Mad World Hoboken

It sure is a Mad World in Hoboken!

I heard this song the other day, and it reminded me of this post from many years ago, advising residents that the video was shot here in Hoboken back in 2004.

As 411 reader Cory said: “I was doing my daily duty of procrastinating and looking up videos on Youtube when I came across something that pretty much blew my mind. After listening to the song ‘Mad World’ by Gary Jules on my iPod, I decided to look for the music video. Lo and behold, I realized halfway into the video that it was shot in Hoboken!

Yes, what you see in the music video is Church Square Park from Garden St. between 4th and 5th!”

I forgot to add the exterior shot of AJ Demarest School to put the whole thing into perspective, so this is the view from the “bottom up.”

But one thing that has definitely changed in the 10 years since that video was made is that Church Square Park is now essentially Church Square Playground.

Demarest School Hoboken NJ

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I agree, great find. Someone at the Board of Ed must have known about this, but did not bother to advertise it as good news…


He directed a couple commercials I did VFX for, he’s quite a character…


Great find 411! This song freaks me out. It has slow, wicked undertone and makes me feel like something bad is going to happen.


Cool remake of a great old song. Thanks for posting 411!