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HOBOKEN: You Can’t Get There From Here

I went to college in Vermont. On a map, it’s a pretty small state—towns appear to be next to each other and everything looks simple enough. Yet those little dots on a two-dimensional map were nestled in valleys, separated by mountains, rivers and tremendous surface area to navigate. It was …

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HOBOKEN: Notes from “The Green Zone”

It happens with every disaster—eventually people get tired of reading about it. But it’s still happening. People remain without power throughout large portions New Jersey and the New York Metro Area, as the cold takes hold and rumors of another impending Nor’easter begin to circulate. So if you have Sandy …

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HOBOKEN: Embracing the Suck

First of all, I have nothing to complain about personally—I have maintained electricity, cable, wifi, phone, heat and water throughout. By some miraculous utility grid anomaly, I am the “One Percent.” If this is the only lottery I ever win in life, I’ll still be happy. The rest of Hoboken …

National Guard double-parked outside Luca Brasi's Deli

Stay Human, Hoboken…

Well the good news is we have plenty of parking… just ask the National Guard. Hoboken did its best to prepare for Hurricane Sandy, but our best was not enough. The storm surpassed any prediction in terms of devastation and now we sit in the dark to await our salvation, in …