Readerpix: Alkies!

10/15/2008:

This has to be one of my favorite Hoboken411 reader photo submissions, from Joe.

Surely there’s a couple readers that can elaborate about it…

Do you know who these guys are?

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“This one was sent to me by someone a few years ago, asking me if I knew/remember any of the people in it. I didn’t/don’t, maybe someone out there does?

You can tell it was taken from the entry down to the PATH station, circa late ’70s/early ’80s. The only absolute I can tell you about it is, The Hoboken Alkies was a gang and Alkies was short for alcoholics, and I remember all of them always walking around town with those jackets.”

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31 Comments on "Readerpix: Alkies!"

9
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[quote comment=”111989″]Frankie quickly throws a kickboard into Ruben’s wrist, disarming him.[/quote]

LOL!!!!!!!!!

nacholibre
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nacholibre

When day breaks, the Alkies finally arrive home, but find the entire City Council waiting for them. The two gangs meet on the pier, where Ruben reveals he had no reason for killing Davie, other than his own gratification. Frankie suggests he and Ruben fight a one-on-one duel. Ruben, rejecting this, pulls his gun, but Frankie quickly throws a kickboard into Ruben’s wrist, disarming him. Before more violence ensues, the State Fiscal Monitor arrives on the beach and acknowledges they have learned the truth of Davie’s murder. Tripoli compliments the remaining Alkies on their skills and lets them go. As the NJ Dept. of Community Affairs swarms on the doomed Council, the Alkies head off down the shore, relieved that they’ve survived, but sad in the fact that they’re all right back where they’ve started, which is nowhere.

“Good news boppers, the big alert has been called off”

kal-el
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kal-el

It would be great to see more old photo’s it brings me back ! I love to see old photo’s like this one . That one does look like a Dejesus and the one with the big nose looks very familiar i got the name at the tip of my head.

9
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Why is it that since I saw this picture, I can’t get “When you’re a Jet you’re a Jet all the way, from your first cigarette to your last dying day” out of my head? 😈

Tunamelt
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[quote comment=”111855″]they probably became cops, firemen or work at city hall or made some mad money from the realestate boom in hoboken.[/quote]

Likely, yes – but I was thinking more of the Hoboken Board of Education

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