Tips for shopping in Jersey City
Nicknamed “Chilltown JC”, and with a motto of “Let Jersey Prosper”, Jersey City sits on the Hudson River just across from Lower Manhattan. It is the second largest city in New Jersey after Newark and, of the top 100 most populous cities in the U.S., Jersey City has the smallest land area. Like New York, for much of the 20th century Jersey City was a manufacturing town. However, with extensive development of the waterfront during the 80s came an influx of investment from such financial giants as Goldman Sachs and Citibank. The city is now home to one of the nation's largest downtowns. Cultural activities may include a visit to the Harsimus Cemetary, or perhaps even a short ferry ride to Liberty Island, home of the world-famous Statue of Liberty. Alternatively, you can shop till you drop at one of Jersey City's contemporary shopping districts, such as Danforth, Central, Journal Square and West Side Avenues. Or if the mall experience is more your thing, check out The Newport Center which is anchored by JCPenney, Kohls, and Sears.