Here’s a great list some Hobokenites have been circulating around for a while. I’ve only been here 10 years, so I cannot relate to most of this. But it’s fun trivia nonetheless. Thanks to Hoboken411 reader “icu” for the list!

You know you’re from Hoboken when you…

  • Played BBall at 4th St Park (Its really called Church Square Park)
  • Know where the “Multi” is
  • Bought your Bicycle, pin-striped Lee jeans and Bomber from Mr Lee’s…
  • Bought your school project materials from Sorkins
  • Shopped at:
    • CH Martin
    • CREST
    • Stans
    • Chicken Galore
    • Burger King
    • McCrory’s
    • Biggies
    • Malibu Diner
    • Murder Hill
    • Benny’s Pizzeria!
    • Shop Rite (where both CVS and Barnes & Noble currently are)
    • CUNA! ( rice and cheese lol )
  • Got your shots at HOPES
  • Hung out by Daily News, the Piers or Lakawana!

Here’s an old picture of the Spa Diner. See below for the rest of the list!
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More old memories. (FYI, Hoboken411 doesn’t condone the beating up of anybody).

  • Beat up yuppies on Washington St. (who the hell didn’t!!)
  • If you brawled at a HOBOKEN vs EMERSON (late 80′s) Basketball and high school football games, or Hoboken vs. North Bergen football games (early 90′s)
  • Hoboken High School football team
  • Hoboken would walk up to Union City ( 8th street area) and fight everyone and anyone that would stand in our way!!
  • In High School got breakfast or lunch at Ann’s
  • AND PLAYED YOUR VIDEO GAMES AFTER SCHOOL AT…..MR. BIGGS!
  • “THE MOUNTAINS OR TRIALS” refers to the small wooded area overlooking the Hudson River at Stevens College. starting point was 6th street and ending at Elysian Park 10th at Hudson.
  • Dead Man’s Cave!!! Lol
  • White Wall…climbing down from JC to Hoboken.
  • Eddie MOE/Grandma from BIGS
  • Big Banners/Bills Corner.
  • Know who “STICK” is.
  • Know who the “Jesus Christ” Homeless guy is
  • Got your back to school clothes from Arnold’s or Wilmers.
  • Your mom and grandma got their clothes from Weiners, LOL.
  • Used to get lunch from sammy’s on Park Avenue.
  • Got my penny loafers for school from Thom McCan’s.
  • Castle Point Diner is now It’s Greek to Me.
  • East LA used to be Umland’s, a breakfast place.
  • Played wiffle ball in church towers while girls watched from the “brick” in the play area
  • Know the meaning of “cump” and use it on a daily basis
  • Called the 9th street projects the “white” projects
  • Bought your halloween costume and christmas cards at Fibbio’s (now Makeovers Salon)
  • Say he/she is CUUTE in only the way we know how
  • Have told both your enemies and best friends to “smarten up”
  • Add an “r” to words that end in “a”, and remove the “r” in words that do end in that letter
  • Call Washington St. “THE AVENUE”
  • Went to Pac N Snack after school
  • Carmen Bacala
  • Mayor Vizetti and his mega phone The best!
  • Bought some toys or luggage at Fiul’s
  • Played video games at Round-Up (aka Daily News)
  • Threw eggs at an opposing blocks on mischief night (Park Ave, Church Towers, Bloomfield).
  • Bought your school clothes at Geismeyer’s.
  • Know any of the following Hoboken celebrities:
    • Lloyd Gold Ashby
    • MC Homeless
    • Campy Love
    • Cutty Juice
    • Dribbles
    • Pat the Man
    • Patty Moe
    • Janet Aiello
    • Izzy Michelle
    • Yac the Cop
    • the Farkles
    • more to follow…
  • Shopped at the Wonder Shop or Mickey Finn’s
  • Remember Carmine Bacala stealing the Cuppy Fund (RIP Cupster!).
  • Remember the Masarsky’s fire.
  • Seen the New Year’s Eve “World’s Most Dangerous Firework Show” on 6th & Bloom.
  • Ate at the original (#1) Blimpie Base at it’s original location.
  • Bought 45′s at Campus.
  • Malibu Diner was known as “The 14th Diner”
  • A&P was the Rite Aid on 13th Street now
  • Foodtown across the street from Hoboken High
  • Polio lake after it rained by 10th street park