Category Archives: Hoboken


    June 8, 2016

    I was waiting for a dinner companion, furtively pacing around on Washington and 4th in the Sixth Borough recently when I happened upon a classic sidewalk sign for Hoboken Cleaners on a white background with individual red plastic letters. There was a time when this sort of thing was probably available at any hardware store […]

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  • WHO IS THAT GUY? at Hoboken Terminal

    March 26, 2016

    There he stands in magnificent copper verdigris at Sinatra Drive and Newark Street near the mighty Hudson near the Erie Lackawanna Terminal, where trains to all points in northern New Jersey, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and PATH trains and ferries to New York issue forth. But who is that guy? Samuel Sloan (1817-1907) was the President […]

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    March 22, 2016

    Two streets with the same name come together in southern Hoboken, Hudson Place and Hudson Street. The Place is the first street most visitors see when the emerge from the PATH train, an east-west street still punctuated by, in their turns, trolley tracks left over from a few generations previous, and by a stretch of […]

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    March 17, 2016

    Court Street, which runs from Newark north to 7th Street between Hudson and Washington, is a relic of Hoboken’s past as it was once the laneway serving stables along Hoboken’s main business street (Washington) and Hudson, which in the past was the foremost residential street in the town; even today, several of Hoboken’s larger mansion-like […]

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    March 14, 2016

    Welcome to the first post in FNY’s new category, Hoboken. Yes, it’s in New Jersey, but I have come to consider the purview of Forgotten New York to be Forgotten Greater New York, encompassing the immediate surrounding areas such as Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Nassau County, and areas of New Jersey reachable from the PATH train […]

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