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Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of New Jersey, after Newark.[28] It is the seat of Hudson County
Hudson County
as well as the county's largest city.[29] As of 2016, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated that Jersey City's population was 264,152,[22] with the largest population increase of any municipality in New Jersey
New Jersey
since 2010,[30] an increase of about 6.7% from the 2010 United States
United States
Census, when the city's population was at 247,597,[21][31] ranking the city the 77th-largest in the nation.[32] Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is bounded on the east by the Hudson River
Hudson River
and Upper New York Bay
Upper New York Bay
and on the west by the Hackensack River
Hackensack River
and Newark Bay. A port of entry, with 30.7 miles (49.4 km) of waterfront[33] and extensive rail infrastructure and connectivity, the city is an important transportation terminus and distribution and manufacturing center for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Jersey City shares significant mass transit connections with Manhattan.[34][35] Redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront has made the city one of the largest centers of banking and finance in the United States
United States
and has led to the district being nicknamed Wall Street West.[36] After a peak population of 316,715 measured in the 1930 Census, the city's population saw a half-century-long decline to a low of 223,532 in the 1980 Census. Since then, the city's population has grown, with the 2010 population reflecting an increase of 7,542 (+3.1%) from the 240,055 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 11,518 (+5.0%) from the 228,537 counted in the 1990 Census.[37][38]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Lenape
Lenape
and New Netherland 1.2 19th century 1.3 20th and 21st centuries

2 Geography

2.1 Neighborhoods

2.1.1 Downtown
Downtown
Jersey City 2.1.2 Bergen-Lafayette 2.1.3 The Heights

2.2 Climate

3 Demographics

3.1 2010 Census 3.2 2000 Census 3.3 Community diversity

3.3.1 Latin
Latin
American

3.3.1.1 Puerto Rican American

3.3.2 Asian American

3.3.2.1 Indian American 3.3.2.2 Filipino American 3.3.2.3 Chinese American 3.3.2.4 Vietnamese American

3.3.3 European American 3.3.4 African American 3.3.5 Arab American 3.3.6 Muslim
Muslim
American 3.3.7 Jewish American 3.3.8 Same-sex couples 3.3.9 Artists-in-residence

4 Economy

4.1 Wall Street West 4.2 Retail 4.3 Port Jersey 4.4 Other

5 Art and culture

5.1 Notable landmarks 5.2 Museums and libraries 5.3 Hudson County
Hudson County
Shakespeare Festival 5.4 In literature

6 Government

6.1 Local government 6.2 Federal, state and county representation 6.3 Politics 6.4 Emergency services

7 Education

7.1 Colleges and universities 7.2 Public schools 7.3 Private schools

7.3.1 Catholic schools 7.3.2 Other private schools

8 Media 9 Transportation

9.1 Air 9.2 Mass transit

9.2.1 Rail 9.2.2 Water 9.2.3 Bus

9.3 Road 9.4 Bike

10 Notable people 11 Sister cities 12 See also 13 References 14 Bibliography 15 External links

History[edit] See also: Timeline of Jersey City, New Jersey Lenape
Lenape
and New Netherland[edit] Main article: Bergen, New Netherland The land comprising what is now Jersey City was inhabited by the Lenape, a collection of tribes (later called Delaware
Delaware
Indian). In 1609, Henry Hudson, seeking an alternate route to East Asia, anchored his small vessel Halve Maen
Halve Maen
(English: Half Moon) at Sandy Hook, Harsimus Cove
Harsimus Cove
and Weehawken Cove, and elsewhere along what was later named the North River. After spending nine days surveying the area and meeting its inhabitants, he sailed as far north as Albany. By 1621, the Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company
was organized to manage this new territory and in June 1623, New Netherland
New Netherland
became a Dutch province, with headquarters in New Amsterdam. Michael Reyniersz Pauw
Michael Reyniersz Pauw
received a land grant as patroon on the condition that he would establish a settlement of not fewer than fifty persons within four years. He chose the west bank of the North River (Hudson River)
North River (Hudson River)
and purchased the land from the Lenape. This grant is dated November 22, 1630 and is the earliest known conveyance for what are now Hoboken and Jersey City. Pauw, however, was an absentee landlord who neglected to populate the area and was obliged to sell his holdings back to the Company in 1633.[39] That year, a house was built at Communipaw
Communipaw
for Jan Evertsen Bout, superintendent of the colony, which had been named Pavonia (the Latinized form of Pauw's name, which means peacock).[40] Shortly after, another house was built at Harsimus Cove
Harsimus Cove
and became the home of Cornelius Van Vorst, who had succeeded Bout as superintendent, and whose family would become influential in the development of the city. Relations with the Lenape
Lenape
deteriorated, in part because of the colonialist's mismanagement and misunderstanding of the indigenous people, and led to series of raids and reprisals and the virtual destruction of the settlement on the west bank. During Kieft's War, approximately eighty Lenapes were killed by the Dutch in a massacre at Pavonia on the night of February 25, 1643.[41] Scattered communities of farmsteads characterized the Dutch settlements at Pavonia: Communipaw, Harsimus, Paulus Hook, Hoebuck, Awiehaken, and other lands "behind Kill van Kull". The first village (located inside a palisaded garrison) established on what is now Bergen Square
Bergen Square
in 1660, and is considered to be the oldest town in what would become the state of New Jersey.[42] 19th century[edit]

Jersey City at the end of the 19th century

Among the oldest surviving houses in Jersey City are the Newkirk House (1690),[43] the Van Vorst Farmhouse (1740),[44][45][46] and the Van Wagenen House (1742). During the American Revolutionary War, the area was in the hands of the British who controlled New York. In the Battle of Paulus Hook
Paulus Hook
Major Light Horse Harry Lee attacked a British fortification on August 19, 1779. After this war, Alexander Hamilton and other prominent New Yorkers and New Jerseyeans attempted to develop the area that would become historic downtown Jersey City and laid out the city squares and streets that still characterize the neighborhood, giving them names also seen in Lower Manhattan
Manhattan
or after war heroes (Grove, Varick, Mercer, Wayne, Monmouth, and Montgomery among them). During the 19th century, former slaves reached Jersey City on one of the four routes of the Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
that led to the city.[47]

The ferry docks at the Communipaw
Communipaw
Terminal in Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park
in 1893

The City of Jersey was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 28, 1820, from portions of Bergen Township, while the area was still a part of Bergen County. The city was reincorporated on January 23, 1829, and again on February 22, 1838, at which time it became completely independent of North Bergen and was given its present name. On February 22, 1840, it became part of the newly created Hudson County.[48]

Jersey City and Hoboken in 1886

Soon after the Civil War, the idea arose of uniting all of the towns of Hudson County
Hudson County
east of the Hackensack River
Hackensack River
into one municipality. A bill was approved by the state legislature on April 2, 1869, with a special election to be held October 5, 1869. An element of the bill provide that only contiguous towns could be consolidated. While a majority of the voters across the county approved the merger, the only municipalities that had approved the consolidation plan and that adjoined Jersey City were Hudson City and Bergen City.[49] The consolidation began on March 17, 1870, taking effect on May 3, 1870.[50] Three years later the present outline of Jersey City was completed when Greenville agreed to merge into the Greater Jersey City.[48][51] 1853 to 1859; New Jersey
New Jersey
Railroad and Transportation Company original Jersey City terminal: Job Male, six year Superintendent of Construction of the NJRR, 1853–1859, built this complete terminal in Jersey City. He was designer and builder of terminal, docks, ferry houses, and piers, and possibly the maintenance facility between Washington and Green streets built during his term as Superintendent. Reclaiming the natural river front, which included all that section of Hudson Street lying between Essex and Wayne Streets. He planned and built for the company the old circular-roofed depot, which was 500 feet (150 m) in length and 100 feet (30 m) wide, and which was situated on Montgomery Street where the 1858 Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Railroad depot was built.[52] In the late 1880s, three passenger railroad terminals opened in Jersey City next to the Hudson River
Hudson River
(Pavonia Terminal,[53] Exchange Place[54] and Communipaw[55]). Tens of millions of immigrants passed through these stations as they made their way westward from Ellis Island into the United States.[55] The railroads transformed the geography of the city by building the Erie Cut
Erie Cut
as well as several large freight rail yards.[56][57] The railroads became and would remain the largest employers in Jersey City into and during the early 20th century. 20th and 21st centuries[edit] Jersey City was a dock and manufacturing town for much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Much like New York City, Jersey City has always been a destination for new immigrants to the United States. In its heyday before World War II, German, Irish, and Italian immigrants found work at Colgate, Chloro
Chloro
or Dixon Ticonderoga. In 1908, the first permanent, drinking water disinfection system in the U.S. was installed on the water supply for the City by John L. Leal.[58] The Hudson Tubes
Hudson Tubes
opened in 1911, allowing passengers to take the train to Manhattan
Manhattan
as an alternative to the extensive ferry system. The Black Tom explosion occurred on July 30, 1916, as an act of sabotage on American ammunition supplies by German agents to prevent the materials from being used by the Allies in World War I.[59] From 1917 to 1947, Jersey City was governed by Mayor
Mayor
Frank Hague. Originally elected as a candidate supporting reform in governance, the Jersey City History Web Site says his name is "synonymous with the early twentieth century urban American blend of political favoritism and social welfare known as bossism". Hague ran the city with an iron fist while, at the same time, molding governors, United States senators, and judges to his whims. Boss Hague was known to be loud and vulgar, but dressed in a stylish manner earning him the nickname "King Hanky-Panky".[60] In his later years in office, Hague would often dismiss his enemies as "reds" or "commies". Hague lived like a millionaire, despite having an annual salary that never exceeded $8,500. He was able to maintain a fourteen-room duplex apartment in Jersey City, a suite at the Plaza Hotel
Plaza Hotel
in Manhattan, and a palatial summer home in the seaside community of Deal, and travel to Europe yearly in the royal suites of the best ocean liners.[61] After Hague's retirement from politics, a series of mayors including John V. Kenny, Thomas J. Whelan and Thomas F. X. Smith attempted to take control of Hague's organization, usually under the mantle of political reform. None were able to duplicate the level of power held by Hague,[62] but the city and the county remained notorious for political corruption for years.[63][64][65] By the 1970s, the city experienced a period of urban decline that saw many of its wealthy residents leave for the suburbs, due to rising crime, civil unrest, political corruption, and economic hardship. From 1950 to 1980, Jersey City lost 75,000 residents, and from 1975 to 1982, it lost 5,000 jobs, or 9% of its workforce.[66] Beginning in the 1980s, development of the waterfront in an area previously occupied by rail yards and factories helped to stir the beginnings of a renaissance for Jersey City. The rapid construction of numerous high-rise buildings increased the population and led to the development of the Exchange Place financial district, also known as 'Wall Street West', one of the largest banking centers in the United States. Large financial institutions such as UBS, Goldman Sachs, Chase Bank, Citibank, and Merrill Lynch
Merrill Lynch
occupy prominent buildings on the Jersey City waterfront, some of which are among the tallest buildings in New Jersey. Simultaneous to this building boom, the light-rail network was developed.[67] With 18,000,000 square feet (1,700,000 m2) of office space, it has the nation's 12th-largest downtown.[68] City Ordinance 13.097, passed in October 2013, requires employers with ten or more employees to offer up to five paid sick days a year. The bill impacts all businesses employing workers who work at least 80 hours a calendar year in Jersey City.[69] In November 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
Donald Trump
made the claim that "thousands and thousands" of Muslims in Jersey City cheered as they watched the Twin Towers burn after their collapse during the September 11 terrorist attacks, and used the unsubstantiated allegation as justification for his proposal that certain mosques in the United States
United States
should be monitored by authorities.[70]

Liberty Island
Liberty Island
and Liberty State Park

Geography[edit]

As seen from Manhattan

Jersey City is the seat of Hudson County, New Jersey, and the second-largest city in New Jersey.[28] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 21.080 square miles (54.596 km2), including 14.794 square miles (38.316 km2) of land and 6.286 square miles (16.281 km2) of water (29.82%).[10][11] As of the 1990 Census, it had the smallest land area of the 100 most populous cities in America.[71] Jersey City is bordered to the east by the Hudson River, to the north by Secaucus, North Bergen, Union City and Hoboken, to the west, across the Hackensack, by Kearny and Newark, and to the south by Bayonne. Jersey City includes most of Ellis Island. Given their proximity and accessibility by rapid transit to Manhattan, Jersey City and Hudson County are sometimes referred to as New York City's Sixth Borough.[72][73][74]

Image of Jersey City taken by NASA (red line demarcates the municipal boundaries of Jersey City)

Neighborhoods[edit]

Newport

Journal Square

Jersey City (and most of Hudson County) is located on the peninsula known as Bergen Neck, with a waterfront on the east at the Hudson River and New York Bay and on the west at the Hackensack River
Hackensack River
and Newark Bay. Its north-south axis corresponds with the ridge of Bergen Hill, the emergence of the Hudson Palisades.[75] The city is the site of some of the earliest European settlements in North America, which grew into each other rather expanding from a central point.[76][77] This growth and the topography greatly influenced the development of the sections of the city[78][79] and the neighborhoods within them.[62] The city is divided into six wards.[80] Downtown
Downtown
Jersey City[edit] Main article: Downtown
Downtown
Jersey City See also: List of tallest buildings in Jersey City Downtown Jersey City
Downtown Jersey City
is the area from the Hudson River
Hudson River
westward to the Newark Bay
Newark Bay
Extension of the New Jersey
New Jersey
Turnpike (Interstate 78) and the New Jersey
New Jersey
Palisades; it is also bounded by Hoboken to the north and Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park
to the south. Historic Downtown
Downtown
is an area of mostly low-rise buildings to the west of the waterfront that is highly desirable due to its proximity to local amenities and Manhattan. It includes the neighborhoods of Van Vorst Park and Hamilton Park, which are both square parks surrounded by brownstones. This historic downtown also includes Paulus Hook, the Village and Harsimus Cove
Harsimus Cove
neighborhoods. Grove Street, a main thoroughfare in Downtown
Downtown
Jersey City, has seen a lot of development and the surrounding neighborhoods have many stores and restaurants.[81] The Grove Street PATH station is in the process of being renovated[82] and a number of new residential buildings are being built around the stop, including a proposed 50-story building at 90 Columbus.[83] Historic Downtown
Downtown
is home to many cultural attractions including the Jersey City Museum, the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Powerhouse (planned to become a museum and artist housing) and the Harsimus Stem Embankment
Harsimus Stem Embankment
along Sixth Street, which a citizens' movement is working to turn into public parkland that would be modeled after the High Line
High Line
in Manhattan.[84] Newport and Exchange Place are redeveloped waterfront areas consisting mostly of residential towers, hotels and office buildings. Newport is a planned mixed-use community, built on the old Erie Lackawanna Railway yards, made up of residential rental towers, condominiums, office buildings, a marina, schools, restaurants, hotels, Newport Centre Mall, a waterfront walkway, transportation facilities, and on-site parking for more than 15,000 vehicles. Newport had a hand in the renaissance of Jersey City although, before ground was broken, much of the downtown area had already begun a steady climb (much like Hoboken). In recent years, this area of Jersey City has undergone gentrification that has seen the improvement in neighborhoods. This has also caused a rise of the standard of living throughout the city. Downtown
Downtown
also includes the Newport Centre area, which is also home of the Westin Hotel.[85] Prior to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Jersey City had three office towers over 100 meters. Since then, three more office towers and 10 residential buildings over 100 meters have been completed.[86] In January 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration gave navigational clearance for construction of a 79-story, 900-foot (270 m) residential and commercial tower planned by the Chinese Overseas America Corporation, which would succeed the Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs
Tower, also in Downtown
Downtown
Jersey City, as the tallest skyscraper in New Jersey.[87] Bergen-Lafayette[edit] Bergen-Lafayette, formerly Bergen City, New Jersey, lies between Greenville to the south and McGinley Square
McGinley Square
to the north, while bordering Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park
and Downtown
Downtown
to the east and the West Side neighborhood to the west. Communipaw
Communipaw
Avenue, Bergen Avenue, Martin Luther King Drive, and Ocean Avenue are main thoroughfares. The former Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City Medical Center
complex, a cluster of Art Deco buildings on a rise in the center of the city, has been converted into residential complexes called The Beacon.[88] Berry Lane Park, which is the largest municipal park in Jersey City, is located along Garfield Avenue in the northern section of Bergen-Lafayette. The Heights[edit] The Heights or Jersey City Heights is a district in the north end of Jersey City atop the New Jersey
New Jersey
Palisades overlooking Hoboken to the east and Croxton in the Meadowlands to the west. Previously the city of Hudson City, The Heights was incorporated into Jersey City in 1869.[49] The southern border of The Heights is generally considered to be north of Bergen Arches and The Divided Highway, while Paterson Plank Road in Washington Park is its main northern boundary. Transfer Station is just over the city line. Its postal area ZIP Code is 07307. The Heights mostly contains two- and three-family houses and low rise apartment buildings, and is similar to North Hudson architectural style and neighborhood character.[89]

View of Jersey City from the northwest. Lower Manhattan
Manhattan
is in the background

Climate[edit] The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Jersey City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[90] Jersey City is within USDA hardiness zone 7a on the West side of the city and hardiness zone 7b on the East side. Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1840 3,072

1850 6,856

123.2%

1860 29,226

326.3%

1870 82,546 * 182.4%

1880 120,722 * 46.2%

1890 163,003

35.0%

1900 206,433

26.6%

1910 267,779

29.7%

1920 298,103

11.3%

1930 316,715

6.2%

1940 301,173

−4.9%

1950 299,017

−0.7%

1960 276,101

−7.7%

1970 260,350

−5.7%

1980 223,532

−14.1%

1990 228,537

2.2%

2000 240,055

5.0%

2010 247,597

3.1%

Est. 2016 264,152 [22][91][92] 6.7%

Population sources: 1840–1920[93] 1840[94] 1850–1870[95] 1850[96] 1870[97] 1880–1890[98] 1890–1910[99] 1840–1930[100] 1930–1990[101] 2000[102][103] 2010[19][20][21] * = Gained territory in previous decade.[48]

Racial composition 2010[31] 1990[104] 1970[104] 1940[104]

White 32.7% 48.2% 77.8% 95.5%

—Non-Hispanic 21.5% 36.6% 69.5%[105] n/a

Black or African American 25.8% 29.7% 21.0% 4.5%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 27.6% 24.2% 9.1%[105] n/a

Asian 23.7% 11.4% 0.5% −

2010 Census[edit]

India
India
Square, known as Little Bombay,[106] has the highest concentration of Asian Indians in the Western Hemisphere.[107]

As of the 2010 United States
United States
Census, there were 247,597 people, 96,859 households, and 57,631 families residing in the city. The population density was 16,736.6 per square mile (6,462.0/km2). There were 108,720 housing units at an average density of 7,349.1 per square mile (2,837.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 32.67% (80,885) White, 25.85% (64,002) Black or African American, 0.51% (1,272) Native American, 23.67% (58,595) Asian, 0.07% (161) Pacific Islander, 12.81% (31,726) from other races, and 4.42% (10,956) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.57% (68,256) of the population.[19] There were 96,859 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.5% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.20.[19] In the city, the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 37.6% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.2 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 96.0 males.[19] The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey
American Community Survey
showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $54,280 (with a margin of error of +/- $1,460) and the median family income was $58,533 (+/- $2,116). Males had a median income of $49,582 (+/- $1,968) versus $43,458 (+/- $1,837) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,490 (+/- $668). About 15.1% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.[108] As of the 2010 Census, Jersey City experienced an increase of 7,542 residents (3.1%) from its 2000 Census population of 240,055.[19][28] Since it was believed the earlier population was under documented, the 2010 census was anticipated with the possibility that Jersey City might become the state's most populated city, surpassing Newark.[109] The city hired an outside firm to contest the results, citing the fact that development in the city between 2000 and 2010 substantially increased the number of housing units and that new populations may have been undercounted by as many as 30,000 residents based on the city's calculations.[110][111] Preliminary findings indicated that 19,000 housing units went uncounted.[112] 2000 Census[edit]

Satellite view of Jersey City

As of the 2000 United States
United States
Census, the population was 240,055 making Jersey City the 72nd-most-populous city in the U.S.[113] Among cities with a population higher than 100,000 ranked in the 2000 Census, Jersey City was the fourth most densely populated large city in the United States, behind New York City; Paterson, New Jersey; and San Francisco.[114] There were 88,632 households, and 55,660 families residing in the city. The population density was 16,093.7/mi2 (6,212.2/km2). There were 93,648 housing units at an average density of 6,278.3 per square mile (2,423.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 34.01% White, 28.32% African American, 0.45% Native American, 16.20% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 15.11% from other races, and 5.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.31% of the population.[102][103] As of the 2000 Census, the most common reported ancestries were Italian (6.6%), Irish (5.6%), Polish (3.0%), Arab (2.8%), and German (2.7%).[115] Of all 88,632 households, 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living there, 36.4% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.37.[102][103] In the city, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.[102][103] The median income of its households was $37,862, and the median income of its families was $41,639. Males had a median income of $35,119 versus $30,494 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,410. About 16.4% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.[102][103] Community diversity[edit] Jersey City is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world.[116][117] The city is a major port of entry for immigration to the United States
United States
and a major employment center at the approximate core of the New York City
New York City
metropolitan region; and given its proximity to Manhattan, Jersey City has evolved a globally cosmopolitan ambiance of its own, demonstrating a robust and growing demographic and cultural diversity with respect to metrics including nationality, religion, race, and domiciliary partnership.[116] Latin
Latin
American[edit] There were an estimated 68,857 Hispanic Americans in Jersey City, 27.4% of the population, according to the 2013 American Community Survey,[118] representing a 0.9% increase from 68,256 Hispanic Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[119] Immigrants from South America, led by Ecuador, are a growing component of Jersey City's population/[116] Puerto Rican Americans constitute the largest Hispanic group in Jersey City.[118] While Cuban Americans are not as highly concentrated in Jersey City as they are in northern Hudson County, Jersey City has hosted the annual Cuban Parade and Festival
Festival
of New Jersey
New Jersey
at Exchange Place on its downtown waterfront since it was established in 2001.[120] Puerto Rican American[edit] There were an estimated 27,108 Puerto Rican Americans in Jersey City, according to the 2013 American Community Survey,[118] representing a 5.6% increase from 25,677 Puerto Rican Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[119] Asian American[edit] There were an estimated 60,922 Asian Americans in Jersey City, according to the 2013 American Community Survey,[118] representing a 4.0% increase from 58,595 Asian Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[119] Indian American[edit] Main articles: India Square
India Square
and Indians in the New York City metropolitan region India
India
Square, also known as "Little India" or "Little Bombay",[106] home to the highest concentration of Asian Indians in the Western Hemisphere,[107] is a rapidly growing Indian American
Indian American
ethnic enclave in Jersey City. Indian Americans constituted 10.9% of the overall population of Jersey City in 2010,[19] the highest proportion of any major U.S. city. India Square
India Square
has been home to the largest outdoor Navratri
Navratri
festivities in New Jersey
New Jersey
as well as several Hindu temples;[121] while an annual, color-filled spring Holi
Holi
festival has taken place in Jersey City since 1992, centered upon India Square
India Square
and attracting significant participation and international media attention.[122][123] There were an estimated 27,603 Indian Americans in Jersey City, according to the 2013 American Community Survey,[118] representing a 1.8% increase from 27,111 Indian Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[119] Filipino American[edit] Main articles: Filipinos in New Jersey
New Jersey
and Filipinos in the New York City metropolitan region Filipino people
Filipino people
make up 7% of Jersey City's population.[124] The Five Corners district is home to a thriving Filipino community and Jersey City's Little Manila, which is the second-largest Asian American subgroup in the city.[19] A variety of Filipino restaurants, shippers and freighters, doctors' officers, bakeries, stores, and an office of The Filipino Channel
The Filipino Channel
have made Newark Avenue their home. The largest Filipino-owned grocery store on the East Coast of the United States, Phil-Am Food, has been there since 1973.[125] An array of Filipino-owned businesses can also be found at the section of West Side of Jersey City, where many of its residents are of Filipino descent. In 2006, a Red Ribbon pastry shop, one of the Philippines' most famous food chains, opened its first branch on the East Coast in the Garden State.[126] Manila Avenue in Downtown Jersey City
Downtown Jersey City
was named for the Philippine capital city because of the many Filipinos who built their homes on this street during the 1970s. A memorial, dedicated to the Filipino American
Filipino American
veterans of the Vietnam War, was built in a small square on Manila Avenue. A park and statue dedicated to Jose P. Rizal, a national hero of the Philippines, is located in downtown Jersey City.[127] Jersey City is the host of the annual Philippine-American Friendship Day
Philippine-American Friendship Day
Parade, an event that occurs yearly in June, on its last Sunday. The City Hall of Jersey City raises the Philippine flag in correlation to this event and as a tribute to the contributions of the Filipino community. The Santacruzan Procession along Manila Avenue has taken place since 1977.[128] There were an estimated 16,974 Filipino Americans in Jersey City, according to the 2013 American Community Survey,[118] representing a 4.7% increase from 16,213 Filipino Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States Census.[119] Behind English and Spanish, Tagalog is the third-most-common language spoken in Jersey City.[129] Chinese American[edit] Jersey City, highly accessible to Lower Manhattan
Manhattan
in New York City
New York City
and its Chinatown by rapid transit, was home to an estimated 7,437 Chinese Americans, according to the 2013 American Community Survey,[118] representing a notably rapid growth of 31.8% from the 5,643 Chinese Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[119] Chinese nationals have also been obtaining EB-5 immigrant visas by investing US$500,000 apiece in new Downtown Jersey City
Downtown Jersey City
residential skyscrapers.[130] Vietnamese American[edit] New Jersey's largest Vietnamese American
Vietnamese American
population resides in Jersey City. There were an estimated 1,947 Vietnamese Americans in Jersey City, according to the 2013 American Community Survey,[118] representing a robust 21.1% increase from 1,607 Vietnamese Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[119] European American[edit] There were an estimated 54,626 non-Hispanic whites in Jersey City, according to the 2013 American Community Survey,[118] representing a 2.6% increase from 53,236 non-Hispanic whites enumerated in the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[119] Many non-Hispanic whites have settled in the newer developments in the Newport and Exchange Place neighborhoods along the Jersey City waterfront. Ever since the settling of New Netherland
New Netherland
in the 1600s, comprising what is now the Gateway Region
Gateway Region
of northeastern New Jersey
New Jersey
as well as portions of Downstate New York
Downstate New York
in the New York City
New York City
metropolitan area, the Dutch and British, along with German and Irish Americans, have established an integral role in the subsequent long-term development of Jersey City over the centuries. African American[edit] There were an estimated 65,604 African Americans in Jersey City, according to the 2013 American Community Survey,[118] representing a 2.5% increase from 64,002 African Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[119] This is in contrast with Hudson County overall, where there were an estimated 83,576 African Americans, according to the 2013 American Community Survey,[131] representing a 0.4% decrease from 83,925 African Americans enumerated in the county in the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[132] However, modest growth in the African immigrant population, most notably the growing Nigerian American and Kenyan American populations[133][134] in Jersey City, is partially offsetting the decline in the city's American-born black population, which as a whole has been experiencing an exodus from northern New Jersey
New Jersey
to the Southern United States.[135] Arab American[edit] Arab Americans numbered an estimated 18,628 individuals in Hudson County as per the 2010-2014 American Community Survey, representing 2.8% of the county's total population.[136] the second- highest percentage in New Jersey
New Jersey
after Passaic County.[137] Arab Americans are most concentrated in Jersey City, led by Egyptian Americans, including the largest population of Coptic Christians in the United States.[116][117] There is a notable Moroccan American population in Jersey City. Muslim
Muslim
American[edit] Muslims constitute 4.2% of religious adherents in Jersey City.[115] The growing Muslim
Muslim
American population in Jersey City and Hudson County includes a significant Latino contingent comprising adherents converting from other religious affiliations.[138] Pakistani Americans, Bangladeshi Americans, and Arab Americans compose a significant proportion of Jersey City's Muslim
Muslim
population. Jewish American[edit] A growing Jewish American
Jewish American
population has been noted in Jersey City,[139] including 3.3% of religious adherents.[115] The 2000-01 National Jewish Population Survey calculated a Jewish population of 6,000 in Jersey City.[140] Same-sex couples[edit] Main article: Same-sex marriage in New Jersey There were 2,726 same-sex couples in Hudson County
Hudson County
in 2010, with Jersey City being the hub,[141] prior to the commencement of same-sex marriages in New Jersey
New Jersey
on October 21, 2013.[142] Artists-in-residence[edit] Based on a 2011 survey of census data on the number of artists as a percentages of the population, The Atlantic
The Atlantic
magazine called Jersey City the 10th-most-artistic city in the United States.[143][144] Economy[edit] Jersey City is a regional employment center with over 100,000 private and public sector jobs, which creates a daytime swell in population. Many jobs in the financial and service sectors, as well as in shipping / distribution, wholesale and retail.[145] Jersey City's tax base grew by $136 million in 2017 giving Jersey City the largest municipal tax base in the State of New Jersey.[146] As part of a 2017 revaluation, the city's property tax base is expected to increase from $6.2 billion to $26 billion.[147] Wall Street West[edit] Jersey City's Hudson River
Hudson River
waterfront, from Exchange Place to Newport, is known as Wall Street West
Wall Street West
and has over 13 million square feet of Class A office space.[145] One third of the private sector jobs in the city are within the financial services: more than 60% are in the securities industry, 20% are in banking and 8% in insurance.[148] Jersey City is home to the headquarters of Verisk Analytics[149] and Lord Abbett, a privately held money management firm.[150] Companies such as Computershare, NEX Group, ADP, and Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments
also conduct operations in the city.[151] In 2014, Forbes
Forbes
magazine moved its headquarters to the district, having been awarded a $27 million tax grant in exchange for bringing 350 jobs to the city over a ten-year period.[152] Retail[edit] Jersey City has several shopping districts, some of which are traditional main streets for their respective neighborhoods, such as Central, Danforth, and West Side Avenues. Journal Square
Journal Square
is a major commercial district. Newport Mall
Newport Mall
is a regional shopping area.[153] Portions of the city are part of an Urban Enterprise Zone, one of 27 zones in the state. In addition to other benefits to encourage employment within the zone, shoppers can take advantage of a reduced 3.3125% sales tax rate (versus the 6.625% rate charged statewide, effective January 1, 2018) at eligible merchants.[154][155][156] Established in 1992, the city's Urban Enterprise Zone status expires in November 2023.[157] The state's largest Urban Enterprise Zone, one-third of the Jersey City is included.[158][159] Port Jersey[edit] Port Jersey
Port Jersey
is an intermodal freight transport facility that includes a container terminal located on the Upper New York Bay
Upper New York Bay
in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The municipal border of the Hudson County cities of Jersey City and Bayonne runs along the long pier extending into the bay.The north end of the facility houses the Greenville Yard, a rail yard located on a manmade peninsula that was built in the early 1900s by the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Railroad,[160][161] in addition to the Claremont Terminal, once part of the Lehigh Valley
Lehigh Valley
Terminal Railway operations. The central area of the facility contains GCT Bayonne, a major post-panamax shipping facility operated by Global Container Terminals that underwent a major expansion in June 2014.[162][163] The largest ship ever to call at the Port of New York-New Jersey, the MOL Benefactor, docked at Port Jersey
Port Jersey
in July 2016 after sailing from China
China
through the newly widened Panama Canal.[164] Other[edit] Goya Foods, which had been headquartered in adjacent Secaucus, opened a new headquarters including a 600,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Jersey City in April 2015.[165] In 2014, Paul Fireman proposed a 95-story tower for Jersey City that would include a casino. The project, which endorsed by Mayor
Mayor
Steve Fulop, would cost an estimated $4.6 billion.[166] In February 2014, New Jersey
New Jersey
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney argued that Jersey City, among other distressed cities, could benefit from a casino—were construction of one outside of Atlantic City eventually permitted by New Jersey.[167] Art and culture[edit] Notable landmarks[edit]

See List of Registered Historic Places in Hudson County, New Jersey Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty
National Monument, Ellis Island
Ellis Island
and Liberty Island ( Liberty Island
Liberty Island
and part of Ellis Island
Ellis Island
are located in New York) Liberty Science Center The Katyń Memorial by well-known Polish-American artist Andrzej Pitynski on Exchange Place is the first memorial of its kind to be raised on American soil to honor the dead of the Katyń Forest Massacre.[168] The Colgate Clock, promoted by Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive
as the largest in the world, sits in Jersey City and faces Lower New York Bay and Lower Manhattan
Manhattan
(it is clearly visible from Battery Park in lower Manhattan). The clock, which is 50 feet (15 m) in diameter with a minute hand weighing 2,200 pounds, was erected in 1924 to replace a smaller one that was relocated to a plant in Jeffersonville, Indiana.[169] The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, one of the five Loew's Wonder Theatres constructed in the 1920s and the only one located outside of New York City, is located in Journal Square. Currently presenting classic films, live performances, and events while the theatre undergoes restoration by volunteers.[170][171] The White Eagle Hall
White Eagle Hall
is a recently renovated and re-opened historic theater. Constructed in 1910, it had served as the practice gym for the Saint Anthony High School Friars basketball program.[172]

Museums and libraries[edit] See also: Hudson County
Hudson County
Exhibitions The Jersey City Free Public Library has five regional branches, some of which have permanent collections and host exhibitions. At the Main Library, the New Jersey
New Jersey
Room contains historical archives and photos. The Greenville Branch is home to the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum. The Five Corners Branch specializes in works related to music and the fine arts, and is a gallery space. The library system also supports a bookmobile and five neighborhood libraries.[173] Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park
is home to Central Railroad of New Jersey
New Jersey
Terminal, the Interpretive Center, and Liberty Science Center, an interactive science and learning center. The center, which first opened in 1993 as New Jersey's first major state science museum, has science exhibits, the world's largest IMAX Dome theater, numerous educational resources, and the original Hoberman sphere.[174] From the park, ferries travel to both Ellis Island
Ellis Island
and the Immigration Museum and Liberty Island, site of the Statue of Liberty.[175] The Jersey City Museum, Mana Contemporary, and the Museum of Russian Art, which specializes in Soviet Nonconformist Art,[176] include permanent collections and special exhibits. Some stations of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail
Hudson Bergen Light Rail
feature public art exhibitions, including those at Exchange Place, Danforth Avenue[177] and Martin Luther King Drive station.[178][179] Hudson County
Hudson County
Shakespeare Festival[edit] Since 1992, the Hudson Shakespeare Company
Hudson Shakespeare Company
has been the resident Shakespeare festival of Hudson County
Hudson County
performing a free Shakespeare production for each month of the summer throughout various parks in the city. The group regularly performs at Hamilton Park (9th Street & Jersey Avenue), Van Vorst Park
Van Vorst Park
(Jersey Avenue & Montgomery Street), and The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery
Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery
(435 Newark Avenue).[180] In literature[edit] The American poet Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens
described the city as a place where "the deer and the dachshund are one."[181] Government[edit]

City Hall, on Grove Street

Local government[edit] Further information: Mayor
Mayor
of Jersey City, New Jersey Jersey City is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) form of municipal government by a mayor and a nine-member city council. The city council consists of six members elected from wards[182] and three elected at large, all elected to four-year terms on a concurrent basis in non-partisan elections.[17][80] As of 2018[update], the mayor is Steven Fulop, whose term of office ends December 31, 2018.[12] Members of the City Council are Council President Rolando R. Lavarro Jr., Daniel Rivera (at large), Joyce Watterman (at large), Denise Ridley (Ward A – Greenville), Mira Prinz-Arey (Ward B – West Side), Richard Boggiano (Ward C – Journal Square), Michael Yun (Ward D – The Heights), James Solomon (Ward E – Downtown) and Jermaine D. Robinson (Ward F – Bergen/Lafayette), all of whom are serving concurrent terms of office running from January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2021.[183][184][185][186] The Business Administrator is Robert Kakoleski.[15] The City Clerk is Robert Byrne.[16] Federal, state and county representation[edit] Jersey City is split between the 8th and 10th Congressional Districts[187] and is part of New Jersey's 31st and 33rd state legislative districts.[20][188][189] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Jersey City had been in the 31st, 32nd and the 33rd state legislative districts.[190] Prior to the 2010 Census, Jersey City had been split between the 9th Congressional District, 10th Congressional District and the 13th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey
New Jersey
Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[190] The split that went into effect in 2013 placed 111,678 residents living in the city's north and east in the 8th District, while 139,519 residents in the southwest portion of the city were placed in the 10th District.[187][191] New Jersey's Eighth Congressional District is represented by Albio Sires (D, West New York).[192] New Jersey's Tenth Congressional District is represented by Donald Payne Jr.
Donald Payne Jr.
(D, Newark).[193] New Jersey is represented in the United States
United States
Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021)[194] and Bob Menendez
Bob Menendez
(Paramus, 2019).[195][196] For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 31st Legislative District of the New Jersey
New Jersey
Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Sandra Bolden Cunningham (D, Jersey City) and in the General Assembly by Nicholas Chiaravalloti
Nicholas Chiaravalloti
(D, Bayonne) and Angela V. McKnight (D, Jersey City).[197][198] For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 33rd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Brian P. Stack (D, Union City) and in the General Assembly by Raj Mukherji
Raj Mukherji
(D, Jersey City) and Annette Chaparro (D, Hoboken).[199][200] The Governor of New Jersey
New Jersey
is Phil Murphy
Phil Murphy
(D, Middletown Township).[201] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey
New Jersey
is Sheila Oliver
Sheila Oliver
(D, East Orange).[202] The city encompasses three Hudson County
Hudson County
freeholder districts in their entirety, while three others are shared with adjacent municipalities. The Hudson County
Hudson County
Executive, elected at-large, is Thomas A. DeGise.[203] Hudson County
Hudson County
Board of Chosen Freeholders Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 are located partially or entirely in Jersey City. District 1 comprises neighboring Bayonne and a small part of Jersey City, Country Village,[204] and is represented by Doreen McAndrew DiDomenico.[205][206] District 2 includes the West Side and parts of the Marion Section
Marion Section
and Journal Square[207] and is represented by Bill O'Dea.[205][206] District 3, which stretches from Paulus Hook
Paulus Hook
through Bergen Hill
Bergen Hill
to the east side of Greenville[208] is represented by Jeffrey Dublin.[205][206] District 4 includes Harsimus, Hamilton Park, and portions of Journal Square
Journal Square
and the Heights [209] and is represented by Eliu Rivera.[205][206] District 5, comprising portions of the Heights and all of neighboring Hoboken,[210] is represented by Anthony Romano.[205][206] District 8 compromises all of North Bergen, the North End of Secaucus
Secaucus
and the northern tip of the city near Transfer Station.[211] It is represented by Thomas Liggio.[205] Politics[edit] As of March 23, 2011, there was a total of 120,229 registered voters in Jersey City, of whom 58,194 (48.4%) were registered as Democrats, 7,655 (6.4%) were registered as Republicans, and 54,293 (45.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 87 voters registered to other parties.[212] In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama
Barack Obama
received 85.5% of the vote (64,052 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
with 13.5% (10,120 votes), and other candidates with 1.0% (751 votes), among the 75,506 ballots cast by the city's 133,197 registered voters (583 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 56.7%.[213][214] In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama
Barack Obama
received 81.8% of the vote (65,780 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain
John McCain
with 16.8% (13,529 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (584 votes), among the 80,381 ballots cast by the city's 139,158 registered voters, for a turnout of 57.8%.[215] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry
John Kerry
received 74.5% of the vote (52,979 ballots cast), out polling Republican George W. Bush
George W. Bush
with 22.8% (16,216 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (559 votes), among the 71,130 ballots cast by the city's 119,723 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 59.4.[216] In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Democrat Barbara Buono
Barbara Buono
received 66.5% of the vote (20,421 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 31.8% (9,784 votes), and other candidates with 1.7% (514 votes), among the 32,347 ballots cast by the city's 139,265 registered voters (1,628 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 23.2%.[217][218] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine
Jon Corzine
received 76.2% of the vote (29,817 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 18.7% (7,336 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 3.2% (1,263 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (371 votes), among the 39,143 ballots cast by the city's 120,269 registered voters, yielding a 32.5% turnout.[219] Emergency services[edit]

Jersey City Fire DepartmentDue to budget cuts, several companies are placed out of service or "off duty" daily on a rotational basis. (JCFD) has 550 uniformed firefighters operating out of 17 stations.[220] Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City Medical Center
Emergency Medical Services Jersey City Police Department (JCPD) dates back to the appointment of watchmen in 1829.[221] Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
New Jersey
Police Department Hudson County
Hudson County
Sheriff's Office (Patrol, county owned buildings and county parks in Jersey City) United States
United States
Park Police (Ellis Island, Liberty Island, and the screening facilities for the ferries located in Jersey City) National Park Service
National Park Service
Emergency Medical Services (Ellis Island) New Jersey
New Jersey
State Park Police ( Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park
located in Jersey City) CSX Railroad Police (The CSX and Conrail rail road lines running through Jersey City) New Jersey
New Jersey
Transit Police (The Hudson-Bergen lightrail line running through Jersey City) New Jersey
New Jersey
State Police (The turnpike and turnpike extension running through Jersey City)

Education[edit] Colleges and universities[edit]

The Yanitelli Center
Yanitelli Center
on the campus of Saint Peter's University.

Jersey City is home to New Jersey
New Jersey
City University[222] and Saint Peter's University,[223] both of which are located in the city's West Side district. The business school of New Jersey
New Jersey
City University is at Harborside overlooking Lower Manhattan. The University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix
has a small location at Newport[224] and Rutgers University
Rutgers University
offers MBA classes at Harborside Center.[225] Hudson County
Hudson County
Community College is a junior college located in the Journal Square
Journal Square
area offering courses to help students transition into a larger university.[226] Public schools[edit]

Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School

The Jersey City Public Schools
Jersey City Public Schools
serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide,[227] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement that the state cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey
New Jersey
Schools Development Authority.[228][229] As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its 38 schools had an enrollment of 30,845 students and 2,389.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1.[230] High schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[231]) are William L. Dickinson High School Academy of the Sciences[232] (2,185; 9-12), James J. Ferris High School
James J. Ferris High School
Academy of International Enterprise[233] (1,232; 9-12), Infinity Institute[234] (261; 6-12), Innovation High School[235] (9-12), Liberty High School[236] (197; 9-12), Lincoln High School Academy of Governance and Social Sciences[237] (830; 9-12), Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School[238] (716; 9-12), Renaissance Institute[239] (9-12) and Henry Snyder High School
Henry Snyder High School
Academy of the Arts[240] (993; 9-12).[241][242] Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School
Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School
was the first-ranked public high school in New Jersey
New Jersey
out of 322 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked second in 2008 out of 316 schools.[243] and was selected as 41st best high school in the United States in Newsweek
Newsweek
magazine's national 2011 survey.[244] William L. Dickinson High School is the oldest high school in the city and one of the largest schools in Hudson County
Hudson County
in terms of student population. Opened in 1906 as the Jersey City High School it is one of the oldest school sites in the city, it is a four-story Beaux-Arts building located on a hilltop facing the Hudson River.[245] Liberty High School is the district's only high school that focuses on all academics. Among Jersey City's elementary and middle schools is Academy I Middle School and Frank R. Conwell Middle School #4, which is part of the Academic Enrichment Program for Gifted Students. Another school is Alexander D. Sullivan P.S. #30, an ESL magnet school in the Greenville district, which serves nearly 800 Pre-k through 5th grade students.[246] The Hudson County
Hudson County
Schools of Technology (which also has campuses in North Bergen and Secaucus) has a campus in Jersey City, which includes County Prep High School.[247] Jersey City also has 12 charter schools, which are run under a special charter granted by the Commissioner of the New Jersey
New Jersey
Department of Education, including the Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science Charter School (for grades 6 – 12) and the Dr. Lena Edwards Charter School (for K-8), which were approved in January 2011.[248] BelovED Community Charter School opened in 2012 and has purchased a half-acre parcel of land on Grand Street to make room for a new 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2), $12 million middle school building designed to serve 240 students in sixth through ninth grades.[249] Private schools[edit] Catholic schools[edit] The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
maintains a network of elementary and secondary Catholic schools serve every area of Jersey City. High schools administered by the Archdiocese are Hudson Catholic Regional High School, St. Anthony High School, Saint Dominic Academy and St. Peter's Preparatory School.[250] St. Mary High School closed in June 2011 due to declining enrollment.[251] Catholic K-8 elementary schools include Our Lady of Czestochowa School,[252] Sacred Heart School,[253] Saint Aloysius Elementary Academy,[254] St. Joseph School[255] and St. Nicholas School.[256][257] In 2015, Our Lady of Czestochowa School was one of 15 schools in New Jersey, and one of six private schools, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the exemplary high performing category by the United States
United States
Department of Education.[258][259] In the face of declining enrollment and rising expenses, the Newark Archdiocese closed Our Lady of Mercy Academy (founded in 1964) and Resurrection School at the end of the 2012-13 school year.[260] St. Anne School closed at the end of the 2011-12 school year after 112 years, as enrollment declined from 700 students in 1976 to 240 in 2010-11 and 188 in the school's final year of operation.[261] Other private schools[edit]

French American Academy on 3rd Street

Other private high schools in Jersey City include First Christian Pentecostal Academy[262] and Stevens Cooperative School.[263] Kenmare High School is operated through the York Street Project as part of an effort to reduce rates of poverty in households headed by women, through a program that offers small class sizes, individualized learning and development of life skills.[264] The French American Academy, at the former St. Mary's High School, is a private bilingual school PK-2 to 5.[265] is located in a 3-story building, built a century ago which offers 23 classrooms and gymnasium for physical education or indoor recess. It will open its middle school in September 2018. A number of other private schools are also available. Genesis Educational Center[266] is a private Christian school located in downtown Jersey City for ages newborn through 8th grade. The Jersey City Art School is a private art school located in downtown Jersey City for all ages.[267]

Central Railroad of New Jersey
New Jersey
Terminal

Media[edit] Jersey City is located within the New York media market, and most of its daily papers are available for sale or delivery. The daily newspaper The Jersey Journal, located at its namesake Journal Square, covers Hudson County, its morning daily, Hudson Dispatch
Hudson Dispatch
now defunct.[268] The Jersey City Reporter
Jersey City Reporter
is part of The Hudson Reporter group of local weeklies. The Jersey City Independent is a web-only news outlet that covers politics and culture in the city.[269] The River View Observer is another weekly published in the city and distributed throughout the county. Another countywide weekly, El Especialito, also serves the city.[270] The Jersey City Independent is an online newspaper covering Jersey City and surrounding municipalities. It also publishes JCI Magazine, a print quarterly magazine.[271] The Daily News maintains extensive publishing and distribution facilities at Liberty Industrial Park.[115] WFMU
WFMU
91.1FM (WMFU 90.1 FM in the Hudson Valley), the longest-running freeform radio station in the United States, moved to Jersey City in 1998.[272] WSNR-620 AM is also licensed in the city. Jersey City is the filming location for the 2012 reality television series Snooki & JWoww, a spinoff of Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
that stars Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jennifer "JWoww" Farley living at a former firehouse at 38 Mercer Street at Grove Street in Downtown
Downtown
Jersey City.[273] Transportation[edit] Of all Jersey City commuters, 8.17% walk to work, and 46.62% take public transit.[274] This is the second highest percentage of public transit riders of any city with a population of 100,000+ in the United States, behind only New York City
New York City
and ahead of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
40.67% of Jersey City households do not own an automobile, the second-highest of all cities in the United States
United States
with 50,000 to 250,000 residents.[274] Air[edit]

Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport
(EWR) is the closest of the metropolitan area's three major airports LaGuardia Airport
LaGuardia Airport
(LGA) is in northern Queens John F. Kennedy International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport
(JFK) is on Jamaica Bay
Jamaica Bay
in southern Queens Teterboro Airport, in the Hackensack Meadowlands, serves private and corporate planes Newport Helistop Heliport at Hudson River
Hudson River
at Newport[275]

Mass transit[edit] Rail[edit]

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail: One of the most popular forms of transportation in the city. Of the 24 HBLR stations that connect its three terminus points, 13 are located in Jersey City.[276] PATH: 24-hour rapid transit system with four stations in Jersey City: Exchange Place, Newport, Grove Street, and Journal Square
Journal Square
to Hoboken Terminal (HOB), midtown Manhattan
Manhattan
(33rd) (along 6th Ave to Herald Square/ Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Station), World Trade Center (WTC), and Newark Penn Station (NWK).[277] Hoboken Terminal- NJ Transit
NJ Transit
Hoboken Division: Main Line (to Suffern, and in partnership with MTA/Metro-North, express service to Port Jervis), Bergen County Line, and Pascack Valley Line, all via Secaucus Junction (where transfer is possible to Northeast Corridor Line); Montclair-Boonton Line
Montclair-Boonton Line
and Morris and Essex Lines
Morris and Essex Lines
(both via Newark Broad Street Station); North Jersey Coast Line
North Jersey Coast Line
(limited service as Waterfront Connection
Waterfront Connection
via Newark Penn Station
Newark Penn Station
to Long Branch and Bay Head); Raritan Valley Line
Raritan Valley Line
(limited service via Newark Penn Station).[278]

Water[edit]

NY Waterway
NY Waterway
ferries operate between Paulus Hook
Paulus Hook
Ferry
Ferry
Terminal, Liberty Harbor, Port Liberté to Manhattan
Manhattan
at Battery Park City Ferry Terminal, Pier 11/Wall Street, and West Midtown Ferry
Ferry
Terminal, where free transfer is available to a variety of "loop" buses.[279] Statue Cruises
Statue Cruises
provides service to and between Ellis Island
Ellis Island
and Liberty Island[280][281] Liberty Water Taxi
Liberty Water Taxi
operates ferries between Liberty Landing Marina, Warren Street and the World Financial Center.[282]

Bus[edit] The Journal Square
Journal Square
Transportation Center, Exchange Place and Hoboken Terminal (just over the city line's northeast corner) are major origination/destination points for buses. Service is available to numerous points within Jersey City, Hudson County, and some suburban areas as well as to Newark on the 1, 2, 6, 10, 22, 64, 67, 68, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 123, 125, 305, 319 lines.[283] Also serving Jersey City are various lines operated by Academy Bus
Academy Bus
and A&C Bus. Increased use of jitneys, locally known as dollar vans, have greatly affected travel patterns in Hudson County, leading to decreased bus ridership on traditional bus lines. After studies examining existing systems and changes in public transportation usage patterns it was determined that a Journal Square-Bayonne bus rapid transit system should be investigated. In 2012, the Board of Chosen Freeholders authorized the identification of possible BRT corridors.[284][285][286][287][288] As of 2016[update] two Taiwanese airlines, China Airlines
China Airlines
and EVA Air, provide private bus services to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City
New York City
for customers based in New Jersey. These bus services stop in Jersey City.[289][290] Road[edit]

Entrance to the Holland Tunnel
Holland Tunnel
which carries high amounts of vehicular traffic from New Jersey
New Jersey
to Lower Manhattan.

Further information: List of bridges, tunnels, and cuts in Hudson County, New Jersey As of May 2010[update], the city had a total of 218.57 miles (351.75 km) of roadways, of which 189.88 miles (305.58 km) were maintained by the municipality, 10.34 miles (16.64 km) by Hudson County
Hudson County
and 12.23 miles (19.68 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 6.12 miles (9.85 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.[291]

Holland Tunnel: From Boyle Plaza
Boyle Plaza
in downtown Jersey City to its eastern terminus at Canal Street, Manhattan
Manhattan
(carries I-78 / Route 139) Highways include the New Jersey
New Jersey
Turnpike Extension (/ I-78); the Pulaski Skyway
Pulaski Skyway
( US 1/9); Route 139; and Route 440.

Bike[edit]

East Coast Greenway
East Coast Greenway
dedication ceremony

A part of the East Coast Greenway, a planned unbroken bike route from Maine
Maine
to the Florida Keys, will travel through the city. In June 2012, part of the route was officially designated in Lincoln Park and over the Lincoln Highway
Highway
Hackensack River
Hackensack River
Bridge.[292][293] Both the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and Hackensack RiverWalk
Hackensack RiverWalk
are bicycle friendly.[294] In April 2012, the city initiated the Morris Canal Greenway Plan to investigate the establishment of a greenway, including a bicycle path, that would follow the route of the Morris Canal to the greatest extent possible.[295][296][297] in the same month, the city established bikes lanes along the length Grove Street, originally meant to temporary. In December 2012, the city announced that Grove Street lanes would become permanent and that it would add an additional 54 miles (87 km) of both dedicated and shared bike lanes.[298] The Harbor Ring is an initiative to create a 50-mile bike route along the Lower Hudson River, Upper New York Bay, and Kill van Kull that would incorporate bike paths in the city.[299][300][301] In 2013, the city simplified the application and reduced the cost for business and residences to install bike racks as well as making them obligatory for certain new construction projects.[302] Hudson County has initiated exploration of a bike-share program.[303] Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken intended to operate the program starting 2014[304] but delayed the launch due to lack of sponsorship. The revamped program officially launched on September 21, 2015 as Citi Bike with membership working in New York City.[305] Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Jersey City, New Jersey Sister cities[edit] Jersey City has participated in the sister city program since establishing a relationship with Cusco, Peru
Peru
in 1988. Currently they have relationships with 12 international cities, showing a spirit of economic and cultural exchange and mutual friendship.[306]

– Cuzco, Peru
Peru
(1988) – Ahmedabad, India
India
(1994) – Nantong, China
China
(1994)[307] – Ozamiz, Philippines
Philippines
(1995) – Jerusalem, Israel
Israel
(1997) – Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Brazil
(1997)

– Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Spain
(1998) – Sant'Arsenio, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Italy
(1999) – Kolkata, India
India
(2001) – Saint John's, Antigua (2002) – San Martín del Rey Aurelio, Asturias, Spain
Spain
(2004) – Rosario, Argentina
Argentina
(2008)

See also[edit]

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United States
portal New Jersey
New Jersey
portal

Bergen Township, Bergen County, New Jersey
New Jersey
(Historical 1893) Demographics of New Jersey Filipinos in the New York City
New York City
metropolitan region Gateway Region Gold Coast, New Jersey St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (Jersey City, New Jersey) Timeline of Jersey City area railroads

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Fulop to Introduce 2017 Budget With No Tax Increase; Fourth Consecutive Year With No Municipal Tax Increase as Fulop Administration Brings Long-Term Fiscal Stability to Jersey City", City of Jersey City, March 22, 2017. Accessed July 18, 2017. "In 2017, the tax base, or ratable base, grew in Jersey City by $136 million due to Fulop Administration policies encouraging economic investment throughout the city. In four years, the tax base has grown by $415 million, with Jersey City having the largest municipal tax base in the state." ^ McDonald, Terrence T. "Jersey City homeowners uneasy as long-delayed revaluation begins", The Jersey Journal, April 21, 2017. Accessed July 18, 2017. "When the reval is complete, city officials expect the city's taxable property base to rise in value to about $26 billion from its current $6.2 billion." ^ "Your Gateway to Opportunity, Enterprise Zone Five Year Strategic Plan 2010" (PDF). Jersey City Economic Development Corporation. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 28, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2013.  ^ Todd, Susan. " Verisk Analytics
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has committed to spending 10 years in Jersey City, for which it will receive a $27 million Grow New Jersey
New Jersey
tax grant because of its pledge to bring at least 350 jobs to the state." ^ "JC Shopping Districts". Jerseycityonline.com. Retrieved June 10, 2010.  ^ Urban Enterprise Zone Program, State of New Jersey. Accessed January 8, 2018. ^ New Jersey
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Department of Community Affairs, locations as of January 1, 2017. Accessed January 8, 2018. ^ "NJ Division of Taxation Reminds Consumers & Business Owners That Sales Tax Rate Will Change to 6.625% in the New Year", New Jersey Department of Treasury, press release dated December 27, 2017. Accessed January 8, 2018. "The New Jersey
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Division of Taxation is reminding business owners that the State Sales and Use Tax rate will be reduced to 6.625% on Jan. 1, 2018.... Rates for State Sales Tax in Urban Enterprise Zones also will change on Jan. 1, 2018. The rate in a designated UEZ will be 50 percent of the Sales Tax rate, or 3.3125 percent. The previous UEZ rate was 3.4375 percent." ^ Urban Enterprise Zones Effective and Expiration Dates, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed January 8, 2018. ^ Urban Enterprise Zone, Jersey City Economic Development Corporation. Accessed January 9, 2018. "One-third of Jersey City is designated as Urban Enterprise Zone. The Jersey City Urban Enterprise Zone is the largest and most productive UEZ in New Jersey." ^ Jersey City, New Jersey
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opens on Friday, May 5, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor
Mayor
Steven Fulop, followed by a performance by Jersey City favorite musician sons Rye Coalition.... The historic structure was built by Polish immigrants in 1910 and for much of the 20th century hosted events and programs under the aegis of St. Anthony's Church and High School. For years, the famous St. Anthony's High School basketball team under Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley practiced at White Eagle Hall, and the wooden boards from that gym floor have been repurposed in modernizing the facility." ^ Net Ops. "JC Free Public Library". Jclibrary.org. Retrieved June 10, 2010.  ^ Liberty State Park, New Jersey
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Jersey City Campus is conveniently located on Town Square Place in Jersey City, New Jersey." ^ Jersey City Directions, Rutgers University. Accessed June 28, 2017. "The Rutgers Part-Time MBA satellite location at Harborside in Jersey City brings the Rutgers MBA experience to your doorstep." ^ College Directions & Map, Hudson County
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Schools of Technology. Accessed November 16, 2011. ^ Staff. "State approves 2 New Jersey
New Jersey
City charter schools", The Jersey Journal, January 19, 2011. Accessed November 16, 2011. ^ Ojutiku, Max. "Jersey City charter school to build $12M middle school", The Jersey Journal, April 21, 2016. Accessed November 14, 2016. "A Jersey City charter school has purchased a half-acre parcel of land on Grand Street to make room for its new $12 million middle school. The BelovED Community Charter School's new school building at 535 Grand St. will be 40,000 square feet and serve 240 students in sixth through ninth grades, according to Bret Schundler, a former Jersey City mayor and the Commissioner of Education for New Jersey
New Jersey
who serves as chairman of the BelovED Community Charter School Foundation." ^ Hudson County
Hudson County
Catholic High Schools, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed July 20, 2016. ^ Persaud, Vishal. "Announcement St. Mary High School in Jersey City will close in June has some parents, students and staff stunned", The Jersey Journal, February 9, 2011. Accessed September 2, 2011. "Parents, students and staff at St. Mary High School in Jersey City remained stunned yesterday by Monday's news that the school is closing at the end of June.... St. Mary will graduate 72 seniors in June, which would have put the school's enrollment at 93 among the remaining classes. Ten years ago, St. Mary had 381 students, Lalicato said. At its peak in the mid-1980s, the school had more than 450 students." ^ About Us, Our Lady of Czestochowa School. Accessed November 14, 2016. ^ Thorbourne, Ken. "Amid economic challenges, Jersey City's Sacred Heart School continues mission", The Jersey Journal, June 26, 2014. Accessed June 1, 2015. ^ About Us, Saint Aloysius Elementary Academy. Accessed November 14, 2016. ^ History, St. Joseph Catholic School. Accessed November 14, 2016. ^ About Us, Saint Nicholas School. Accessed November 14, 2016. ^ Hudson County
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New Jersey
schools have been recognized by the federal government as National Blue Ribbon Schools, a designation that celebrates excellence in academics or progress in closing the achievement gap among groups of students.... Each of the 15 New Jersey schools was chosen for the 'exemplary high performing' category, which weighs state or national tests, high school graduation rates and the performance of subgroups of students, such as those who are economically disadvantaged." ^ Conte, Michaelangelo. "Jersey City losing another Catholic elementary school in June: Our Lady of Mercy Academy", The Jersey Journal, April 13, 2013. Accessed November 14, 2016. "Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Jersey City will close at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. The pre-K through eighth grade school on Bartholdi Avenue opened its doors in 1964. The closures of OLM and Resurrection School at the end of the school year will leave Jersey City with just five Catholic grammar schools." ^ Scrivner, Michael. "St. Anne's School in Jersey City Heights graduates its last class, will close on Thursday", The Jersey Journal, June 12, 2012. Accessed November 14, 2016. "The 112-year-old school at Kennedy Boulevard and Congress Street will close its doors for good on Thursday due to rising debt and declining enrollment, school officials said. At its peak in 1976, the school had more than 700 students. This school year, there were 188 students, down from 240 last year." ^ Our History, First Pentecostal Church of God. Accessed January 3, 2012. "First Christian Pentecostal Academy spans from grades K4 through 8th. It is a ministry that God has used and continues to use to serve children and their families." ^ About Us, Stevens Cooperative School. Accessed January 3, 2012. Welcome to Stevens Cooperative School, a school for children age two through 8th grade that has since 1949 been a beacon of progressive education in Hudson County. ^ Who We Are: Kenmare High School
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New Jersey
and Eastern Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
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Joyce Watterman (President Pro Tem) (Democrat)

Daniel Rivera (Democrat)

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B (West Side): Chris L. Gadsden (Democrat)

C (Journal Square): Richard Boggiano (Democrat)

D (The Heights): Michael Yun (Democrat)

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Allentown Babylon Bridgeport Brookhaven Edison Elizabeth Hempstead Huntington Islip Jersey City New Haven Newark North Hempstead Oyster Bay Paterson Smithtown Stamford Waterbury Woodbridge Yonkers

Cities and towns over 25,000

Bayonne Bergenfield Bethlehem Branford Cheshire Clifton Danbury East Haven East Orange Easton Englewood Ewing Township Fairfield Fair Lawn Fort Lee Freehold Township Garfield Greenwich Hackensack Hamden Hamilton Township, Mercer County Hoboken Howell Kearny Long Beach Long Branch Lower Macungie Township Mahwah Manalapan Marlboro Meriden Middletown, NJ Middletown, NY Milford Mount Vernon Naugatuck New Brunswick New Milford New Rochelle Newburgh Newtown Norwalk Old Bridge Paramus Passaic Perth Amboy Plainfield Poughkeepsie Rahway Shelton Stratford Teaneck Torrington Trenton Trumbull Union City Wallingford West Haven Westfield Westport White Plains Whitehall Township, PA

Cities and towns over 10,000

Ansonia Asbury Park Beacon Bethel Bethlehem Township, PA Brookfield Coolbaugh Township Darien Derby Dover Dumont East Stroudsburg Edgewater Elmwood Park Emmaus, PA Fairview Franklin Lakes Freehold Borough Glen Rock Guildford Guttenberg Harrison, NJ Harrison, NY Hasbrouck Heights Hazlet Hillsdale Holmdel Kingston Linden Little Ferry Lodi Lyndhurst Madison Monroe Morristown New Canaan New Fairfield New Milford North Arlington North Branford North Haven Northampton, PA Oakland Orange Palisades Park Phillipsburg Plymouth Peekskill Ramsey Red Bank Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield, NJ Ridgefield Park Ridgewood Rutherford Rye Saddle Brook Scarsdale Secaucus Seymour Somerville Southbury Stroud Township Summit Tenafly Upper Macungie Township Wallington Watertown West Milford West New York Weston Westwood Wilton Winchester Wolcott Wyckoff

Regions

Catskills Central Jersey Greater Danbury Greater New Haven Greater Waterbury Housatonic Valley Hudson Valley Lehigh Valley Litchfield Hills Long Island North Jersey Poconos Skylands Region Southwestern Connecticut

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Mayors of municipalities with populations exceeding 100,000 in New Jersey

State capital: Eric Jackson (Trenton)

Ras J. Baraka (Newark) Steven Fulop (Jersey City) Jane Williams-Warren (Paterson) J. Christian Bollwage (Elizabeth) Thomas Lankey (Edison) John McCormac (Woodbridge Township) Raymond G. Coles (Lakewood)

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Northeast megalopolis

Major metropolitan areas (over 1,000,000)

New York

city

Philadelphia

city

Washington

city

Boston

city

Baltimore

city

Providence

city

Hartford

city

Other cities (over 100,000)

Newark Jersey City Yonkers Worcester Springfield Alexandria Paterson Bridgeport Elizabeth New Haven Stamford Allentown Manchester Waterbury Cambridge Lowell

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County seats of New Jersey

Belvidere Bridgeton Camden Cape May Court House Elizabeth Flemington Freehold Hackensack Jersey City Mays Landing Morristown Mount Holly Newark New Brunswick Newton Paterson Salem Somerville Toms River Trenton Woodbury

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Northeastern United States

Topics

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States

Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York Maine Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont

Major cities

Allentown Baltimore Boston Bridgeport Buffalo Burlington Cambridge Elizabeth Erie Hartford Jersey City Lowell Manchester New Haven New York City Newark Paterson Philadelphia Pittsburgh Portland Providence Quincy Reading Rochester Scranton Springfield Stamford Syracuse Washington, D.C. Waterbury Wilmington Worcester

State capitals

Albany Annapolis Augusta Boston Concord Dover Hartford Harrisburg Montpelier Providence Trenton

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Hudson River
Hudson River
watershed

Tributaries

Batten Kill Black Meadow Creek Bowery Creek Breakneck Brook Canajoharie Creek Caroga Creek Casperkill Catskill Creek Cayadutta Creek Cedar River Claverack Creek Clove Brook Cobleskill Creek Coeymans Creek Coxsackie Creek Cross River Croton River East Branch Croton River East Branch Sacandaga River East Canada Creek Eightmile Creek Esopus Creek Fall Kill Fishkill Creek Fonteyn Kill Fulmer Creek Hannacrois Creek Honnedaga Brook Hoosic River Jackson Creek Jan De Bakkers Kill Kaaterskill Creek Kayaderosseras Kinderhook Creek Kisco River Lake Creek Little Shawangunk Kill Maritje Kill Miami River Mill Creek Mohawk River Moodna Creek Moordener Kill Moyer Creek Muddy Kill Neepaulakating Creek Normans Kill Nowadaga Creek Onesquethaw Creek Oriskany Creek Otsquago Creek Otter Kill Papakating Creek Peekskill Hollow Creek Pocantico River Pochuck Creek Poesten Kill Potic Creek Quassaick Creek Roeliff Jansen Kill Rondout Creek Sacandaga River Sauquoit Creek Saw Kill Saw Mill River Sawyer Kill Schoharie Creek Schroon River Shawangunk Kill Sparkill Creek Sprout Creek Steele Creek Stockport Creek Stony Clove Creek Taghkanic Creek Tenmile Creek Tin Brook Titicus River Verkeerder Kill Vloman Kill Wallkill River Walloomsac River Wappinger Creek Wawayanda Creek West Branch Papakating Creek West Branch Sacandaga River West Canada Creek West Kill Wynants Kill

Lakes

Alcove Reservoir Ashokan Reservoir Basic Creek Reservoir Beacon Reservoir Bog Brook Reservoir Cedar Lake Chadwick Lake Chub Lake Cross River Reservoir Croton Falls Reservoir Dyken Pond East Branch Reservoir East Caroga Lake Fall Lake Franklinton Vlaie Garnet Lake Glenmere Lake Great Sacandaga Lake Great Vlaie Henderson Lake Honnedaga Lake Indian Lake Lizard Pond Lake Maratanza Muscoot Reservoir Lake Neepaulin New Croton Reservoir Notch Lake Piseco Lake Lake Pleasant Queechy Lake Rondout Reservoir Sacandaga Lake Saratoga Lake Sturgeon Pool Surprise Lake Sylvan Lake Lake Tear of the Clouds Thompson Pond Titicus Reservoir Trout Lake West Caroga Lake Whaley Lake Winnisook Lake

Towns

Albany Alpine Amsterdam Bayonne Beacon Bedford Beekman Bennington Bethlehem Blooming Grove Carmel Catskill Cliffside Park Clifton Park Cohoes Colonie Cortlandt East Fishkill East Greenbush Edgewater Englewood Cliffs Fishkill Fort Lee Glenville Gloversville Greenburgh Guilderland Halfmoon Herkimer Hoboken Hyde Park Jersey City Kingston Kirkland LaGrange Lloyd Malta Middletown Milton Monroe Montgomery Moreau Mount Pleasant New Castle New Hartford New Paltz New Windsor New York City Newburgh Niskayuna North Adams North Bergen Ossining Peekskill Plattekill Poughkeepsie Queensbury Rome Rotterdam Saugerties Schenectady Shawangunk Somers Southeast Sparta Tenafly Troy Utica Vernon Wallkill Wappinger Warwick Weehawken West New York Whitestown Wilton Yonkers Yorktown

Landmarks

Adirondack Mountains Adirondack Park Ashokan Bridge Blenheim Bridge Buskirk Bridge Catskill Mountains Champlain Canal Cohoes Falls Copeland Bridge Delaware
Delaware
and Hudson Canal Eagleville Bridge East River Erie Canal George Washington Bridge Harlem River Helderberg Escarpment Hudson Highlands State Park Kaaterskill Clove Kaaterskill Falls Kill Van Kull Kingston–Rhinecliff Bridge Mid-Hudson Bridge Newburgh–Beacon Bridge New Tappan Zee Bridge The Palisades Perrine's Bridge Plotter Kill Preserve Pollepel Island Popolopen Rexleigh Bridge Rip Van Winkle Bridge Salisbury Center Bridge Schoharie Bridge Shushan Bridge Sleepy Hollow Statue of Liberty Taconic Mountains Tappan Zee Bridge Verkeerder Kill
Verkeerder Kill
Falls Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Walkway over the Hudson Wallkill River
Wallkill River
National Wildlife Refuge West Canada Lake Wilderness Area West Point

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