Gregg Hudson County Park in Bayonne. Most of the Lincoln Park's acreage consisted of the marshy and undeveloped woodlands called Glendale Woods; it was along the city's western edge on the shore of the Hackensack River. Additionally some existing houses and properties had to be purchased by the Commission. She remembers that homes on lower Belmont Avenue were demolished or removed, "but some four story flats were bought and the new owner had them moved to the northeast corner of the Boulevard and Communipaw Avenue" Graham The apartments were later razed.
According to Graham, the city's first baseball club was located at Belmont and West Side Avenue, and the baseball diamond was at the location of the park's ornamental fountain Beyond the entrance and Lincoln Memorial are two shelter pavilions that flank a promenade leading to a fountain at the park's traffic circle off of West Side Avenue.
Designed by the sculptor Pierre J. Cheron, the fountain is 53 feet high and feet in diameter. The local landmark was restored and rededicated on July 10, It again underwent renovation culminating in a rededication ceremony on June 16, It includes new mechanical and electrical systems as well as a new plumbing system for improved circulation and filtration in the reinforced fountain basin. A path on either side of the fountain takes one around the interior of the park's perimeter. Within the park's eastern section are areas for passive and active recreation.
There are walking paths and picnic areas as well as athletic facilities for tennis, basketball, soccer and running. The tennis courts at the southwest end of the park date back to approximately After 80 years in operation, the Casino was closed in This section of the park includes Saint Peter's University athletic field, a baseball complex, commercial driving range, batting cages, a tidal pond and wetlands.
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There was an Italian guy with a toothpick in his mouth ALL the time. Hanging out on the block. The list goes on. Alexandria does a little bit of everything these days. She manages the blog content, handling most of the writing and editing. On the side, she dabbles in creative writing and helps others with written content for websites. One of the carhops that worked on roller skates at the white manna on Manhattan ave.
Going to the movies at Journal Square, meant sneaking in, either climbing on the roof of the Stanley to get in, or side dooring it. The only thing better then their cakes and pastries, were them two families. I also grew up in Greenville Section of JC. How about Shultz clothing down on Ocean…hated when mom dragged us there! Pessins Toys and Murrays! Frumpkins on Ocean with those godawful orange plastic window shades and woodend floors.
Not much of interest inside…. Nice memories. We live in Reno Nevada now but i still like to come here and visit when i can. Ah… where do I begin? Also, looked forward to their annual festival all year. Kay Finley had the best stuff. I got a Speidel bracelet from there that I never wanted to take off. Wish I still had mine. I loved mine! The memories are flooding in…. I only lived in jersey city till I was 16, then moved to delaware for my dads work. We lived on palisades ave.
Kniests was right across the street where they had a big case of penny candy where we would pick out what we wanted to take back to school with us after we walked home for lunch. I went to St. Paul of the cross from Played at Washington park and bowers street park. Climbing the rocks at bowers st.
There was a big pavilion near the basketball courts. I remember a truck with an amusement park ride on the back coming around in the summer. There was a doughnut truck that came around at night with fresh jelly doughnuts. I helped deliver milk to houses. I had a paper route. I remember my mom taking us to central ave and all the stores along the way. Nothing better than Myers soft serve. That was after having a Blimpie for lunch. I remember recess at the basketball courts down the street from St.
Paul of the cross church. In the summer all the neighbors were out on the front steps. My grandfather used to take me on the bus and the subway just for fun. And the circle line. I miss those times, the culture and the seemingly easier, safer life that went with it. Peters College Boland St to be precise I wish so much to return to those carefree and innocent days of my youth.
Thanks for doing this site as it brings back a lot of fond memories. I grew up on Fairnount Ave, corner of Britton St. Loved that school, loved the kids I went to school with and hung out with. So many many fond memories….. I grew up in jc.. Went to lincoln high school. My father owned a jewelry store on bergen square right off journal square. People tell me my parents got their wedding rings there they put it on lay away till paid off..
Nelmor jewelrs was known all over. Loved the square on yourbirthday you got a free sunday.. You could take a bus to new york at ayoung age we had freedom from our parents to grow and explore on our own and become independent.. Every Tuesday night we hung out at the y on bergen avenue outside and just talked hundreds of kids even in the rain and snow.. On St. Going to Charcoal Treat on was a great way to end a night and run into lots of friends.
Besides the 3 movie theaters at Journal Square there was the Pix at Montgomery Square that showed films that were not from the major studios. I loved JC grew up going to the Roosevelt Drive in theater,eating French fries and Gravy at Liss Drug store they had a little restaurant in the back…loved buying my make up there I always remember the lady at the counter being so helpful. Memories and great times never worried about being out late and walking no one ever bothered us would take those days back in a heartbeat.
Born and raised in Jersey City. Rember a diner the Western on Newark Avenue by Palace drug store and a theater that was there. Then became Capri lounge. I walked from one part of JC with no problems. Things have changed in JC but not for us old times who would like to live there.
Hello Alexandria I grew up in Jersey City. It was located on Monticello Avenue and Orchard Street. My memories are of a happy childhood and wonderful life of growing up in Jersey City. Rosanne Schiavo Brooks. As a kid in the 60s, we would take the 2 bus from Secaucus to the Square. Maybe a movie at the Loews or the Stanley or the State. Then eating at the Canton or the Jade. Maybe just a snack at Cosmos Diner.
Pick up some things at Liss Drug Store. Wonderful days. Born on Clerk st in Went to St. Everyone went to Brummers. My grandmother and grandfather lived downtown, Sixth St. Still here Jersey City, sigh… reminiscing about JC is a flood of memories so hard to contain… riding my bike on Kennedy Boulevard between Stuyvesant and dekalb, getting a soda and chips for 75 cents at Stuyvesant liquors, playing manhunt on Stuyvesant street, going to PS 11 , Evelyn the caring crossing guard, Canton, King Donuts, Two Brothers from Italy or was it Two Guys from Italy?
Academic HS when we were at a Ukrainian school on Bentley… magical times!!!! Great to see and read all the comments. Brought back so many memories. Grew up on Forrest Street off of Jackson Ave. Enjoyed this so much. Grew up in Greenville on Armstrong Ave. Going Begging for Thanksgiving instead of Trick or Treating. West side Park and Casino in the Park Restaurant. Commissioner Waters left the following month at the end of his term.
Starting in and continuing for the next several years, the Commission focused on redefining the agency after a series of legislative changes. For example, the legislature eliminated facilities requirements in , permitted three new games, made it easier for institutional investors to invest in casino stocks and gave the Commission the power to approve hour gambling on weekends, holidays and other special occasions.
In , the legislature permitted the Commission to authorize hour gambling all year if it would have an economic impact on the city. The Commission promptly decided it would have an impact and casinos have been open around the clock ever since. The legislature also gave casino employees the right to gamble and the Commission the power to approve new games for casinos.
Lawmakers also approved simulcasting of horse races to casinos. Changes to the act continued in , and the Commission started using its power to approve new games. Chairman Perskie resigned in and Gov. The year was a watershed year for changes to the Casino Control Act — changes that again dramatically refocused the Commission. Chairman Smith started an aggressive outreach program to better inform the investment community of the legislative and regulatory changes that had been made in Atlantic City.
He visited with a number of Wall Street analysts, attended investment company seminars and other gaming conferences to discuss the more business friendly attitude in New Jersey. In , the Casino Control Act was amended again to eliminate the requirement that a casino be a single room — a change that facilitated development of the Wild Wild West Casino. The Commission also moved its staff who had been working in the CitiCenter Building into newly renovated space in the Arcade Building.
That brought the entire staff, save for inspectors, into one building for the first time since the Commission occupied those two rooms in the Inn of Trenton. In its twentieth year, the Commission continued the process of fine tuning its regulations. Construction started in on a controversial roadway and tunnel connecting the end of the Atlantic City Expressway with the Marina District — a project that opened that area to new casino development.
In January , the National Gambling Impact Study Commission came to Atlantic City to hear from the industry, government leaders, the business community and residents about the impact of casino gaming. The Commission produced a detailed report for the study commission about gaming in Atlantic City.
Later in the year, the Commission had to rule on the purchase of Showboat Inc. Hilton Hotels spun off its casino operations into a new company called Park Place Entertainment, which included properties in Atlantic City, Nevada, Mississippi and elsewhere. As a result of an agreement reached a few years earlier between the regulators and the industry, the regulators agreed to reduce duplication in the regulatory system and cut costs.
In turn, the industry agreed to direct those savings into new revenue-producing projects in Atlantic City that would make the city a more attractive destination. The first of those projects came on line in with the opening of the Sand Castle stadium which would become home to the Atlantic City Surf, an independent league baseball team. Other projects followed in subsequent years. Chairman Bradford Smith left the Commission in and Gov. Commissioner Legreide was reappointed and Susan F.
Maven was sworn in as a new member of the Commission. Redevelopment of Atlantic City continued in with several housing projects and a new senior center as well as a new tourist information center. Using money saved by reducing the cost of casino regulation, the Ocean Life Center now called the Atlantic City Aquarium was completed. He replaced Commissioner Brown whose term expired. Construction started on the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in , the first new casino to start up in over a decade, and the future seemed bright for Atlantic City.
Several other operators were discussing expansion plans as well. The Commission approved the restructuring deal for the Sands which gave investor Carl Icahn control over the property. Icahn then unsuccessfully tried to buy the Claridge, which had also been in Chapter 11, but was outbid by Park Place Entertainment. He had more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement as well as a decade in casino surveillance.
A federal court issued an injunction ending requirements that casinos buy a certain percentage of their goods and services from minority- or women-owned companies. The court found the set-aside provisions were unconstitutional in part because there had been no prior showing of discrimination by the gaming industry here.
Similarly, the Commission had to end its practice of requiring casinos to strive to meet percentage goals in employment levels for women and minorities. The terrorist attack had a significant impact on tourism around the country. Casino revenues took a hit in September and October, but they rebounded as people started feeling comfortable enough to drive to nearby resorts rather than fly to more distant places.
The Commission unveiled a modern digital system for issuing casino employee licenses — a system that was both more efficient and more secure. The program allows people to sign up to be barred from gambling for a minimum of one-year, five-years or for lifetime. Commissioner Diane Legreide left the Commission in when she was named to head the Division of Motor Vehicles and she was not immediately replaced. New legislation in allowed the Commission to further streamline operations and speeded up the process of approving changes to internal controls requested by casino operators.
The Commission approved voucher systems for payment of winnings and allowed the vouchers to be used in other slot machines. In November , Linda M. The 2,room facility was the first casino to open in over a decade and it quickly became the largest grossing property in the city. Showboat opened a new tower of hotel rooms as well. But tragedy also struck in A parking garage under construction as part of a major expansion of the Tropicana collapsed killing four construction workers. Efforts to revitalize downtown Atlantic City took a big step forward with the opening of The Walk in The outlet mall, funded in part through the CRDA, transformed Michigan Avenue into an attractive shopping arcade linking the Convention Center with the hotels along the Boardwalk.
Frulio had joined the Commission staff in as an inspector. He rose to the position of Principal Inspector before retiring in Tropicana completed work on its new tower in as well as on the two-story restaurant, shopping and entertainment mall called The Quarter. The Cuban-themed addition quickly became a big attraction in the city.
When combined with the Gross Revenue Tax, regulatory fees and fines, the Commission was responsible for certifying and collecting more than half a billion dollars of revenue to the state. However, slot machines were introduced in New York State at several racetracks.
As a part of the deal, the company sold the Atlantic City Hilton to a unit of Colony Capital which also owned Resorts. The transactions needed Commission approval. Trump Hotels and Casinos emerged from bankruptcy as Trump Entertainment after the Commission reviewed its financial stability. At Showboat, the House of Blues opened in In an unprecedented move, every casino in Atlantic City closed for several days in July because the Legislature had not adopted a budget and state government was shut down.
The law required Commission inspectors to be present in casinos around the clock, but the government shut down prevented the state employees from working. With business looking strong, Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. The casino closed as Pinnacle developed plans to replace it with a much larger complex. Kentucky businessman William Yung won a bidding war for Aztar Corp. At the very end of his firm, Wimar Tahoe Corp.
This represented the first year in which casino revenues actually decreased. This was in addition to a downturn in the national economy. Despite the weakening, enthusiasm was still running strong as Pinnacle Entertainment imploded the Sands to clear the site in anticipation of building a new complex there. The Commission developed and implemented regulations to allow casinos to test the new generation of server supported slot systems and it temporarily adopted regulations to permit electronic table games and allow electronic wagering at other gaming tables.
The Commission also approved the largest takeover in the Atlantic City gaming industry. The change positioned casinos to better compete against casinos in surrounding jurisdictions. As a result of the appeals, the conservator was unable to complete a sale of the property by the end of the year.
In , he was able to set up a bidding process but faced numerous obstacles that made it impossible to complete a sale of the property for a second year. As the economic situation nationally continued to erode in , Atlantic City was hit hard. Colony Capital Corp. The Commission further streamlined regulations to reduce the number of vendors who needed to be licensed and it implemented legislative changes that waived vendor licensing for large, publicly-traded corporations.
Those and other changes helped the Commission to cut operating costs and continue to reduce staffing levels across the agency. Sharon Anne Harrington was appointed commissioner in July The Commission started to plan for an eventual hearing on the matter. Edward J. Five casino hotels changed hands during the year. Trump Entertainment, which had again sought protection in U. Bankruptcy Court, reorganized and emerged under new ownership which received Interim Casino Authorization. Tropicana was sold back to Tropicana Entertainment which had been purchased by its lenders after the former owner was ousted.
Veteran industry executive Dennis Gomes partnered with investor Morris Bailey to purchase Resorts at the end of the year. As the industry continued to be hindered by growing competition in neighboring states, Pinnacle announced it had abandoned plans to build a new casino on the site of the former Sands. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania legalized table games at its casinos, draining additional revenue away from Atlantic City operators. Several months later in early , Commissioner Epps resigned to pursue other opportunities.
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