Paterson is the third largest city in the state of New Jersey. It is the home of Larry Doby (the first African American baseball player to play in the American League in 1947), the world-famous comedian Lou Costello, the Great Falls National Historic Park, the Huntoon-Van Rensalier underground railroad site, the Hinchliffe Stadium (where many teams from the old Negro Baseball League played, including the New York Black Yankees), and the first submarine, which was invented and manufactured by John Holland, a Paterson schoolteacher.But the lifeblood of Paterson are the ones who proudly call themselves Patersonians. These are the people who were born, raised, lived, worked, played, or raised their own families in Paterson.In UCAP: Up Close and Paterson, you will hear from a small sampling of current and former residents who comprise the ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, political, and religious diversity that is Paterson, New Jersey. Through their personal stories, you will get a brief glimpse into the soul of the city dubbed the Silk City.And even with their contrasting and oftentimes very candid views of how different Paterson is now compared to when they grew up, there's no denying the love and pride they have for the city they call home, "P-Town!"
-- Skip Van Rensalier