Do it Your Way and Save in Hoboken, New Jersey

Posted November 16, 2009 by Kate Hamman

NJ-Hoboken-Manhattanview-DEF Hoboken may be located just across the water from Manhattan, but this New Jersey town seems worlds and price tags apart. Tour the old haunts of one of Hoboken's native stars, Frank Sinatra, for just a buck. Then, stop by a deli with mozzarella and sandwiches that would make your ma proud, and finally catch a show at a popular nightclub with stellar performances and drink specials.

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Frank Sinatra Tour: For only $1, you can retrace the footsteps of Old Blue Eyes' life in Hoboken. Stop by the Hoboken Historical Museum to pick up a self-guided walking map, which covers 23 essential Sinatra stops, including his birthplace, his old hangout, and the site of one of the clubs where he occasionally performed. Allow about two hours of walking time to do the tour "your way".

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Fiore's Deli: Fiore's has been the place to go for mozzarella for nearly 100 years. Each braided delicacy is made fresh every morning, and though the price tag for one may seem a bit high at $29.95, it's hard to put a price on homemade cheese. The deli also serves a range of sandwiches made with Italian meats and cheeses. The main attraction takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays when people line up for the roast beef with mozzarella and gravy special. The full roast beef baguette costs $10, while the half runs about $5.

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Maxwell's: Maxwell's is synonymous with good music and good times. On any given evening a different band will take the stage, playing anything from indie to good old rock. The club serves different beer and cocktail specials every day of the week. You can even toast Frank Sinatra in style with a glass of bubbly, as a bottle of Korbel costs just $20 every night. If you get hungry, you can also order from the bar's full menu. If you get hungry, you can also order from the bar's full menu.

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When he was alive, Frank Sinatra was ashamed of his Hoboken roots. He never visited his hometown openly, and even pretended to be from Jersey City, which isn't much of a higher social strata, or better community.

However, Hoboken Politicians/Residents boasted of Sinatra's roots, probably because no-one of better/more fame has emerged from the Mile Square City.

Posted on July 07, 2010 at 10:55 PM by Joe Duffy

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