i live and invest in the neighborhood so I am comfortable and familiar with the area. I've just begun renovation of a 4 unit building on 4th Street between Monmouth and Brunswick. I also live nearby at Monmouth and 1st.
The neighborhood you are interested in is known locally as 'he Village'. I think it would benefit you to check out the neighborhood association. Here is the website, http://jcvillage.org/
Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Jason Ma, MSRE
(201) 314-1188 mobile
(800) 831-9207 fax
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
All the best in your home search,
Walter J. Burns
1 Newark St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-653-8488 Ext: 230