29th February 2008

The Real 6th Borough

If there was such a thing would be Hoboken, not Philly (Not that I live in either)… Sorry Carly.  Maybe we can give Philly title of “7th Borough”.  I must thank you however as you have provided me with the perfect lead in to what I was about to talk about…

HOBOKEN ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Yes, that’s right, it deserves its own line in this post.  The only day of the year where New Yorkers like me commute to New Jersey to, that’s right, DRINK!  It is like a mass exodus, the subways & path trains are packed all in the “wrong” direction as early as 8 AM on a Saturday.  One might confuse it for a normal work day if it weren’t for the sea of green and smell of cheap beer. 

Now I know what you’re thinking… Its February 29th a full two weeks before St. Patrick’s Day so why do I bring this up now?  Well for those of you who are not aware Hoboken has done something special, something special enough to be worthy of being called the “6th borough”.

Once upon a time, Hoboken, clearly sick of being neglected on the real St. Patrick’s Day (I can only assume), started their own St. Patrick’s Day tradition.  The first Saturday of every March (For those of you who don’t know the date that is tomorrow 3/1/08) Hoboken holds its own parade.  Year by year its popularity has grown.  Now it is one of the biggest party days of the year in the tri-state area, probably even bigger than the night before Thanksgiving. 

Bar lines (CLICK HERE FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY BAR SPECIALS) extend around the block, house parties galore, and oh yea, there is a parade as well. 

I recommend the house parties, even if you don’t know the person, do it the college way… Walk on in and pretend like you belong!

So, if you think you can handle it, wake up early tomorrow and make the “opposite” commute to the “6th borough” and enjoy!

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