Residential Rental in Jersey City, NJ

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Jersey City, NJ 07307


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History (according to wikipedia)

The Heights was part of the colony of Pavonia, New Netherland, the superintendent of which was the American patriarch of the Van Vorst family. A farmhouse built in 1742 by the family (now on Palisade Avenue) is considered to be the oldest building in Hudson County. Summit Avenue, slightly to the west follows an Hackensack Indian trail that became the main road from the villages of Communipaw and Bergen and eventually connected to the Paterson and Hackensack Plank Roads.[8]

The area comprising most of the Heights was once an independent municipality, known as Hudson City. It was incorporated as a town in 1852, and later into a city in 1855. The Town Hall, erected on Oakland Avenue, still stands today. Garrett D. Van Reipen was that city's first mayor.[9] (According to the NY Times, E.R.V Wright was the first Mayor of Hudson City.[10]) Hudson City, along with the Town of Bergen and the Township of Greenville, merged with Jersey City in 1873.[9]

On March 27, 1868 Hudson City became the birthplace of its most famous namesake, the new Hudson City Savings Bank, when it received a special charter from the State of New Jersey Legislature to open in what was then the small City of Hudson, New Jersey. Hudson's mayor Garrett D. Van Reipen became the first President of the small bank, which was located on Newark Avenue.[9] By the end of the 19th Century, Hudson City Savings Bank had accumulated assets and deposits of over US$1 million. In the 1920s, the savings bank opened its second branch, and moved from Newark Avenue to 587 Summit Avenue in Jersey City, and later moved its headquarters to Bergen County.

America's first motion picture industry can trace its roots to the Hudson River towns of New Jersey, especially Fort Lee.[11] Nestor Studios (which merged into Universal Studios) began in Bayonne. Pathé, the France-based company that during the first part of the 20th century was the largest film equipment and production company in the world, established an American factory and studio facility in The Heights in 1910, the building of which still stands overlooking Paterson Plank Road .It also established the Eclectic Film Company as a subsidiary distribution company for both its American and European product. Although the Jersey City plant produced moderately popular comedies, dramas, and newsreels largely directed at the US market, Perils of Pauline was the first American-made Pathé effort to achieve worldwide success under the Eclectic banner.[12][13][14]

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Jersey City, NJ 07307

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1 Bedroom
1 Full Bathroom

Very Affordable Jersey City Heights Apartment

Nice 1 bedroom on first floor in Jersey City Heights featuring hardwood floors, newer bath and kitchen. Plus all utilities in rent. Close to all major transportation, shopping, schools, and parks.

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Demond McClellan

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Demond McClellan
Keller Williams City Life
Phone: (201) 659 8600 ext 864
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