West New York, New Jersey
Located on the Hudson River Palisades, West New York is at the center of the North Hudson area in Hudson County. It’s surrounded by Guttenberg, Union City, the Hudson River and North Bergen on the north, south, east and west respectively. Spread over 1.4 square miles, the population of this town is a mix of Whites, Native Americans, Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and Pacific Islanders. Thanks to its favorable location, the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, and the George Washington Bridge that makes access to New York City easy, West New York has become an attractive place to live and work.
The West New York bill was passed on 27th August, 1898 to incorporate this town. At a gala celebration, Tillie Brill christened the new town, being dressed as “the Goddess of Liberty” and holding aloft the American flag. A commission form of government was authorized for West New York by the Walsh Act of 1911.
Being one of the most densely populated US municipalities, the average travel time to work in West New York is 33% higher than the national average. You can take the jitney buses (privately operated) and NJ Transit buses to reach the Port Authority terminal, which is main gateway to board interstate buses to get into Manhattan (New York City) in 18 minutes. You may even take the NY Waterway Ferry from Port Imperial in Weehawken to reach the World Financial Center, Pier 11/Wall Street, or Midtown/West 39th Street. Connecting shuttle bus service is available for free in New Jersey and Manhattan. You may even board trains from Amtrak Stations located within 30 miles of West New York.
Playing home to more than 300 businesses of West New York, Bergenline Avenue is the town’s business hub. Also called the “Miracle Mile”, this place hosts an array of businesses, from clothes, jewelry, electronics, supermarkets and beauty services, to pharmacies, real estate and travel agencies, florists, medical services, restaurants, banks, car dealerships and many more.
Parents of West New York’s teens and children can take their pick from a high school, a Middle School (7th-8th grades), six elementary schools (K-6th grades) and an early childhood school (Pre-K).
The town’s religiously active community is represented well by more than a dozen churches. West New York’s Christopher Columbus Park, Washington Park and Donnelly Memorial Park are worth visiting.
Apart from your staple American fare, you can taste delicious Cuban and Spanish dishes in West New York’s Las Palmas restaurant, Son Cubano at Port Imperial, Tacos Veracruz, Mesan Espanol and El Pollo Supremo, just to name a few.
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