View From a Hotel Window, 2/26/18: Hoboken
Posted on February 26, 2018 Posted by John Scalzi 19 Comments
There are worse views to have, honestly. Sadly nearly all my time will be devoted to work while I’m here, so I probably won’t get into the city itself. But I’ll be back in April for the book tour, and am very much looking forward to that. Also, of course, a very different skyline than the one I was seeing yesterday, in San Diego. This fascinating jet age we live in, I tell you.
Hey – right down the figurative street in Jersey City… Can a total stranger offer to buy some dinner? :)
If you get a chance, grab some Italian pastry from Carlo’s Bakery – 95 Washington St
My schedule is all full up, but thanks!
If you’re where I think you are, the smoked salmon is great for breakfast….
Unless a dredge finds a whole lot of vehicular contrivances I’m going to go out on a limb and say that isn’t a car park I’m looking at.
if you have a chance, go to Amanda’s; and get their steak. it is absolutely fantastic.
Magnifique ! Lucky you !
I suggest a slice of pizza at Benny Tudino’s, where the slice is as big as your head!
Also live in Jersey City, and can recommend the food there highly!
For a minute there I was wondering how you got to Europe so quickly– jet age indeed! (New Jersey is a bit closer.)
John thanks for speaking to us!!
I see from the comments Hoboken is in New Jersey. I was expecting it to be near Flatbush.
Here’s a trivia question to stump people, after you first explain that yes, there is a NY, NY, and a Quebec City, Quebec, but there’s no “New Jersey City.”
What city do the New Jersey Devils play for? (Ice Hockey) Where is their rink?
I figured :) – Will see you in April at the Strand I hope (one of the few advantages of ongoing business travel up here)
EVERY time I see or hear the name Hoboken, I think of the Bugs Bunny cartoon about his attempts to return a penguin to his home, of which this is the relevant clip:
I don’t know what it is, but the City doesn’t seem as huge as it does from other angles. Still, an impressive view!
Is that the W, I always recommend it to friends and relatives, as you have a great view and are a ten minute PATH ride away from NYC
Additionally, I love Hoboken, genuinely fun town, I loved living there
Its power is exceeded only by its mystery
While folks are posting obscure media references they thought of when they saw this post, here’s mine:
The Devils play in Newark, NJ (having moved from East Rutherford many years ago).
I lived in Hoboken 20+ years ago, but if Vito’s deli is still there, it would be a crime not to get yourself a sub there.
Damn. Hobokon doesn’t look half bad anymore. I guess I ran away too soon.