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A Taste of Paterson, New Jersey

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT PATERSON?

  1. Paterson is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 146,199, making it New Jersey's third largest city. It is the county seat of Passaic County. Paterson is known as the "Silk City" for its dominant role in silk production during the later 19th century.

  2. In 1932, Paterson opened Hinchliffe Stadium, a 10,000-seat stadium named in honor of John V. Hinchliffe, the mayor at the time. Hinchliffe originally served as the site for high school and professional athletic events. From 19331937, 19391945, Hinchliffe was the home of the New York Black Yankees and from 1935-36 the home of the New York Cubans of the Negro National League. The historic ballpark was also a venue for many professional football games, track and field events, boxing matches and auto and motorcycle racing. Abbott and Costello performed at Hinchliffe prior to boxing matches. Hinchliffe is one of only three Negro League stadiums left standing in the United States, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1963, the Paterson Public Schools acquired the stadium and used it for public school events until 1997, but it is currently in a state of disrepair, while the schools have been taken over by the state.

  3. The controversial arrest and conviction of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose conviction was overturned in 1985, as dramatized in the 1999 Denzel Washington film, The Hurricane, partially shot in the city. (The lyrics of the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" include "In Paterson that's just the way things go / If you're Black you might as well not show / Up on the street / Unless you want to draw the heat"). Lean On Me is based on events that occurred in Paterson's Eastside High School. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) with Brooke Shields was filmed entirely in Paterson, the director's hometown.as was State Property. Its sequel, State Property 2, and Far from Heaven, The Preacher's Wife, and Purple Rose of Cairo are the among the other films also partially shot Paterson.

  4. If one travels east on Market Street, a heavy concentration of Dominican-owned restaurants, beauty salons, barber shops and other businesses can be seen. The Great Falls Historic District, Cianci Street, Union Avenue and 21st Avenue have several Italian businesses. To the north of the Great Falls is a fast-growing Bangladeshi population. Park Avenue and Market Street between Straight Street and Madison Avenue is heavily Dominican and Puerto Rican. Main Street, just south of downtown, is heavily Mexican with a declining Puerto-Rican community. Costa Ricans and other Central American immigrant communities are growing in the Riverside and Peoples Park neighborhoods. Broadway or Martin Luther King Jr. Way is predominantly black, as is the Fourth Ward and parts of Eastside and Northside. Paterson's black community is made up of African Americans of Southern heritage and more recent Caribbean and African immigrants. Main Street between the Clifton border and Madison Avenue is heavily Turkish and Arab. 21st Avenue in the People's Park section is characterized by Colombian and other Latin-American restaurants and shops.

  5. Lakeview is situated in the southern part of the city, the Lakeview Section is a middle-class neighborhood. Interstate 80 runs north of this district. Lakeview is home to the Paterson Farmers Market, where people from all across North Jersey come to buy fresh produce. The neighborhood consists primarily of Hispanics and African-Americans, although this neighborhood also has a sizable European descent, Middle-Eastern and Asian population, including a significant Filipino presence. Lakeview also shares some of the same characteristics as neighboring Clifton as they both share the neighborhood bearing the same name. The Lakeview section of Paterson is located in the city's 6th Ward.

  6. Wrigley Park is a neighborhood that has suffered from years of poverty, crime, and neglect. It is mostly African-American. Poverty, crime, open-air drug markets, prostitution, vacant lots, and boarded-up windows are common in this area. However, there are new houses being built and crime has dropped in recent years. This neighborhood is located north of Broadway.

  7. The median income for a household in the city was $30,127, and the median income for a family was $32,983.

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Demographics of Paterson, New Jersey

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

13.20%

32.90%

0.60%

1.90%

50.1%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Paterson, New Jersey


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Diva's Grandes Ligas Beauty Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salon -  Dominican Beauty Salon specialized in haircuts, updo, Dobbies, color, Highlight, low ligth, Keratin, Silk Wrap, Manicure, Pedicure, Microcylinders hair extentions....Our mission to take excellent care of our clients hairs. We also offer PARAFFIN Treatment.   - 343 Market St. Paterson, NJ 07501-2251 (973) 278-8808

  2. Ebony Hairstyles -  Category: Black Hair Salon -   448 Buffalo Avenue Paterson, NJ 07503 (973) 279-5021

  3. Kareem & Sania's Unisex -  Category: Black Hair Salon -   981 Main Paterson, NJ 07501 (973) 742-5828

  4. Margaret's Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salon -   446 Broadway Paterson, NJ 07501 (973) 523-5885

  5. McDowell's Barber Shop -  Category: Black Barber Shop -   336 E 25th St, Paterson, NJ 07514 (973) 523-3532  - (visit website)

  6. Royal Nubian Haircutters -  Category: Black Hair Salon -  430 East 31st Street Paterson, NJ 07504 (973) 977-9237

  7. Sire African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salon -  88 Washington Street Paterson, NJ 07505 (973) 684-8018

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Bragg Funeral Home -  Category: Funeral Services -   256 Rosa Parks Blvd. Paterson, NJ 07501 (973) 278-6330  - (visit website)

  2. Jiggetts Transportation Service, Inc. -  Category: Transportation Services -   Paterson, NJ (973) 345-9500  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Anyiah Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   444 Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07501-2107

  2. Aunt Peggys Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   44 12th Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07501-1247 (973) 653-3455

  3. Clevaughn's Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   136 Vreeland Ave, Paterson, NJ 07504-1727 (973) 553-2865

  4. E & A Soul Food Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   Corner of Governor and Straight Streets   - (visit website)

  5. Moma Shug's Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food -   502 Broadway Paterson, NJ 07514 (973) 881-8660

  6. Sweet Potato Pie, Inc -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   140 Auburn Street Paterson, NJ 07501 (973) 279-3405

  7. Two Fellas Restaurant -  Category: Southern cuisine and seafood -   263 21st Ave, Paterson, NJ 07501 (973) 279-7043

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Paterson N.J. African American Parade 2009,celebrating black culture.

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CHURCHES



  1. Calvary Baptist Church -   575 East 18th St Paterson NJ (973) 278-1846

  2. Christ Temple Baptist Church -  36-38 Hopper Street Paterson, NJ 07522 (973) 790-7600  - (visit website)

  3. Community Baptist Church of Love -  535-549 Broadway Paterson NJ (973) 742-9119

  4. Family Circle Baptist Church -  176 W Broadway Paterson NJ (973) 956-9369

  5. Mt Zion Baptist Church -   187 Pearl St Paterson NJ (973) 278-6546

  6. Second Baptist Church -   72 Carroll Street Paterson, New Jersey 07501 (973) 345-0808  - (visit website)

  7. Serenity Baptist Church -  134-142 N 1st St Paterson NJ (973) 595-1566

  8. St. Luke Baptist Church -   139 A.M. Tyler Place Paterson, New Jersey 07514 (973) 345-4309 extension 12  - (visit website)

  9. The Canaan Baptist Church -  535 Rev. Dr. Gadson L. Graham Way Paterson, New Jersey 07514 (973) 684-7621  - (visit website)

  10. The Exodus Baptist Church -  176 12th Ave Paterson NJ (973) 247-2323

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Hush Bar & Lounge -  Category: Lounge -   470 Mcbride Ave, Paterson, NJ 07501 (973) 279-7600

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. African American Day Parade
    (September)  Location: 111th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. To 136th Street Paterson, NJ  - (visit website)

    Largest Black Parade In America.


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