The name Weehawken is generally considered to have evolved from the Algonquian languageLenape spoken by the Hackensack and Tappan. It has variously been interpreted as "maize land", "place of gulls", "rocks that look like trees", which would refer to the Palisades, atop which most of the town sits, or "at the end", among other suggested translations.
1841 map of parts of Hudson and New York Counties, and the Hudson River
In 1674, New Netherland was ceded to the British, and the town became part of the Province of East Jersey. John Luby, in 1677, acquired several parcels comprising 35 acres (140,000 m2) along the Hudson. Most habitation was along the top of the cliffs since the low-lying areas were mostly marshland. Descriptions from the period speak of the dense foliage and forests and excellent land for growing vegetables and orchard fruits. As early as 1700 there was regular, if sporadic ferry service from Weehawken. In 1752, King George II made the first official grant for ferry service, the ferry house north of Hoboken primarily used for farm produce, and likely was sold at the Greenwich Village landing that became Weehawken Street.
During the American Revolutionary War, Weehawken was used as a lookout for the patriots to check on the British, who were situated in New York and controlled the surrounding waterways. In fact, in July 1778, Lord Stirling asked Aaron Burr, in a letter written on behalf of General George Washington, to employ several persons to "go to Bergen Heights, Weehawk, Hoebuck, or any other heights thereabout to observe the motions of the enemy's shipping" and to gather any other possible intelligence. Early documented inhabitants included a Captain James Deas, whose stately residence at Deas' Point was located atop a knoll along the river.Lafayette had used the mansion as his headquarters and later Washington Irving came to gaze at Manhattan.
Not far from Deas' was a ledge 11 paces wide and 20 paces long, situated 20 feet (6.1 m) above the Hudson on the Palisades. This ledge, long gone, was the site of 18 documented duels and probably many unrecorded ones in the years 1798–1845. The most famous is the duel between General Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury, and Colonel Aaron Burr, sitting third Vice President of the United States, which took place on July 11, 1804.; this duel was re-enacted on its 200th anniversary (July 11, 2004) by descendants of Hamilton and Burr. Three years earlier, a duel was held at this spot between Philip Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton's son) and George Eacker; Phillip Hamilton, who had been defending his father's honor, suffered a fatal wound in his hip and his left arm and died two days later on November 24, 1801. In the mid-19th century, James G. King built his estate Highwood on the bluff that now bears his name, and entertained many political and artistic figures of the era, including Daniel Webster.
With the ferry, the Hackensack Plank Road (a toll road that was a main artery from Weehawken to Hackensack), and later, the West Shore Railroad, built during the early 1870s, the waterfront became a transportation hub. The wealthy built homes along the top of the New Jersey Palisades, where they might flee from the sweltering heat of New York, and breathe the fresh air of the heights. Weehawken became the playground of the rich during the middle to late 19th century. A series of wagon lifts, stairs, and even a passenger elevator designed by the same engineer as those at the Eiffel Tower (which at the time was the world's largest)  were put in place to accommodate the tourists and summer dwellers. The Eldorado Amusement Park, a pleasure garden which opened in 1891, drew massive crowds.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 1.477 square miles (3.826 km2), including 0.796 square miles (2.063 km2) of land and 0.681 square miles (1.764 km2) of water (46.10%).
As the emergent Palisades define Weehawken's natural topography, so too the Lincoln Tunnel (which cuts the town in half) looms as an inescapable man-made feature. Geographically, Weehawken has distinct neighborhoods: Downtown, the Heights, Uptown (which includes Kingswood Bluff, known as "The Bluff"), and the Waterfront, which since the 1990s has been developed for transportation, commercial, recreational and residential uses. Though some are long abandoned (e.g., Grauert Causeway), there are still several outdoor public staircases (e.g., Shippen Steps) throughout the town, and more than 15 "dead-end" streets. At its southeastern corner is Weehawken Cove which, along with the rail tracks farther inland, defines Weehawken's border with Hoboken. Its northern boundary is shared with West New York. Traversing Weehawken is Boulevard East, a scenic thoroughfare offering a sweeping vista of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. Local zoning laws prohibit the construction of high-rise buildings that would obstruct sight-lines from higher points in town. In a 1999 decision that blocked the development of a pair of waterfront towers that would have stood 160 feet (49 m), a judge cited the panoramic vistas from Weehawken as "a world-class amenity that encourages people to live, work and locate businesses in the area".
The turn of the 20th century saw the end of the large estates, casinos, hotels, and theaters as tourism gave way to subdivisions (such as Highwood Park and Clifton Park) and the construction of many of the private homes still seen in town. This coincided with the influx of the Germans, Austrians, and Swiss, who built them and the breweries and embroidery factories in nearby Union City and West New York. While remaining essentially residential, Weehawken continued to grow as Hudson County became more industrial and more populated. Shortly after the First World War, a significant contingent of Syrian immigrants from Homs (a major textile center in its own right) moved into Weehawken to take advantage of the burgeoning textile industry.
There were 5,712 households out of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.0% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the township, the population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 39.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 93.0 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $62,435 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,887) and the median family income was $90,903 (+/- $17,797). Males had a median income of $53,912 (+/- $7,426) versus $50,129 (+/- $3,238) for females. The per capita income for the township was $45,206 (+/- $5,011). About 10.1% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 20.4% of those age 65 or over.
There were 5,975 households, out of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.1% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.8% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the township the population was spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 42.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $50,196, and the median income for a family was $52,613. Males had a median income of $41,307 versus $36,063 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,269. About 9.3% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.
Weehawken, with a population density about equal to that of Jersey City, is among the most densely populated municipalities in the United States.
Formula One announced plans in 2011 to host a street race on a circuit stretching 3.2 miles (5.1 km) in Weehawken and West New York called Grand Prix of America, that was planned to have its first event in June 2013. The three-day event was anticipated to attract 100,000 people and bring in approximately $100 million in economic activity. The 2013 race was dropped from the calendar, with Formula One President and CEO Bernie Ecclestone stating that the promoters were in breach of contract and that new proposals from other parties would be welcome. The race was repeatedly added then removed from future Formula One provisional calendars, and dropped completely from the provisional calendar by 2016.
The "Horseshoe" on Shippen Street is a cobbled double hairpin street leading to Hackensack Plank Road and Shippen Street Steps, at the bottom of which is located Weehawken's original town hall, and is the home of VFW Post 1923 and the Weehawken Historical Commission.
Hackensack Number Two, a reservoir previously part of Hudson County's water system along with #1 (demolished), in the Gregory/Highpoint Historic District, is named for the river from which water was pumped into them.
The Weehawken Public Library, which built in 1904 as the home the son of William Peter Sr., wealthy brewer/beer baron of the William Peter Brewing Company, is located at 49 Hauxhurst Avenue. It opened as a library in 1942, and underwent renovations from 1997 to 1999.
The Atrium, which is home to Hudson River Performing Arts Center-sponsored events.
Reservoir Park, located at 20th to 22nd Sttreet on Palisade Avenue, opened on September 25, 2015, The passive park at the border of Union City and Weehawken, was created on the 14.4-acre (5.8 ha) site of a reservoir that had been owned by United Water but hadn't been used since 1996.
9/11 Memorial on the Hudson River Walk at Ferry Boulevard near the end of Pershing Road. It consists of two trident-shaped beams that served as supports for the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
The Alexander Hamilton Monument on Hamilton Avenue, adjacent to Hamilton Park, is the site of the second memorial to the Burr-Hamilton duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The first, on the original duel site, was constructed in 1806 by the Saint Andrew Society, of which Hamilton had been a member. A 14-foot (4.3-m) marblecenotaph, consisting of an obelisk, topped by a flaming urn and a plaque with a quote from Horace, surrounded by an iron fence, was constructed approximately where Hamilton was believed to have fallen. Duels continued to be fought at the site, and the marble was slowly vandalized and removed for souvenirs, leaving nothing remaining by 1820. The tablet itself did survive, turning up in a junk store and finding its way to the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan, where it still resides.
From 1820 to 1857, the site was marked by two stones, with the names Hamilton and Burr, placed where they were thought to have stood during the duel. When a road from Hoboken to Fort Lee was built through the site in 1858, an inscription on a boulder where a mortally wounded Hamilton was thought to have rested—one of the many pieces of graffiti left by visitors—was all that remained. No primary accounts of the duel confirm the boulder anecdote. In 1870, railroad tracks were built directly through the site, and the boulder was hauled to the top of the Palisades, where it remains today, located just off the Boulevard East. In 1894, an iron fence was built around the boulder, supplemented by a bust of Hamilton and a plaque. The bust was thrown over the cliff on October 14, 1934, by vandals, and the head was never recovered; a new bust was unveiled on July 12, 1935.
The plaque was stolen by vandals in the 1980s, and an abbreviated version of the text was inscribed on the indentation left in the boulder, which remained until the early 1990s, when a granite pedestal was added in front of the boulder, and the bust was moved to the top of the pedestal. New historical markers were added on July 11, 2004, the 200th anniversary of the duel.
Weehawken Town Hall
Weehawken operates within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under the Council-Manager form of municipal government. The governing body consists of a five-member council elected to serve four-year terms of office on a concurrent basis in non-partisan elections held in May. Two council members are elected from the township at-large and the remainder are chosen from each of three wards. The council selects a mayor from among its members in a reorganization meeting held in the first week of July after the election.
As of 2016[update], the mayor of Weehawken is Richard F. Turner (at large), who has served as mayor for 25 years and first became mayor in 1990 after Stanley Iacono didn't run for reelection. Other members of the Township Council are Carmela Silvestri-Ehret (1st Ward), Rosemary J. Lavagnino (2nd Ward), Robert J. Sosa (3rd Ward) and Robert E. Zucconi (at large), all serving terms of office expiring on June 30, 2018.
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 7,335 registered voters in Weehawken, of which 3,717 (50.7%) were registered as Democrats, 850 (11.6%) were registered as Republicans and 2,753 (37.5%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 15 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 74.7% of the vote (3,692 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 23.6% (1,169 votes), and other candidates with 1.7% (83 votes), among the 4,969 ballots cast by the township's 7,995 registered voters (25 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 62.2%. In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 72.4% of the vote (3,895 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 26.1% (1,406 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (52 votes), among the 5,381 ballots cast by the township's 8,230 registered voters, for a turnout of 65.4%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 65.0% of the vote (3,250 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 33.8% (1,688 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (26 votes), among the 4,997 ballots cast by the township's 7,293 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 68.5.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Democrat Barbara Buono received 55.5% of the vote (1,407 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 42.2% (1,070 votes), and other candidates with 2.4% (60 votes), among the 2,637 ballots cast by the township's 8,135 registered voters (100 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 32.4%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 69.9% of the vote (2,209 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 25.1% (792 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 3.8% (119 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (27 votes), among the 3,161 ballots cast by the township's 7,220 registered voters, yielding a 43.8% turnout.
Weehawken Volunteer First Aid and the Weehawken Police Department were among the many Hudson County agencies that responded to the January 2009 crash of Flight 1549, for which they received accolades from the survivors.
Emile W. Grauert (1855–1931), 1912 to April 20, 1931. He was born in 1855 in Manhattan and later worked as an architect. His mayorship was possibly split over non-consecutive terms. He died in the mayor's office on April 20, 1931, from a heart attack.
Clara E. Grauert, the 72-year-old widow of Emile W. Grauert starting in 1931 filling the office of her husband.
The entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel (Route 495) in Weehawken
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 16.08 miles (25.88 km) of roadways, of which 13.35 miles (21.48 km) were maintained by the municipality, 1.30 miles (2.09 km) by Hudson County and 1.43 miles (2.30 km) by the Port Authority of NY & NJ.
The Weehawken Sequence, an early 20th-century series of approximately 100 oil sketches by local artist John Marin, who worked in the city, is considered among, if not the first, abstract paintings done by an American artist. The sketches, which blend aspects of Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism, have been compared to the work of Jackson Pollock.
The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a world-class performing arts center on the waterfront. Since 2004, it has presented both indoor and outdoor events at Lincoln Harbor.
In popular culture
The name and the place have inspired mention in multiple works of popular culture. For example:
^Weehawken, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Accessed June 13, 2007. "A township in Hudson County, N.J., seven miles northeast of Jersy [sic] City. The name was originally an Algonquin Indian term and later changed by folk-usage to a pseudo-Dutch form. Its exact meaning is unclear, but variously translated as place of gulls,rocks that look like trees,maize land,at the end (of the Palisades) and field lying along the Hudson."
^Van Valen, James M. History of Bergen County, New Jersey, p. 86. New Jersey Publishing and Engraving Co., 1900. Accessed January 14, 2012. "For many years the farmers and others in the northern part of Bergen County reached New York by means of the Weehawken Ferry established by Samuel Bayard about the year 1700. The charter for this ferry was granted by George II in 1752 to Stephen Bayard."
^"The American Experience – The Duel – People & Events – Philip Hamilton's Duel", PBS. Accessed October 9, 2016. "When Alexander Hamilton's 19-year-old son rose to his father's defense on November 20, 1801, he took the first step of a violent process that had become an American social convention -- the duel.... The weapons chosen were pistols; the dueling site the heights of Weehawken, New Jersey, just across the Hudson from New York."
^Romano, Jay. "WEEHAWKEN JOURNAL; Group Fights to Keep 'Magical' Skyline View", The New York Times, December 30, 1990. Accessed February 9, 2015. "New York as seen from the western shore of the Hudson River is a sight that is seldom disappointing, often inspiring and on occasion nothing short of breathtaking. So for 20 years, a group of citizens from this compact, proud community have fought to preserve as much of that view as possible."
^McFadden, Robert D. "Weehawken's Panoramic Skyline View Wins Protection", The New York Times, March 20, 1999. Accessed February 9, 2015. "But a New Jersey judge, calling the view a magnificent natural resource that is entitled to state protection, has ruled that a developer should not be allowed to construct two sprawling, 160-foot office and retail towers on the Weehawken waterfront that would obstruct the spectacular prospect. 'The views in question are a world-class amenity that encourages people to live, work and locate businesses in the area,' the jurist, Administrative Law Judge Richard McGill, said in a 166-page decision recommending that the State Commissioner of Environmental Protection deny permits for the project to the developer, Hartz Mountain Industries."
^ abSmith, Ray (March 11, 2012). "The State of Main Street". The Hudson Reporter: Progress Report. pp. 4 and 11.
^Staff. "New Jersey Grand Prix organizers in breach of contract says Ecclestone", Autoweek, December 23, 2013. Accessed March 6, 2018. "Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that the organizers of the proposed Grand Prix in New Jersey are in breach of their race contract and have not paid him since signing the agreement in 2011. Speaking to Autoweek over lunch in London, Ecclestone also said that several groups are considering whether to take over the race from the current management to ensure that it goes ahead.The race, known as the Grand Prix of America, is planned to run on 3.2-miles of public roads in Port Imperial, a district in the New Jersey towns of West New York and Weehawken."
^Sherman, Lauren. Weehawken, p. 20. Arcadia Publishing, 2009. ISBN9780738562681. Accessed June 27, 2017. "Hackensack Plank Road, one of the earliest roads from Colonial times, was laid out in 1718. The old plank road, also known as the Hackensack or Bergen Turnpike and built with a surface of plank decking, took travelers from Hoboken up through Weehawken, North Bergen, and on to Hackensack."
^Hudson County Parks, Visit Hudson. Accessed October 23, 2015. "Hackensack Number Two, the other remaining reservoir in Weehawken Heights, is now accessible to the public as open space."
^DePalma, Anthony. "River City is Planned for Jersey", The New York Times, July 7, 1987. Accessed June 27, 2017. "The narrow stretch of land, barren but for a ferry slip, a marina, the ventilation shafts of the Lincoln Tunnel and an old shipping company building used as Arcorp's offices, is roughly opposite the area from 50th Street to 34th Street in Manhattan."
^Grand Opening of Union City / Weehawken Reservoir Park, City of Union City. Accessed August 14, 2016. "Please join us on Friday, September 25, 2015 for a Block Party from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening of the Union City / Weehawken Reservoir Park with rides, hot dogs and music. The park is located at 20th to 22nd Palisade Avenue."
^Zeitlinger, Ron. "Weehawken voters give Mayor Turner, council 4 more years", The Jersey Journal, May 13, 2014. Accessed July 9, 2014. "Running uncontested, Turner received 1,749 votes. Also uncontested was At-large Councilman Robert E. Zucconi who received 1,427 and 1st Ward Councilwoman Carmela Silvestri-Ehret who received 441 votes. In Ward 2 Councilwoman Rosemary J. Lavagnino received 520 votes to defeated Weehawken Police Lt. Richard DeCosmis II who received 209 votes, and in the 3rd Ward Councilman Robert Sosa received 485 votes to beat Joseph Mendez, a former township Parking Authority night supervisor, who received 94 votes.... After the election, the five city council members choose a mayor from among themselves and serve 4-year terms. Turner was elected as an at-large candidate."
^Weehawken History, 1932, via USGenWeb Archives. Accessed December 29, 2016. "To no man of that period belonged greater credit for the building up of our Township than to Simon Kelly, who reigned as the big boss of Weehawken from 1871 to 1900."
^Green, Jennie. "Not Too Fancy, Except for the Views". The New York Times. January 23, 2005. Accessed July 8, 2011. "According to Mr. McLellan, the school superintendent, small schools and class sizes are the key to success. Weehawken High School, which encompasses Grades 7 through 12, offers more advanced-placement courses than any other school in the state, he said, while 85 to 90 percent of the students are college bound. Moreover, state testing at Grades 4, 8, and 11 have placed Weehawken students in the top 10 percent statewide."
^Hyman, Dylan. "Burr-Hamilton Duel: A look back", KCRA-TV, July 11, 2017. Accessed December 10, 2017. "It was 213 years ago that longtime rivals Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton met for the final time in Weehawken, New Jersey for a duel that would go in the history books, and eventually make its way to the Broadway stage.... Dramatized in the song "The World Was Wide Enough" from the 'Hamilton' musical, Burr sings about becoming a villain in Hamilton's history. Following the duel, Burr's political reputation never recovered."
^Kirk, Edward J. Weehawken History, 1932, Hudson County Archives Society, October 16, 1932. Accessed June 15, 2017. "The First Citizen of Weehawken.... That is what they say of him who seems to have been the first and for some time apparently the only citizen of Weehawken, Maryn Adriaensen."
^Zeitlinger, Ron. "Weehawken teen who climbed 1 WTC charged with climbing historic water tower, source says", The Jersey Journal, September 22, 2014. Accessed June 27, 2017. "The Weehawken teen who slipped past security and climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center earlier this year has been arrested in his home town for trying to scale another building, a source told The Jersey Journal. Justin Casquejo, the 16-year-old who caused a national stir – and a security embarrassment – when he posted pictures online from the top of the WTC building while it was still under construction in March, tried to climb the historic Weehawken water tower, a 175-foot-brick structure on Park Avenue on Sept. 17, a source with knowledge of his arrest said."
^Levine, Daniel Rome. "Triunfador Franck de Las Mercedes", ABC News, August 16, 2007. Accessed August 18, 2008. "Standing in the middle of his one-bedroom loft apartment in an industrial part of Weehawken, N.J., the 34-year-old abstract painter covers a small brown cardboard box in white acrylic paint and then carefully drips red and hot pink paint on it."
^Bayot, Jennifer. "John Diebold, 79, a Visionary of the Computer Age, Dies", The New York Times, December 27, 2005. Accessed December 20, 2017. "John Theurer Diebold (he later dropped the middle name) was born on June 8, 1926, in Weehawken, N.J., and received a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College and a master's degree from Harvard Business School."
^Knuth, Don. "Oral History of Edward Feigenbaum, Computer History Museum, 2007. Accessed October 23, 2015. "I was born in Weehawken, New Jersey, which is a town on the Palisades opposite New York. In fact, it's the place where the Lincoln Tunnel dives under the water and comes up in New York. Then my parents moved up the Palisades four miles to a town called North Bergen, and there I lived until I was 16 and went off to Carnegie Tech."
^Bio, Lost Ceilings: poet, writer, performer & artist Janet Hamill. Accessed October 23, 2015. "Janet Hamill was born in Jersey City, NJ. For her first five years, she gazed across the Hudson from the Palisades in Weehawken before her family moved to New Milford in Bergen County."
^ abFriedwald, Will. "The Ballad of a Jazz Royal", The Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2011. Accessed July 9, 2014. "Finally, in 1958, the baroness moved to a mansion in Weehawken, N.J., which became what might have been the metropolitan area's greatest jazz salon ever. Monk, Barry Harris and other greats lived there for long periods, and more incredible music was heard there than in most concert halls."
^Watrous, Peter. "Be-Bop's Generous Romantic", The New York Times, May 28, 1994. Accessed January 14, 2012. "Mr. Harris moved to New York in the early 1960's and became friends with Thelonious Monk and Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter, Mr. Monk's patron. Eventually, Mr. Harris moved to her estate in Weehawken, N.J., where he still lives."
^ abThelpnious Junior biography, Jazz (TV series). Accessed July 8, 2011. "He made three final performances with an orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and appeared with a quartet at the Newport Jazz Festival New York in 1975 and in 1976, but otherwise spent his final years in seclusion in Weehawken, New Jersey, at the home of the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter, his lifelong friend and patron."
^"Out of the Dark Room", Time, March 16, 1962. Accessed June 13, 2007. "In many ways, it took Marin 40 years to find himself. Raised by two maiden aunts in Weehawken. N.J. (his mother died nine days after his birth), he attended Stevens Institute of Technology for a year, drifted from job to job, spent six frustrating years trying to turn himself into an architect."
^Staff. "B-52s 'Party' lands close to hometown", The Record (Bergen County), August 15, 2009. Accessed January 14, 2012. "But Athens is a university town – cosmopolitan – with transplants from all over. Which is how Pierson (Weehawken-born, Rutherford-raised) and Schneider (Newark and Long Branch) came to be in the area, ready to join forces with several local musicians to create New Wave's quirkiest party band."
^Henry Reuterdahl, Arlington National Cemetery. Accessed October 23, 2015. "Lieutenant Commander Henry Reuterdahl, United States naval Reserve Force, well-known naval artist and marine colorist, died at the St. Elizabeth's Government Hospital for the Insane on Sunday night and was buried privately today in Arlington National Cemetery, where repose many of the American Navy officers with whom he was intimately associated.... His home was in Weehawken, New Jersey from about 1899–1925."
^Staff. "Theodore Seltzer Is Dead at 86; Manufactured Baume Ben-Gay", The New York Times, January 2, 1957. Accessed July 9, 2014. "Theodore Seltzer, president of Bengue, Inc., 2023 Kerrigan Avenue, Union City, N.J., manufacturers of a medicinal ointment, Baume Ben-Gay, and other products, died Monday in French Hospital after a long illness. He was 86 years old and lived at 55 King Avenue, Weehawken, N.J."
^Hendrix, Grady. "The Cartoonist Who Crashed the Party", The New York Sun, September 1, 2006. Accessed June 13, 2007. "Tashlin, a native of Weehawken, N.J., got his start animating "Looney Tunes" in the early 1940s before becoming the go-to guy for comedy as one of the few directors to successfully make the transition from animation to live-action, shaping star vehicles for one outsized celeb after another: Bob Hope, Jayne Mansfield and, most famously, Jerry Lewis."
^Wolf, Jaime. "What A Design Guru Really Does", The New York Times, December 1, 2002. Accessed October 23, 2015. "Or the house in Weehawken that Walrod wants to save, which wasn't only designed by a close associate of Walter Gropius's but was also originally commissioned by Josef von Sternberg, later sold to an eccentric baroness who was famous for supporting jazz musicians like Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk and was ultimately, it turns out, the place where Monk died."
^Staff. "Grant Wright, 70, Dies In East of Pneumonia", Peoria Star, October 21, 1935. Accessed August 11, 2014. "Grant Wright aged 70, one of the leading landscape painters in the country, and known to practically every older resident of Peoria, died yesterday morning at the North Hudson Hospital at Union City, N.J., following a short illness. Death was caused by pneumonia. He was admitted to the hospital Saturday night, being taken from his home, 327 Park Avenue, Weehawken, N.J."