9 Fun Facts About Hoboken

Dated: 08/25/2015

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How much do you really know about Hoboken? Founded in 1630 after being purchased for half a barrel of beer, 12 kettles, 6 guns and a few other treasured items, Hoboken has accrued a rich history with some impressive Hollywood ties, sports facts and inventions. So here it goes:


  1. Hoboken was originally an island (seriously). It was surrounded by the Hudson River.  
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  2. The first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken in 1846 (New York Nine vs. Knickerboxers).
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  3. The zipper was invented here by Automatic Hook & Eye Co. Could you imagine life without them?
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  4. Eli Manning, the quarterback for the NY Giants lives in Hoboken, NJ. Check out his rap skills here!
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  5. Justin Timberlake filmed a commercial at Maxwell’s in 2013.
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  6. The legendary crooner Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken in 1915 on Monroe St.
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  7. An Acadamey Award winning film, “On the Waterfront” was shot entirely in Hoboken.
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  8. For 43 years the floats for the Macy’s Day Parade were stored in North Hoboken, in a former tootsie roll factory.
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  9. Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, The Black Keys & many others have played in Hoboken at Maxwells Tavern.
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EDITS MADE: Timeline for the Macy’s day parade floats was updated. Thanks Mental Floss!

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