Readerpix: City Hall Shims

10/30/2009:

Hoboken411 reader BoomBotz says some of you will get the joke in this picture.

He says “It’s a Hoboken thing,” and is his editorial comment on the state of our local government leadership.

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 10/30/2009

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[Stay tuned for the next Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured from time to time. 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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29 Comments on "Readerpix: City Hall Shims"

escaped68
Member

Sonny Garricks name was sylvester and no one had the balls to call him that. Those other names don’t ring a bell. Is the narc cop destafno first name is bob if so he was refered to as tweety bird. I hung out mainly near the basketball courts opposite demarest. I look at who the police chief, fire chief,mayor and township manager were I couldn’t believe it.

justaview
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justaview

I knew Sonny but his real name escapes me! If your an old Hobokenite you must have known the Nodes from Willow Ave. how about Paul Tewes or Vinny Lombardi?

escaped68
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Escaped hob. in 68, grad demarest in 61 & OLG in 57.Alot of these things were after i left. Here’s a tough one triple bonus points,what is sonny garricks real name?

justaview
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justaview

If you left in 68 than you left before most of the things I have mentioned here, these were the best of times in Hoboken… late 60’s and all of the 70’s! Name the Nodes Brothers?

escaped68
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I think some of these are made up; 1. the dispatch office was on 8th st. between garden and bloomfield,by office do you mean where the papers were picked for delivery.– 4. sonny garrick was their father.–6. vezziti owned and ran the madison flophouse.–8. what some big mouth guy would yell when he was selling meat out of his red truck on sat. morning.–12. the rope was under the viaduct for anyone with the balls to swing–17. a washington st. bus.–21.when I lived in town there was no narc dept.–22.a dept store on 4th and washington.–23. leo’s, elysian, maxwells, port hole.24. a game played on a chaulk out grid in the street. The tilt-a-whirl, whip and a few others were rides on wheels.

justaview
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justaview
Nothing made up here; The giant tee was down the river where Foley dove off breaking his wrist, Dennis Logan swam the Hudson over twenty times, Frank & Sonny Garrick were brothers, Mr. Parry was the janitor for OLG, in Ralph’s candy store he was color blind, in Ralph’s Veggies he had one little hand, Nickel machine was in Herbies pool parlor on 13th and willow, Jimmy the Gomp was a junk man who also worked for the city, Savage Samurais was a Hoboken Gang, Sugar John worked in the Greeks on 10th and Clinton, Sids is now the Chinese restaurant on 9th and Wash, T. S. T. D was a club on 10th and Park which stood for Tenth Street Tree Dwellers, Wonder Store was under shop rite on 1st and wash, The Open Ear was at 7th and wash it was a hippy club, The Cucci bros were from 8th and park, Mr.Bigs was on 9th & Willow known as Benders, Lugo & DeStafano were two narcs just to name a few & bottle caps was carved into the tar never with chalk my man, as the rain would have washed it away! When did you split and how old are you? In response to escaped68 who said: I think some of these are made up; 1. the dispatch office was on 8th st. between garden and bloomfield,by office do you mean where the papers were picked for delivery.– 4. sonny garrick was their father.–6. vezziti owned and… Read more »
ShhhDontTell
Member

The Cucci’s lived on 9th between Garden and Bloomfield. Their names were Stevie, Johnny Boy, Chuckie, Bobby and I forgot the youngest. They also had sisters, Maria and Tina.

Queens was where Blockbusters is now.

In response to justaview who said:
Nothing made up here; The giant tee was down the river where Foley dove off breaking his wrist, Dennis Logan swam the Hudson over twenty times, Frank & Sonny Garrick were brothers, Mr. Parry was the janitor for OLG, in Ralph’s candy store he was color blind, in Ralph’s Veggies he had one little hand, Nickel machine was in Herbies pool parlor on 13th and willow, Jimmy the Gomp was a junk man who also worked for the city, Savage Samurais was a Hoboken Gang, Sugar John worked in the Greeks on 10th and Clinton, Sids is now the Chinese restaurant on 9th and Wash, T. S. T. D was a club on 10th and Park which stood for Tenth Street Tree Dwellers, Wonder Store was under shop rite on 1st and wash, The Open Ear was at 7th and wash it was a hippy club, The Cucci bros were from 8th and park, Mr.Bigs was on 9th & Willow known as Benders, Lugo & DeStafano were two narcs just to name a few & bottle caps was carved into the tar never with chalk my man, as the rain would have washed it away! When did you split and how old are you?

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