Downtown Jersey City’s Italian Village 1973

If you know anything about Downtown Jersey City, you know that it has changed dramatically in the last 4 decades. Gone are the broken down piers that once faced New York City, making way for tall residental and commerical buildings with the influence of developers like Donald Trump and Simon LeFrak, the Siverman Brothers; and others.
The footage you are about to see reflects the old Jersey City from the 1970s.
In particular, the Village Section which was primarily made up of Italian Americans.

We don’t know who to credit for this film but it is a wonderful look at a Jersey City long gone and we are happy it was taken.

Pay close attention to the camera angle as the camera pulls close ups on building being offered for sale at the time.
Enjoy and The River View Team thanks the person or persons who took this film.