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Offline sonoftheshiek

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MEMORIES OF THE ICEHOUSE GANG
« on: April 06, 2007, 10:57:03 PM »
hi i'm new to this board. my name is joe vasile. my father also joe vasile grew up in hackensack. he LOVED HIS HOMETOWN.He passed away on feb. 6, 2007. he lived at 357 hudson st. his mother and father were sam and tessie. he was a member of the old "icehouse gang", of which he fondly told stories. in his teen years he was known by the nickname"the shiek". he hung out at the charcoal corners and bowler city. worked at the goldberg slipper factory and brunig paper mill..he spoke of cruising the drag in the 50's in his ford with dual del-tone mufflers...... he mentioned names like: kenneth raub, timmy witch, junie cafone, jack de salvo, nunzio ?,to name a few. he told of an old black man named sam horn who lived in a shed in the railroad yard. does anyone remember my dad.



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Re: MEMORIES OF THE ICEHOUSE GANG
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 10:20:43 AM »
Why did they call it the "icehouse gang"? There was an ice-house by the river at one point, but I'm not sure it was there in the 50's.

This sounds like it could be a movie.  I hope someone remembers.

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Re: MEMORIES OF THE ICEHOUSE GANG
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 08:45:04 PM »
it was there in the 40's. it was their 'hangout' on and off for a long while.

 

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