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Morris Canal Monument

A monument to the Morris Canal, a major transportation hub in Jersey City a hundred years ago. The monument was installed by New Jersey Transit.

Hudson and Essex Streets

The Morris Canal monument in Jersey City, New Jersey

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World Trade Center Memorial

A memorial to the Jersey City residents lost in the World Trade Center disaster on September 11th.
Pearl Street

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The Sixth Street Embankment

Formerly an elevated railroad, the embankment is currently privately owned by a local developer. Community groups are actively working to convert the embankment into a park. Also divides the Hamilton Park and Harsimus Cove Historic Districts.

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Jersey City Museum

Featuring local artists and contemporary art.

350 Montgomery Street

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Goldman Sachs Tower

The Goldman Sachs investment firm houses hundreds of employees in their Jersey City office tower. The completion of the tower was seen by many as the maturation of the Jersey City financial district, with the arrival of Goldman employees signaling that Jersey City had arrived on the scene.

42 Stories
Completed 2004

30 Hudson Street

30 Hudson Street dominants the waterfront skyline as seen below with Ellis Island and Liberty State park in the foreground.

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City Hall

City hall is located in the downtown block bordered by Montgomery, Marin, Mercer, and Grove Streets. A small park is located at the base of the building. The building was designed by Lewis Broome, an architect who also designed the Statehouse in Trenton after fire destroyed the original. City Hall was original adorned with cupolas but they were later removed for structural reasons.

Completed 1896

280 Grove Street

The Historic Jersey City City Hall

Jersey City City Clerk

Jersey City Office of the Mayor

Jersey City Municipal Council

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The Powerhouse was built in 1906 to power the railroads running in the Tubes connecting the Jersey City waterfront and Manhattan. The Tubes later became the PATH system, although the Powerhouse has been idle for more than a half century. In recent years, the powerhouse has developed a cult following and was the namesake to the now defunct Powerhouse Arts District. The district was designed to provide discounted housing for artists to encourage a lively arts community. The powerhouse is currently undergoing renovations, though a final plan has not been resolved. High rise development around the Powerhouse will almost certainly put further pressure on preservation efforts.

The Jersey City Powerhouse in downtown Jersey City

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Newport Light

The Newport Lighthouse is located on LeFrak Point in Newport. The LeFrak family has built much of the Jersey City waterfront. The lighthouse serves no purpose.

Lefrak Light stands on Hudson River coastline bordering Newport in Jersey City

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Ellis Island

Ellis Island is located on the New Jersey side of the Hudson river and is connected to Libery State park by a small bridge.

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Colgate Clock

The Colgate Clock was built in 1924 by the Colgate-Palmolive Company on the tip of Paulus Hook in Jersey City, where the Morris Canal met the Hudson River. It is located on a small, undeveloped park at the corner of Hudson and Essex Streets, next to the Goldman Sachs Tower.

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Barrow Mansion

The Barrow Mansion is a historic Greek Revival building in the Van Vorst Park neighborhood of Jersey City.

Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street
Between Barrow and Jersey Avenue

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