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Old 11-15-2012, 05:43 AM
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How is Hoboken area right now? I was planning on going there after Thanksgiving and possibly going to the Cake Boss store. Is there too much damage in the area to bother?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:38 AM
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Its a wet mess , most stores are still closed due to damaged , limited rail and bus service....and parking is a nightmare as always....you better off going to the Grove Street area of Jersey City which wasn't affected by sandy and is similar to Hoboken.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:57 AM
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I'd probably avoid Hoboken right now if I didn't need to go there. That said, you truly won't be missing anything by not getting to Carlo's (the "Cake Boss" bakery). There are many better bakeries in Northern NJ, and they don't involve waiting in line for hours or paying inflated prices for mediocre baked goods.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:38 AM
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I agree with the preceding comments, including the altogether mediocre, overpriced baked goods at that particular bakery.

But, here is something else to consider:
My friend's house in Hoboken--which is located several blocks further from the river than that over-hyped bakery--had 4 feet of raw sewage in the basement.
Just the chance of the bakery building having suffered a similar type of damage would keep me away from there for a very long time.

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Old 11-16-2012, 02:47 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Well other than storm damage and Carlo's bakery selling overpriced puffed bread products, Hoboken seems to be up and running again rather nicely. This was as of last weekend. Washington street is fully operational.

My sister got her car flooded during the storm and now it's totaled (granted it was a '97 camry, but still a shame to lose it.) She lives away from Wash street, about 6-7 blocks inward. Apparently she opened up the glove box after the street was drained and guess what she found? Raw sewage.

Moral of the story is Hoboken is pretty gross. When it rains, it pours, and it floods....poop.
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