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Also, Clockers, a book by Richard Price and movie by Spike Lee (who moves location to Brooklyn); Five Finger Discount by Helene Stepinski (which is a riotous memoire); Mysteries of My Father (another funny but touching and evocative memoir) by Thomas Fleming; Powerticians by Francis X. Smith which was printed by a Vanity Press but is a fantastic read.

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And isn't John Sayles City of Hope suppossed to loosely inspired by Jersey City?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Hope_(film)

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In Joseph O'Neill's Netherland, the main character Hans spends some time in Jersey City.

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Oh, thanks for reminding me about the Wallace Stevens poem!

Another mention for JC, is in Will Cather's short novel, My Mortal Enemeny. Myra and her husband Oswald return to their fictional hometown of Parthia, Illinois, to visit their relatives. Nellie and Aunt Lydia then leave to spend the Christmas holiday in New York City with them. They live on Madison Square. If I recall correctly, there are two scenes at the old Railroad Station (now in Liberty State Park). Cather is very descriptive about the station in the snow.

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new jersey noir is a series of short stories, edited by Joyce Carol Oates all set in NJ. A Bag for Nicolas, by Hirsh Sawhney is set in Jersey City.

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A large chunk of action in Dave White's "Witness to Death" thriller takes place in post 9/11 Jersey City.

The thriller itself is only so-so, but you'll get a kick out of all the JC references in this free Kindle download.

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The narrator in Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener "crossed over to Jersey City and Hoboken"

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Several of Richard Price's novels are set in the bleak, crime-ridden fictional city of Dempsey, New Jersey. Located between the Holland Tunnel and Newark, Dempsey is obviously Jersey City at its darkest.

There's a great, spooky scene in CLOCKERS in an abandoned hospital reminiscent of the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital. Newport Mall shows up in SAMARITAN, whose the main character lives a relatively upscale existence (for a Price novel) in Port Liberte.

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Ghost Dog
great film, great soundtrack, great Jersey City locations (#1 chinese restaurant on west side avenue, lafayette park, ocean avenue, heights liquor store, rooftop overlooking west NJ), starring Forest Whitaker

From IMDB: In Jersey City, an African American hit man follows "Hagakure: The Way of the Samurai." He lives alone, in simplicity with homing pigeons for company, calling himself Ghost Dog. His master, who saved his life eight years ago, is part of the local mob. When the boss' daughter witnesses one of Ghost Dog's hits, he becomes expendable. The first victims are his birds, and in response, Ghost Dog goes right at his attackers but does not want to harm his master or the young woman. On occasion, he talks with his best friend, a French-speaking Haitian who sells ice cream in the park, and with a child with whom he discusses books. Can he stay true to his code? And if he does, what is his fate?

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It was mentioned in 30 rock, season 6, episode 2.

Jack Donaghy says to Liz, regarding her new boyfriend: " where does he live? how bad can it be? .... with his parents? Jersey City?... Brooklyn?"

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In The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway makes a reference to dating a girl who lived in Jersey City.


A JC mention in a book named The Great Gatsby ? Big deal this is where you want to see a JC mention ….

The Honeymooners

Episode: Lawsuit

Ralph broke his leg in a bus accident and now he wants to break the bank at the bus company by suing it for ten thousand dollars. According to Ralph, the accident occurred because of company negligence: the windshield wipers on his bus didn't work and he smashed his bus into a tree because he couldn't see in the rain. Ralph doesn't care that suing the company may cost him his job because he has other plans anyway—when he gets the money from the lawsuit he's going to buy a grocery store in Jersey City.


(Calm down! …don’t start any Ralph Kramden is going to open up a Whole Foods in DTJC rumors. As usual Ralph’s plan back fired.)


C-town's origin story.

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In The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway makes a reference to dating a girl who lived in Jersey City.


A JC mention in a book named The Great Gatsby ? Big deal this is where you want to see a JC mention ….

The Honeymooners

Episode: Lawsuit

Ralph broke his leg in a bus accident and now he wants to break the bank at the bus company by suing it for ten thousand dollars. According to Ralph, the accident occurred because of company negligence: the windshield wipers on his bus didn't work and he smashed his bus into a tree because he couldn't see in the rain. Ralph doesn't care that suing the company may cost him his job because he has other plans anyway—when he gets the money from the lawsuit he's going to buy a grocery store in Jersey City.


(Calm down! …don’t start any Ralph Kramden is going to open up a Whole Foods in DTJC rumors. As usual Ralph’s plan back fired.)

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Richard Katz in Jonathan Franzen's Freedom ends up living in a Jersey City apartment for a number of years and Patty lives with him there for a short period after Walter kicks her out of the house.

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In The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway makes a reference to dating a girl who lived in Jersey City.

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Poem by Wallace Stevens, "perhaps the greatest American poet of the 20th century."


Loneliness in Jersey City

The deer and the dachsund are one.
Well, the gods grow out of the weather.
The people grow out of the weather;
The gods grow out of the people.
Encore, encore, encore les dieux. . .

The distance between the dark steeple
And cobble ten thousand and three
Is more than seven-foot inchworm
Could measure by moonlight in June.

Kiss, cats: for the deer and the dachsund
Are one. My window is twenty-nine three
And plenty of window for me.
The steeples are empty and so are the people,
There's nothing whatever to see
Except Polacks that pass in their motors
And play concertinas all night.
They think that things are all right,
Since the deer and the dachsund are one.

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The family in Portnoy's Complaint lives in Jersey City.

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And here are a couple more…..enjoy!
(didn’t verify them but looks good)

http://movie.subtitlr.com/main/search ... 2jersey+city%22&sa=Search

if the above link doesn’t work type in this site….

http://movie.subtitlr.com/

and search on “jersey city"

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One of my favorite movie’s…..

Kelly's Heroes

General Colt - "Where are you from sergeant?"
Bellamy - (with sarcasm) "Jersey City."
Cpt. Maitland - "Stand up straight when the General speaks to you."
General Colt - "Well don't you feel bad about it, you're a hell of a soldier and I just want to shake your hand. All America is real proud of you today."

even found the sound bite…

http://www.the-ocean.com/kelly/sounds/general3.wav

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Clive Cussler's The Wrecker.

Jim Murray's Tunnels.

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In Jonathan Franzen's 2010 novel "Freedom," the character Richard Katz moves to Jersey City, and the main character Patty spends time there as well.

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Theodore Dreiser - St Columba and the River. A short story about building the PATH tunnels.

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Five Finger Discount was written by a woman growing up in JC. Not well know, but JC nonetheless.

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There's threads here on film and another about music JC related, don't think there's a literature one.

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I was reading Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days (it was a free Kindle download, so I decided to give it a read again), and Jersey City gets a mention in the book as a site for a NYC ferry terminal. I guess things have not changed much since 1873...

Are there any other well-known books or movies in which Jersey City gets mentioned by name?

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