Plainfield, New Jersey






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A Taste of Plainfield, New Jersey

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT PLAINFIELD?

  1. Plainfield is a city in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population increased to 49,808, the highest ever recorded population in any decennial census.

  2. Plainfield is nicknamed "The Queen City".

  3. In music history, Plainfield is known as the birthplace of P-Funk. George Clinton founded The Parliaments while working in a barber shop in Plainfield. Parliament-Funkadelic was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

  4. In sports history, Plainfield is the birthplace of several current and former athletes, including professionals and well-known amateurs. Included in their number are Milt Campbell, the 1956 Olympic Decathlon gold medalist (the first African-American to earn this title); and Joe Black, the first African-American pitcher to win a World Series game.

  5. Plainfield was affected by the Plainfield riots in July 1967. This civil disturbance occurred in the wake of the larger Newark riots. One Plainfield police officer died, about fifty people were injured, and several hundred thousand dollars of property was damaged by looting and arson. The New Jersey National Guard restored order after three days of unrest. This civil unrest caused a massive white flight, characterized by the percentage of black residents rising from 40% in 1970 to 60% a decade later.

  6. In October 2010, former Plainfield music teacher Anwar Robinson and performer Yolanda Adams joined with community residents to try to be recognized by Guinness World Records for assembling the world's largest gospel chorus.

Radio Stations
WBGO 88.3 FM Newark, NJ Jazz
WRSU 88.7 FM New Brunswick, NJ Variety
WKCR 89.9 FM New York, NY Variety
WNOW 92.3 FM New York, NY Top-40
WQHT 97.1 FM New York, NY Hip Hop
WEPN 98.7 FM New York, NY Sports
WAWZ 99.1 FM Zarephath, NJ Christian Contemporary
WODE 99.9 FM Easton, PA Classic Hits
WHTZ 100.3 FM Newark, NJ Top-40
WCBS 101.1 FM New York, NY Classic Hits
WKXW 101.5 FM Trenton, NJ News/Talk
WFAN 101.9 FM New York, NY Sports
WKTU 103.5 FM Lake Success, NY Top-40
WWPR 105.1 FM New York, NY Hip Hop
WBLS 107.5 FM New York, NY Urban Contemporary

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Demographics of Plainfield, New Jersey

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

23.54%

50.20%

0.91%

0.95%

40.37%

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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Famous Blacks from Plainfield, New Jersey

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Businesses in Plainfield, 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. Deidra's Beauty Palace -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 115 Watchung Ave. North Plainfield, NJ 07060 (908) 941-5953  - (reviews)

  2. Jah Natural Unisex Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 104a Watchung Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07060 (908) 756-4247  - (reviews)

  3. Max's Unisex -  Category: Hair Salons -   - 112 Watchung Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07060 (908) 222-1193  - (reviews)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Lively Baskets & Gifts -  Category: Gifts -     - P.O. Box 343. Plainfield, New Jersey (678) 380-1421

  2. Our Story Bookstore -  Category: Black Bookstore -     - 1318 South Avenue Plainfield, New Jersey 07062 (908) 755-8800

  3. Plainfield Vulcan Pioneers of Union County, NJ Inc. -  Category: Public Servants -   Plainfield-Area Chapter of International Associationof Black professional Fire Fighters.   - P.O. Bos 2446 Plainfield, New Jersey (908) 565-3949  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Al's Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1212 W Front Street Plainfield, NJ 07063-1133 (908) 754-9668

  2. Blackberry's Catering And Family Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   500 Watchung Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07060 (908) 755-3444   - (reviews)

  3. Freshwater's Southern -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1442 South Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07062 (908) 561-9099   - (reviews)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


4th of July Parade Plainfield NJ 2012

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CHURCHES



  1. First-Park Baptist Church of Plainfield -  315 West Seventh Street Plainfield, New Jersey 07060 (908) 756-5322   - (visit website)

  2. Mt Zion Ame Church -  630 E Front St Plainfield, NJ 07060 (908) 753-4445

  3. Shiloh Baptist Church -  515 West Fourth Street Plainfield, New Jersey 07060 (908) 754-3353   - (visit website)

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