Archive for March, 2016

A Frolic Through the Parks, Parking Lots and Ruins of Paterson, NJ

March 31st, 2016 by chocko

Despite being in the news a couple months ago for violating safety violations and getting shut down, Paterson’s Art Factory, an art venue housed in a monstrous 19th century industrial complex, remains standing. Mr. C and Chocko rolled up to the parking lot and walked around on the cobblestones to take pics of the street […]

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Hip Hop 4 Flint at SOB’s New York City (pics and videos)

March 30th, 2016 by chocko

Frank Knight at SOBs (photos by chocko) All Elements, Big Jeff Ent., and Castro Co. in collaboration with Queen Yonsada and the Justice League NYC combined their efforts to put on a great hip hop show recently at SOB’s to benefit and shed some light on the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Proceeds from […]

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Marcia Marcia Marshes! – Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus – NJ Meadowlands

March 12th, 2016 by Mr. C

———————————————————————————————————————- Surely you must be thinking that Planet Chocko has turned into a tree hugging – all out nature blog. Not really, we’re just sharing some local trails, parks, & marshes that we come across which we feel are well worth a visit. A day spent outdoors at a park – navigating, exploring, learning, & […]

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The Evil Clown of Middletown

March 9th, 2016 by Mr. C

(Spirits Unlimited {Circus Liquors} – 835 State Route 35 Middletown,NJ) This 30 foot sinister looking clown has been at this location on Rt. 35 in Middletown, NJ since 1956 advertising the local FOOD CIRCUS supermarket (predecessor to the FoodTown supermarket chains). This Food Circus market has been closed for 25+ years and a Spirits Unlimited/Circus […]

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New Jersey Meadowlands – Richard Dekorte Park

March 7th, 2016 by Mr. C

The Richard W. Dekorte Park in Lyndhurst, NJ – about 10 miles west of NYC and just a hop, skip, & jump away from the Meadowlands Sports Complex which includes Metlife Stadium (formerly Giant Stadium) is a wetland oasis of refuge and habitat for nesting/migrant aquatic animals and birds. The park provides a wonderful resource […]

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Hiking the Hudson Valley – Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary

March 3rd, 2016 by Mr. C

Where do you go for a casual nature hike if you want to visit a scenic yet very unique destination while strapped for time & energy? I’d say go to Constitution Marsh in Garrison, NY. It’s about 50 miles north of NYC close to the Bear Mountain area in the lower Hudson Valley. The hike […]

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