4 men charged with aggravated assault for October street fight outside Hoboken bar


Four men have ben charged with aggravated assault for an October street fight outside a popular Hoboken bar, an official said late this morning.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On October 23rd at around 2 a.m., Hoboken police responded to reports of a fight in the area of Hudson Street and Hudson Place, right outside Green Rock – 70 Hudson St. All suspects were gone by the time police arrived, said public safety spokeswoman Marci Rubin.

Video of this incident was posted on social media, as shown above, prompting Hoboken police to put out an alert asking anyone with information on who was in the video to contact investigators.

Det. Adam Colon was assigned to this incident and was able to identify Joseph Cosenza, 26, of Lyndhurst as a suspect. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, conspiracy, hindering apprehension, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (cocaine), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was also charged with aggravated assault and conspiracy for a fight on September 11th.

He was released from the Hudson County Correctional Facility yesterday a court date in March.

Cosenza is represented by attorney Dakota Kuykendall, who was responsible for getting him out of custody. He declined to comment further in until after the March hearing.

Three other people were issued summons/warrants related to this case:

Robert Ferrarelli, 23, of Nutley, was issued a summons for conspiracy and aggravated assault, as was Christopher Greco, 27, of Lyndhurst.

Additionally, Samuel Sorce, 25, of Florham Park, received a warrant for conspiracy, aggravated assault, and endangering an injured person.

The investigation into the matter is now closed and has moved onto the court process.

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