Some info about Frank Sinatra’s Hometown

A marker at the site of Frank Sinatra's birthplace

A marker at the site of Frank Sinatra's birthplace

A lot of people know that Frank Sinatra started out life in Hoboken New Jersey.  But you may not know a lot about the place.  So here’s some info from WordPress and a Frank Sinatra Tribute Show.  Hoboken, a pretty small city of about 40,000 people today, is really like a part of the New York metropolitan area, located right across the Hudson River.  In Sinatra’s time, it was heavily Irish, Italian and German, and it was once known as the city with a bar on every corner.  Although the house where the Sinatras lived is no longer there, a special sidewalk marker, like a Hollywood walk of fame star, is there as a tribute, and serves as a memorial for visitors to view. 

Frank Sinatra may be the town’s most famous citizen, but there have been several other notable Hoboken residents, including baseball’s A-Rod – Alex Rodriguez, actor Joe Pantoliano of  The Sopranos, singer Pia Zadora, Watergate figure G. Gordon Liddy, and the current governor of New Jersey, Jon Corzine.

And Hoboken has some other distinctions.  For one, it is said to be the location of the first game of Baseball.   It’s believed that the first Oreo cookie was sold in Hoboken.  And Hoboken’s Automatic Hook & Eye Co. says this city can also claim the honor of being the site of the invention of the most important part of our clothing – the zipper.

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