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JERSEY CITY | Van Vorst Park & Paulus Hook

Let's check out two downtown-area neighborhoods in New Jersey's 2nd largest city. It was about 8am on a quiet December Saturday.

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Van Vorst Park is a neighborhood centered around a park of the same name. It gets it's name from a prominent family that settled the area in the 1630's. Cornelius Van Vorst was elected mayor of Jersey City in 1860.



































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East of Grove Street (the main commercial street of the area - not really pictured today) is the neighborhood of Paulus Hook, which is perhaps Jersey City's most expensive area.

In August of 1779 the British were handed a decisive defeat at the Battle of Paulus Hook during the American Revolutionary War.

























Site of the former Colgate factory.
















Overview of Paulus Hook




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Jersey City has some great neighborhoods.
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Beautiful nabes. I have always been curious about JC's residential areas - some nice-looking brownstones!
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love this neighborhood/thread and what a killer view you got from your apartment. harsimus cove and hamilton park next?
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Nice!
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Very nice. It would have been pretty kool playing high school football with the highrises around...I know I would have gotten distracted from time to time.
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Man, I love Jersey City.
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Sublime neighborhoods
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I love those shots from JC streets with lower Manhattan in the background!

Grey and gloomy winter weather...perfect for this thread.
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Those are some very impressive neighborhoods you got there, and they're very well-represented here.
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Fantastic! I especially liked the beautiful buildings in the first 5 photos.
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The urbanity of it all! When I look at these pictures I get a wonderful feeling inside. Great post as usual Thundertubs.
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What a great neighbourhood.
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I really enjoyed this thread. I don't recall seeing the older neighborhoods of Jersey City before. I like the contrast with the modern skyline. Thanks!
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These are some great neighborhoods.

JC is much more than the newer highrise neighborhoods.
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Handsome neighborhoods and great view! Thanks for this great set.
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