As snow and ice sneak up on us, those living in downtown condos have a great advantage. You have the peace and quiet of your personal oasis. At the same time, you have easy, quick access to everything you could need … and you don’t need a personal vehicle to get to any of it! How great is that?!
One of the great things about living in a Hoboken downtown condo is the access you have to an incredibly wide variety of activities, restaurants and clubs. This being winter, I’ve selected two very different recreational outlets to tell you about that may surprise you.
First off, would you believe a ski club in the inner city?! The Hoboken Ski Club meets every Tuesday night at 8:30pm in the Back Room at Willie McBride's Pub at 616 Grand St.,
Hoboken, NJ 07030. Their club motto is “Think snow!” and they say that’s what they do … all the time. Their foundation is built around snow sports and the winter, but the club is active all year round.
It's not just about Hoboken, and it's not just about skiing. The majority of their members are in their 20's & 30's. But they have no age limits, other than that you do have to be 21 to join. Whether you're a skier, snowboarder, or just like social activities, this club has something for you!
Not everyone is quite so athletically inclined, and that’s fine. Stroll on over to Symposia Community Bookstore and see what tweaks your interest. They’re located at 510 Washington Street.
For starters, they are the only used bookstore in Hoboken. But they aren’t “just” a used book store. They are actually more along the lines of a community center. In fact, Symposia is actually a Public Benefit nonprofit corporation that was organized, and is operated, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. They operate a book thrift shop and offer their shop locations to be used as a community center.
What exactly does that mean? Well, you can buy books at discounted prices. You can donate books, DVDs, CDs, tapes and office equipment rather than chucking them in the dumpster and wasting them.
According to their website, their specific objectives and purposes are:
to help make books and reading as inviting and accessible to as broad an audience as possible;
to offer a venue to serve as a community center and a place for educational and community activities;
to support other charities through the use of the thrift store’s space to raise funds and run programs;
to offer support for emerging local artists through exhibitions and other projects;
to develop new community projects;
to engage in other activities related to the development of the social capital of our community.
It is definitely a place where you will always be able to find something interesting going on! Stop by and visit for awhile!
About Eddie: Eddie Perez is a resident of Hoboken and works as a New Jersey licensed Broker – REALTOR. His goal is to educate both buyers and sellers so that they can make the most of their bottom line while saving time and having fun during the process of buying or selling condominiums and brownstones in Hoboken and the surrounding metro communities including Jersey City and Weehawken, New Jersey. He has personally sold over 135 homes and is among the top producing agents in Hudson County. You can email questions to eddie@InvestHoboken.com. To schedule an appointment to meet with Eddie, call him direct at 201.344.2886.