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The Friendly Stranger’s Chemical Delight

Lunch hour for the night crew at White Rose Frozen Foods (just outside of the Jersey side of the Holland Tunnel) was midnight to 1:10AM. Some guys’d run across the street to the diner or Arby’s, others would bring something … Continue reading

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Deadlier than the male?

The wife of a truck driver at White Rose Frozen food — where Don Nagle, karate expert and Jersey City Police officer had a part-time job — drank in my father’s tavern on Henderson St. and in the bar down … Continue reading

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The Friendly Stranger and the Electric Coffee

The Friendly Stranger – former bodybuilder, former mental patient and Tae Kwon Do black belt – spent summer Sundays in Central Park. Wandering off the path a bit, he stretched out on the grass. Using his back pack for a … Continue reading

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Karate expert and Jersey City Police Oficer, Don Nagle

Around thirty years ago, two students from Jersey City State would regularly stop at the Astor after classes. Between 3PM and 5PM, the place was very quiet — unlike the boisterous student hangouts. The college kids would get a pitcher … Continue reading

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