The Ironbound Through My Father’s Eyes
BicycleMark — who recently covered the St. James Hospital closure — has podcasted an interview with his father about coming to Newark as a child. Great insight into the history of the Ironbound.
Before the Portuguese came to the Ironbound, before the uprisings of 1967, and before the manufacturing industry moved south, my father made a life for himself in Newark. In another of a series of podcasts that focus on my family, and the history they have lived through, this program focuses on the Ironbound through the eyes of a longtime educator and civic leader — my dad.[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/bicyclemark/bm274_080818.mp3%5D