The basement of the Ristra Lounge on Washington Street was packed on a recent night with Hobokenite Dave Lindenbaum's friends - a group that, because of his effusive personality and songwriting talent, has come to include people who have performed with him, people who've met him, people who've met people who've met him, people who've met people who've met people who've met him, and even a homeless woman who hangs out by the PATH station.
That's right - Lindenbaum was randomly spotted a few months ago helping a local homeless woman up Washington Street with her bags, smiling his usual goofy grin. He bought her dinner at McDonald's, completely unaware that a local reporter happened to be passing by.
Lindenbaum likes to reach out. Usually he does it in a humorous or melodious way. When he pops into the Ristra's popular Tuesday open mic nights - a hotbed of local talent on the verge - he elicits laughs and cheers.
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