Introduction to West New York, New Jersey
West New York, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 0 miles NE of Union City, New Jersey and 3 miles NW of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Jersey City metro area, West New York is home to some 45,768 residents.
West New York History
The original inhabitants of this area were the Lenni-Lenape, a Native American tribe. Europeans discovered the region sometime in the 16th century and by the 17th century they had taken control of the area and started settling in it. It was incorporated as a town in 1898 by an act of the New Jersey Legislature.
West New York and nearby Attractions
- West New York Public Library
- George Washington Bridge
- Columbus Park
- Memorial Park
- Central Park Zoo
Things To Do In West New York
West New York has been marked out as an Urban Enterprise Zone by the state. The Bergenline Avenue is worth a visit, the presence of over 300 restaurants and retail stores makes it the state’s longest commercial. It is also known as the Miracle Mile. This avenue also falls on the route of local parades like the Memorial Day Parade.
West New York Transportation
Flights are available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
West New York Higher Education
The Hudson County Community College provides facilities for higher studies.