Patterson, New Jersey is a city located in Passaic County in the northeastern part of the state and has a population of about 149,222 which makes it the third largest city in its state.
It’s actually part of the greater New York metropolitan area, as it’s located just 21 miles north of the Big Apple.
The city has been nicknamed “Silk City” because of it played a major role in producing silk in the late 1800s.
Paterson was named after William Paterson, a signer of the Constitution and former Governor of New Jersey.
A more recent even in New Jersey state history is the fact it became deregulated.
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The city is home to several well-known and historical neighborhoods as well as museums.
A few notable individuals who have resided in Paterson include, Lou Costello, Marcel Shipp, Tim Thomas and many others.
The movie Lean on Me is based on actual events that took place at Eastside High School in Patterson.
In 1902, the city experienced a devastating fire that forced citizens to rebuild the downtown area. Many of the buildings that were built to replace those that went to the ground are still standing today.
Patterson is also the site of the Great Falls of the Passaic River, the second largest water fall on the East Coast.