Hoboken Waterfront, Hoboken, N.J.: "On the Waterfront"
If you go to the Hoboken Waterfront today, you won't find longshoremen grappling with issues of loyalty and union corruption, as in the 1954 Best Picture winner, starring Marlon Brando and directed by Elia Kazan in the wake of the latter's HUAC testimony. You will find the Hudson River Waterfront Promenade with stunning views of the New York skyline and generous bike paths along the water's edge. Pier Park A is a great spot for a picnic, or you can head into town to check out Hoboken's art scene (more than 40 studios in one square mile) or visit the birthplace of Frank Sinatra. Fun movie trivia fact: Hoboken native Sinatra was originally promised the leading role of Terry Malloy, but ultimately Kazan went with Brando, who was a much bigger star at the time. hobokennj.org