Introduction to Passaic, New Jersey
Passaic, New Jersey is 8 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The city is situated along the Passaic River in Passaic County and is approximately 10 miles from New York City. The town features several business districts and includes Latino and Eastern European communities. Passaic Park is a center of Orthodox Judaism. Impressive mansions featuring Victorian, Tudor and other types of attractive architecture are located in the city.
A Dutch settlement was established in 1679 along the Passaic River. Industries were established during the 19th century including textiles and metalworking. In 1871 Passaic was incorporated as a village.
A well known strike occurred in 1926 over the reduction of wages. The right of free assembly was a major issue. The city has been called "The Birthplace of Television." In 1931 the city featured the first television station to transmit to homes.
Passaic and nearby Attractions
Passaic includes churches with notable architecture such as St. John's Lutheran Church, the First Presbyterian of Passaic and the St. John's Episcopal Church. Other noteworthy attractions include:
- Great Falls State Park
- Lambert Castle is an impressive structure situated on a large acreage and includes an art gallery and Italianate style gardens
- Long Pond Ironworks Museum is situated on a large wooded, scenic acreage. It includes walking trails and historic buildings
- Skylands Manor is an impressive structure and features a notable botanical garden
- Garret Mountain Reservation
Passaic Higher Education
William Paterson University, Montclair University and Passaic County Community College are located in the area.
The city is served by the nearby Newark Airport. New Jersey Transit provides bus transportation for the area. The Passaic New Jersey Transit rail station offers transportation by way of the New Jersey Transit and Amtrack to Midtown Manhattan and other locations.