Introduction to North Bergen, New Jersey
North Bergen, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 4 miles NW of New York, New York. It's located on the Palisades of the Hudson River. The municipality has a very large Hispanic population. It offers easy access to numerous major roadways. The city is recognized as an Urban Enterprise Zone. North Bergen has the second largest amount of hills per square mile in the nation behind San Francisco.
Numerous industrial buildings have been converted into condominiums. A vast number of residents commute to New York City for work. The well known television show, "The Sopranos" filmed portions of the show in North Bergen. Residents enjoy the activities, attractions and professional sports teams located in New York City. The Gold Coast, Hudson Riverfront Walkway, the Hackensack RiverWalk and North Hudson offer numerous attractions and activities.
North Bergen History
The area was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians. North Bergen was established in 1842. Henry Hudson made a claim for the region in 1609. The region's farmers supplied produce for New York. During the American Revolutionary War the British were in charge of the area. During the second half of the 19th century and the early portion of the 20th century the region experienced significant industrial, commercial and population growth. A large number of European immigrants moved to the region.
North Bergen and nearby Attractions
- German-American Festival
- Jacob Javits Center
- Liberty State Park
- Rockefeller Center
- Madison Square Gardens
- Liberty Science Center
North Bergen Transportation
The city is served by the nearby Newark Liberty International Airport. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail provides transportation and the New Jersey Transit offers bus services.