Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hanging in Hoboken

Right across the Hudson, time almost stands still. Above, the old neon of Clam Broth House, a famous Sinatra hang.  
Deco done right!
Habadashery...it ain't the Gap

The famous Lackawanna train station...more tomorrow...

25 comments:

D said...

oh lovely lovely - so much to love in all these photos!

(but the thought of actual clam broth makes me retch a little)

Mame said...

The Sinatra hang out is great. Is that in Hoboken near "Frank Sintra Way" - the entire waterfront?

Love your comment about the Haberdashery.

altadenahiker said...

Is Clam Broth House slipping into something more comfortable?

James said...

So many cool old buildings with so much history. You gotta love it.
I know I do.

Laurie said...

Wow, such a great collection here Ken. I love the Clam Broth House shot.

SP said...

These are fantastic Ken, such a treat with all that vintage signage too. Is the Clam Broth House still open for business? And I find it so funny that red British phone boxes (in the Hotel Edwards shot) crop up in the US - is that really what people think of England?

glduro_marieloupe said...

Fantastic the train station! I never had seen a green building like that! Its beautiful!

BTW, thanks for coming to see our Blog in Rio! We hope you enjoy that!

B Squared said...

I wonder how much of this will survive for another 30 years.

Wayne said...

There are some gems here Ken but the RR station is a startling treat. I guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out whether it has indoor plumbing or there is another explanation for what look like dozens of outhouses.

I'm going to Google Maps to find out where Lackwana is.

EV Grieve said...

I Haven't been to Hoboken in 10 years... I was curious too about the Clam Broth House... must Google to see if it's still open. I lost track...

Ken Mac said...

only the Clam Broth House sign remains. Looks to be a fratty bar in its former building.

Jarart said...

I enjoyed all these shots but that Hotel Edwards is great with the "Live Blues" sign and the red telephone booth is fantastic!

Frank said...

Great signs. Fantastic that there are so many in one small place. Thanks for capturing them.

JM said...

Great old signs!

Jean Spitzer said...

The Train Station photo is amazing. I googled the station, and the upper part of the exterior is covered in copper, just as it appears to be.

Jacob said...

Great slices of life from the past. The past is a gas,
as Frank might say.
Unfortunately, the past is past
And I wish it would last
At least until today.

nobu said...

Those old signs are tasty.
Really wonderful that train station.

Virginia said...

KM, How do you find them all my friend??? I can't even choose, but the train station in its verdigris splendor is just so beautiful. Bring on more. What a treasure they are.

Ming the Merciless said...

I've only been to Hoboken once, to watch a movie starring Marlon Brando filmed in Hoboken, of course. Can't remember the name of it but it's about a boxer trying to get work in a shipping dock.

Hilda said...

You find the most precious treasures! I love the train station. Is it still a train station?

Ken Mac said...

the train station is still the main terminal for Hoboken. But the Hudson side is no longer used as a port. Hoboken is perhaps most famous as the location for On The Waterfront with Marlon Brando, which was filmed steps away from here.

Cyd said...

Clam Broth House sign is actually a hand with a pointing finger (the cloth is draped over the finger so it's not obvious)

Cool

Bowery Boogie said...

Lackawanna is such a funny station name

hntrnyc said...

Nice pics Ken. There is indeed a bevy of vintage treasures to be found just a stop or two away on the PATH.
Things seem to move a little slower over there and I like it.
In fact here are some of my "Hoboken Gems":
http://huntergatherernyc.com/2009/03/hoboken-gems/

Laurent said...

Thanks for making me discover this station