Cliffside Park, New Jersey
|Cliffside Park, New Jersey|
|Borough of Cliffside Park|
Trinity Episcopal Church
|Motto: "On Top of the Palisades"|
Map highlighting Cliffside Park's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Cliffside Park, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||January 15, 1895|
|Named for||"Park by the Cliffs"|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Thomas Calabrese (D, term ends December 31, 2019)|
|• Administrator||Joseph Rutch|
|• Clerk||Sercan Zoklu|
|• Total||2.493 km2 (0.963 sq mi)|
|• Land||2.493 km2 (0.963 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.000 km2 (0.000 sq mi) 0.00%|
|Area rank||506th of 566 in state
67th of 70 in county
|Elevation||77 m (253 ft)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2015)||24,857|
|• Rank||104th of 566 in state
12th of 70 in county
|• Density||9,469.2/km2 (24,508.7/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||5th of 566 in state
1st of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885187|
Cliffside Park is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 23,594, reflecting an increase of 587 (+2.6%) from the 23,007 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,614 (+12.8%) from the 20,393 counted in the 1990 Census.
Cliffside Park was formed based on the results of a referendum held on January 15, 1895, from portions of Ridgefield Township. The borough was formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, as of one two boroughs created in 1895 after 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone. The borough was named for its location as a "Park by the Cliffs".
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg resided in the borough until his death in 2013. Cliffside Park was home to the former Palisades Amusement Park, part of which was located in adjoining Fort Lee. The 38-acre (15 ha) park operated from 1898 until 1971, remaining one of the most-visited amusement parks in the country until its closure, after which the rides and attractions were removed and the site replaced by high-rise apartment buildings.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Government
- 4 Education
- 5 Transportation
- 6 Popular culture
- 7 Notable people
- 8 Sources
- 9 References
- 10 External links
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.963 square mile (2.493 km2), all of which was land. Located atop the Hudson Palisades, Anderson Avenue and Palisade Avenue are the town's major north-south thoroughfares, the latter offering views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline.
The 2010 United States Census counted 23,594 people, 9,948 households, and 6,178 families residing in the borough. The population density was 24,508.7 per square mile (9,462.9/km2). The borough contained 10,665 housing units at an average density of 11,078.5 per square mile (4,277.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 70.11% (16,541) White, 3.29% (776) Black or African American, 0.32% (75) Native American, 13.78% (3,252) Asian, 0.05% (11) Pacific Islander, 8.65% (2,042) from other races, and 3.80% (897) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 28.41% (6,704) of the population.
Out of a total of 9,948 households, 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the borough, 17.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.5 years. For every 100 females the census counted 93.4 males, but for 100 females at least 18 years old, it was 91.6 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $67,856 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,782) and the median family income was $80,856 (+/- $5,828). Males had a median income of $53,529 (+/- $4,598) versus $52,134 (+/- $5,805) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,157 (+/- $2,000). About 7.3% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 23,007 people, 10,027 households, and 6,036 families residing in the borough. The population density was 23,847.7 people per square mile (9,253.2/km2). There were 10,375 housing units at an average density of 10,754.1 per square mile (4,172.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.85% White, 1.83% African American, 0.25% Native American, 12.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.97% from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.16% of the population.
As of the 2000 Census, 3.6% of Cliffside Park's residents identified themselves as being of Armenian American ancestry. This was the highest percentage in New Jersey, and the seventh-highest percentage of Armenian American people in any place in the United States with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry. Additionally, according to the 2000 Census, 1.3% of Cliffside Park identified themselves as Turkish American, the sixth-highest of any municipality in the United States and four-highest in the state.
There were 10,027 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the borough the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $46,288, and the median income for a family was $54,915. Males had a median income of $40,114 versus $36,100 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,516. About 8.5% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2011[update], slightly over 75% of the citizens of Cliffside Park view themselves as being affiliated with a formal religious body. A majority of the borough is Roman Catholic (52.60%), many of whom attend the Roman Catholic Church of the Epiphany on Knox Avenue. 8.12% Jewish; 1.21% Lutheran; 1.20% Episcopalian; 0.84% Methodist; 0.88% Muslim; 0.62% Baptist; 0.46% Pentecostal; and 0.02% Eastern Orthodox Christian.
Cliffside Park is governed under the borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a mayor and a borough council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The borough council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The borough form of government used by Cliffside Park, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body, with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.
As of 2016[update], the Mayor of Cliffside Park is Democrat Thomas Calabrese, who was appointed to serve a term of office ending December 31, 2019. Members of the borough council are Council President Kenneth J. Corcoran (D, 2016), Larry J. Bongard (D, 2017), Peter Colao (D, 2016; elected to serve an unexpired term), Bernard J. Fontana (D, 2018), Dana Martinotti (D, 2017) and Donna M. Spoto (D, 2018).
In May 2015, the borough council selected Thomas Calabrese from a list of three candidates nominated by the Democratic municipal committee to fill the vacant mayoral seat. Calabrese replaced his father, Gerald Calabrese, who was elected to the borough council in 1955 and had served continuously as mayor of Cliffside Park from 1965 until his death in April 2015, making him the longest-serving mayor in state history. In June 2015, Peter Colao was appointed to fill the vacant council seat expiring in December 2016 that had been held by Calabrese before he was selected to fill the vacancy as mayor.
Federal, state, and county representation
Cliffside Park is located in the 9th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 36th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Cliffside Park had been in the 38th state legislative district.
New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).
For the 2016–2017 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 36th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Paul Sarlo (D, Wood-Ridge) and in the General Assembly by Marlene Caride (D, Ridgefield) and Gary Schaer (D, Passaic). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. As of 2015[update], the County Executive is James J. Tedesco III (D, Paramus; term ends December 31, 2018). The seven freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year, with a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore selected from among its members at a reorganization meeting held each January. Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2017; Fort Lee), Vice Chairman Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2016; River Edge), David L. Ganz (D, 2017; Fair Lawn), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2016; Franklin Lakes) Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, Montvale, 2015; serving the unexpired term of office that had been occupied by James Tedesco before he was sworn in as County Executive) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes). Countywide constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale), Sheriff Michael Saudino (R) and Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 11,107 registered voters in Cliffside Park, of which 4,749 (42.8% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,166 (10.5% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 5,185 (46.7% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 7 voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 47.1% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 56.9% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In recent years, Cliffside Park has leaned strongly toward the Democratic Party.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 5,410 votes (66.0% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 2,627 votes (32.0% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 64 votes (0.8% vs. 0.9%), among the 8,203 ballots cast by the borough's 11,870 registered voters, for a turnout of 69.1% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 5,348 votes (61.9% vs. 53.9% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 3,095 votes (35.8% vs. 44.5%) and other candidates with 88 votes (1.0% vs. 0.8%), among the 8,636 ballots cast by the borough's 11,775 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.3% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 5,024 votes (60.0% vs. 51.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 3,232 votes (38.6% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 62 votes (0.7% vs. 0.7%), among the 8,374 ballots cast by the borough's 11,341 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.8% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Democrat Barbara Buono received 52.0% of the vote (2,298 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 47.0% (2,077 votes), and other candidates with 1.1% (47 votes), among the 4,639 ballots cast by the borough's 11,249 registered voters (217 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 41.2%.
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 3,305 ballots cast (59.8% vs. 48.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 1,914 votes (34.6% vs. 45.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 202 votes (3.7% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 24 votes (0.4% vs. 0.5%), among the 5,529 ballots cast by the borough's 11,381 registered voters, yielding a 48.6% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
In the 2010 General Election, Democratic incumbents Thomas Calabrese (3,167 votes) and Kenneth Corcoran (3,111 votes) were re-elected to three-year terms of office after being challenged by Republican Party candidates Eric Soto (1,835 votes) and Michelle Talamo (1,836 votes).
In the 2009 General Election, Democratic incumbents Bernard J. Fontana (2,943 votes) and Donna M. Spoto (2,983 votes) were re-elected over Republican Party candidates John Mitchell (2,040 votes) and Eric Soto (2,004 votes).
The Cliffside Park School District serves public school students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 2,792 students and 178.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.69:1. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Number 3 School with 330 students in grades K-6, Number 4 School with 492 students in grades PreK-6, Number 5 School with 197 students in grades K-6, Number 6 School with 707 students in grades K-8, Cliffside Park Middle School grades 7 and 8 (enrollment not listed) and Cliffside Park High School with 1,066 students in grades 9-12. Students from Fairview attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Fairview Public Schools.
Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district.
For generations, the borough was the home of Epiphany School, an elementary school of the Roman Catholic Church of the Epiphany. Built in 1929, under the direction of Msgr. Anthony J. Ferretti, the school was staffed by the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth (Convent Station, New Jersey). In 2005, due to changing demographics and low enrollment, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark decided to merge Epiphany School with Christ the Teacher Interparochial School in Fort Lee, New Jersey, which is jointly sponsored by Epiphany RC Church, Madonna RC Church (Fort Lee), Holy Trinity RC Church (Fort Lee) and Holy Rosary RC Church (Edgewater).
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 24.47 miles (39.38 km) of roadways, of which 20.29 miles (32.65 km) were maintained by the municipality and 4.18 miles (6.73 km) by Bergen County.
Palisade Avenue and Anderson Avenue are the main north-south roads of Cliffside Park.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Cliffside Park include:
- Randi Altschul (born 1960), toy inventor.
- Oksana Baiul (born 1977), figure skater.
- Rene Paul Chambellan (1893–1955), architectural sculptor.
- Ann Corio (1909–1999), burlesque stripper.
- Joseph Dunninger (1892–1975), mentalist.
- Ruth Brewer Eisenberg (1902–1996), "Ivory" of Ebony and Ivory.
- Bruce Elia (born 1953), former NFL football player / local businessman.
- Eileen Farrell (1920–2002), opera singer.
- Fred C. Galda (1918–1997), Superior Court judge and mayor of Paramus, New Jersey.
- Gloria Gaynor (born 1949), singer.
- Ray Gillen (1959–1993), former member of Black Sabbath.
- Heidi Groskreutz (born 1981), dancer and finalist on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance.
- Alfred J. Kahn (1919–2009), social policy expert.
- Edward Aloysius Kenney (1884–1938), member of the United States House of Representatives.
- Frank Lautenberg (1924–2013), United States Senator.
- Gus Lesnevich (1915–1964), boxer.
- Remy Ma (born 1981), Grammy Award-winning rapper.
- John Marin (1870–1953), artist known for his watercolors.
- Ralph Mercado (1941–2009), promoter of Latin American music.
- Otto Messmer (1892–1983), animator.
- Ed Mioduszewski (born 1931), former NFL football player.
- Chris Neild (born 1987), NFL player.
- Randy Neumann (born 1948), boxing referee and former professional boxer.
- Charles Henry Niehaus (1855–1935), sculptor.
- Archibald Olpp (1882–1949), member of the United States House of Representatives.
- Daphne Oz (born 1986), author and talk show host.
- Mehmet Oz (born 1960), cardiothoracic surgeon, talk show host and author.
- Joe Pantoliano (born 1951), actor.
- Harold Snyder (1922–2008), co-founder of generic drug manufacturer Biocraft Laboratories.
- Maysoon Zayid (born 1974), actress, comedian and activist.
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- District information for Cliffside Park School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 6, 2014.
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- Cliffside Park High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 8, 2016. "Cliffside Park High School services approximately 1135 students of Cliffside Park and the neighboring community of Fairview."
- Profile 2013 – 2014, Cliffside Park High School. Accessed June 8, 2016. "Cliffside Park is a residential community of approximately 23,600 residents and a geographical size of one square mile. It is a suburb of and less than one mile from New York City. The neighboring town of Fairview is a K – 8 district and Cliffside Park is the receiving district for Fairview's 9 – 12 students. Fairview has a population of approximately 13,600."
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- Staff. ' METRO BRIEFINGNew York, New Jersey and Connecticut", The New York Times, March 3, 2005. Accessed February 15, 2014. "Seven Roman Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Newark will close this year, victims of rising costs and declining enrollment.... The plans call for Epiphany School in Cliffside Park to merge with Christ the Teacher Interparochial School in Fort Lee."
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- Bonamo, Mark J. "Lights, cameras, Cliffside Park", Cliffside Park Citizen, June 11, 2010. Accessed March 21, 2011. "'It sounded like something fun, and I'll sleep when I'm dead,' said Snyder. 'They filmed Big and Cop Land in Cliffside Park, and I think Bergen County is an excellent place to film. We have the cliffs with the beauty of the view of New York, but it's still a very suburban place. This is perfect Americana.'"
- Turner, Rob. "6 Affordable Neighborhoods - Cliffside Park: Across the river and into the trees.", New York (magazine). Accessed July 11, 2007. "Remember the scene in Big where Tom Hanks morphs back into little Josh Baskin as he walks down the sun-speckled leafy streets on his return to kid-dom? That's Cliffside."
- Ross, Michale E. "State Seeks Bigger Role In Making Of Movies", The New York Times, August 7, 1998. Accessed April 11, 2008. "Big, one of this summer's box-office comedy successes, starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins. Parts of the 20th Century-Fox film were shot in Cliffside Park and Fort Lee."
- The King of Queens House. Accessed July 9, 2014.
- Riordan, Teresa. "Throw Away That Cell Phone", The New York Times, November 8, 1999. Accessed April 14, 2016. "Ms. Altschul, a full-time inventor in Cliffside Park, N.J., has patented a technology that she says can be used to manufacture cellular phones so inexpensively that they could be sold for a fixed amount of air time -- as long-distance calling cards are -- and then tossed in the garbage once their minutes have been used up."
- Lipson, Karin. "For Oksana Baiul, a Role Close to Life", The New York Times, May 13, 2007. Accessed March 22, 2011. "Ms. Baiul, now 29 and living in Cliffside Park, N.J., was 'competing' only in her starring role as Maya Propova, one of six fictional skaters jockeying for medals in Cold as Ice, a new musical about the sacrifices and rivalries of the sport."
- Staff. "R. P. CHAMBELLAN, LONG A SCULPTOR; Architectural Artist Is Dead - Conceived Decorations for Many Famed Structures", The New York Times, November 30, 1955. Accessed March 22, 2011. "CLIFFSIDE PARK, N. J.... He resided here at 537 St. Paul's Avenue."
- Van Gelder, Lawrence. "Ann Corio, a Burlesque Queen on Broadway, Is Dead", The New York Times, March 9, 1999. Accessed July 9, 2013. "Ann Corio, the auburn-haired, green-eyed queen of burlesque whose long-running show, This Was Burlesque, kept alive the art of strippers and the comedy of baggy-pants clowns in the age of the X-rated film, died on March 1 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, N.J. Ms. Corio, a resident of Cliffside Park, N.J., kept her age a closely guarded secret, but was believed to be in her 80's."
- Staff. "Milestones, Mar. 24, 1975", Time (magazine), March 24, 1975. Accessed March 22, 2011. "Died. Joseph Dunninger, 82, magician and mentalist; of Parkinson's disease; in Cliffside Park, N.J."
- Hsu, Eric. "Cliffside Park, this is your life", The Record (Bergen County), March 22, 2007. Accessed December 3, 2013. "One section includes a list of the town's famous residents, including telepathist Joseph Dunninger; boxer Gus Lesnevich; and Otto Messmer, an animator sometimes credited as the creator of Felix the Cat."
- Staff. "DUNNINGER DIES; MAGICIAN WAS 82; Billed Himself as 'Master Mind of Mental Mystery'", The New York Times, March 10, 1975. Accessed March 22, 2011. "Joseph Dunninger, who mystified millions as a magician and mind-reader for more than half a century, died yesterday of Parkinson's disease at his home in Cliffside Park, N.J."
- Dullea, Georgia. "Ebony and Ivory: 1 Keyboard, 2 Good Hands", The New York Times, September 28, 1987. Accessed Feb. 16, 2010.
- via United Press International. "Elia tapped for OSU fullback", The Daily Sentinel, October 2, 1973. Accessed March 22, 2011. "Elia, a junior from Cliffside Park, N.J., was an all-state fullback and linebacker."
- Tommasini, Anthony. "Eileen Farrell, Soprano With a Populist Bent, Dies at 82", The New York Times, March 25, 2002. Accessed February 16, 2015. " Eileen Farrell, the American dramatic soprano who built a devoted following among the public through her frequent television appearances and was credited with the first successful crossover album, I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues, in 1960, died on Saturday in Park Ridge, N.J. She was 82. She lived in Cliffside Park, N.J., but was taken to a nursing home in Park Ridge last week as circulatory ailments worsened."
- Saxon, Wolfgang. "Fred C. Galda, 79, Retired Judge", The New York Times, August 19, 1997. Accessed March 22, 2011. "He grew up in Cliffside Park, N.J., where he excelled in football and basketball. He was place-kicker on the football team while studying at Michigan State University."
- Gloria Gaynor: She Has Survived, Road & Travel Magazine. Accessed March 22, 2011. "Gaynor, who won't divulge her age ('Just as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth,' is all she'll say) and lives in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, with her manager/husband of 20 years, Linwood Simon, always knew she'd be a singer."
- Jaeger, Barbara. "Solos at Home Lead to a Career in Rock", The Record (Bergen County), August 14, 1991. Accessed March 2, 2011. "Ray Gillen remembers those late-Seventies afternoons as if they were yesterday. 'I'd get home from school, turn on the stereo or radio, and sing along,' says the former Cliffside Park resident."
- Huff, Richard. "BROOKLYN HOOFER IS EAGER FOR NEXT 'DANCE' STEP", New York Daily News, June 21, 2006. Accessed March 22, 2011. "As it turns out, Rankine has been paired with Heidi Groskreutz, 24, of Cliffside Park, N.J., in the early rounds of the competition. She's a ballroom specialist, while he's a contemporary dancer."
- Grimes, William. "Alfred J. Kahn, Specialist in Child Welfare Issues, Dies at 90", The New York Times, February 21, 2009. Accessed December 3, 2013. "Alfred J. Kahn, a social-policy scholar and an educator who turned a critical eye on failures of local and state governments in child development and family support, and who later argued for a European-style social-welfare system available to all citizens, died on Feb. 13 in Hackensack, N.J. He was 90 and lived in Cliffside Park, N.J."
- Staff. "Noted Niehaus Sculptures Broken In Vandal Raids on Jersey Studio; Busts of Lincoln by Late Artist, One Intended for the White House, Escape Harm -- Closer Protection Asked Till Models Are Taken by Institutions and Museums.", The New York Times, September 28, 1936. Accessed December 3, 2013. "CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J., Sept. 27. -- Representative Edward A. Kenney of the Ninth Congressional District, a resident of this borough, announced today that he would request a closer police watch on the studio of the late Charles Henry Niehaus, internationally known sculptor, whose works are exhibited in the Congressional Library, the Senate Chamber, the Capitol rotunda and numerous parks throughout the United States."
- Dems pick Lautenberg to replace Torricelli, CNN.com, October 2, 2002. Accessed March 22, 2011. "HOME: Cliffside Park, New Jersey"
- via Associated Press. "Aide: Sen. Lautenberg doing OK after fall", USA Today, February 16, 2010. Accessed March 22, 2011. "Long-serving U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg fell at his home Monday night and was taken to a hospital as a precaution, an aide said. The 86-year-old Democrat, the first New Jersey senator to be elected to five terms, was conscious when he was taken from his Cliffside Park home to the hospital, spokesman Caley Gray said."
- via Associated Press. "Billy Conn Punches Out Decision Over Lesnevich: Pittsburgh Fighter Successfully Defends Light-heavyweight Title Through Superior Boxing Ability Before Small Crowd at Detroit", Hartford Courant, June 6, 1940. Accessed March 22, 2011. "Billy Conn, the smiling, dancing Irishman from Pittsburgh, successfully defended his world's light heavyweight boxing championship tonight by beating out a close 15-round decision over Gus Lesnevich, plodding challenger from Cliffside Park..."
- Randy Neumann profile, New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. Accessed December 1, 2016. "Randy Neumann was born and raised in Cliffside Park, NJ the town which earlier produced the late, great World Light heavyweight Champion, Gus Lesnevich."
- Buckley, Cara. "After Shooting in Manhattan, a Rapper Is Arrested", The New York Times, July 15, 2007. Accessed March 22, 2011. "Ms. Smith, who lives in Cliffside Park, N.J., grew up in the Castle Hill Houses in the Bronx and used to perform as Remy Martin."
- Gould, Joe; and El-Ghobashy. "I didn't shoot pal, says Remy, with not guilty plea", New York Daily News, July 17, 2007. Accessed December 3, 2013. "'I didn't shoot my friend!' Remy Ma hollered at reporters from the second-floor window of her modest Cliffside Park, N.J., home. 'I didn't shoot nobody!'"
- Staff. "JOHN MARIN IS DEAD; WATER-COLORIST, 80; Artist Considered by Many as 'America's No. 1 Master' Succumbs in Maine Home", The New York Times, October 2, 1953. Accessed March 22, 2011. "A native of Rutherford, N. J., he maintained a winter home in Cliffside Park, N. J."
- Levin, Jay. "Ralph Mercado, 67; popularized salsa music", The Record (Bergen County), March 12, 2009. Accessed December 3, 2013. "Ralph Mercado, an impresario who helped popularize salsa music, died Tuesday at Hackensack University Medical Center. He was 67 and lived in Cliffside Park."
- Ed Mioduszewski. Databasefootball.com. Accessed September 5, 2013.
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- Staff. "CHARLES H. NIEHAUS, NOTED SCULPTOR, DIES; Designed the Francis Scott Key Memorial in Baltimore and Many Washington Statues.", The New York Times, June 20, 1935. Accessed March 22, 2011. "CLIFFSIDE PARK, N. J. - Charles Henry Niehaus, noted sculptor of the Francis Scott Key Memorial in Baltimore and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial at Newark, N. J., died 8 o'clock tonight at his home, 40 Grant Avenue. He was 80 years old."
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- Singer, Natasha. "15 Pounds: Part of Freshman Meal Plan?", The New York Times, August 31, 2006. Accessed May 30, 2011. "And that is where Daphne Oz, a junior at Princeton from Cliffside Park, N.J., comes in.... And at the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, N.J., she wrote a high school research paper on teenage nutrition and lobbied for healthier cafeteria food, she said."
- Bruni, Frank. "Dr. Does-It-All", The New York Times, April 16, 2010. Accessed March 22, 2011. "That is his base line, to which he adds more yoga, short runs and basketball games with friends near his home in Cliffside Park, N.J., when he can."
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- Staff. "JAY SNYDER WED TO MISS MAXWELL", The New York Times, September 27, 1987. Accessed December 3, 2013. "Tracy Holt Maxwell, a daughter of Maryholt Maxwell of Carmel, N.Y., and Key West, Fla., and the late James F. Maxwell Jr., was married yesterday to Jay Thomas Snyder, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Snyder of Cliffside Park, N.J."
- Franks, Tim. "Jerusalem Diary: Monday 7 July", BBC News, July 7, 2008. Accessed July 9, 2008.
- Heydarpour, Roja. "The Comic Is Palestinian, the Jokes Bawdy", The New York Times, November 21, 2006. Accessed March 22, 2011. "Ms. Zayid, who has a home in Cliffside Park, N.J., recently returned from Hollywood, where she lived while working on developing her one-woman show."
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