Hoboken Tourism

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Hoboken (/ˈhoʊboʊkən/ HO-bo-ken; Unami: Hupokàn) is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 50,005, having grown by 11,428 (+29.6%) from 38,577 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,180 (+15.5%) from the 33,397 in the 1990 Census. Hoboken is part of the New York metropolitan area and is the site of Hoboken Terminal, a major transportation hub for the region. Hoboken was first settled as part of the Pavonia, New Netherland colony in the 17th century. During the early 19th century the city was developed by Colonel John Stevens, first as a resort and later as a residential neighborhood. It became a township in 1849 and was incorporated as a city in 1855. Hoboken is the location of the first recorded game of baseball (although this is disputed) and of the Stevens Institute of Technology, one of the oldest technological universities in the United States. Located on the Hudson Waterfront, the city was an integral part of the Port of New York and New Jersey and home to major industries for most of the 20th century. It is also well known for being the birthplace and hometown of American singer Frank Sinatra, one of the most popular and most influential musical artists of the 20th century, and there are parks and streets located in the city that are named for him. The character of the city has changed from a blue collar town to one of upscale shops and condominiums. On October 29, 2012, Hoboken was devastated by the storm surge and high winds associated with Hurricane Sandy, leaving 1,700 homes flooded and causing $100 million in damage after the storm "filled up Hoboken like a bathtub". In June 2014, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated $230 million to Hoboken as part of its Rebuild by Design initiative, adding levees, parks, green roofs, retention basins and other infrastructure to help the low-lying riverfront city protect itself from ordinary flooding and build a network of features to help Hoboken survive storms that arrive once every 500 years.

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Longing a quick getaway from the Big Apple? Visit Hoboken, in the neighborhood to keep coming back for more. Nestled just across the River Hudson, Hoboken is abuzz on weekends with the buzzing dining-out and bar scene. Weekdays are not bad, given the perfect landscapes across the city that bestow mesmeric views of Manhattan. Add in a good dose of parks including the Gateway Park and Church Square Park, entertainment with Hudson Shakespeare Company and the Frank Sinatra Park among a ton of other interesting opportunities, Hoboken tourism is on the incline. Literature lovers, especially, must look forward to the annual Shakespeare in the Park tour here. The foodies too, have something to look forward to with the Hoboken Italian Festival, Feast of Saint Anthony's, and the Saint Ann's Feast!

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Facts and Stats for Hoboken*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hoboken

    Know the pollution level of Hoboken before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Hoboken: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hoboken for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hoboken.

    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Hoboken - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 95.31 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 42.24 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45 (High)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 19.29 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hoboken

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hoboken

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 112.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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