|Railroad Stations: Erie Station, Market St. and Railroad Ave., for Eric R.R.; Lackawanna Station, Lackawanna Plaza and Marshall St., for Lackawanna R.R.; Madison Ave. and Ellison St. for New York, Susquehanna and Western R.R. Bus Stations: Market and Church Sts. for Public Service, Inter-City and Manhattan Lines; Ellison St. at City Hall for Public Service and independent lines. Local Busses: Fare 5¢ each zone. Taxis: 25¢ in city limits. Traffic Regulations: Left turns may be made at nearly all intersections. No right turns on red lights. Watch street signs for parking restrictions and one-way streets. Parking meters in business section, 5¢ per hour. Accommodations: One first-class and several other hotels in center of city. Information Service: Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Market and Church Sts.; Traffic Department; Room 15, City Hall, Market and Washington Sts. Motion Picture Houses. Ten, one with vaudeville. Athletic Fields: Hinchliffe Stadium, Liberty and Maple Sts.; Eastside Park, E. end of Broadway at Passaic River; Westside Park, Totowa and Preakness Aves.; Sandy Hill Park, Market and Carroll Sts.; Pennington Park, McBride Ave. and Nagle St. Swimming: Barbour's Pond, Garret Mountain Reservation, S. end of New St., free. Tennis: Eastside and Westside Parks. Golf: Passaic County Course, 27 holes, greens fee for county residents 75¢ weekdays, Sat. $1, Sun. and holidays $1.25; for nonresidents $1 weekdays, Sat., Sun., and holidays $2 (before noon), $1.50 (after noon); N. on W. Broadway to Union Ave., L. to Totowa Rd., R. 1 ½ m. Annual Events: Industrial Exhibit, January 24; Easter Sunrise Service, Garret Moun. tain; Model Boat Regatta, May; Festival of Nations, June.|
PATERSON (84 alt., 138, 513 pop.) is one of the few American cities that have turned out almost exactly as they were planned. Alexander Hamilton envisaged a great industrial city at the Great Falls of the Passaic, and at the site he chose has developed the third largest city of the State and the manufacturing and commercial center for 500,000 people in northern New Jersey.
Built mainly on higher ground lying within the hairpin curve of Passaic River eighteen miles from its mouth at Newark Bay, Paterson is shadowed on the southeast by the rocky slope of Garret Mountain. The tightly built business center is separated from the chief residential area by the Erie Railroad tracks, elevated on an embankment and a series of bridges.
Above the rock-walled chasm of Passaic Falls the river's original beauty has been largely preserved in a well-landscaped park; downstream, at the opposite end of the city, another fine park stretches to the bank. Between the two parks the stony channel is hemmed by brick-walled factories or dull frame houses, and spanned by a number of bridges. Too shallow for navigation, the river serves only as a source for power at the Falls.