The area near City Hall resembles 1950s New York City the week of Aug. 19 -- with makeup artists on stand-by, ready to rush in at any moment to fix a smudge in the humid, 90-degree weather.
New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen popped by for a visit.
"The filming of 'West Side Story' is really enhancing Paterson's image and improving our downtown economy," Mayor Andre Sayegh said.
"The buzz is so strong that 'The Boss' Bruce Springsteen visited our city today."
The film stars Clifton's own Rachel Zegler as Maria, and Ansel Elgort as Tony.
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