Miss Liberty in Jersey City
Miss Liberty in Jersey City

The city hall has an incredible architecture worth it to check.  I found this sign of Miss Liberty! The Real Miss Liberty statue is only 2,000 feet from Jersey City and only 1 mile from NYC.

Jersey City is full of Parks, and cute residencial Neighborhoods, where the first floors suffer from the floods of the big storms. Also is huge in public libraries and museums.

 

street1 park neighborhood

 

The Colgate Clock dates back to 1924 and is located on the former site of Colgate-Palmolive & Company, a reminder of the time when factories dominated the Jersey City’s waterfront. The clock’s design was inspired by the shape of a bar of Octagon Soap, first manufactured by Colgate as a laundry cleanser. From the Jersey City waterfront, it is visible some twenty miles away to Staten Island and the Bronx. Take a stroll by the clock located on the Hudson River waterfront just south of the Goldman Sachs Tower.

 

colgate

Ferris to Manhattan served this area since Jersey City’s first permanent Dutch settlement in 1660. Built by Peabody & Stearns of Boston and the Central Railroad’s engineers, it is among the finest of all maritime railroad terminals. The vast colonnaded train shed, added in 1913, was the largest ever built. The shed spans twenty tracks covering an area larger than two football fields. Movie buffs may recall that scenes from Funny Girl were filmed here in the 1960s. At its peak, as many as 50,000 ommuters passed through the terminal every work day, riding on nearby 200 ferry runs and 400 trains. Approximately two-thirds of the twelve million immigrants who entered this country through Ellis Island traveled through the terminal to their new homes in America. Abandoned after the Central Railroad’s demise in 1967, the site was purchased and restored with state and federal funds. Today it has become the signature building of Liberty State Park, accommodating a broad range of community and statewide events.

ferry marina

 

Along the way I found some Memorial Monuments. Like the one for the Korean War, or for the 9/11 disaster, where they put pieces of the buildings across the Financial District view where the towers where.

 

memorial a Korea 9_11memorial 9_11_11memorial

 

On September 2013, the Mayor, Steven M. Fulop, unveiled the “Jersey City Mural Arts Program”,  a mural project that will display graffiti’s around the city, to promote the art and cultural community, focus showing the beautify of the neighborhoods.

“Murals have proven to be a proactive approach to graffiti prevention, blight reduction, and community engagement,” said Mayor Fulop. “They are also investments in the arts, raise property values, and offer educational opportunities.” 

keep jersey beautiful graffity 1 photo

 

 

SALO VIDEO: New Jersey

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