Rob Corbo

When "On the Waterfront" was filmed in Hoboken in 1956, the town was still a viable New Jersey manufacturing center and port filled with attached, turn-of-the-century single-family brick and brownstone homes. During the '60s, the factories moved out of town, the port became obsolete, and many of these homes were converted into boarding houses.

Thanks to its proximity to New York, though, Hoboken has been transformed over the past 35 years, and most of those shabby apartments have been reconverted into single-family residences. During the recent recession, building activity in Hoboken barely missed a beat - a good thing for our remodeling company, since that's where we do a lot of our...

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