Old Ancient Truck Stop in Manhattan

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  1. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    There's a couple spots across the river from manhattan in Kearny NJ.
    Truck Stop Diner 1 Hackensack Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032 (973) 344-4098 Google Maps
     
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  2. IH Truck Guy

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    The old philly truckstop...
    The women's bathroom was upstairs by the brokers offices..
    Which was fenced off on weekends. Lol
    1983 brought my girlfriend on a trip and got there Sunday morning for a Sunday night delivery...
    Never knew the bathroom situation till then....lmao
    And I still hear about it to this day.
     
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  3. rabbiporkchop

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    I slept there once in 2005 when I had to deliver to the Philly produce market the next day.
     
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  4. buzzarddriver

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    And when the Eagles had a home game, they would try to run all the trucks off so they could use it for Paid parking for the game.
     
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  5. JolliRoger

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    I believe the place you are remembering was Tooley's Truck Terminal in Jersey City, NJ. Two story brick,
    pumps out front. parked on both side/ends of building. Google: Tooley's Truck Terminal, Jersey City, NJ.

    You will get two postcard offers from E bay in the first 3 hits. The pic on the cards it as it was in 1956/57.
    Was off 1,9. and 47, near the Holland Tunnel entrance with the Skyway's supports in background.
    Can elaborate some interesting info about being there and what trucking was like back then.
     
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  6. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    I should add to this thread:
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    STAY OFF THE PARKWAYS!!

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    The sign is a lie, it's no truckstop. But this dinner DOES exist. It's near the terminals in Brooklyn.
     
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  7. Infosaur

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    Probably explains why I couldn't find it on my map.
     
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  8. booley

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    The company I worked for back then gave one of these to a jobsite foreman. He'd carry it in a holster strapped to his leg and could whip that thing up to his ear faster than a cowboy drawin' his 6 shooter. Company took it away after he ran up $700 worth of calls in a month...
     
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  9. Infosaur

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    Of course, in those days that would only be 50 calls.

    Dad had one that was trunk mounted and had a handset between the seats. About the size of a car battery.
     
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