HOBOKEN, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Hoboken Mayor, Ravi Bhalla, at the 25th Annual Spring Arts and Music Festival, held on Washington Street. Over 300 artists and vendors along with three stages of music were on hand to entertain the crowd.

“It’s a time-honored tradition in Hoboken, where we have the community come together,” said Mayor Bhalla.

Alongside the vendors which lined Washington Street, Bhalla was welcoming conversation at a “Meet the Mayor” booth. “We want to be as accessible as possible to residents who often have great suggestions, they have questions,” he said, “and they might have some constructive criticisms, so we want to know how we can do better,” Bhalla added.

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The past twenty years have been a time of change and growth in Hoboken. “With time, industrial uses, the factories, the shipyards have really transformed into publicly accessible, beautiful waterfront open space,” said Bhalla, “which is a real treasure not just for Hoboken, but for the entire state,” he said. “Hoboken has undergone a magnificent transformation through the course of generations.”

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