

medius: maram500: Isn't PATH ruinously expensive to ride, too?

Only if you splurge on tickets for one of the airtight luxury cars that still ran after Sandy hit.

Us common folk ride pretty cheaply with the cattle and hens.


I admit to checking Wikipedia after I posted that. A it turns out, a trip from Newark to Manhattan costs as much as a 1-mile trip to my shiatty downtown. That's cheap.
 
2013-11-08 01:54:12 PM

Cornelius Dribble: Residents out walking in Hoboken, November, 2012:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x534]


ok, so a couple of months, it was good for a swim.  and that was right after Sandy.  Later in the month, the water had receded back into the PATH station.
 
2013-11-08 01:54:53 PM

Lollipop165: PortWineBoy: d) you like bars with at least one flat screen TV per patron

The restaurant scene are a big bunch of meh.

The rents have gotten so high you might as well move to Brooklyn.

Oh and that 24/7 transit service to NYC?  Yea...see...that's this train called the PATH, and it breaks.  A lot.

Not only that but the Path only comes only every half hour or so on the weekends. And is SUPER slow. Anyone who compares the Path to a subway doesn't know what they are talking about.

I think Hoboken is very cute but if you don't live within a few blocks of Washington St there's not that much. Particularly the north and north/west side. Not much there and far from the Path. I remember 15-20 years ago it was still a relatively working class town and I adored it and considered moving there. But its gotten so "Jersey bro" I just can't. I have friends who ADORE Hoboken though. Can't deny it is really pretty.


Don't complain about PATH. Transit here--south Louisiana--comes around every two hours on the weekend and operates only from 0800 to 1600. And if you want to go to New Orleans, that train (Amtrak) comes once every two days, the stop is in the middle of nowhere, and it stops (inbound to NO) at 1930hrs. But it's something like $12.
 
2013-11-08 02:02:26 PM
A relative took me to Hoboken to visit the Cake Boss place (I didn't go in, too crowded). What I saw of Hoboken in that area is pretty nice, I walked around a little bit in the neighborhood. There's a huge W Hotel there as well. Then after she was done at the pastry shop, we ate at Johnny Rockets. Okay diner and it was cute when the Jukebox music was turned up and all of the staff danced to an oldies' tune.
 
2013-11-08 02:06:22 PM

skinink: A relative took me to Hoboken to visit the Cake Boss place (I didn't go in, too crowded). What I saw of Hoboken in that area is pretty nice, I walked around a little bit in the neighborhood. There's a huge W Hotel there as well. Then after she was done at the pastry shop, we ate at Johnny Rockets. Okay diner and it was cute when the Jukebox music was turned up and all of the staff danced to an oldies' tune.


Reminds me of a diner in Manhattan (I think it was across from Mars 2022 or whatever that theme place was called.) It was a cutesy little theme diner, stereotypically 50s with greasers and poodle skirts for wait staff. The food was lousy, and there was waaay too much kitsch. My chicken sandwich--and I remember this eight years on--was terrible.
 
2013-11-08 02:09:16 PM

maram500: The food was lousy, and there was waaay too much kitsch. My chicken sandwich--and I remember this eight years on--was terrible.


you want authentic, you get authentic
 
2013-11-08 02:09:20 PM
One of Hoboken's claims is more bars in a square mile than anywhere else on earth. In other words, all you motherfarkers talking shiat should be worshipping the place as Fark heaven.

/oh, and FARK YOU.
 
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