Welcome to Jersey City

About


As property values soar across the five boroughs of New York City, many are setting their sights at what has been recently named “New York City's Best Neighborhood” by Curbed magazine, Jersey City. While the Wall Street crowd has long been attracted to the promise of cheaper rents and a speedy ride into the city, Jersey City has shaken off previous misconceptions to become the premier place to live and play for people of all backgrounds and walks of life.

One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, Jersey City has developed a globally cosmopolitan ambience of its own that surpasses New York City's top 'nabes.' This neighborhood guide provides the secrets to help you get around easily, sniff out locals’ favorite hangouts and get a taste of Jersey City’s exemplary dining.

Transportation


With so many transportation options available, it’s no surprise that nearly half of Jersey City commuters take public transit. That’s the second highest percentage of riders for any U.S. city with a population over 100,000, behind only New York City and in front of Washington, D.C.

Whether by rail, water or roadway, getting around Jersey City (and over to Manhattan) is simple.

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Restaurants


Trendy restaurants aren't just for the Manhattanites. Celebrity chefs have already set their sights on the "sixth borough," carving out their nooks, staking their claims and throwing open the doors to eateries sure to impress the most discerning foodies.
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GP's 236 Pavonia Avenue
201.418.8800
http://www.gpsrestaurant.com
Light Horse Tavern 199 Washington Street
201.946.2028
http://www.lighthorsetavern.com
Kitchen Step 500 Jersey Avenue
201.721.6115
http://www.kitchenstepjc.com/
Edward's Steakhouse 239 Marin Boulevard
201.761.0000
http://www.edwardssteakhouse.com
Satis Bistro 212 Washington Street
201.435.5151
http://www.satisbistro.com

Bars & Nightlife


Whether you're looking for an upscale club or a corner pub, you don't need to cross the Hudson to satisfy your inner party animal. With plenty of options right in Jersey City, you'll have a plethora of options to choose as your go-to place for a nightcap.
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Barcade 163 Newark Avenue
201.332.4555
http://www.barcadejerseycity.com
Dullboy 364 Grove Street
201.795.1628
http://www.dullboybar.com
Iron Monkey 99 Greene Street
201.435.5756
http://www.ironmonkey.com
Park & 6th 279 Grove Street
201.918.6072
http://www.parkandsixth.com
Porta 135 Newark Avenue
201.544.5199
http://www.pizzaporta.com/jersey-city

Entertainment


While the allure of the Big Apple's iridescent lights may be tempting, there's more to do in Jersey City than what meets the eye. Picturesque parks, a cornucopia of commerce and a hearty dose of history capture the hearts of those who explore the "sixth borough."
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island New York, NY
212.363.3200
https://www.nps.gov/elis/index.htm
Liberty State Park 200 Morris Pesin Drive
201.915.3402
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/liberty.html
Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Boulevard
201.200.1000
http://www.lsc.org
Newport Centre Mall 30 Mall Drive
201.626.2078
http://www.simon.com/mall/newport-centre
Historical Walking Tour 350 Montgomery Street
https://www.cityofjerseycity.org/vvwalkingtour/vvwalkingtourpref.shtml
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