by Kevin Walsh

Court Street, which runs from Newark north to 7th Street between Hudson and Washington, is a relic of Hoboken’s past as it was once the laneway serving stables along Hoboken’s main business street (Washington) and Hudson, which in the past was the foremost residential street in the town; even today, several of Hoboken’s larger mansion-like dwellings can be found there. Court Street can be seen in a few scenes in On The Waterfront.

The depression in the center of Court Street was a gulleyway that allowed horse urine to flow into cisterns and later, sewers.


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