Walking the Old Boonton Line – From Montclair to Jersey City
January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
The Old Boonton Line of the Erie Railroad is the proposed route of a paved bike path that will stretch from Montclair to Jersey City. Wheeler Antabanez (Writer, Photographer, Weird NJ Correspondent) walked the rails one last time before the tracks disappear. After reaching the Hudson River Waterfront, Wheeler took to the sky in a helicopter to capture aerial photos of the New Jersey landscape he had just traversed.
Formerly part of the New York and Greenwood Lake Railroad, the abandoned Old Boonton Line of the Erie Railroad runs through Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny, Secaucus, and Jersey City. Antanabez will share his images and stories from his (sub)urban exploration of 2021/2022, the last moments when the Old Boonton Line was still perfectly abandoned, wild, and free.