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All that's left of a landmark

It was a sad occasion, but kind of cool to watch at the same time. Yesterday they demolished Hoboken's landmark Clam Broth House, many months after a partial collapse of the building left engineers to conclude that it had to be torn down. Unfortunately most of the exciting bits were over by the time I had got my camera.

Fast-Cookin' Ali, a local merchant, remembers 35 years ago, when he and the Clam Broth House were the only options for grub in that part of town. Now, of course, there are a jillion bars and restaurants on every corner. It won't be the same, though, without this one.


Damn shame.

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