Videos

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NYTimes Multimedia: Paterson
NYTimes Multimedia: Paterson
New York Times

The New York Times explores "why Paterson matters," with this presentation of historic images and an interview with Hamilton Partnership President Leonard Zax.

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Live from the White House: Hip-Hop Bio of Paterson's Founder
The White House

Lin-Manuel Miranda performs hip-hop biography of Alexander Hamilton, Paterson's founder, at the White House in 2009.

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"The Hidden Gem"
Fios 1 News

Honoring the past, and looking to the future, a report about the coming Park.

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Thomas Edison's Great Falls Film (Circa 1896)

19-second film of the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey.

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Hinchliffe Stadium Documentary
Brian LoPinto

The video was created by Brian LoPinto, who grew up two blocks from Hinchliffe Stadium and is co-founder of the nonprofit Friends of Hinchliffe group that has pushed hard for the stadium's renovation.

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A Talk by Hamilton Biographer Ron Chernow at the Great Falls

Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow speaks at a community celebration of President Obama signing the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Act.

Junot Diaz on Colbert Report
Junot Diaz on the Colbert Report
Comedy Partners

The latest success story in Paterson literature is Junot Diaz, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling novel, The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

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Great Falls Green Power
NJN Public Television and Radio

NJN News Environment Report: City officials plan to use federal stimulus money to get more green energy from the Great Falls in Paterson.

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Silk Strike
NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission

Excerpt from the New Jersey Legacy television series, narrated by Steve Golin.

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Smokestacks and Steeples: A Portrait of Paterson
William Paterson University of New Jersey Collection

Traces the history and development of manufacturing in Paterson, New Jersey. Discusses the impact of Paterson's Great Falls on the development of the city and its various industries.

 

The House on the Green: Botto House
The House on the Green: Botto House
American Labor Museum / Botto House National Landmark Collectio

Overview of the history of the house that is now the American Labor Museum/Botto House. The house located at 83 Norwood Street in Haledon, New Jersey was thrust into extraordinary prominence in 1913 as the assembly place for thousands of striking workers.

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Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams at the Falls
William Paterson University / Queens College Production

Short version of the documentary featuring Allen Ginsberg and David Ignatow at the Great Falls discussing the importance of the WIlliams' work. (Special thanks to Gillian Hettinger.)

Senator Frank Lautenberg Speaks About His Home Town

Senator Lautenberg speaks at a community celebration of President Obama signing the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Act.

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Testimony of Congressman Bill Pascrell
U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate hearing on the Paterson National Park Act.

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Testimony of Senator Bob Menendez
U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate hearing on the Paterson National Park Act.

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Testimony of Leonard A. Zax
U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate hearing on the Paterson National Park Act.

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A Poet and His Place: William Carlos Williams' Paterson
William Paterson University / Queens College Production

Full-length documentary about the artist and the town. (Special thanks to Gillian Hettinger.)

Paterson Silk
Paterson Silk
NorthJersey.com

The historic Paterson silk machinery building, originally the executive offices of Rogers Locomotive Works, gets a modern face lift.

Great Falls National Park
Great Falls National Park
NorthJersey.com

The Paterson site gains National Park designation.

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Cianci Street

Scenes from Cianci Street, Paterson NJ, photos by Ellen Denuto, music by Willy Dalton. Images Include the Roma Club, Tana's Market, S.S. Napoli Club, and many faces that are no longer with us.

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Who's on First?

Abbott and Paterson-native Costello perform the classic "Who's on First?" baseball sketch with Paterson on the scoreboard.

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The Great Train Robbery
Edison Manufacturing Company

The twelve-minute film represents a significant step in movie making, being one of the first "narrative" movies of significant length. Most of the scenes were shot in Paterson.

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Lean On Me
Warner Bros. Pictures

Lean on Me is a 1989  film loosely based on the story of Joe Clark, a real life inner city high school principal at Eastside High School in Paterson, starring Morgan Freeman.

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Hurricane

Bob Dylan's "Hurricane" is a song about the controversial arrest and imprisonment of Paterson boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. The wrongful conviction was overturned in 1985, after Carter spent 20 years in jail. The events were dramatized in the 1999 Denzel Washington film, The Hurricane.

 

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George Washington Letter

New Jersey Network News story about a letter written by George Washington in 1780 at the Great Falls being presented at the Paterson Museum on Feb. 22, 2010. Rep. Pascrell, and Leonard Zax of the Hamilton Partnership spoke at the event the event.

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Rains Make Great Falls Even Greater

Early March rains and melting snow overflow the Falls.

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Heavy Rains Flood Great Falls

A video of Great Falls after 4 inches of rain fell in March.

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Great Falls still Overflowing

Less than 2 weeks or so after the 5" rainfall / deluge of NJ, the Passaic River crashes over the Paterson Falls in northern NJ. Video taken by Paul Mataxas.