Location Scout Spotlight: right here in my town – Clifton, NJ
My location scout office is located and I live in Clifton, NJ, about 10 miles from midtown Manhattan. It’s a pretty typical north New Jersey working-class town, we have a city hall, a high school and other lower schools, a number of small business storefronts, lots of Colonial-style houses and some shopping malls on the edges of town.
We also have a number of parks and one that I drive or walk (past or thru) often is Eddie Mayo Field, on Clifton Avenue.
Edward Joseph (Eddie) Mayo (April 15, 1910 – November 27, 2006), nicknamed “Hotshot” and “Steady Eddie,” was a Major League Baseball infielder who played nine seasons for the New York Giants (1936), Boston Braves (1937-1938), Philadelphia Athletics (1943) and Detroit Tigers (1944-1948).
…Mayo was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, but grew up in Clifton, New Jersey. Born Edward Joseph Mayoski, Mayo was the son of Polish immigrants who changed their name to Mayo.
…His best season was 1945 when he helped lead the Detroit Tigers to a World Series championship and was selected as the American League’s Most Valuable Player by The Sporting News.
Being a location scout for film, tv and photography, I’ve always thought Eddie Mayo Field might make a good filming location!
Clifton is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 84,136, retaining its position as the state’s 11th-largest municipality, as the population increased by 5,464 (+6.9%) from the 78,672 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,930 (+9.7%) from the 71,742 counted in the 1990 Census.
Clifton was incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 26, 1917, replacing Acquackanonk Township, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier. Clifton is listed under five different ZIP Codes (07011 Main Avenue, 07012 Allwood, 07013, 07014 Delawanna and 07015).