Although it’s right next to New York, it’s a total different world that you might fall in love with.


Hoboken – Every time I go to Chelsea or somewhere by the Hudson River, its famous clock tower seizes my attention. I always wanted to visit there but never had a chance until this week.

It’s just 15 minutes away from Manhattan by bus or the NJ Path Train to get to the other side of the Hudson. Once you get off at Hoboken, what awaits you there is a total different aesthetic from any part of NYC.

This episode of “SIGNS: WHAT THEY TELL YOU” is about Hoboken, a beautiful waterfront neighborhood of New Jersey, not only with signs but with a lot more random things that I found attractive there.

Like downtown Manhattan, such as the Financial District, this area has a lot of European (perhaps Dutch) influence.


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A lot of historical architecture is still preserved. It felt like I was in a small European town and it was very pleasant.

This is the place my friends and I had lunch.



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Elysian Cafe started in 1895 and beautifully features the classic bistro look.




Such a lovely place, isn’t it? Also, the food was good especially for the price that they offer. If you are coming from Manhattan, you can’t help but do a double take.



This great smoked salmon club sandwich with French onion soup and french fries, plus coffee afterwards was only less than $20, including tip. It warmed up our bodies and hearts.

With fully satisfied stomachs, we strolled around the area towards the waterfront. 



As winter is getting pretty close, it feels a bit sad that the daytime is short, but also, it’s nice when you suddenly realize that it’s already time to enjoy the sunset.

Time to go home from one beautiful side of the Hudson to the other. See you again, clock tower!


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