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Old Posted Feb 25, 2009, 6:20 PM
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Jersey City, Hoboken, Hudson Riverfront

Im clearing out my laptop of 17k pictures from the past 2 years. I got a new camera and need to dispose of the old ones. they are backed up since I never throw anything away but it makes for a good opportunity to show some places that may not get alot of love.

JERSEY CITY-summer 2008
Jersey City sits directly across the river from Downtown Manhattan. As space in lower Manhattan has gotten tighter, spillover development has happened in downtown Brooklyn which is directly across the East River and here, right across the Hudson River. It has direct access to lower manhattan via the PATH system. jersey City is seperated into 2 major commercial districts. one around the Exchange Place Path station and another around the Newport Path station.

This is the exchange place Path station. its a one stop ride to the World Trade Center across the river






The view across the river to lower Manhattan










30 Hudson AKAGoldman Sachs-tallest building in the state of New Jersey


More of the lower Manhattan view


Looking over the soho, Greenwich village area. the standout tower is Trump Soho






I love towers that are directly on a waterfront.


30 Hudson is a very good looking tower. Its a Pelli Tower and is like a younger smaller cousin to his Union Square tower in Hong Kong








The famous Colgate clock. Doesn't look like much now. they should rehabilitate it and the area around it


More 30 hudson


Great tower, but not perfect. Not a fan of this




She's just under 800 feet. Around the height of Boston's tallest. John Hancock.


light rail station




Its a Trump, but its looks really good from most angles


The new headquarters from Goldman sachs terminates this street. you hardly realize that there is a 2 mile wide river in between


























































the Holland Tunnel Ventilation tower and Midtown Manhattan in the background


Abandoned park on a pier in Newport




the very long midtown skyline












Newport Center Mall. Like everything else in the area, its built tall








Hoboken and Port Imperial next
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2009, 6:56 PM
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Hoboken
Just north of Jersey City
Small and compact and a very trendy place to live and play. It has direct access to Manhattan via Path. Its also a major commuter rail hub.

Main Transit Center
lackawanna station. Or Hoboken station as everyone calls it


main Hall






with jersey City in background


Downtown manhattan in distance


downtown hoboken






New W Hotel
































Back to rail hub


Jersey City across the harbor from the light rail station


Manhattan from same point




From the cliffs, looking over Hoboken over to Manhattan. density








Port Imperial section. Very close to the Lincoln tunnel. waterfront commercial district



That unassuming house must be worth a fortune. sits on a cliff right over the Hudson, directly across from this












the whole long midtown skyline in 2 parts



The upper west side and Trump Place




Path Train back


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Great pictures. I was in Jersey City on Monday, but didn't take any pictures. I think that Jersey City is better than any North Jersey hubs that I have seen, like Newark or Elizabeth or Hackensack. Is Exchange Place the name of the entire neighborhood on the waterfront, or is that just the name of a street or block or something?

That train station in Hoboken looks nice.
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Nice

I had no idea it was that developed..
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Jersey City is looking good. And it's nice to see some ground level streetscape shots of Hoboken! If I were to ever move to the NYC area, Hoboken would be my #2 choice of location to live after Manhattan (though Manhattan is the big #1 by an enormous margin).
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WOW!!!
Nice!!! We normally don't see New Jersey. Thanks for posting these great pics.
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How many people work in Jersey City? Is it is as large as downtown Brooklyn in terms of workforce?
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Very nice to see these Jersey cities. It isn't ALL about NYC. Thanks, some great stuff there!
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Cool shots, I love this area.
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Scruffy I hate you, and all those who enjoy living in the NY metro.
Why could I have been born there, or at least have close family member that I could visit as much as I want without having to fork over a fortune for hotel expenses.


Oh god I would love to live in the NYC area at least once. Yep I keep hoping one day before I get too old to enjoy it. Anyway don't get me wrong, I love living in LA, but it sure would be nice to have two great cities to call home. New York in the winter, Los Angeles in the summer.

BTW love the photos, the train station in Hoboken is beautiful.
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So this is the product of NYC urban sprawl in NJ! I love it!
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Those are great pics, especiallly Hoboken. I like your camera, too. I used to live in the Journal Square area of Jersey City (for 8 interminably long years). I don't have fond memories of the place. Most of the city looks nothing like what's pictured here. As a matter of fact, for the most part it has very little to offer. Downtown JC (your pics) is a different story, of course, but it's a small part of the place. Now Hoboken, well, that's like comparing apples and oranges. Hoboken is sweet, unless you're offended by large swarms of yuppies.
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Absolutely KICK ASS photo thread.

The views of Manhattan from Jersey are some of my favorite.

I have to admit, in my years living here I've spent virtually no time on the Jersey side of the Hudson. But there's quite a skyline going up over there. Is the Hudson really 2 miles wide? It doesn't seem so...
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Fantastic tour and incredible shots! Had no idea there was the much going on in Jersey.
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Nice tour! I used to spend tons of time around there. Things have changed a bit in the six or so years since then.
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these pics are fantastic & brings back memories since I was born in Jersey City and grew up in the cites north of it such as Union City & West New York.
Those are the ones that are higher up on the cliffs over looking the Hudson with fantastic views of Manhattan. I remember having a SE view where we could see the World Trade Center from our second floor apartment.I think this is where my addiction to skyscrapers started!
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Nice pics, but there's a high-rise in the pic right after the abandoned park that appears to be unfinished. What's the story with that?
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Thanks all. The area does get overshadowed by everything across the river and its actually very cool on its own right. I definitely plan on going back this summer.

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How many people work in Jersey City? Is it is as large as downtown Brooklyn in terms of workforce?
not sure. they seem comparable. For sure Jersey City has far more residential highrises than downtown Brooklyn does. JC's tallest is far larger than Brooklyn's tallest but the upper half of 30 Hudson has been empty for a long time.

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Great pictures. I was in Jersey City on Monday, but didn't take any pictures. I think that Jersey City is better than any North Jersey hubs that I have seen, like Newark or Elizabeth or Hackensack. Is Exchange Place the name of the entire neighborhood on the waterfront, or is that just the name of a street or block or something?

That train station in Hoboken looks nice.
Exchange place is the name of the neighborhood and the Path station.

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Nice pics, but there's a high-rise in the pic right after the abandoned park that appears to be unfinished. What's the story with that?
Its been completed since. These pics are from early summer i think. I do not have a completed pic
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hey,

Does anyone knows something about apartment rentals in Jersey City/Hoboken ? is it cheaper than NYC ?

I've the opportunity to move in NY area for 3 months, i'm strongly considering JerseyCity or Hoboken to live.

Thanks.
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