In the News: Hudson Restaurant Week Begins, Gov. Christie Reconsiders NY/NJ Subway

Photo via Maritime Parc

Photo via Maritime Parc

**Yesterday was the start of the Summer Restaurant Week here in Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Edgewater, Bayonne, Secaucus, and West New York. Participating restaurants will offer discounted lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus. Some popular downtown restaurants on the list include Amelia’s Bistro, Hamilton Inn, Maritime Parc (pictured), and Satis Bistro. Restaurant Week will run through August 7th. If you miss out, New York’s Restaurant Week is currently running through August 14th. —Hudson Restaurant Week

**Thrillist has made a list of hipster cities across the country and it’s crowned downtown Jersey City as the state’s hipster capital. Cities were chosen based on the number of trendy restaurants, craft cocktail bars, bike friendliness, and urban expansion. The listicle describes downtown Jersey City’s dining scene as having “covered all the requisite cuisines so thoroughly, it’s added laser-focused restaurants dedicated to rice balls and cookies & crepes.” —Thrillist

**Sad to report another case of road rage inside the Holland Tunnel. A 32-year old Eatontown resident got out of his car and brandished his 10.5” samurai sword at another driver who had allegedly merged into his lane while entering the Holland Tunnel Saturday afternoon at 2pm. Both drivers were stuck in traffic inside the tunnel during the incident, but no one was harmed. Police arrested the man upon exiting. —

**In 2010, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a plan to build a new subway tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York to help alleviate the already-congested NJ Transit and PATH trains. In a recent interview with WABC, he now says he’ll resurrect the plan if elected President of the U.S. —Gothamist