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Hudson County

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Hudson County is the smallest and most urban county in northeastern New Jersey, and sixth most densely populated in the United States. Located on two penisulas between the Hudson, Hackensack, and Passaic rivers it has, while being in the midst of the New York City metropolitan area, a distinct history and character from either the the city across from which it sits and the rest of the state on the other side of the New Jersey Meadowlands, and is often overlooked by both. The thirteen municpalites which comprise Hudson often share borders that are city streets where the demarcation is barely, if at all noted. Since its beginnings in the 17th century the region has be home to waves of immigrants, making it one of ethnically diverse in America.


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  • Bayonne-a typical working class town
  • Hoboken — Tree-lined streets with well-preserved brownstones typify this former dockworkers' town overlooking the Hudson. Yuppies are taking over Hoboken's old Italian and Irish neighborhoods, but the city still has the highest number of bars per square mile in the country! Birthplace of Frank Sinatra and the location of the world's first baseball game.
  • Jersey City — Directly across the Hudson River from downtown Manhattan, New Jersey's second largest city is undergoing a large-scale urban renaissance attracting a large yuppie population. The development of commercial skyscrapers in the Newport and Paulus Hook areas earned the city the nickname of "Wall Street West." Known for its ethnic diversity, Jersey City is becoming an increasingly cosmopolitan area.
  • Weehawken - a hamlet atop the Hudson Palisades offering stunning views of the Hudson River and NY skyline,

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