Videos: “I was born in Hoboken”

1/29/2010:

Blast from the past

Hoboken411 reader MidnightRacer sent these cool links to a retro 1979 film shot in Hoboken. Interesting perspective from then Mayor Steve Cappiello, who might have divulged the reasoning as to why we have so many street “fiestas!” Certainly seems like the Mayor back then was way more “in touch” with the residents on a very personable level.

Part 1:
“16 mm film done by Lou Tiscornia in 1979 about Hoboken just as it was changing from “old Hoboken” into the city it is today. The K&E building had just opened, which was one of the first residential conversions done, Hudson street was getting it’s first parking garage and the piers were just a bunch of rubble. But we do have good memories! Written and Directed by Lou Tiscornia, with other original Hobokenites, Duke Earle, Brian McCord and others.”

Part 2:
“Mostly the old timers talking about the old days. Good stories about The Clam Broth House, bars, singers, movies, baseball and people coming from New York to live in Hoboken. Stories the way we heard them as kids.”

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4 Comments on "Videos: “I was born in Hoboken”"

molly
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molly

memories of steve and the gang. my dad and stevie were on the force together in the late 50’s he was always part of my family “gumbas” i will always be protected and taken care of and know i can go to him whenever. love you steve, know you steve, be careful driving around!

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

smarter than only only a few knew.Strong ties friends from bayonne 50 yrs ago..steve was no wimp…He would never ignore u and helped as a councilman and mayor…a little cheap.lmao but a good guy.

lonnie1wsj
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lonnie1wsj

Stevie was the smartest mayor Hoboken ever had…
And, the shrewdest person running the City…He took very good care of himself in MANY ways, or should I say in MONEY ways..
He’s worth a Ton of money and never flaunted it or raised flags like a couple of our former leaders did.
To this day he drives a car that’s probably at least 20 yrs old and just goes about his business…Vinny The Chin Style….!
He was good to work for and helped when he could…
My hat goes off to him….!

ScottyBeamed
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ScottyBeamed

Things sure are different. Now instead of burning you out of your building, they burn the money in your bank account.

Same sh– different day.

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