I came across a JC photo website yesterday.
It's got photos of downtown Jersey City when it was full of desolation and poverty, and electrifying life and art and—between 1988 and 1991—me and my pals, and a faux indie-rock hotel on Mercer Street.
I especially liked the site's brief mention of the artist's colony that was alongside the Morris Canal (currently luxury condos), and the photo of the Harbor Casino, which faced down gentrification until fairly recently.
Harbor Casino a.k.a. “Boat Bar” - 2002 © Denis Luzuriaga