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NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised

I also love the “way back then” photos. I love it when you do retropix and when readers sent in old photos. It’s one of my favorite things about this website. I think for us that grew up here, it is like looking at an old photo album of our hometown that has changed so much. So many memories come back.

For example, a few weeks ago you posted an old shot of where Pier A Park is now. Before that area was developed, there used to be gigantic piles of snow down there in the winter, and me and my friends would often go down there to play in the snow and fool around.

molly
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molly

always knew when the rain was coming, you would smell the coffee in the air….

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We’d get the smell in Manhattan, too, if the wind was blowing the right way.

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always knew when the rain was coming, you would smell the coffee in the air….

hobojoe
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Whenever I see these old photos, I cannot help but be reminded of how many locals made their living here; their entire livelihood was Hoboken. Live here, work here, raise their families here, spend their money here. Many neighborhoods these days are just cold, anonymous places for people to sleep. How many people here even know more than a handful of people on their block? Most of their time is spent commuting to or working at jobs elsewhere (myself included nowadays).

kal-el
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kal-el

there are still some locals left thatgrew up here and work here. it’s a shame that this beutiful town has to be devided all the time.i too love the old pic’s ,and i also welcome all the new things with open arms. i just miss some of those times , not just the times but the kids on all the blocks and all the fun we used to have..:-(

In response to hobojoe who said:
Whenever I see these old photos, I cannot help but be reminded of how many locals made their living here; their entire livelihood was Hoboken. Live here, work here, raise their families here, spend their money here. Many neighborhoods these days are just cold, anonymous places for people to sleep. How many people here even know more than a handful of people on their block? Most of their time is spent commuting to or working at jobs elsewhere (myself included nowadays).

NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised
I know how you feel. I’m only 28 and I still long for the good old days of the Hoboken I grew up in. I know probably all towns change, it just seems Hoboken changed a lot and quickly. Some things did change for the better though. I grew up on Park Avenue and I spent almost all my time between 4th Street Park and the 11th street islands. On a summer night, there used to be dozens if not a couple hundred people out on all the various stoops up and down Park Avenue, especially the 800 block where I primarily hung out. Everybody seemed to know everybody. Now, I rarely see people sitting on their stoops. All summer long, me and my friends would play stickball and other games. When I walk down Park Avenue on a nice summer day, it seems like a ghost town sometimes. Back then you had more families, more kids, and so there was more a sense of community. I too am guilty of commuting to work outside of Hoboken, but my favorite part of the day is the bus drive back in to Hoboken. In response to hobojoe who said: Whenever I see these old photos, I cannot help but be reminded of how many locals made their living here; their entire livelihood was Hoboken. Live here, work here, raise their families here, spend their money here. Many neighborhoods these days are just cold, anonymous places for people to sleep. How many… Read more »
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