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Legends of the Meadowlands: George Young

George Young He served as the general manager of the Giants from 1979-97 and is credited with building the team that won its first two Super Bowls by drafting Lawrence Taylor and Phil Simms and...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Gretchen Wilcox

Gretchen Wilcox She established G.S. Wilcox & Co. in 1994, still the only female-founded commercial real estate mortgage banking firm in the U.S. She has provided funding for many Meadowlands development projects and properties.

Legends of the Meadowlands: Sonny Werblin

Sonny Werblin A former talent agent with MCA, which represented Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson and Elizabeth Taylor, Werblin was one of the original owners of the Jets, helping the team land Joe Namath....

Legends of the Meadowlands: Ken Vehrkens

Ken Vehrkens The academic dean at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck for more than 30 years and the head of the Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, Vehrkens authored more than 60 research articles....

Legends of the Meadowlands: Unanue family

Unanue family Founder Don Prudencio Unanue Ortiz arrived in the U.S. in 1918 and founded Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S. Goya’s headquarters office and major distribution centers have been located...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Arthur Tauber

Arthur Tauber He founded Avanti Linens in 1969 and created a new product: category-embellished towels. Over the next 45 years, Avanti continued to innovate, remaining the dominant player in the industry. In 1986, Avanti moved...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Marcy and Sy Syms

Marcy and Sy Syms He famously brought the clothing giant to the Secaucus Outlets in the Meadowlands and eventually made its headquarters in Lyndhurst. Sy Syms took the company public in 1983, and remained the...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Leonard Stern

Leonard Stern After purchasing the 600-acre Harmon Cove site in 1969, Hartz Mountain Industries was the formative real estate developer in the Meadowlands, ultimately building more than 40 million square feet of industrial property, 2...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Capt. Bill Sheehan

Capt. Bill Sheehan The national Riverkeeper movement was in its infancy when Sheehan, a lifelong fisherman and environmentalist, proposed a program for the Hackensack River, one of the nation’s most polluted waterways, as a result...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Anthony Scardino Jr.

Anthony Scardino Jr. The mayor of Lyndhurst and a state senator, he is a long-respected leader and personal mentor to many. He serves many roles in the community, including as the executive director of the...

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