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Encyclopedia > Hudson County, New Jersey
Hudson County, New Jersey
Image:Hudson seal.gif
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Hudson County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Map of the USA highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1840
Seat Jersey City
Largest City Jersey City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
 
62 sq mi (162 km²)
47 sq mi (121 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 25.21%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density
 
608,975
13,044/sq mi (5,036/km²)
Website: www.hudsoncountynj.org

Hudson County is in New Jersey, U.S.A, with its county seat in Jersey City6. Image File history File links Map_of_New_Jersey_highlighting_Hudson_County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NJ.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New Jersey ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

Geography and Topography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 162 km² (62 mi²). 121 km² (47 mi²) of it is land and 41 km² (16 mi²) of it (25.21%) is water. It is the smallest of New Jersey's 21 counties. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Hudson is bordered by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay to the east; Kill van Kull to the south; Newark Bay, and either the Hackensack River or Passaic River to the west. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... Upper New York Bay, sometimes called Upper New York Harbor or the Upper Bay, is the northern area of New York Harbor inside the Narrows. ... The Kill Van Kull is a tidal strait approximately 3 miles long and 1000 feet wide separating Staten Island and Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. The name kill comes from an old Dutch word for water channel It connects Newark Bay with Upper New York Bay. ... Newark Bay, as seen from the waterfront of Bayonne, New Jersey Newark Bay is shown highlighted on a TERRA image of New York Harbor Newark Bay is a body of water, a tiday back bay of New York Harbor formed at the confluence of the Passaic and Hackensack rivers. ... The Hackensack River, as seen from the New Jersey Turnpike. ... The Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey The Passaic River is a tributary of Newark Bay, approximately 80 mi (129 km long), in northern New Jersey in the United States. ...


The topography is marked by New Jersey Palisades in the north with cliffs overlooking the Hudson to the east and less severe cuesta or slope to the west. They gradually level off to the southern peninsula, which is coastal and flat. The western region, around the Hackensack and Passaic is part of the New Jersey Meadowlands. Palisades is also a general term for steep cliffs next to a river. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Hackensack River, as seen from the New Jersey Turnpike. ... The Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey The Passaic River is a tributary of Newark Bay, approximately 80 mi (129 km long), in northern New Jersey in the United States. ... New Jersey Meadowlands from Route 7 This article is about the wetlands. ...

Meadowlands
Meadowlands

There are two equally high points, 260 feet (79 m) above sea, in Guttenberg and West New York; the lowest point is sea level itself along the rivers. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixel Image in higher resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixel Image in higher resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 2. ...


Ellis Island and Liberty Island, opposite Liberty State Park, lie entirely within Hudson County's waters, which extend to the New York state line. Liberty Island is wholly part of New York. Ellis Island is jointly administered by the states of New Jersey and New York. Nine-tenths of its land is technically part of Hudson County, with the remainder being part of New York.[1] Shooters Island, in the Kill van Kull, is also shared with New York. Robbins Reef Light sits atop a the reef which runs parallel the Bayonne and Jersey City waterfront. Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ... Liberty Island Liberty Island, formerly called Bedloes Island, is a small uninhabited island in Upper New York Bay in the United States, best known as the location of the Statue of Liberty. ... Liberty State Park is a state park in Jersey City, New Jersey. ... This article is about the state. ... The eastern end of Shooters Island (background, forested) as seen from the waterfront of Staten Island Shooters Island () is a small uninhabited island at the southern end of Newark Bay, along the north shore of Staten Island. ... The Kill Van Kull is a tidal strait approximately 3 miles long and 1000 feet wide separating Staten Island and Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. The name kill comes from an old Dutch word for water channel It connects Newark Bay with Upper New York Bay. ... The Robbins Reef Light Station is a lighthouse located off Bayonne, New Jersey along the west side of Main Channel, Upper New York Bay. ...

The Hudson and the Palisades
The Hudson and the Palisades

Given its proximity to Manhattan, is sometimes referred to as New York City's sixth borough.[2] ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 628 KB) Summary w:Hudson River with w:Jacob Javits Convention Center in foreground. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 628 KB) Summary w:Hudson River with w:Jacob Javits Convention Center in foreground. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ...


Counties adjacent to Hudson are New York County, New York to the east; Essex County, New Jersey and Union County, New Jersey to west; Richmond County, New York to the south; and Bergen County, New Jersey, the only one with which it shares a land border, to the north and west. For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... This article is about the borough in New York City. ... Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ...


Much of the county lies between the Hackensack and Hudson Rivers on geographically long narrow peninsula that is a contiguous urban area where it's often difficult to know when one's crossed a civic boundary. These boundaries and the topography-including many hills and inlets-create very distinct neighborhoods.


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 9,483
1850 21,822 130.1%
1860 62,717 187.4%
1870 129,067 105.8%
1880 187,944 45.6%
1890 275,126 46.4%
1900 386,048 40.3%
1910 537,231 39.2%
1920 629,154 17.1%
1930 690,730 9.8%
1940 652,040 -5.6%
1950 647,437 -0.7%
1960 610,734 -5.7%
1970 607,839 -0.5%
1980 556,972 -8.4%
1990 553,099 -0.7%
2000 608,975 10.1%
Est. 2006 601,146 [3] -1.3%
historical census data source:[4][5]

Hudson County is one of America's most ethnically diverse counties.[citation needed] Perhaps most notable is its large Cuban community, accounting for 33,901 residents, representing 33,901 of the population.[6]% of the county's population in the 2000 Census.[7] It also features substantial African-American and Asian-American populations, while still retaining a strong non-Hispanic white American presence. The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... An Asian American is generally defined as a person of Asian ancestry and American citizenship,[2][3][4] although may also be extended to include non-citizen resident Asians as well. ... The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ...


As of the United States 2000 Census, the population was 608,975. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. The county's current borders were established in 1840. The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and is also one of the most populous in the world . ...


As of the census² of 2000, there were 608,975 people, 230,546 households, and 143,630 families residing in the county. The population density was 5,036/km² (13,044/mi²). There were 240,618 housing units at an average density of 1,990/km² (5,154/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 55.58% White, 13.48% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 9.35% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 15.48% from other races, and 5.63% from two or more races. 39.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 9.9% were of Italian and 6.7% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


By 2005 34.6% of the population was non-Hispanic whites. 15.1% of the population was African-American. 11.0% of the population was Asian. Only 2.1% of the population reported two or more races. 41.0% of the population was Latino.[8]


There were 230,546 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.80% were married couples living together, 16.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.70% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.27. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 35.60% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $40,293, and the median income for a family was $44,053. Males had a median income of $36,174 versus $31,037 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,154. About 13.30% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.00% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Hudson County is the most densely populated county in the state. Union City, within the county, is the most densely populated city in the country. Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ...


Municipalities

Index map of Hudson County municipalities (click to see index key)
Index map of Hudson County municipalities (click to see index key)

Numbers correspond to map at right. Image File history File links Hudson_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities. ... Image File history File links Hudson_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities. ...

  1. Bayonne (city)
  2. Jersey City (city)
  3. Hoboken (city)
  4. Union City (city)
  5. West New York (town)
  6. Guttenberg (town)
  7. Secaucus (town)
  8. Kearny (town)
  9. Harrison (town)
  10. East Newark (borough)
  11. North Bergen (township)
  12. Weehawken (township)

Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, south of Jersey City. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ... Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ... map highlighting West New York withing Hudson County West New York is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, situated upon the New Jersey Palisades. ... The town hall of Guttenberg, NJ Guttenberg is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Secaucus is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 15,931. ... map highlighting Kearny within Hudson County Kearny (pronounced ) is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Harrison is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... East Newark is a borough in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Weehawken is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ...

Government

The County Executive is elected by a direct vote of the electorate. The executive, together with the Board of Chosen Freeholders in a legislative role, administer all county business. Nine members are elected concurrently to serve three-year terms as Freeholder, each representing a specified district which are equally proportioned based of population. Each year, in January, the Freeholders select one of their nine to serve as Chair and one as Vice Chair for a period of one year. A County Executive is the title assigned to a person hired to run the day to day operations of a county. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ... The Board of County Freeholders is the legislative body for each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


Hudson County's County Executive is Thomas A. DeGise. Hudson County's Freeholders, as of 2006, are:[9] A County Executive is the title assigned to a person hired to run the day to day operations of a county. ... Thomas A. DeGise is the County Executive of Hudson County, New Jersey. ...

Three federal Congressional Districts cover the county, including portions of New Jersey's 9th congressional district, represented by Steve Rothman (D), New Jersey's 10th congressional district, represented by Donald Payne (D) and New Jersey's 13th congressional district, represented by Albio Sires (D). Doreen McAndrew DiDomenico represents District 1 on the Hudson County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders, one of nine members who serve in a legislative role administering all county business. ... William ODea represents District 2 on the Hudson County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders, one of nine members who serve in a legislative role administering all county business. ... Jeffrey Dublin represents District 3 on the Hudson County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders, one of nine members who serve in a legislative role administering all county business. ... Eliu Rivera represents District 4 on the Hudson County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders, one of nine members who serve in a legislative role administering all county business. ... Maurice Fitzgibbons represents District 5 on the Hudson County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders, one of nine members who serve in a legislative role administering all county business. ... Tilo Rivas represents District 6 on the Hudson County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders, one of nine members who serve in a legislative role administering all county business. ... Gerald Lange Jr. ... Silverio Vega represents District 7 on the Hudson County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders, one of nine members who serve in a legislative role administering all county business. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thomas Liggio represents District 8 on the Hudson County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders, one of nine members who serve in a legislative role administering all county business. ... Albert Cifelli represents District 9 on the Hudson County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders, one of nine members who serve in a legislative role administering all county business. ... A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. ... New Jerseys Ninth Congressional District is currently represented by Democrat Steve Rothman. ... Steven R. Steve Rothman (born October 14, 1952 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American Democratic Party politician, who is a member of the United States House of Representatives for New Jerseys Ninth Congressional District (map). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... New Jerseys Tenth Congressional District is currently represented by Democrat Donald Payne. ... Donald Milford Payne (b. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... New Jerseys Thirteenth Congressional District currently, as of 2006, has no representative in the House of Representatives. ... Albio Sires (born January 26, 1951 in Bejucal, Provincia de la Habana, Cuba) is a Cuban American Democratic Party politician and the current Member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jerseys 13th congressional district. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


The Hudson County court system consists of several municipal courts, including the busy Jersey City Court, plus the Hudson County Superior Court.


Politics

Hudson County has traditionally been the most Democratic county in New Jersey.[citation needed] Democrat John Kerry beat Republican George W. Bush here by a 2-to-1 margin in the 2004 presidential race, and Democrat Jon Corzine beat Republican Doug Forrester by a 3-to-1 margin in the 2005 gubernatorial race.[11][12] Both Republican candidates failed to carry even one municipality within the county.[13][14] Two out of the three statewide elected officials, Governor Corzine and United States Senator Bob Menendez, hail from Hudson County. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Presidential election results map. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the Governor of New Jersey. ... Forrester is inaugurated as Mayor of West Windsor in 1979. ... The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 2005 was a race for the Governor of New Jersey. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey. ...


Education

Edwin A. Stevens Building
Edwin A. Stevens Building

Each Hudson County municipality has a public school district. All but two, East Newark and Guttenberg, have their own public high schools. East Newark students attend Harrison High School in Harrison. Guttenberg students attend North Bergen High School. Additionally there are private, parochial, and charter schools are located throughout the county. Hudson County Schools of Technology is a public secondary and adult vocational-technical school with locations in North Bergen, Jersey City, Union City and Harrison. The colleges and universities are Hudson County Community College (Jersey City), New Jersey City University (Jersey City), Saint Peter's College (Jersey City), Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken). Image File history File links Stevens_in_the_snow. ... Image File history File links Stevens_in_the_snow. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... A public high school is a secondary school that is financed by tax revenues and other government-collected revenues, and administered exclusively by, and at the discretion of, state and local officials. ... Harrison High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Harrison, New Jersey, as part of the Harrison Public Schools. ... North Bergen High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school, serving students in ninth through twelfth grade from North Bergen, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the North Bergen School District. ... The Hudson County Schools of Technology offer carerr and vocational training for public high school and adult students in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... New Jersey City University is a public university located in Jersey City, New Jersey. ... Saint Peters College is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic college in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Transportation

NASA image of the lower Hudson

The confluence of roads and railways of the BosWash megalopolis and Northeast Corridor passing through Hudson County make it one of the Northeast's major transportation crossroads and provide access to an extensive network of interstate highways, state freeways and toll roads, and vehicular water crossings. Many long distance trains and buses pass through the county, though Amtrak and the major national bus companies of Greyhound Lines and Trailways do not provide service within it. There many local, intra-state, and Manhattan-bound bus routes, an expanding light rail system, ferries traversing the Hudson, and commuter trains to North Jersey, the Jersey Shore, and Trenton. Much of the rail, surface transit, and ferry system is oriented to commuters traveling to Newark, lower and midtown Manhattan, and the Hudson Waterfront. Public transportation is operated by a variety of public and private corporations, notably New Jersey Transit, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and NY Waterway, each of which charge customers separately for their service. Image of the Hudson River taken by NASA. File links The following pages link to this file: Hudson River Categories: NASA images ... The BosWash or Bosnywash or Boshington or Northeast Corridor or simply Northeast megalopolis is the name for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States, extending from Boston, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., including Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford and New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut; New York, New York... Most of the NEC (those sections shown in red, except Boston to the Rhode Island state line) is owned by Amtrak. ... Northeastern redirects here. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... Tolls collected at the Holland Tunnel and other crossings help fund the Port Authority. ... NY Waterway is a private firm that provides commuter ferry service and tourist excursions in New York Harbor, with service between several points in Manhattan and New Jersey, including Hoboken Terminal. ...


Hubs

Hoboken Terminal, Bergenline Avenue at 32nd, 48th, and 91st Streets in North Hudson, Journal Square Transportation Center and Exchange Place in Jersey City are major public transportation hubs. The Port Authority Bus Terminal and Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, and Newark Penn Station also play important roles within the county's transportation network. Secaucus Junction provides access to eight commuter rail lines. Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... Facing north at 32nd Street in Union City. ... North Hudson is the name of the following places in the United States of America: North Hudson, New York North Hudson, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Journal Square Transportation Center is a multi-mode transportation hub located at Journal Square, along Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, New Jersey, and is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ... A former northern terminal of the Pennsylvania Railroad and currently a PATH train stop in Jersey City, New Jersey. ... Port Authority Bus Terminal at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan in New York City. ... Pennsylvania Station (commonly known as Penn Station) is the major intercity rail station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. ... For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ... Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey (also known as Newark Penn Station) is the larger of the citys two main train stations. ... Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station The Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station, known as Secaucus Transfer in planning stages, is a major rail hub in Secaucus, New Jersey. ...


Rail

The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station on Bergenline Avenue at 48th ST.

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 481 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 961 pixel, file size: 201 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)The Bergenline Ave. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 481 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 961 pixel, file size: 201 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)The Bergenline Ave. ... Hudson-Bergen Light Rail trains at the Exchange Place stop in Jersey City HBLR train on Hudson Street, near Exchange Place station in Jersey City Harborside Financial Center station, Jersey City The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) is a light rail system, owned by New Jersey Transit and operated by... Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, south of Jersey City. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ... North Hudson is the name of the following places in the United States of America: North Hudson, New York North Hudson, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Weehawken is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ... West New York is a Walsh Act town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... 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New Jersey Transits Pascack Valley line is a commuter train service that runs north from Hoboken, New Jersey through Bergen County and into Rockland County, New York, terminating at Spring Valley, New York. ... Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station The Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station, known as Secaucus Transfer in planning stages, is a major rail hub in Secaucus, New Jersey. ... The Montclair-Boonton Line is one of New Jersey Transits commuter lines. ... Trackage New Jersey Transit operates a rail network of 11 rail lines, 161 stations and 954 miles as of the 2003 fiscal year (June 30, 2003). ... The North Jersey Coast Line is one of New Jersey Transits commuter lines. ... The Waterfront Connection allows trains from New Jersey Transits Newark Division to go to Hoboken Terminal. ... The Raritan Valley Line is a commuter rail service of New Jersey Transit, running out of Newark Penn Station and terminating at High Bridge. ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... For the agglomeration of metropolitan areas, see article on BosWash megalopolis The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railway line with overhead wires running from Washington, DC to Boston, Massachusetts, passing through Baltimore, Maryland, Wilmington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, New York, New Haven, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island. ... The North Jersey Coast Line is one of New Jersey Transits commuter lines. ... Hoboken- and Newark-bound platform at Exchange Place station in Jersey City. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Train stations | Transportation in New Jersey | Newark, New Jersey | Pennsylvania Railroad ... Journal Square is an area of Jersey City, New Jersey near the offices of the Jersey Journal newspaper. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... 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Water

CRRNJ Terminal in Liberty State Park, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty ferry slips in foreground.
CRRNJ Terminal in Liberty State Park, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty ferry slips in foreground.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 312 KB) CRRNJ (Central Railroad of New Jersey) Terminal, historic building preservation. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 312 KB) CRRNJ (Central Railroad of New Jersey) Terminal, historic building preservation. ... NY Waterway is a private firm that provides commuter ferry service and tourist excursions in New York Harbor, with service between several points in Manhattan and New Jersey, including Hoboken Terminal. ... A view of the World Trade Center, World Financial Center, and Battery Park City from the Hudson River on August 26, 2000. ... Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Circle Line (disambiguation). ... For other monuments to freedom, see Monument of Liberty. ... Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ...

Road

An estimated one million auto commuters travel through the county daily.[citation needed] Major highways include New Jersey Routes 3, 7, 139, 185, 440, 495, Interstates 78, 95, and 280, and U.S. Routes 1 and 9, as well as the New Jersey Turnpike and The Pulaski Skyway. Automobile access to New York City is available through the Lincoln Tunnel (via Weehawken to midtown Manhattan) and the Holland Tunnel (via Jersey City to lower Manhattan), and over the Bayonne Bridge to Staten Island. Route 3 is a state highway in New Jersey. ... Route 7 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... Route 139 is a state highway in Jersey City, New Jersey, extending the Pulaski Skyway (US 1/US 9) east to the Holland Tunnel. ... New Jersey State Highway 185 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... New Jersey State Highway 440 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... Route 495 connects the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) at exits 16E and 17 to the Lincoln Tunnel, providing access to midtown Manhattan. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... Interstate 95 is a major Interstate Highway that traverses the full extent of the East Coast of the United States, from Maine to Florida. ... Interstate 280 is the name of four distinct spur routes of Interstate 80 in the United States. ... U.S. Route 1 in New Jersey is a portion of the United States highway which parallels the East Coast of the United States, running 2,390 miles (3,846 km) from Key West, Florida in the south, to Fort Kent, Maine at the Canadian border in the north, 66. ... U.S. Route 9 is a major U.S. highway in the northeast United States. ... This article is about the modern freeway. ... A map of the Skyway An aerial view of the Skyway. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Lincoln Tunnel is a 1. ... Weehawken is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Clifford Milburn Holland, 1919 Traveling through the Holland Tunnel, from Manhattan to New Jersey. ... The Bayonne Bridge is the third longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion. ... This article is about the borough in New York City. ...


Air

Newark Liberty International Airportis the closest of the metropolitan area's three major airports. John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport are located in Queens, New York. Teterboro Airport and Essex County Airport are general aviation airports closest the county. For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... , For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... For other uses, see Queens (disambiguation) and Queen. ... FAA diagram of Teterboro Airport (TEB) Main article: Transportation in New York City Teterboro Airport (IATA: TEB, ICAO: KTEB) is a general aviation reliever airport located in the Boroughs of Teterboro, Moonachie, and Hasbrouck Heights in Bergen County, New Jersey[1]. It is operated by the Port Authority of New... Essex County Airport (IATA: CDW, ICAO: KCDW, FAA LID: CDW) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) north of the central business district (CBD) of Caldwell, a borough located in northwestern Essex County, New Jersey. ...


Parks

Panorama from Liberty Island
Panorama from Liberty Island

There are nine county parks including Lincoln Park, Columbus Park, and North Hudson Park. The newest, Laurel Hill, is home to Snake Hill and located on the Hackensack River. There are also many municipal parks, some of which were developed as "city squares" during the 19th century. Liberty State Park, the county's largest, is sited on land that had once been part of a vast oyster bed, was landfilled for industrial, rail, and maritime uses, and was reclaimed in the 1970s. Two river side promenades are being developed, the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and Hackensack RiverWalk. There are also wetlands preservation areas in the Meadowlands, most of which do not encourage public access. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (6292x574, 1154 KB) Summary Picture taken by BigMac on September 9, 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (6292x574, 1154 KB) Summary Picture taken by BigMac on September 9, 2005. ... Liberty Island Liberty Island, formerly called Bedloes Island, is a small uninhabited island in Upper New York Bay in the United States, best known as the location of the Statue of Liberty. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Liberty State Park is a state park in Jersey City, New Jersey. ... The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, located on the west bank the Kill van Kull, Upper New York Bay and Hudson River, is an on-going project inspired by a New Jersey state-mandated master plan to connect the municipalities from the Bayonne Bridge to the George Washington Bridge with an... Hackensack RiverWalk a is proposed trail along the Newark Bay and Hackensack River on the west side of the Hudson County, New Jersey, peninsula. ...


History

Lenape

Hudson County was originally inhabited the Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indian), who practiced small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society which likely, given the topography of the area, included much fishing and trapping. They were displaced by European settlers, whose purchase of their lands was misconstrued by both parties. Their Algonquian language can still be inferred in some local place names such as Communipaw, Hoboken, Weehawken, Secaucus. For the language, see Lenape language. ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ... In anthropology, the hunter-gatherer way of life is that led by certain societies of the Neolithic Era based on the exploitation of wild plants and animals. ... The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (the two Algic languages that are not Algonquian are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ...


New Netherland

A map of the Hudson River Valley c. 1635 (North is to the right) Hudson County is called Oesters Eylandt, or Oyster Island
A map of the Hudson River Valley c. 1635 (North is to the right) Hudson County is called Oesters Eylandt, or Oyster Island

Henry Hudson, for whom the county and river on which it sits is named, established a claim for the area in 1609 when anchoring his ship the Halve Maen (Half Moon) at Harsimus Cove and Weehawken Cove. The west bank of the North River (as it was called) and the cliffs, hills, and marshlands abutting and beyond it, were settled by Europeans (Dutch, Flemish, Walloon, Huguenot) from the Lowlands around the same time as New Amsterdam, in the mid 1600s. After Micheal Pauw, whose Latin-ized name Pavonia gave the settlement its name, failed to populate his patroonship, or land-grant, homesteads were established at Communipaw (1633), Harisumus (1634), Hoebuck (1643), Awiehaken (1647), and other 'lands behind Kill van Kull' (1647). Relations were tenuous with the Lenape, with whom they engaged in a series of raids and reprisals, notably Kieft's War, which began as a raid on Pavonia and is considered to be the first genocide of Native Americans by Europeans. In 1658, Governor Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherland negotiated a deal with the Lenape to re-purchase the area named Bergen, "by the great rock above Wiehacken," then taking in the sweep of land on the peninsula west of the Hudson and east of the Hackensack River extending down to the Kill Van Kull in Bayonne.[15] In 1660, a charter was granted to build a village/garrison at the site of present-day Bergen Square, establishing what is considered to be the oldest self-governing municipality in New Jersey. The Dutch ceded control of province to the English in 1664. Image File history File links Blaeu_-_Nova_Belgica_et_Anglia_Nova_(Detail_Hudson_Area). ... Image File history File links Blaeu_-_Nova_Belgica_et_Anglia_Nova_(Detail_Hudson_Area). ... No portrait of Hudson is known to be in existence. ... The Halve Maen (Half Moon) was the name of a Dutch East India Company yacht which sailed in what is now New York harbor on September 11, 1609. ... Image of Weehawken Cove/North Hoboken Harbor taken by NASA. (Image on the right with red line shows where it is. ... Disambiguation: For the region of Scotland please see Scottish Lowlands Lowlands, also known as A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise, is a music festival, held annually in the Netherlands in August. ... This article is about the settlement in present-day New York City. ... Pavonia may refer to: biota: Pavonia (genus), moth genus Pavonia pavonia, emperor moth, moth species Pavonia (plant), a garden plant places: Pavonia, New Netherland Pavonia (New Netherlands), the Dutch settlement that was to become Hudson County, New Jersey Pavonia/Newport (PATH station), a mass transit station in Jersey City Pavonia... Kiefts War, also known as the Wappinger War, was a conflict between Dutch settlers and Native Americans in the colony of New Netherland from 1643 to 1645. ... Pieter Stuyvesant is also the name of a Dutch cigarette brand from Imperial Tobacco. ... Map based on Adriaen Blocks 1614 expedition to New Netherland, featuring the first use of the name. ... Bergen Township was a Township that was formed in 1693 within Bergen County, New Jersey. ... The Hackensack River, as seen from the New Jersey Turnpike. ... The Kill Van Kull is a tidal strait approximately 3 miles long and 1000 feet wide separating Staten Island and Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. The name kill comes from an old Dutch word for water channel It connects Newark Bay with Upper New York Bay. ... Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, south of Jersey City. ... Bergen Square, at the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Academy Streets in Jersey City, is part of the much larger Journal Square district, with an eclectic array of architectural styles including 19th row houses, Art Deco retail and office buildings, and the Academy High School, which stands on the longest...


The British and Early America

Alexander Hamilton fights his fatal duel with Aaron Burr.
Alexander Hamilton fights his fatal duel with Aaron Burr.

By 1675, The Treaty of Westminster finalized the transfer and the area became part of the British colony of East Jersey, in the administrative district of Bergen County. The county's seat was transferred to Hackensack in 1709. Small villages and farms supplied the burgeoning city of New York, across the river, notably with oysters from the vast beds in the Upper New York Bay, and fresh produce, sold at Weehawken Street, in Manhattan. During the American Revolutionary War the area was under British control though colonialist troops used the heights to observe enemy movements. The Battle of Paulus Hook, a surprise raid on a British fortification in 1779, was seen as an a victory and morale booster for revolutionary forces. Washington, Lafayette, and other early American military figures and politicians met in area. Weehawken became notorious for duels, including the nation's most famous between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in 1804. Border conflicts for control of the waterfront with New York (which claimed jurisdiction to the high water line and the granting of ferry concessions) restricted development though some urbanization took place in downtown Jersey City and Hoboken, which became a vacation spot for well-off New Yorkers. The Morris Canal, early steam railroads, and the devlopment of the harbor stimulated further growth. In September 1840, Hudson County was created by separation from Bergen and annexation of some Essex County lands. During the 19th century, Hudson played an integral role in the Underground Railroad, with four routes converging in Jersey City.[16] Alexander Hamilton duelling with Aaron Burr. ... Alexander Hamilton duelling with Aaron Burr. ... Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757[1]—July 12, 1804) was an Army officer, lawyer, Founding Father, American politician, leading statesman, financier and political theorist. ... A duel is a formalized type of combat. ... This article discusses Aaron Burr (1756-1836), the American politician. ... Treaty of Westminster is the title of several treaties, including: Treaty of Westminster (1153) Treaty of Westminster (1461) Treaty of Westminster (1511) Treaty of Westminster (1654); ending the First Anglo-Dutch War Treaty of Westminster (1674); ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War Treaty of Westminster (1755) The Statute of Westminster... The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. ... Bergen County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Hackensack may mean: Hackensack, Minnesota Hackensack, New Jersey Hackensack River This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Weehawken Street is a short street located in the borough of Manhattan in New York Citys Greenwich Village, one block from the Hudson River, between Christopher Street and West 10th Street. ... The Battle of Paulus Hook was fought on August 19, 1779 between Colonial and British forces. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Lafayette, LaFayette, or La Fayette may refer to: // Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (Marquis de Lafayette), French general and revolutionary (sometimes referred to as the Marquis de la Fayette) Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette (Madame de Lafayette), French author Elliston-Lafayette, Virginia La... Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757[1]—July 12, 1804) was an Army officer, lawyer, Founding Father, American politician, leading statesman, financier and political theorist. ... This article discusses Aaron Burr (1756-1836), the American politician. ... 1827 map The Morris Canal was an anthracite-carrying canal that incorporated a series of water-driven inclined planes in its course across northern New Jersey in the United States. ... This article is about a 19th-century slave escape route. ...


Boundaries

Bergen Township was created by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as one of the first group of 104 townships formed in New Jersey.[17] Bergen County was thus split into two parts: Bergen Township to the south, and Hackensack Township to the north. As originally constituted, Bergen Township included the area between the Hudson River on the east, the Hackensack River to the west, south to Constable Hook and north to the present-day Hudson-Bergen border. The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Hackensack Township was a Township that was formed in 1693 within Bergen County, New Jersey. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... The Hackensack River, as seen from the New Jersey Turnpike. ... Constable Hook also called Constables Hook, is a short cape located on the north side of the outlet of Kill van Kull into Upper New York Bay (). It forms the eastmost extent of the industrial Port Johnson in southeast Bayonne. ...


North Bergen was incorporated as a township on April 10, 1843, by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature, from Bergen Township. Portions of the township have been taken to form Hoboken Township (April 9, 1849, now the City of Hoboken), Hudson Town (April 12, 1852, later part of Hudson City), Hudson City (April 11, 1855, later annexed by Jersey City), Guttenberg (formed within the township on March 9, 1859, and set off as an independent municipality on April 1, 1878), Weehawken (March 15, 1859), Union Township and West Hoboken Township (both created on February 28, 1861), Union Hill town (March 29, 1864) and Secaucus (March 12, 1900).[17] is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... Bergen Township was a Township that was formed in 1693 within Bergen County, New Jersey. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Hudson was a city that existed in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, from 1855 to 1870. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... The town hall of Guttenberg, NJ Guttenberg is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Weehawken is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Union Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Union Township, Union County, New Jersey. ... West Hoboken was a municipality that existed in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, from 1861 to 1925. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Union Hill was a town that existed in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, from 1864 to 1925. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Secaucus is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 15,931. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ...


The City of Jersey was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 28, 1820, from portions of North 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.[17] As Jersey City grew, several neighboring communities were annexed: Van Vorst Township (March 18, 1851), Bergen City and Hudson City (both on May 2, 1870), and Greenville Township (February 4, 1873).[17] The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Van Vorst was a township that existed in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, from 1841 to 1851. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Bergen was a city that existed in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, from 1855 to 1870. ... Hudson was a city that existed in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, from 1855 to 1870. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Greenville is an unincorporated area and neighborhood of Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Hoboken was established in 1804, and formed as a township on April 9, 1849, from portions of North Bergen Township and incorporated as a full-fledged city, and in a referendum held on March 29, 1855, ratified an Act of the New Jersey Legislature signed the previous day, and the City of Hoboken was born.[17][18] Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ...


Weehawken was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 15, 1859, from portions of Hoboken and North Bergen. A portion of the township was ceded to Hoboken in 1874. Additional territory was annexed in 1879 from West Hoboken.[17] The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ... North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... West Hoboken was a municipality that existed in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, from 1861 to 1925. ...


Union City was incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 1, 1925, replacing both Union Hill and West Hoboken Township.[17] The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Union Hill was a town that existed in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, from 1864 to 1925. ... West Hoboken was a municipality that existed in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, from 1861 to 1925. ...


West New York was incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on July 8, 1898, replacing Union Township, based on the results of a referendum held three days earlier.[17] The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Union Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Union Township, Union County, New Jersey. ...


Kearny was originally formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1867, from portions of Harrison Township. Portions of the township were taken on July 3, 1895, to form East Newark. Kearny was incorporated as a town on January 19, 1899, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier.[17] Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Harrison is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... East Newark is a borough in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


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Urbanization and Immigration

During the latter half of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries, Hudson experienced intense industrial, commericial and residential growth. Construction, first of ports, and later railroad terminals, in Jersey City, Bayonne, Hoboken, and Weehawken (which significantly altered the shoreline with landfill) fueled much of the development. European immigration, notably German-language speakers and Irish (many fleeing famine) initiated a population boom that would last for several decades. Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, south of Jersey City. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ... Weehawken is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Look up landfill in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Neighborhoods grew as farms, estates, and other holdings were sub-divided for housing, civic and religious architecture. Streets (some with trolley lines) were laid out. Stevens Institute of Technology and Saint Peter's College were established. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Saint Peters College is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic college in the United States. ...


Before the opening, in 1910, of the Pennsylvania Railroad's North River Tunnels under the Hudson, trains terminated on the west bank of the river, requiring passengers and cargo to travel by ferry or barge to New York. Transfer to the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad tubes (now PATH) became possible upon its opening in 1908. Hoboken Terminal, a national historic landmark originally built in 1907 by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad to replace the previous one, is the only one of five major rail/ferry terminals that once dotted the waterfront still in operation. West Shore Railroad Terminal in Weehawken, Erie Railroad's Pavonia Terminal and Pennsylvania Railroad's Exchange Place in Jersey City were all razed. 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... The North River Tunnels carry Amtraks Northeast Corridor and New Jersey Transit rail lines under to Hudson River between Weehawken, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan, New York. ... A drawing of the northern of the two underground junctions on the New Jersey side. ... Look up path in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company (DL&W or Lackawanna) (AAR reporting marks DLW) was a railroad connecting Pennsylvanias Lackawanna Valley, rich in anthracite coal, to New York City, Buffalo and Oswego, New York. ... The West Shore Railroad was the final name of a railroad from Weehawken, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City, north along the west shore of the river to Albany, New York and then west to Buffalo. ... Pavonia Terminal was the waterfront terminal on the Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey for the Erie Railroads passenger trains. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ...

Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, 1902
Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, 1902

Central Railroad of New Jersey's Communipaw Terminal, across a small strait from Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty, played a crucial role in the massive immigration of the period, with many newly-arrived departing the station to embark on their lives in America. Many, though, decided to stay, taking jobs on the docks, the railroads, the factories, the refineries, and in the sweatshops and skyscrapers of Manhattan. Many manufacturers, whose names read as a "who's who" in American industry established a presence, including Colgate, Dixon Ticonderoga, Maxwell House, Standard Oil, and Bethlehem Steel. Image File history File links Ellis_island_1902. ... Image File history File links Ellis_island_1902. ... alternate logo The Central Railroad of New Jersey, more commonly known as the Jersey Central Lines or CNJ, was a regional railroad with origins in the 1830s, lasting until 1976 when it was absorbed into Conrail with the other bankrupt railroads of the U.S. Northeast. ... Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ... Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue, given to the USA by France in the late 19th century, that stands at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all: returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants alike. ... A sweatshop is a factory, where people work for a very small wage, producing products such as clothes, toys, shoes, and other consumer goods. ... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest skyscraper by roof height on high rise. ... Colgate redirects here. ... Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Soft Pencil with the distinctive green and yellow ferrule The Dixon Ticonderoga is a high-quality pencil model distributed by the Dixon Ticonderoga Company, which was originally located in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. ... Maxwell House is a brand of coffee. ... Standard Oil (Esso) was a predominant integrated oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company. ... Bethlehem Steel Corporations flagship manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...

Bergenline looking south to 32nd Street, circa 1900 (left), and in 2007.
Bergenline looking south to 32nd Street, circa 1900 (left), and in 2007.

North Hudson, particularly Union City became the "embroidery capital of America". Secaucus boasted numerous pig farms and rendering plants. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 252 pixel Image in higher resolution (3088 × 973 pixel, file size: 458 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Left: Shot of Bergenline Avenue facing south toward 32nd Street, in Union City, New Jersey, circa 1900. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 252 pixel Image in higher resolution (3088 × 973 pixel, file size: 458 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Left: Shot of Bergenline Avenue facing south toward 32nd Street, in Union City, New Jersey, circa 1900. ... North Hudson is the name of the following places in the United States of America: North Hudson, New York North Hudson, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


It was during this period that much of the housing stock, namely one and two family homes and low-rise apartment buildings, was built; municipal boundries finalized, neighborhoods established. Commercial corriders such as Bergenline, Central, Newark and Ocean Avenues came into prominence. Journal Square became an business, shopping, and entertainment mecca, home to The Jersey Journal, after which it is named, and movie palaces such as Loew's Jersey Theater and The Stanley. Facing north at 32nd Street in Union City. ... Journal Square is an area of Jersey City, New Jersey near the offices of the Jersey Journal newspaper. ... The Jersey Journal is a newspaper published from Jersey City, New Jersey. ... The Loews Jersey Theater opened in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1929. ... This article treats the Stanley Theater in Jersey City, for other same-called buildings see Stanley Theater (disambiguation). ...


World Wars and New Deals

Bayonne Bridge at sunset
Bayonne Bridge at sunset
New Jersey-New York border in the newly constructed Holland Tunnel.
New Jersey-New York border in the newly constructed Holland Tunnel.
Stadium entrance circa 1940
Stadium entrance circa 1940

Upon entry to World War I the US government took the Hamburg-American Line piers in Hoboken under eminent domain, and Hudson became the major point of embarkation for more than three million soldiers, known as "doughboys". In 1916, an act of sabotage literally and figuratively shook the region when German agents set off bombs at the munitions depot in New York Bay at Black Tom. The fore-runner of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was established on April 30, 1921. Huge transportation projects opened between the wars: The Holland Tunnel in 1927, The Bayonne Bridge in 1931, and The Lincoln Tunnel in 1937, allowing vehicular travel between New Jersey and New York City to bypass the waterfront. Hackensack River crossings, notably the Pulaski Skyway, were also built. What was to become New Jersey City University opened. Major WPA projects included construction of two stadiums in Jersey City and Union City. Both were named for FDR, who attended the opening of the largest project of them all, The Jersey City Medical Center, a massive complex built in the Art Deco Style. During this era the "Hudson County Democratic Machine", known for its cronyism and corruption, with Jersey City mayor Frank Hague at its head was at its most powerful. Industries in Hudson were crucial to the war effort during WWII, including the manufacture PT boats by Elco in Bayonne. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 315 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bayonne Bridge at sunset, showing red, white, and blue illumination. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 315 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bayonne Bridge at sunset, showing red, white, and blue illumination. ... Image File history File links HollandTunnelNYNJboarder. ... 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Post War Years

After the war maritime and manufacturing industries still dominated the local economy, and union membership provided guarantees of good pay packages. Though some returning service men took advantage of GI housing bills and moved to close-by cookie-cutter suburbs, many with strong ethnic and familial ties chose to stay in the county. Jackie Robinson made his major league debut and broke the baseball color line at Roosevelt Stadium. Much of Hudson County experienced the phenomenon of some ethnic/economic groups leaving and being replaced by others, as was typical older communities of the New York Bay region. When the big businesses decided to follow them or vis-versa, Hudson County's socio-economic differences became more profound. By the early 1970s the old economic underpinnings were gone and nothing new seemed to be on the horizon. Attempts were made to stabilize the population by demolishing the so-called slums and build subsidized middle-income housing and the pockets of so-called "good neighborhoods" came in conflict with those that went into decline, leading to lower property values which allowed the next wave of immigrants, many from Latin America, to rent or buy cheap houses.North Hudson, particularly Union City, saw many emigrees fleeing the Cuban revolution take up residence. Riots occurred in Jersey City in 1964. Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... North Hudson is the name of the following places in the United States of America: North Hudson, New York North Hudson, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Pre/Post Millennium

The skyline of downtown Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay

The county since the mid-1990s has seen much real estate speculation and development and a population increase, as many new residents purchase exisitng housing stock as well as condominiums in high and mid rise developments, many along the waterfront. What had started as a gentrification in the 1980s became a full-blown "redevelopment" of the area as many suburbanites, transplanted Americans, internationals, and immigrants (most focused on opportunities in NY/NJ region and proximity to Manhattan) began to make the "Jersey" side of the Hudson their home, and the "real-estate boom" of the era encouraged many to seek investment opportunities. The exploitation of certain parts of the waterfront and other brownfields led to commercial development as well, especially along former rail yards. Hudson felt the short and long term impact of the destruction of the World Trade Center intensely: Its proximity to lower Manhattan made it a place to evacuate to, many residents who worked there lost their jobs (or their lives), and many companies sought office space across the river. Re-zoning, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, and New Jersey State land-use policy of transit villages have further spurred construction. Though very urban and with some of the highest residential densities in the United States the Hudson communities have remain fragmented, due in part to New Jersey's long history of home rule in local government; geographical factors such as Hudson River inlets/canals, the cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades and rail lines; and ethnic/demographic differences in the population. As the county sees more development this tradtional perception is challenged. Image File history File links Jersey_City_skyline. ... Image File history File links Jersey_City_skyline. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... Lower New York Bay is the section of New York Bay outside of the Narrows and open directly to the Atlantic Ocean. ... In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ... In town planning, brownfield land is an area of land previously used or built upon, as opposed to industry or mining and therefore may be contaminated by hazardous waste or pollution. ... For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ... Palisades is also a general term for steep cliffs next to a river. ...


Interesting Facts

  • The only city in Hudson that is among the most populated hundred cities in the United States is Jersey City at sixty six. US Census
  • Of municipalities with over 50,000 people, Union City, New Jersey is the most densely populated in the United States.[19]
  • North Bergen is the city with the second most hills per square mile in the United States behind San Francisco.[20]
  • North Hudson has the second largest Cuban American population in the United States behind Miami.[20]
  • Jersey City is the twenty first most racially diverse city in the United States and the most racially diverse on the East Coast of the United States.[21]
  • Hudson has three communities on the list of the 100 cities (population 5,000 and up) with the highest percent of foreign-born residents: West New York (65.2%), Union City (58.7%), and Guttenberg (48.7%)[22]

Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ... North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... North Hudson is the collective name of the municipalities of Weehawken (2000 Census population of 13,501), Union City (67,088), West New York (45,768), Guttenberg (10,807) and North Bergen (58,092) in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Miami redirects here. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...

See also

Bergen Township was a Township that existed in the U.S. state of New Jersey, from 1661 to 1862, first as part of Bergen County, and later as part of Hudson County. ... Bergen Square, at the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Academy Streets in Jersey City, is part of the much larger Journal Square district, with an eclectic array of architectural styles including 19th row houses, Art Deco retail and office buildings, and the Academy High School, which stands on the longest... Hackensack RiverWalk a is proposed trail along the Newark Bay and Hackensack River on the west side of the Hudson County, New Jersey, peninsula. ... The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, located on the west bank the Kill van Kull, Upper New York Bay and Hudson River, is an on-going project inspired by a New Jersey state-mandated master plan to connect the municipalities from the Bayonne Bridge to the George Washington Bridge with an... The Gateway Region refers to the area in northeastern New Jersey closet to New York City, and encompasses Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Passaic and Union counties. ... New Jerseys Gold Coast consists of a string of communities on the west bank of the Hudson River, across from New York City in Hudson and Bergen counties. ... New Jersey Meadowlands from Route 7 This article is about the wetlands. ... Palisades is also a general term for steep cliffs next to a river. ... North Hudson is the collective name of the municipalities of Weehawken (2000 Census population of 13,501), Union City (67,088), West New York (45,768), Guttenberg (10,807) and North Bergen (58,092) in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. ... Pavonia was a settlement on the west bank of the Hudson River in what would become contemporary Hudson County, New Jersey that was part of the 17th century colony of New Netherland. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Union Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Union Township, Union County, New Jersey. ...

References

  1. ^ New Jersey wins claim to Ellis Island, CNN.com, May 26, 1998
  2. ^ Holusha, John. " Commercial Property / The Jersey Riverfront; On the Hudson's West Bank, Optimistic Developers", The New York Times, October 11, 1998. Accessed May 25, 2007. "That simply is out of the question in midtown, he said, adding that some formerly fringe areas in Midtown South that had previously been available were filled up as well. Given that the buildings on the New Jersey waterfront are new and equipped with the latest technology and just a few stops on the PATH trains from Manhattan, they become an attractive alternative. It's the sixth borough, he said."
  3. ^ QuickFacts: Hudson County, New Jersey. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-07-30.
  4. ^ New Jersey Resident Population by County: 1880 - 1930.
  5. ^ Geostat Center: Historical Census Browser. University of Virginia Library. Retrieved on 2007-03-02.
  6. ^ QT-P3. Race and Hispanic or Latino: 2000 for Hudson County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  7. ^ QT-P3. Race and Hispanic or Latino: 2000 for Hudson County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  8. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/34/34017.html
  9. ^ November 2005 Election Results, accessed January 31, 2006
  10. ^ Vega is eager for challenge in WNY, Trenton, Jersey Journal, November 28, 2006
  11. ^ Hudson County NJ US President, ourcampaigns.com. Accessed July 30, 2007.
  12. ^ Hudson County NJ Governor, ourcampaigns.com. Accessed July 30, 2007.
  13. ^ Hudson County, New Jersey Official General Election November 2, 2004, Hudson County Clerk. Accessed July 30, 2007.
  14. ^ Hudson County General Election Official Results November 8, 2005, Hudson County Clerk. Accessed July 30, 2007.
  15. ^ History of the County of Hudson, New Jersey, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, p. 62, accessed March 29, 2007.
  16. ^ "Jersey City's Underground Railroad history," Jersey City Magazine, Spring & Summer 2005.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 145.
  18. ^ "How Hoboken became a city," Part I, Part II, Part III, Hoboken Reporter, March 27, April 3, and April 10, 2005.
  19. ^ 2000 Census: US Municipalities Over 50,000: Ranked by 2000 Density, accessed March 22, 2007
  20. ^ a b Most liquor licenses? Bumpiest town? Local municipalities hold unusual distinctions, Hudson Reporter, August 27, 2006
  21. ^ Top 100 Most Racially Diverse Cities (pop. 5,000+), accessed February 25, 2007
  22. ^ Top 100 Cities with Highest Percentage of Foreign-Born Residents (pop. 5000+), accessed February 25, 2007

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