These cobbled lanes, also called Willow Terrace, are right outside my Hoboken door, like a little European village. Built in the late 1800s as housing for servants of the Stevens Estate (now the Stevens Institute of Technology), the mews today with its 12-foot-wide houses has retained its old-world charm through the centuries.
Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.org) for the two bed tracks, At Rest and Swimmey Texture, which are used here under a Creative Commons 3.0 (by attribution) license. Remix by Lyndon Lorenz.
Photographic documentation provided by the New Jersey Digital Highway (njdigitalhighway.org) for the 19th-century photography, and the Hoboken Historical Museum(hoboken.pastperfect-online.com) for the images of the 1900s. The topographic map courtesy of the US Geological Survey (usgs.gov)
Contemporary footage shot on a Canon Vixia HF20; assembly and mastering in Adobe Premiere