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Jersey City, NJ: Downtown

Jersey City is the second largest city in New Jersey by population, after Newark. Jersey City's population is around 265,000.

Downtown Jersey City has traditionally been centered around Newark Avenue, north of City Hall and west of Marin Boulevard. Today, Downtown also encompasses the residential Paulus Hook neighborood, located southeast of City Hall, and the Exchange Place neighborhood, which is along the Hudson River and is where most of Jersey City's highrises are located. Downtown is generally everything east of Jersey Avenue and south of 2nd Street.

Jersey City City Hall, on Grove Street.

The city hall was built in 1896.

Businesses on Grove Street.

Buildings on Grove Street. The Anna Building, on the right, was built in 1917.

An old house, left between commercial buildings, on Grove Street.

Buildings around Newark Avenue, Grove Street, and Christopher Columbus Drive, at the Grove Street PATH Station.

Buildings on Newark Avenue.

The Fischer Building, on Newark Avenue at Erie Street.

Buildings at Newark Avenue & Bay Street. In the background on the left is the New York & New Jersey Telephone Company Building.

Buildings on Newark Avenue.

A bank at Jersey & Newark Avenues. The structure was built in 1928.

The old St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, on 1st Street. The church was built in 1863 for German Catholics in the neighborhood, and is now part of Resurrection Parish.

Gregory Row, on Erie Street. The rowhouses were named after Dudley Gregory, first mayor of Jersey City, who built these before 1850.

Rowhouses on 1st Street.

Buildings on Grove Street.

Buildings on Grove Street. The Grove Street Synagogue, Congregation Sons of Israel, was built in 1920 and closed in 2001.

Buildings on Grove Street.

Apartment buildings on Christopher Columbus Drive.

The former Joseph Dixon Crucible Company building, on Christopher Columbus Drive.

The mill was built between 1845 and 1850 for the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company, which was established in 1827 and prodiced graphite products. The building was sold in 1986, and became a condominium.

Passaic Hose Number 4 Fire House, on Bright Street. The fire station was built in 1855, and has also served as a meeting hall and office space.

Rowhouses on York Street.

Rowhouses on York Street.

Looking down York Street at One World Trade Center.

One World Trade Center, in Lower Manhattan, was completed in 2014.

Houses on York Street.

A new apartment building on Montgomery Street.

The Jersey City Police Department Memorial, in the median of Montgomery Street.

Originally dedicated in 1935 in a cemetery for police officers, the current statue was dedicated at its current spot in 1976.

Rowhouses on Mercer Street.

St. Peter's Hall, on York Street at Van Vorst Street.

The Moriarty Sceince Center of St. Peter's Preparatory School, on Warren Street. The school was founded in 1872. The science center was built in 2011.

The Humanities Building of St. Peter's Preparatory School, on Grand Street. The strcuture was built in 1889, and was originally the all girls' Academy of St. Aloysius.

Houses on Grand Street.

Houses on Grand Street. The houses were built in 1837.

Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, on Grand Street.

The church was built in 1853 as the First Dutch Reformed Church, and was established as its current parish in 1907.

Houses on Warren Street.

Houses on Warren Street.

Rowhouses on Washington Street.

The U.S. Post Office, on Washington Street. The post office was built in 1913.

The old Provident Institution for Savings, on Washington Street. The former bank was built in 1890.

The former New Jersey Title Guarantee & Trust Company building, on Montgomery Street. The bank was built in 1897, and is now used as condominium space.

70 Columbus, on Christopher Columbus Drive. The highrise was completed in 2016.

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Warehouse, on Morgan Street. The warehouse was built in 1900, and is now the Modera Lofts.

Trump Plaza, on Morgan Street. The highrise condominium was built in 2008 and is 532 feet tall.

The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Powerhouse, on Greene Street. The powerhouse was built in 1908 and supplied power to the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad, which provided subway service between New Jersey and New York. The powerhouse was closed in 1929.

Inside A, a condominium on Washington Boulevard. The highrise was built in 2007.

Old warehouses on Bay Street. The J. Leo Cooke Warehouse, built in 1913 as a food distribution center, is on the left.

Looking west down Christopher Columbus Drive. 101 Hudson Street, built in 1992 and 548 feet tall, is in the background.

The Merrill Lynch Building, on Hudson Street. The highrise was built in 1992, and is 548 feet tall. In the background is the old First National Bank, which was redeveloped as a Hyatt House hotel.

Buildings on Greene Street at York Street. On the right is the Montgomery-Greene condominium.

Hudson Greene, at Hudson & Grand Streets. The residential towers are 500 feet tall and were built in 2010.

A building at Grand & Greene Streets.

The old G Plant for the Colgate Company, on Greene Street. The plant was built in 1915, and was the manufacturing center for Colgate's personal care products other than bar soap until 1987.

The Liberty Towers, on Morris Street. The highrises were built in 2003 and are 360 feet tall.

Looking up Hudson Street. On the left is 77 Hudson Street, completed in 2009 and 500 feet tall.

Buildings along Hudson Street.

Buildings along the Hudson River. On the right is Exchange Place Centre.

The Exchange Place Centre, on Exchange Place at Hudson Street, was built in 1989, and is 490 feet tall.

The Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, at the foot of Christopher Columbus Drive.

The Hyatt Jersey City Sundial, at the end of the pier at Christopher Columbus Drive. The sundial was dedicated in 2002.

The view up the Hudson River at part of New Jersey's Gold Coast, from the pier at the foot of Christopher Columbus Drive. On the left is the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad & Ferry Terminal, on the waterfront in Hoboken. The train station was built in 1907, with the original clock tower dismantled in the 1950s, and rebuilt in 2007.

The pier gives views downriver of the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, Statue of Liberty, and Colgate Clock.

The Katyn Memorial, at Exchange Place.

The memorial was dedicated in 1991 to the victims of the 1940 Katyn massacre of Polish nationals by the Soviet secret police.

The Jersey City 9/11 Memorial, at the foot of Grand Street. The memorial was dedicated in 2002, and looks out over the main site of the terrorist attack.

A building at the foot of York Street.

30 Hudson Street, or the Goldman Sachs Tower, on Hudson Street.

The Goldman Sachs Tower is 781 feet tall and was built in 2004. It was designed by Cesar Pelli.

30 Hudson Street, also known as the Goldman Sachs Tower, on Hudson Street at Essex Street and the Hudson River. The highrise was built in 2004. At 781 feet tall, it is the tallest building in New Jersey.

"Morris Canal", a sculpture on Essex Street at Hudson Street. The sculpture, dedicated in 1999, depicts a captain steering his flat-bottom boat with one hand on the helm, and the other hand enfolding passengers, representing slaves on the Underground Railroad. The location is the mouth of the Morris Canal Basin, which separates Jersey City from Liberty State Park. Morris Canal was in use from 1824 to 1924 from Jersey City through northern New Jersey to the Delaware River.

The Colgate Clock, at the foot of Essex Street, facing the Hudson River. The clock was built in 1924, and was originally on Colgate's building a couple blocks north.

The Statue of Liberty is more visible from the promenade by the Colgate Clock than from farther upriver, although the statue is partially hidden behind the buildings of Ellis Island.

The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, located across the Morris Canal Basin in Liberty State Park. The railroad and ferry station was built in 1889, and abandoned in 1967.

With New York City, across the Hudson River, being a big tourist destination, it is now common to see cruise ships dock around Upper New York Bay.

A panoramic view of the Lower Manhattan skyline is the highlight from the waterfront promenade.

Much of Midtown Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, is also visible from the promenade. The Empire State Building was built in 16 months, in 1930-31.

Battery Park City is the neighborhood in Manhattan directly across the river from Exchange Place and Downtown Jersey City.

The centerpiece of Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan, and possibly all of New York City is One World Trade Center. The skyscraper, completed in 2014, was designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Other prominent buildings and landmarks can be seen from Jersey City, such as the Woolworth Building. The skyscraper was completed in 1912. While no longer the tallest building in the world, when that title was relinquished to 40 Wall Street in 1930, it is still prominently visible from the Jersey City waterfront.

South of Battery Park City, the tip of Lower Manhattan and the Financial District can be seen. It was here that the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam started, and from here that the city's wealth and prominence grew.

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BONUS: Manhattan panoramas from Jersey City's waterfront

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Old Posted Apr 22, 2017, 1:37 AM
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very nicely done -- especially with the annotating.

just wait until 99 hudson, the new tallest, and those apt tower groupings like journal squared and urby are built out -- jc will look very different again very soon!

and its getting hard to keep up with developments over there -- yet another was just announced:

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Great pics and commentary, thanks for sharing! It's been years since I have been to Jersey City, oddly enough, but to me it's a good mix of a bigger city feeling but yet still kind of quaint.
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