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Tour of downtown Jersey city

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Proud to post this about Downtown Jersey City, of which my family lived there for over 90 years

Jersey City is the second-most populous city in the U.S. state of New

Jersey, after Newark. It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the county’s largest city.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program calculated that the city’s population was 262,075 in 2019, ranking as the 80th-most-populous incorporated place in the nation.

The 2019 estimate represents an increase of about 5.8% from the 2010 United States Census, when the city’s population was at 247,597, ranking the city the nation’s 78th-largest by population.

After a peak population of 316,715 measured in the 1930 census, the city’s population saw a half-century-long decline to a nadir of 223,532 in the 1980 census. Since then, the city’s population has rebounded, with the 2010 population reflecting an increase of 7,542 (+3.1%) from the 240,055 counted in the 2000 census, which had in turn increased by 11,518 (+5.0%) from the 228,537 counted in the 1990 census.

Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is bounded on the east by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay and on the west by the Hackensack River and Newark Bay. A port of entry, with 30.7 miles (49.4 km) of waterfront and extensive rail infrastructure and connectivity, the city is an important transportation terminus and distribution and manufacturing center for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Jersey City shares significant mass transit connections with Manhattan. Redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront has made the city one of the largest centers of banking and finance in the United States and has led to the district and city being nicknamed Wall Street West


00:00​ Starting from 4th St at Merseles St

00:50​ Newark Ave (entering historical downtown of Jersey City)

05:47​ Grove Path Station 06:51​ Christopher Columbus Dr

11:01​ Waterfront (J Owen Grundy Park, Katyń Memorial, 9-11 Memorial, Colgate Clock)

19:12​ Essex St

20:09​ Greene St

21:43​ York St (Post Office Building)

22:35​ Montgomery St

24:18​ City Hall of Jersey City

26:11​ Montgomery St, Jersey Ave, Mercer St, Grove St

30:48​ Columbus Dr, Jersey Ave

34:22​ 1st St, Newark St, Coles St, 3rd St, Monmouth St

38:38​ Harsimus Stem Embankment(a half-mile-long historic railroad embankment)

39:44​ 5th St

9 Bar Café in Jersey City, Where Great Coffee is Science

 Espresso Yourself

By Sally Deering

9 Bar Cafe in Jersey City
9 Bar Cafe’ on Erie Street in Jersey City

Those who drip, press or perk coffee they purchase in a plastic container or who grab a cup from the corner take-out may want to wake up and smell the java at 9 Bar Café on Erie Street in Jersey City. That’s where owner Stefania Cocozza brews coffee like a scientist and the results are one fine cup of elixir from the Gods.

Too much?

Stefania Cocozza

Stefania Cocozza, owner, 9 Bar Cafe’ only serves coffees and espresso in porcelain cups to enhance the flavor

Then you’re obviously not a coffee connoisseur. But if you can’t live without your daily dose of freshly roasted coffee then 9 Bar Café may be worth the trip. Located a block off Newark Ave in Jersey City’s downtown district, 9 Bar Café, which opened in January, offers an oasis for coffee-lovers: big storefront windows for daydreaming and people-watching, large wooden tables for communal sipping, and two-tops where one or more java-lovers can sit with a laptop to write the  Great American Novel. Continue reading 9 Bar Café in Jersey City, Where Great Coffee is Science

2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour East Coast’s Fastest Growing Art Scene Features Hundreds of Artists and Exhibitions, Galleries, and Live Entertainment

A FREE Self-Guided Tour All Weekend Click this link to find out all you need to know about the Jersey City Artist Tour   thejcast.com

Read what is happening at jcast this weekend!

 JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs present the 2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, a FREE self-guided tour featuring more than a 130 galleries, artist studios and pop-up exhibition spaces. The tour will take place from 12 pm to 6:00 pm throughout the city on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th.

The 24th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is a weekend celebration of Jersey City’s diverse and burgeoning art scene that features over 600 artists and venues that include galleries, studios, public art, live music and performances, food, drink and parties. This year’s exhibitions include visual art, multimedia, film, music, performance and everything in-between.

Every year the tour attracts thousands of visitors during its two-day run. The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is New Jersey’s premier art and cultural event, and is free and open to the public.  Continue reading 2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour East Coast’s Fastest Growing Art Scene Features Hundreds of Artists and Exhibitions, Galleries, and Live Entertainment

Downtown Jersey City’s Italian Village 1973

If you know anything about Downtown Jersey City, you know that it has changed dramatically in the last 4 decades. Gone are the broken down piers that once faced New York City, making way for tall residental and commerical buildings with the influence of developers like Donald Trump and Simon LeFrak, the Siverman Brothers; and others.
The footage you are about to see reflects the old Jersey City from the 1970s.
In particular, the Village Section which was primarily made up of Italian Americans.

We don’t know who to credit for this film but it is a wonderful look at a Jersey City long gone and we are happy it was taken.

Pay close attention to the camera angle as the camera pulls close ups on building being offered for sale at the time.
Enjoy and The River View Team thanks the person or persons who took this film.

Jersey City to Raise African-American Flag In Honor of Black History Month

Jersey City Seal www.riverviewobserver.netMayor Jerramiah T. Healy, members of the Municipal Council and the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Cultural Affairs will hold a flag raising ceremony to mark Black History Month at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at City Hall, 280 Grove Street. The flag-raising ceremony will be followed by a short program. Continue reading Jersey City to Raise African-American Flag In Honor of Black History Month

Jersey City Gun Buyback Saturday January 5th- NO QUESTIONS ASKED

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and Police Department officials announced the city will host another gun buyback from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church, 661 Montgomery Street. There, residents can turn in rifles for $100, handguns and automatic weapons for $150, respectively, with no questions asked.  Continue reading Jersey City Gun Buyback Saturday January 5th- NO QUESTIONS ASKED

Jersey City to Celebrate Kwanzaa

kawanzaaA weeklong celebration honoring the African heritage and culture


– Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and members of the Municipal Council, along with the Division of Cultural Affairs, will celebrate Kwanzaa from 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, at 140 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Continue reading Jersey City to Celebrate Kwanzaa

Jersey City Mayor Healy & Police Chief Comey to Announce Two Crime Fighting Initiatives

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and Police Chief Tom Comey will announce two crime fighting initiatives, including added foot patrols, during an 11 a.m. press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the HUB, 360 Martin Luther King Drive.

The foot patrols, which are being made possible with the additional 22 officers who are set to be sworn in Friday, will be added in areas throughout the city where needed, the Police Department. In addition, the Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security will unveil a new piece of equipment that will add to crime deterrence capabilities.  Continue reading Jersey City Mayor Healy & Police Chief Comey to Announce Two Crime Fighting Initiatives

Jersey City Hurricane-Affected Small Businesses Urged to Attend Open House for REBUILD New Jersey –

The Jersey City Fund at City Hall this Thursday, December 6th,2012
Information about and assistance in applying for quick access to
3%-interest recovery loans will be provided; program made possible by
New Jersey Community Capital in partnership with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan
Chase and Jersey City Economic Development Corporation.
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy announced the inauguration of a
recovery program exclusive to small businesses located in Jersey City that have been
physically and economically affected by Hurricane Sandy. REBUILD New Jersey – The Jersey
City Fund will provide eligible businesses with quick access to 3%-interest, working capital loans
and lines of credit. An open house to acquaint business owners with the program and to assist
with applications will be held this Thursday, December 6th from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Council

City, County & Federal Officials Break Ground on Berry Lane Park

Groundbreaking Ceremony Berry Lane Park – August 22nd, 2012
Photo-City of Jersey City

 The 17-Acre Municipal Park will Transform Brownfields into Much- Needed Park Space in the Morris Canal Neighborhood

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA), Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck and other city and local officials broke ground at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 on the Berry Lane Park project located at 1000 Garfield Ave., Jersey City in the Morris Canal neighborhood.

Berry Lane Park will rejuvenate the Morris Canal neighborhood with a nine percent increase of usable space in Jersey City by transforming more than 17 acres of property – including former rail yards, junk yards, auto repair shops, industrial facilities, and warehouses – into the largest municipally-owned park in the City.

Mayor Healy. “With sixty percent of the residents in the immediate area being children under the age of 18, Berry Lane Park will provide the space necessary for recreation and community involvement. The transformation of these fallow and deserted properties will also rid the area of an eyesore and contamination, and will make this neighborhood a more enjoyable place to live.”

Continue reading City, County & Federal Officials Break Ground on Berry Lane Park