|The \"Mile Square City\" of Hoboken is located along the west bank of the Hudson River directly across from New York City\'s Greenwich Village. Essentially an island, the city is bordered to the east by the river, the west by the steep cliffs of the Palisades and to the north and south by railroads and shipping inlets. In spite of having few roads connecting to Hoboken, it is well served by public transit including a regional rail terminal, a ferry port, busses to Manhattan via the Lincoln Tunnel and subway service to Jersey City, Newark and New York City. Construction is underway for the Hudson county light rail streetcar as well . |
High rise development is mostly confined to the perimeter by local zoning laws. As a result the historic town center retains its \"Main Street America\" character while enjoying the financial benefits of big development. Hoboken is the birthplace of Frank Sinatra and reportedly the location of America\'s first organized game of baseball!