Location Scout Spotlight: My Town – Clifton, NJ

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Review of: Clifton, NJ

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On November 25, 2008
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Summary:

Clifton is a middle-class suburban town in Passaic County in northern New Jersey. Surrounding towns are: Elmwood Park, Garfield, Little Falls, Lyndhurst, Montclair, Nutley, Passaic, Paterson, Rutherford, and Woodland Park. Clifton is on the eastern edge of Passaic County ; the Passaic River makes part of its border and some of the neighboring towns are in Bergen County, NJ. Clifton is accessible via several major highways: NJ Rt 3, NJ Rt 46, NJ Rt 19, I-80 and Garden State Parkway. Population of Clifton is about 84,000 and about 18 miles from New York, NY, making it large enough and close enough to NYC to support a good selection of public transportation modes, those being direct train and bus service via New Jersey Transit. Clifton also has a good selection of choices for shopping and while for many years Clifton was predominantly Italian and Polish ethnically, in recent years, has become increasingly diverse. In summary, Clifton ain't fancy but it is generally safe and an easy place to travel to / from as well as meet lots of different interesting people.

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.

Interesting light one afternoon in Clifton, NJ. © Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs

Interesting light one afternoon in Clifton, NJ. © Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs

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.

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Eddie Mayo Field, Clifton, NJ © Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs

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About Eddie Mayo (Wikipedia):

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.

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Being a location scout for film, tv and photography, I’ve always thought Eddie Mayo Field might make a good filming location!

Clifton, NJ

Clifton, NJ

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Clifton, NJ – Wikipedia

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,[8][10][11] 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).

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