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STREET MURAL (Jersey City)

Immigrants from Europe disembarked at Ellis Island. Once they cleared health inspection, they went to the mainland. For most immigrants, that was a 1000 foot boat ride to Jersey City sitting at the end of a peninsula extending into Upper New York Bay
Today, Jersey City is a thriving city of many neighborhoods- from India, the Philipines, Egypt, Pakistan, Mexico, South America, and Asia. Between 1980 and 2000 the Asian population quadrupled to 39,000. The present population of Jersey City is now 240,000.

This page consists of photos taking during one of my day trips to Jersey CIty in 2003.

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...wave after wave of immigrants have left sedimentary layers below the surface of things.
Layers: tear back the awning of a Filipino bakery and find the banner of a Puerto Rican bodega that came before. Rip that away and discover the marquee of an Italian deli. A deli becomes a bodega becomes a bakery. A church becomes a shul becomes a mosque. And so it goes, level upon level of culture, history, belief.
-From Star-Ledger 03.10.12 "The House That Three Faiths Rebuilt"


The Hudson and Lincoln Tunnels, the PATH trains, and AMTRACK connect NJ to NYC under the Hudson River. Ferries operate between Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken to Wall Street, and 34th Street.

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  • Last visit to Jersey City: Jul 2003
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Interesting page. I was born in Jersey City. The largest ethnic groups used to be Irish and Italian. As you probably noticed, times have changed. Best from Central New Jersey, Bill

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2006 at 5:09 PM

    Everyone has their own perspective. Yours is certainly interesting. Never thought of taking a pic of an abandoned baby stroller.

  • Easty's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2004 at 5:54 PM

    Very interesting take on Jersey City. I spent 6 days mapping the roads in Jersey City and saw most of those signs you posted on your page.

  • Christophe_Ons's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2004 at 1:28 PM

    Interesting page, good pictures. Nice job.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2003 at 8:56 AM

    hehehe I''ve got a cool trick to play on my friend if we visit Jersey City...Hey Rick..Turn up the music and feed the pigeons these potato chips!!! hahaha I'll gave him A-Dave's phone #!! JC sounds very multi-cultural!! Very cool page Bob!

  • penpoison's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2003 at 6:53 AM

    8 hours is a long time to walk around jersey city. how did you ever manage?

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2003 at 8:13 PM

    White Castle sounds a 'must not miss' experience:-)) I wish boom boxes were illegal in Texas! Tough penalities in Jersey City:-) I like the sound of the NY cruise.

  • Sep 5, 2003 at 5:53 AM

    Thanks for the bail bonds tips - will surely come in handy during my next jaunt through Jersey City! ;)


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