Hoboken Flashback Summer 2006
Hoboken Flashback 2006
Whether you’ve lived in Hoboken for eons and want to take a trip down memory lane – or are new to town and want a little photographic history – this post is for you.
The following few photos represent Hoboken right around 10 years ago to the day.
Let’s see what we dug up for this installment of Flashback Hoboken!
Mayflower Hardware – 603 Willow
Near the corner of 6th & Willow used to be a store called Mayflower Hardware. Was definitely a rinky-dinky dump, but came in handy for those who needed a certain part or tool.
It was gutted and replaced by a boring cookie-cutter, paper-thin wall condo with cult-like workout studio on the ground floor.
Fire Hot Summer!
A bunch of fires took place that summer – including, one on 14th Street above the old La Scala Italian restaurant:
As well as another “gut job” at 11th & Bloomfield. I believe an old lady was saved from this fire.
And what appeared to be a brand new Mercedes Benz S500 burst into flames at the uptown BP gas station. Had to be an insurance job, right? (Note gas prices were about 50% higher than today.)
Booze & Smokes were cheaper
Here’s a sign outside Yash Liquors at 10th & Washington. Everything was about 30-40% cheaper back then, including smokes.
Clam Broth House Construction
A few years earlier – the historic Clam Broth House building was condemned by the city, and went through a long rehab process. Remember those contraptions they used to keep the building from falling down?
Here’s what it looked like as they added more density to the city.
226 Washington – once a Rite Aid!
Continuing to grow the largest and longest-running original Hoboken Photography collection available anywhere online, “Flashback” takes us on a stroll through days past to see what the city of Hoboken looked like at a given point in time.
From long-gone businesses to important events that happened – we bring them back to life to not only show new residents what their current city WAS like but for long-time residents to strengthen their power of recollection.
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