Jersey City

Population

2010: 247,597, #75 in U.S., #2 in New Jersey

1950: 299,017, #37 in U.S.

Jersey City is in the New York City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Setting

The first permanent settlement in the area was in 1660. Jersey City, a major port city, is on the west shore of the Hudson River, across from Manhattan Island. Liberty State Park is on the waterfront.

Buildings

Tallest building: 30 Hudson Street, 781 feet (2004)

List of tallest buildings

Jersey City's historic downtown is in the area around Journal Square. Most of the city's tall, new buildings are in Exchange Place (“Wall Street West”) and Newport, redeveloped areas on the waterfront to the east of Journal Square.

Stores

NewportCentre (1987) is an enclosed mall in the Newport area. Its stores include J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Sears.

Trains

Amtrak trains do not stop in Jersey City. Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH), operating since 1908, has trains connecting Jersey City with New York City and Newark, mostly by subway. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (2000), operated by New Jersey Transit, connects the Jersey City waterfront with Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City, North Bergen and Bayonne.






Statue of Liberty and Jersey City

Museums

Jersey City museums include the Museum of Contemporary Russian Art.

Theaters

The AMC Loew’s Newport Centre 11 is a first-run theater. Loew’s Jersey Theatre (1929) is a restored movie palace in the Journal Square area that has old movies, plays, and concerts.

Sports

Jersey City has no professional sports teams.

Map of Central Jersey City

Jersey City Tourism