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Old 01-02-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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Thank you Rob for your quick response. I really appreciate it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Some where North of South Jersey
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Anyone have any pix... past or present? Both side by side would be really cool to see, or sad to see how things changed. Not that I am from there but it's always interesting to see how things change.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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jay5835, Wow, did your post bring back memories! There's an "I grew up in Plainfield, NJ" page on facebook. When I was a kid, all I wanted to do was get out of there. I'm 57 so I went through the riots, etc. I'm comfortably in Arizona now so this is all nostalgia to me but at the time, I couldn't get out fast enough.

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Old 07-30-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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capitol dinner across from rosenbaums. sav on drugs. buck and benny's, dryers sports. HOB motors. texas wieners. montgomery ward, sears. PM book shop. some neck tie place on the cr. of front and watchung.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:40 AM
 
Location: NYC
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My parents and grandparents used to take me along on shopping trips before the area malls came into existence. I remember some sort of "key" night where households all over the area received keys to "treasure chests" in the mail and had to go from store to store looking for the prize thier key would unlock. Another favorite memory was a tiny confectionary...I think named Mary Annes Sweetshop where I oredered my usual cherry vanilla ice cream float. It was a couple doors away from Texas Weiners.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:39 AM
 
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Default Plainfield Memories

I lived in South Plainfield from the 50's to the '70s. I remember walking to Plainfield to use their beautiful library until SP moved theirs out of the boiler room of Grant school. And P & M bookshop before they moved across the street. Great memories of rummaging through cardboard boxes of paperbacks for about a nickel each. I also got Boy Scout uniforms and supplies at Teppers when they had elevator operators and pay toilets. There is a group on Facebook called "You Know You're from South Plainfield If..." that dovetails very neatly with this message thread and just passed 2000 members.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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I would like to add an institution and family tradition to the list. S.K. HAMRAH CARPET & RUG CO.
210 COURT PLACE, PLAINFIELD NJ (conveniently located between 4th and 5th off Watchung Avenue) across from the Plainfield Police Dept.....established Since 1934 Specializing in Sales and Service of Oriental Rugs. Also known for Personalized Sales and Wall to Wall Installations that make the difference. Call 908-756-8000 or visit us on the web at [url=http://www.hamrahrug.com]S.K. Hamrah Carpet & Rug: NJ/NY/PA Oriental & Persian Rug Sales and Cleaning[/url]
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I remember the Bambergers store in Plainfield and especially the Newark store.

Bambergers Newark used to hire a lot of kids from our high school for part time Christmas jobs. It was an amazing place to work and shop. The entire store, which took up the entire city block between Market, Washington, Bank and Halsey streets, was amazing. But the 5th floor was really incredible during Christmas season. All decked out with the most amazing decorations and gifts anyone could imagine, and some you'd never think of on your own.

Last time I was in Bambergers Newark, about ten years ago, it was being used as a data warehouse. All those incredible retail floors were filled with racks and racks of computer equipment with a few offices at the Halsey street entrance.

Memories are still so vivid of that store and all of downtown Newark during the 50s and 60s. A truly incredible time and place.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey
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Hard to believe that Plainfield was at one time the Queen city. More millionaires than Westfield and Summit put together. Just shows you what can happen when the local undesirables decide to take over "their town". I am referring to the riots in the 60's.
well i guess thats proper way to talk about the riots
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Hard to believe that Plainfield was at one time the Queen city. More millionaires than Westfield and Summit put together. Just shows you what can happen when the local undesirables decide to take over "their town". I am referring to the riots in the 60's.
I was there. Nobody forced the people who moved to do so. It would have blown over very shortly if everyone had just stayed.

"Undesirables." Sheesh.
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