If you’ve ever been to Brooklyn Heights, you would love Hoboken, NJ — a city on the Hudson river just across Manhattan. It’s serene and cultured in its own way, with a myriad of fabulous historic doors and windows, British-eccentric color palette and lots of narrow charming streets to walk around.

The first thing one notices in Hoboken is doors. You’ll see an array of styles and colors
The signs on Willow Pharmacy, an authentic old-school drugstore
Bwè Kafe is one of the most delightful places to crash for a few hours (plus the shop donates a portion of its proceeds to Haiti relief efforts)
The first time a saw this device nest to a Hoboken door, I considered it a buzzer…
…Until I saw it above another door
Hoboken Historical Museum is a small museum that celebrates the city and New Jersey — with quirky exhibitions and just $5 admission
The exhibition that just opened showcases around 700 historic postcards from all 12 cities and towns of New Jersey’s Hudson County. Most of the postcards date from the Golden Age of postcards, the 1900s – 1920s, showing parks, street scenes, scenic views and important municipal buildings, churches, schools and factories, when they were brand new and the pride of Hudson County.
A special iPad tool allows to see the scenes form the postcards in the modern day
Symposia bookstore is the only used bookstore in Hoboken
An authentic restored GE ad painted on wood found on a building wall
A handy pre-entry mini-table
Little City Books is Hoboken’s own indie bookshop
Hudson Paperie, a charming home and gift store with notecards and stationery
Just next door Hoboken-based artist Ricardo Roig opened a gallery of his silkscreen works
Hello from the other side

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