Due to popular demand, Dan Lane and I are once again producing a calendar for our friends here. This year the theme is the Newark City Subway, which all of us Roseville people used at one time or another. With the generous help of the New Jersey Collection of the Newark Public Library, we've assembled a pretty good selection of NCS photos, from 1935 on, and they will be ready to mail by the first week of December. Of course, they make perfect Christmas gifts for our out-of-town friends and relations. They will still be only $10 plus $1 shipping each (First Class). We're making a very limited number, and profits will go to maintain this website. So send your order to:
694 Forest St.
Kearny, NJ 07032
Thanks go to Dan for his great work on this and past projects, thanks to Craig Smith for suggesting the NCS theme, and thanks to all of you for your friendship and support of this website.
John F. Crowley
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Great job John and Dan! Pat and I will take 2 calendars. Strange as it may seem, I do not recall ever taking the Newark City Subway. I always took the buses. I'll have to get down there and do the circuit soon. Thanks again to you both for your hard work. Bob
Dan brought a sample calendar to First Friday and I must say it looked excellent. You did your usual fine job, Dan. There may be some left over to bring to the Christmas party, but the mail orders will go out first. The address is up there somewhere.
By the way, if you haven't already, check out that City Subway ride on another thread. What a blast!
Thanks again to all who have sent orders by snail-mail....please be advised that I have not yet cashed anyones check. I was going to wait until I mailed your order before doing so, which hopefully will be the first week of December.
I have received an e-mail from a concerned party because the check did not show up on her statement.
CHECKS CASHED TODAY! Whew! You'd think I didn't need the money....too many projects at one time to get to the bank but today I had an epidural on my lower back and a day off and made it....HIGH AS A KITE but I made it.
Craig....I received your mail and the calendars have been mailed as directed. ALL calendars have been mailed to everyone who placed an order. If you ordered more than one, they will be delivered in separate envelopes. (Multiples do not fit well in one envelope.)
I do have several left overs in the event anyone would like to order another.
My next project is a series of postcards featuring selected photos from Roseville and maybe Newark in general. If you have a photo you'd like included in this project e-mail me and I'll give you instructions for scanning and pre-prep.
Dan, Pat had a great idea to send calendars as Christmas and New Year's gifts to family and friends who are from Newark and the Roseville area. We did that yesterday. I'll be in touch today to order some more. Great Job, Bob
Good idea, Bob. I'm sending one to Art Fonden, who's out in California. He has a few memories about the subway, I happen to know. One night when we were about 17 he and some other guys in our mob (I was moping in Linden that night) were walking back from some party near Rutgers and were chased into the Warren Street subway station by a gang of, um, roving youths. A particularly nasty fight ensued, during which the action moved partly up the tunnel. Long story short, Art's throat was cut (and a few of the opposing team were given painful mementos of the occasion). What broke up the fracas was the approach of a subway car around the bend. At the moment Art was knocked out and lying on the tracks, but he had an angel that night in the person of Brendan Kildunne, who pulled him off the track and back onto the platform in the nick of time. Luckily they got Art to the ER, and he was fixed up good as new. So perhaps a calendar will evoke that wonderful memory.
I just received mine and all I can say is wow! If you have one, I urge you to take the time to read it, cover to cover, to truly appreciate just how well done it is. Right down to all the little graphics, and just very well though out. Kudos to John, and Dan, and if to be an annual event, this one will be very hard to top. Four of mine went as Christmas gifts and the feedback has been great. They have evoked some very special memories, from some very special people, and at the perfect time of year. Thanks from a family, who's roots have lived in Newark since 1790.
Hi Dan: I did not receive my calendar, but I moved that might have been the problem, my new address is 128G Manchester Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, if I you got it back, I will send you more money to make up for the extra postage. Thank you, Judie
Hi Dan: It was fantastic, just like the first one, I would order one of these calendars every year, they are just that good and plus it brings back so many memories of Newark, thank you again for doing them. Judie
I just wanted to pass this along, and from a gift recipient of the calender. Joe is a family member and the guy who filmed “7 City Subway” from a past thread. Not from Roseville, but close enough that you may have faced off on a ball field. His sister is Rosanne Salvatoriello and she, in fact, crashed the SRL reunion and once told me that Martha Cook, and her friends, once tied her to a bed to see if she could talk without moving. Joe is sending a disc of “7 City Subway” and some other Newark stuff, and I will be happy to copy it for anyone who would like one. Here's what he had to say.
i got the calender, very nice job! the photos were beautiful, vintage photos of the system and excellent quality too.
the calender is a keepsake and something that will stay in my collection. by the way, how did you come to select the newark city subway as your calender motif?
everyone here is ok, although the folks are slowing down to a snails pace and need looking after with their health problems. but they are here and still fairly active thank God.
i have a disc to mail you of the Newark items. i needed a name for the title and called it "Newark Stuff" before i even knew that was the name of the roseville website, correct?
please resend your address and hopefully i will have it mailed saturday.
Thank you for the link to youtube. I enjoyed taking the Subway ride the way I did many years ago with my Mom. Brought back great memories - going downtown shopping or visiting my Grandmother downneck. Made me smile!
In a follow up note, and responding to some questions, Joe told me.
i did most of the filming on sundays, and generally they ran only a few cars, so it was easy to "wait" for number 26 to come around again if the car number would be in the shot. i recall being mindful to keep the number constant if possible.
Todd came with me only one day to do his "acting". since he is cut into the whole film, one would think he was there "all" the time.
did i tell you that i had alternate sound for the film composed of all duke ellington cuts? eventually i used only one cut of his, "lickies tricks", for the very beginning where Todd is waiting for the trolley. i also recorded 90 minutes of live sound inside and out of the trolley at various stops for the film, but did not use it. perhaps i will try adding the sound effects to embellish the film at a later time.
my only regret is that i had to work with crappy 8mm film, and the camera had a lens that was difficult to work with, and although expensive, not quite as sharp as i would like. imagine if i had digital video in those days!