A town bordering Ridgewood. Although there are family histories and church documentation about early pioneers, one of the earliest written notices that specifically mentions Ho-Ho-Kus is the 1698 Van Emburgh deed. It records the purchase, for thirty-two pounds ten shillings, of half of a 500 acre patent of land by David Provoast and Johannes Van Inburgh from Issac Kingsland to whom it had been granted by the Proprietors of East New Jersey. A transcription from the original document states: “Hoghakas (Ho-Ho-Kus) in ye Provinse of East and New Jargy ye 2d of may ano Dom 1698 There apaired before me Pieter Johnson and Jaccomintie his wife & Declared This within instrement to be There vollantary act & Deed as wittnis my hand.”
The Village of Ridgewood is a small town in close proximity to Manhattan .The train station is located at the one end of East Ridgewood Ave,which runs through the middle of the town and could be called the main arterial road.Trains run between Hoboken and Suffern. Commuters can board a train from here and reach NYC in approximately 45 min .
Took these pictures while returning back from work. It was raining and a little foggy …