Difference between revisions of "Weehawken"
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Weehawken is a town located on the Hudson River in northeastern New Jersey. Despite having a high population density and its location at the heart of the New York metroplitan area, Weehawken has a small town feel, comprised of close knit neighborhoods. It's location at the southern end of the Hudson Palisades has since the colonial era been described as idyllic.
From Kennedy, La Guardia, or Newark airports one takes a bus or train to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, near the eastern portal to the Lincoln Tunnel, the world's busiest. The western portal is located in Weehawken, with thousands of buses passes through each day. While most do not stop in town there plenty that do, but one must take care choosing one that goes to the right neghborhood, whether the final destination is Uptown, the Heights, the Shades, or the Waterfront. Alternately, and at reduced cost, one can from Newark travel on public transportion to Newark Penn Station, transfer to the PATH rapid transit system, and switch to local buses at Journal Square in Jersey City or Hoboken, where the Hudson Bergen light rail is also available.
Likely the most famous avoidable tourist attraction of Weehawken is not in town itslef, but across the Hudson River. The iconic New York City skyline can be seen from almost street in town, perched at the southern end of the Hudson Palisades. From the right perspective one can see south to the Verranzo Narrows bridge and north to the George Washington Bridge.