EDITOR’S LETTER 07030
Old and New
Jun 20, 2014 | 297 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print


In an ever-evolving town like Hoboken, it’s a real challenge to embrace new development, new trends, new businesses, and new neighbors, while maintaining the traditions and charm that have put Hoboken on the national map. The folks who bought the legendary Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette—Eugene and Joyce Flinn—were brilliant at doing just that. Walk into the new Schnacks, and you’re enveloped by the flavor and feel of the old soda shop, with just enough modern upgrades to enhance your dining experience. Check out Alyssa Bredin’s images of this Hoboken institution. That gorgeous family on the cover? They, too, embody old-world customs and contemporary lifestyles. It’s the Caracappa family, owners of Carabella Olive Oil. The olives are grown on a family farm in Italy, where the oil is processed, and then sent over here to be sold in Hudson County shops and farmers’ markets. Hoboken has always been known for its generosity, philanthropy, and caring citizens. In this issue, Christian Diaz works out with Scott Delea, a mover and shaker on Hoboken’s charitable scene. And Amanda Palasciano hangs out with developer Frank Raia, who has given back big time to his Hoboken community. Hurling, you say? No, not curling, but it is a sport, and a pretty wild one at that. Dean DeChiaro looks at this ancient Gaelic game, played right here in Hoboken. Nothing is better than summer in Hoboken—especially after the horrendous winter of 2014. And it’s the best time to enjoy the waterfront. In this issue we catch up with the folks at a Fund for a Better Waterfront, who are working to preserve and protect our most important natural resource. To keep informed on what’s happening around town this season, check out our “Dates” section, a calendar of upcoming events. Hoboken continues to embrace natives and newcomers, longstanding traditions and cutting-edge trends. In our ever-popular “How We Live” feature, Carlos Cesta says of his adopted town, “It’s interesting to see old and new clashing together … we’re happy here.”
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