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Not much to do as a tourist in Jersey City
For a less expensive trip to NYC, stay here and take the PATH train into Manhattan
SInce Jersey City is the Gateway to Southern Manhattan from Jersey City and coming from Newark International Airport, you will eventually pass by the famous Holland Tunnel, which was opened in 1927 and since then was the scene of several hollywood films like Silvester Stallone's Daylight Film. the tunnel was originally known as the Hudson River...more
The Tri-State area has 2 known little manila area, which are home of thousands of filipino expatriates, immgrants, filipinos of american descent and the other little manila is located at Jersey City, just a ston'e throw away of the Holland Tunnel. The Filipino-Americans are the largest Asian-American subgroup in the city. A Stretch of Newark Avenue...more
A wonderful open area of New Jersey. Located right on New York Harbor. You have a good view of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Battery Park across the Hudson. There is also the Empty Sky Memorial. This commemorates the destruction of the World Trade Center, which left an 'Empty Sky'.more
As it name indicates, the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is a walking path along the Hudson River. The Jersey City section of this large-scale project, which is planned to extend from Bayonne to Fort Lee, is already almost complete, taking the visitor from one end of the town to the other while going through the high-rise Newport community, the...more
Well hidden behind the modern towers looming over the waterfront, Jersey City's Historic Downtown district is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered.Beautiful rows of townhouses take visitors back to the 19th century. The areas surrounding Van Vorst Park (nestled between Barrow, York & Montgomery Streets and Jersey Avenue) and Hamilton Park (at...more
Opened in 1976 to mark the United States Bicentennial, Liberty State Park may very well be the crown jewel of Jersey City.I especially enjoyed Liberty Walkway, a promenade along the waterfront that offers surprising views of the Jersey City and Manhattan skylines, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.As well as some monuments and memorials...more
I have wanted to stay at the Jersey City Hyatt Regency Hotel for years. Most people I know thought...more
Took a 2-day trip to NJ/NY, last minute. I had been on the website for Marriott. Hyatt Regency in...more
479 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07310, United States
Good for: Couples
Being accustomed to the many brunch restaurants in our hometown province of Quebec, we were happy to find such a place in New Jersey: the Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory, which opens every day at 6 a.m. (unlike other cafes, who open later, often around 10 or 11 a.m.).The Brownstone is a true diner, a throwback to the 1950s or 1960s, with its...more
Visited the New place on Newark Ave, Bolo Curry. Located at 839 Newark Avenue, A beautiful corner location. The food there is the best Indian food I have ever had. The Menu is diverse and in my 2 visits there I found that each curry they serve is a different recipe unlike rasoi who have the same base. I tried the Lamb Kheema and a vegetarian curry...more
I was first introduced to Fatburger in Pacific Beach. Now there's one in Jersey City's Exchange Place, walkable from the Exchange Place PATH station. There's a simple menu of freshly made burgers, fat (or skinny) fries, real onion rings, and soda or shakes. Since the food is freshly made, you can't really call it "fast" food if you're in a...more
Not in any particular order ..for more info..use www.menupages.com1. Flor de Sol 2. Centrico 3. Odeon 4. Lighthorse Tavern in Jersey City 5. Skinner's Loft in Jersey City 6. Lederhosen 7. No. 28 (Pizza) 8. John's Pizzeria 44th Street, best in midtown 9. Bella Napoli 3rd best in midtown 10. Chez Napoleon 11. Bubby's 12. Bread Tribeca 13. Azul Bistro...more
This diner was featured in March 2008 on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network; and being so close we decided to go check it out. Many locals online seem to be complaining about the new attention they have gotten from the food network exposure and the increase in wait times but we felt the 30 minute wait for a seat was worth it. Go inside...more
Head down along the shoreline. Liberty State Park is a good place, but also any park along the skyline or the Palisades.
Dress Code: Come dressed for the weather.
When your in Jersey City in the Liberty State Park and would like to see New York Upclose you could take a Yellow Water Taxi.This way you can avoid the traffic trying to cross bridges or tunnels to New York just park your car and take a trip to the other side.Once your there you can take the subway to explore New York.But there's more when you...more
When driving down the New Jersey highways, make sure you are paying close attention to the toll booth signs. Richie was all confident that we had finally fixed the whole GPS driving mess that he forgot to pay attention to the signs and before we knew it he was heading through the EZ Pass only section of the toll booths. We're still waiting on the...more
If you are stuck in Jersey City on a rainy day, you can always go to the Newport Centre Mall. It has a movie theatre, a food court, four department stores (J. C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Sears) and the typical array of other shops found in an American shopping centre.
The main highlight of Newport Centre Mall is its size -- it is said to be the largest in the county -- and, judging from my personal experience, the smaller (or absent) crowds compared to the shops in New York City. For example, there is a Disney store here: while it certainly doesn't carry the same variety of items as the one in Times Square, it also has far less customers, which makes for a less hectic experience.
The Newport Centre Mall is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
As a bonus, you should know that nearby are a Modell's Sporting Goods (611 Washington Boulevard) and a Best Buy (125 18th Street).
Abandoned baby carriages are something new on the streets of New Jersey. No, there has not been a rash of baby kidnappings nor is it part of some indecipherable college prank or initiation.
The homeless appear to be moving their things around in them. Before, they used the larger and sturdier shopping carts but in some areas stores are making efforts to recover their carts (average cost is several hundred dollars), and police are being asked to clean up areas that are cluttered by shopping carts. So, the homeless are switching to these smaller and more maneuverable baby carriages.
One of the most disappointing things Richie and I noticed when driving through Jersey City was the amount of roadside garbage. At one point we were stopped at an intersection and I looked outside to see a section of barbed wire on the side walk along with a bottle with what looked like urine in it. I've been to other parts of New Jersey where this...more
Despite America's reputation for Wild West lawlessness and vigilante justice, Americans pass an extraordinary number of laws to control every behavior imaginable.In this case, boom boxes (large radio/cassette/CD players) are banned in public. Jersey City has undergone a commercial rebirth (and also what we call gentrification which means upper...more
Jersey City's north side and commercial districts are very safe. Most of the neighborhoods are attractive and maintained. Civic pride and city services are evident everywhere. This photo is a pedestrian walkway over some railroad tracks in an area bordering on highways etc. I liked it for its Bladerunner/Orwellian 1984ish style.During my 8 hours of...more
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Make Sure He or She Brings a Leash, a Scoop, Plastic Disposal Bags, Tie Straps, and a small bottle of Hand Sanitizer.
Weekdays, take N or W and weekends N to 30th Avenue Subway Stop..actually, it is above ground..and the stop is only 20 minutes from last stop in Manhattan..so very close.30th Avenue is Greek heavan, with a bit of Czech mix..maybe some Mexican..but Greek dominates here..and it's like a reminder of as European as you can get in the States..with the...more
Okay, this place rules. Take the L train to N.Bedford stop (it's the first stop in brooklyn leaving manhattan). Just walk around and see all the cool shops, places to eat and places to grab a drink. check this place out for ice cream. www.winecellarsorbet.com. So, walk up north to the Mccarren park where there is a big russian orthodox chuch...more
From Bowery to the FDR and Canal Street north to Houston Street is the Lower East Side. Just google that and you can get good websites. My friend, she has boutique www.tahirboutique.com on Orchard Street. Also, next to her, Is Gus Pickles, a MUST. Plenty of boutiques, cool hip lounges and dive bars and cafes. Pianos on Ludlow has good live music...more
Favorite thing: Visit Liberty State Park. Here you can see the entire Manhattan skyline. Also, you can catch a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. This is a pleasant park with a lot of activities to do.