This revived weekly feature is brought to you courtesy of the Meadowlands Commission’s Parks Department to give you some historical background on how local places, landmarks, and geographical features got their name.
Schuyler Avenue, North Arlington
In the entire history of the Hackensack Meadowlands no one ever said, “Thar’s gold in them thar hills!”
But in the early 1700’s someone said, “There’s copper in those hills.”
That “someone” was Arent Schuyler born in Albany, New York in 1662.
His is the story of the discovery of copper in the Meadowlands.
Arent was the first of the Schuylers who gave their name to one of this area’s oldest roads: Schuyler Avenue.
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