Reasons to Love Jersey City

May 3, 2021

There are countless reasons to love Jersey City: riverside parks with iconic views, galleries with world-famous artworks, and nights out at first-rate eateries and historic music halls. Plus, of course, it’s all just minutes away from the bright lights of Manhattan.

Gorge on Galleries and Architecture

For art lovers, Mana Contemporary is a must-visit. Admire 91 of Andy Warhol’s silkscreens, including “Marilyn Monroe” and “Campbell’s Soup Can.” If you’ve an eye for art and architecture, embark on an Instagram tour of the town, capturing Eduardo Kobra’s 180-foothigh mural of David Bowie; the beautiful Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal; the instantly recognizable Colgate Clock; and picturesque Apple Tree House — so called because George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette are said to have picnicked and plotted beneath a fruit tree here.

Explore Liberty State Park

Some of the finest views of the iconic Statue of Liberty are the ones you’ll get from sprawling Liberty State Park. Recline on the grassy shores, and soak up the bracing Upper Bay air while watching ships and ferries glide past Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s masterpiece. Catch a live music show, go fishing at the marina, or pay your respects at the sobering Empty Sky 9/11 memorial. The park is also home to the Liberty Science Center, where kids and adults alike can see honeybees at work or try their hand at building a skyscraper. Other outdoor spaces in the area include Van Vorst Park, with its flea markets and community gardens; and Newport Green Park, boasting a carousel and a sandy beach.

Cuisine and Nightlife


Jersey City does drinks, dining, and dancing with aplomb. Start your evening with a Rolls Royce cocktail at The Archer — mixed with gin, vermouth, and Bénédictine, it’s sure to get your engine revving. Savor smoked eel hand rolls with chocolate sauce from DomoDomo Jersey City, or get messy with the Buffalo chicken tacos from Hamilton Pork. Round off a perfect evening by watching a live act perform at the historic White Eagle Hall; upcoming shows include Nada Surf and Waxahatchee. And remember, whenever the mood takes you, you can hop across the Hudson for a night out in Manhattan.

Homes in Jersey City

And, of course, there’s a diverse choice of homes for sale and rent in this bustling, ideally located town. At the center of it all are the luxury condos in downtown Jersey City at The Oakman. Only three blocks from the PATH station at Grove Street, these light-filled modern homes feature nine-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and exquisitely detailed design throughout. In the kitchen, you’ll find Italian-made Pedini cabinets and premium appliances from top makers, like Fisher & Paykel, Bosch, Bertazzoni, and Miele. Building amenities include a landscaped rooftop terrace with pool and barbecue, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a 24-hour concierge, and much more.

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