Silverpoint's Hoboken presence began in the Monroe Center. Those of us who didn't have the pleasure of working there are often regaled by grizzled veterans with stories of blazing heat, freezing cold, and glacially slow elevators.
Then there was 80 River Street, our Hoboken home for the last six years. Recently the space had become cramped for our numbers and it was kind of a dump anyway, so we all rejoiced last spring when we found our current digs just across the street at 1 Newark Street. After some great renovations to a space that was the dark and gloomy home of the same law firm for 30 years, we made the move at the beginning of the summer.
The Hoboken Land Trust Building is an impressive brick structure right on the Hudson River overlooking lower Manhattan. We've got a great view of the Empire State Building and the rest of the New York skyline from our newly renovated, open-plan space. Other features:
Frank has an expansive cave on the southeast corner of the building that also commands a view of the adjacent ferry terminal and train station.
A pair of seats from Yankee Stadium that that have been turned into barstools sit by the window for our lunching pleasure.
Being a former bank, the building has a pair of vaults on each floor. Ours houses the conference room and boasts 2-foot-thick brick walls and the original vault door (the lock has been disabled, otherwise Alex would have already spent a weekend in there courtesy of his coworkers).
In addition to Frank and Alex, Hoboken is "home" to Russ, Derreck, Ewa, Pam, Milton, Armeen, a host of interns (mostly from Stevens Tech's co-op program) and me (Red). If you're ever in Hoboken and want to take a couple of us out for lunch, it's a great idea.
Have you ever spent time in Hoboken? It's a great town - let us know what your favorite haunts were.