We’ve blogged about Hinchliffe Stadium before when it was added to the list of Endangered Architectural Structures and when U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell was applying for grant money to do a study necessary to get the stadium on the National Historic Landmark list.
Channel Thirteen has just posted a video interview with Brian LoPinto who is the founder of the Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium. The video is one of a series of videos called The City Concealed. The rest of the videos will focus on historical locations around New York City that are either off-limits to the general public, or are otherwise difficult or impossible to see. Hinchliffe is one that focuses on New Jersey since we’re integral in some of New York’s sporting history.
Destinations of the nine upcoming episodes include New York’s last Greek Synagogue in the LES; the decommissioned Ridgewood Reservoir; the abandoned Ft. Tilden in The Rockaways; the closed-off High Bridge, plus a few more.
You may remember from our past articles that Hinchliffe was home to many Negro League teams and is one of only three stadiums still in existence that held Negro League games. Beyond those storied games, Hinchliffe has also held innumerable State Playoff games for high school sports, as well as boxing events and pro football games back when Paterson had three pro football teams.
Hear more about how Hinchliffe served as the stage for many of Paterson’s finest moments in The City Concealed; Hinchliffe Stadium | thirteen.org.
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