‘On the Waterfront’ Endures

My late father worked as a longshoreman on the New York waterfronts and piers for many years from the 1950s through the 1970s. He had a strong back as it was all done by hand with hooks and brawn. Now it's all mechanized with cranes and fork lifts.


Along New York Harbor, ‘On the Waterfront’ Endures


Much has changed since the days when mobsters controlled the waterfront, but investigators say organized crime still has a presence there.

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