The world’s most famous Oompa Loompa and her scraggily sidekick, Bowwow, were granted filming permits for their Jersey Shore spinoff yesterday. While Hoboken turned down MTV and the promise of yet another tourist inducing reality series, Mayor Healy was all too eager, even offering to go drinking with the girls (we suspect he could drink them under the table).
Jersey City Independent confirmed the ambiguously human duo Snookie and Jwoww would be residing in a converted downtown firehouse (seen above) on quiet Mercer Street. We doubt any neighbors will be offering bunt cakes to the cast of the Jersey Shore spinoff, but if the goal is putting the orange little dwarf in awkward situations, we suggest she and Jwoww hit up a Van Vorst Park Historic Association meeting.
But we took this as an opportunity to highlight some of the historic firehouse architecture in Jersey City.
This residence on Morgan Street is perhaps one of the most stunning converted firehouses. The double doors meant this is larger than most and the copper trim offers a somewhat unique detail.
Between Jersey Avenue and Coles Street, this converted firehouse overlooks the Sixth Street embankment.
The Bright Street firehouse (near Grove), had spent a number of years rotting but recently has been undergoing renovations (below).
This Bay Street firehouse still functions housing a real live fire truck inside.
On the corner of Grand and Van Vorst Street, this is another functional firehouse.
Washington Street, Hoboken
The one place Snookie and Co. won’t be showing up is this functional Hoboken firehouse on the north end of town.