Readerpix: Skatin’ 70’s!

7/17/2009:

Hoboken411 reader Rob found a picture of the Wallace School playground (11th and Willow) from the 1970’s – which was essentially just asphalt and concrete. Seemed like the roller-skating “Yoots” were having the same fun without the grass and open space. Nowadays – parks are locked after hours, or you need special permits – which blows!

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Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 7/17/2009

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[Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured each day at approximately 11am. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received! Additional note: Your pictures will have a better chance of being published if they’re in “landscape” mode, as opposed to the taller “portrait” modes… ]

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7 Comments on "Readerpix: Skatin’ 70’s!"

patricci
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patricci

I belive the kid in the middle was Tom Wassman. There weren’t too many red haired kids that liked roller hockey in the neighborhood, and Tom was one of them. Things were a little rough at times, but we managed to have a fun. Yes concrete was considered “open space” as long as there were no poles or cars in it. Parking lots and loading dock areas were also favorite places to get ur game going!!

-Patrick

mooshu
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mooshu

Ah, the good ol’ days… When kids fell and scraped themselves but got up and dusted themselves off… instead of bouncing back with ease thanks to the injury-less support of a rubber playground.

whewwhewwhew
Member

I wish that Auto Parts place was still there. There is no place to get quality Spark Plugs anymore.

hobojoe
Member

I love the name of that place – “B&R Auto Parts”. I think they went out of business when “Yuppie Auto Parts” opened up across town.

In response to whewwhewwhew who said:
I wish that Auto Parts place was still there. There is no place to get quality Spark Plugs anymore.

eam144
Member

Don’t recognize anyone but love the cars in the background!

strand tramp
Member
strand tramp

clearly a 75 monte carlo w/landau roof in blue, the far right butgandy is a 73 cutless, also with the landau roof coincidently. the burgandy behind the monte carlo looks like a chevelle with a vinyl top. the double parked tan convert is either a buick le sabre or a chevy caprice.
funny how they are all GM’s.

In response to eam144 who said:
Don’t recognize anyone but love the cars in the background!

lokelyokel
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lokelyokel

Is that Ray Bourque out there? Best player ever in NHL 93 on Sega…

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