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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

Nonprofit Sustainable Jersey City kicks off Historic Tree Mapping Census.

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Sustainable Jersey City (SJC) Is kicking off Jersey City’s
first ever Tree Mapping Census. Our city’s tree canopy is disappearing at an alarming rate. To restore the canopy SJC is calling on you to help record existing trees, because we can’t manage
what we don’t measure!

SJC will train you to become a citizen scientist, equip you with our OpenTreeMap Smartphone App and connect you with our neighborhood captains who will guide you through the treeinventory process to record GPS location of trees, tree metrics, tree health data and tree species
ID photos.

NJ Turnpike Authority Interchange 14A Improvement Project

$310 Million Turnpike Authority Project for Interchange 14A Begining in 2015 Completed by 2018

New Jersey Turnpike Authority 14A Improvement Project

New Jersey Turnpike Authority Officials, Bayonne  Mayor Jimmy Davis The Bayonne City Council,  Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, New Jersey State Senator Sandra Cunningham, Assemblyman Charles Mainor,Jersey City  Deputy Director Vivian Brady-Philips  broke ground  on Wednesday, March 11th for the $310 million NJ Turnpike Authority’s Interchange 14 A Improvement Project.

This project is being funded as part of the Turnpike Authority’s ongoing 10-year, $7billion capital program. Continue reading NJ Turnpike Authority Interchange 14A Improvement Project

Green, Textured Bike Lanes Roll Out in Jersey City

 Jersey City is the first municipality in the state to receive this particular coating treatment

handlebars3JERSEY CITY—The biking community in Jersey City marked another watershed this week, as contractors began installing a new, highly visible green surface in bike lanes on busy streets. They are the first specially colored or textured bike lanes in the city, and among the first in the state.

Work on the surfacing began last Thursday, as city bike lane contractors Statewide Striping began laying down Endurablend, a mixture including polymer, fine gravel, and green dye, in pre-striped bike lanes along Christopher Columbus Drive. The surface is being sprayed through a honeycomb-patterned stencil, forming small hex shapes divided by thin lattice lines. The color emphasizes to cyclists and drivers that the lane is for bikes only, and the gravel is for traction, while the hex pattern is designed for better wear and drainage than solid coverings, according to Statewide representatives. Continue reading Green, Textured Bike Lanes Roll Out in Jersey City

Hudson County Community College Named to ‘2011 Military-Friendly Schools’ List

HCCC rated in top 15% of all trade schools, colleges and universities throughout the USA for best education, value and welcome to military members, veterans and spouses

hccc-military“Hudson County Community College’s inclusion on the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools list was announced at the Board of Trustees’ meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Pictured from left for the plaque presentation are William J. Netchert, Esq., Chair of the Board of Trustees; Nelson Vieira, Director of Admissions; Willie Malone, Enrollment Records Assistant; Dr. Paula P. Pando, Vice President for the North Hudson Center/Student Affairs; Dr. Glen Gabert, President of HCCC; and Peter Vida, Associate Dean of Enrollment Services.”

  JERSEY CITY, N.J. / August 24, 2010 – Hudson County Community College has learned that the College will be named to the “Military-Friendly Schools” List. The College was chosen from 7,000 institutions of higher education across the country to be included on the list, and the official designation will be made in September. Only 15% of all of the nation’s schools of higher education make the list.


Continue reading Hudson County Community College Named to ‘2011 Military-Friendly Schools’ List

World-Class Designer Selected by Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City Team For Dramatic Enhancement

bno_portraitBenjamin Noriega-Ortiz Of BNOdesign To Transform Public Spaces At Luxury Residential Tower

 JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Jan. 22, 2010) – Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City has retained world-renowned celebrity interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz of Manhattan-based BNOdesign to transform the exterior entrance and the amenities at the luxury condominium tower. Noriega-Ortiz will enhance the existing common areas at Trump Plaza Residences by adding his signature design mix of modern and classical elements expressed in sensual, glamorous and sophisticated colors, furnishings and design approaches. Continue reading World-Class Designer Selected by Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City Team For Dramatic Enhancement