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Jersey City Essential Info


Jersey City is New Jersey's second-largest city. Situated in the northeastern section of the state, Jersey City sits across the Hudson from its older and bigger cousin, New York City.

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  1. Robert “kool” Bell, founder of Kool & the Gang grew up in Jersey City.
  2. Featured prominently on the Jersey shoreline, the neon red colgate clock in Jersey City is the fourth largest clock in the world with a diameter of 15.24 meters.
  3. The Statue of Liberty is actually inside of Jersey City, even though New York still has legal jurisdiction.
  4. Jersey City is home to the first ever skyway highway, Pulaski Skyway.
  5. It wasn’t until 1927 when the Holland Tunnel was built that people could drive themselves underneath the Hudson and into New York.

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