New Amsterdam, centered in the eventual Lower Manhattan, in 1664, the year England took control and renamed it "New York"
The Krueger-Scott Mansion, owned by African-American beauty entrepreneur Louise Scott, Newark's first female millionaire, and previously by German brewer Gottfried Krueger
Fort George and the City of New York c. 1731. Royal Navy ships of the line are seen guarding what would become New York Harbor.
Columbia University was founded by royal charter in 1754 under the name of King's College.
Mt. Olive AME Church
The Battle of Long Island, the largest battle of the American Revolution, took place in Brooklyn in 1776.
Downtown Newark at sunset
Broadway follows the Native American Wickquasgeck Trail through Manhattan.
NJ Transit headquarters
The current 5 boroughs of Greater New York as they appeared in 1814. Bronx was in Westchester County, Queens County included modern Nassau County, Kings County had 6 towns, one of which was Brooklyn, New York City is shown by hatching in southern New York County on the island of Manhattan, and Richmond County on Staten Island.
Port Newark with New Jersey Turnpike in foreground
A construction worker atop the Empire State Building as it was being built in 1930. The Chrysler Building is behind him.
The base of the Wars of America (1926) monument at Military Park, created by the sculptor of Mount Rushmore to honor America's war dead. "The design represents a great spearhead. Upon the green field of this spearhead we have placed a Tudor sword, the hilt of which represents the American nation at a crisis, answering the call to arms."-- sculptor Gutzon Borglum
Manhattan's Little Italy, Lower East Side, circa 1900
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement
Newark Symphony Hall
United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Three buildings of The Newark Museum of Art
The core of the New York City metropolitan area, with Manhattan Island at its center
Congregation Ahavas Sholom
Grammy Museum Experience
Lower and Midtown Manhattan, as seen by a SkySat satellite in 2017
Wars Of America by Mt. Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum in Military Park
Central Park in Winter by Raymond Speers, in Munsey's Magazine, February 1900
Orange boardwalk in Riverfront Park and Jackson Street Bridge
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park was used in both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fair, with the Unisphere as the centerpiece of the latter and which remains today.
Weequahic Lake in Weequahic Park
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbor is a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom, democracy, and opportunity.
Branch Brook Park in the North Ward of Newark
View of The Pond and Midtown Manhattan from the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, in 2019
Headquarters of The Star-Ledger
California sea lions play at the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
With a studio on the 6th floor and showy antenna on the roof, Bamberger's launched WOR to sell more radios.
A map of racial distribution in New York, 2010 U.S. census. Each dot is 25 people:
NJTV transmitter at Montclair State University
The landmark Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic St. Patrick's Cathedral, Midtown Manhattan
Film production in Newark, 2004
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents in Brooklyn. Brooklyn has the largest Jewish community in the United States, with approximately 600,000 individuals.
Prudential Center
The Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Upper Manhattan was the first mosque built in New York City.
Newark Public Schools headquarters
Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, is the oldest Hindu temple in the Western Hemisphere.
Science Park High School
The New York Stock Exchange, by a significant margin the world's largest stock exchange per market capitalization of its listed companies, at US$23.1 trillion as of April 2018. Pictured is the exchange's building on Wall Street.
Former Engine 8 firehouse in the Ironbound neighborhood
The Deutsche Bank Center as viewed from Central Park West
Newark Police 2nd Precinct complex
Times Square is the hub of the Broadway theater district and a media center. It also has one of the highest annual attendance rates of any tourist attraction in the world, estimated at 50 million.
New York City and Jersey City skylines as seen from Newark Liberty International Airport
The I Love New York logo, designed by Milton Glaser in 1977
Newark Trolley line on Market Street near the present-day courthouse
Rockefeller Center is home to NBC Studios.
View south along the New Jersey Turnpike/Interstate 95 approaching the exit for Interstate 78, U.S. Route 1 and U.S. Route 9 in Newark
Times Square Studios, home of Good Morning America
Newark Light Rail
Butler Library at Columbia University, described as one of the most beautiful college libraries in the United States
Newark Penn Station
The Washington Square Arch, an unofficial icon of both New York University (NYU) and its Greenwich Village neighborhood
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, affiliated with Columbia University and Cornell University, the largest hospital and largest private employer in New York City and one of the world's busiest
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is the largest police force in the United States.
Police officers of New York Police Department (NYPD)
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is the largest municipal fire department in the United States.
The Stephen A. Schwarzman Headquarters Building of the New York Public Library, at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
The fast-paced streets of New York City, January 2020
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, part of Museum Mile, is one of the largest museums in the world.
Smorgasburg opened in 2011 as an open-air food market and is part of the Brooklyn Flea.
As of 2012, the city had about 6,000 hybrid taxis (shown) in service, the largest number of any city in North America.
New York City Hall is the oldest City Hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions.
The New York County Courthouse houses the New York Supreme Court and other offices.
Eric Adams, the current and 110th Mayor of New York City
New York City is home to the two busiest train stations in the U.S., including Grand Central Terminal.
The New York City Subway is the world's largest rapid transit system by number of stations.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal, the world's busiest bus station, at 8th Avenue and 42nd Street
John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States
The Staten Island Ferry shuttles commuters between Manhattan and Staten Island.
Yellow medallion taxicabs are widely recognized icons of the city.
8th Avenue, looking northward ("uptown"). Most streets and avenues in Manhattan's grid plan incorporate a one-way traffic configuration.
The George Washington Bridge, connecting Upper Manhattan (background) from Fort Lee, New Jersey across the Hudson River, is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge.
The growing skyline of Long Island City, Queens (background),<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=NYC's Fastest-Growing Neighborhood Gets $180 Million Investment|first=Henry|last=Goldman|date=October 30, 2018|publisher=Bloomberg L.P|access-date=October 30, 2018}}</ref> facing the East River and Manhattan in May 2017
The Grand Concourse in the Bronx, foreground, with Manhattan in the background in February 2018
St. George, Staten Island as seen from the Staten Island Ferry, the world's busiest passenger-only ferry system, shuttling passengers between Manhattan and Staten Island
The Asia gate entrance to the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra. New York City is home to nearly 3 million Latino Americans, the largest Hispanic population of any city outside Latin America and Spain.
The Financial District of Lower Manhattan including Wall Street, the world's principal financial center

The advantages of Newark included proximity to New York City, lower land costs, tech labor force and higher education institutions, a major airport, and fiber optic networks.

- Newark, New Jersey

The third is Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.

- New York City

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New York metropolitan area

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Largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass, at 4669.0 mi2, and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

Largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass, at 4669.0 mi2, and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

Map of the counties in the four divisions of the New York Metropolitan Area
Nocturnal view of the New York City metropolitan area, the world's most brightly illuminated conurbation and largest urban landmass. Long Island extends 120 miles eastward from Manhattan, the central core of the conurbation.
Part of the Palisades Interstate Park, the cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades of Bergen County overlook the Hudson River as well as The Bronx and Upper Manhattan in New York.
Enveloped by the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound, New York City and Long Island alone are home to approximately 11 million residents conjointly.
The Bear Mountain Bridge connecting Westchester and Orange Counties, New York, across the Hudson River, as seen from Bear Mountain
High Point Monument as seen from Lake Marcia at High Point, Sussex County, the highest elevation in New Jersey at 1803 ft above sea level.
The Village of Garden City in Nassau County, Long Island's Town of Hempstead, which with over 770,000 people is the New York metropolitan area's most populous individual municipality outside New York City.
Westhampton, Suffolk County, New York, on the East End of Long Island, December 2008
The Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, dedicated as a National Historical Park in November 2011, incorporates one of the largest waterfalls in the eastern United States.
Downtown Trenton in Mercer County, including the New Jersey State House topped by its golden dome, alongside the Delaware River
Downtown New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, an educational and cultural district undergoing gentrification
The Mohonk Mountain House, Ulster County, New York, in the Hudson Valley, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Sugarloaf Hill in Putnam County, New York, in the Hudson Valley
A deer in a suburban street (Highland Park, Middlesex County, NJ)
Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the Berkshire Mountains
Dingmans Falls in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pike County, northeastern Pennsylvania
Downtown Stamford in Fairfield County, Connecticut
The New Haven Green Historic District in Connecticut was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1970.
Aerial view of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey's most populous city
Public Library in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut's most populous city
Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, known as the "Silk City", seen here from Garret Mountain Reservation, is a prime destination for a diverse pool of international immigrants.
Peter Minuit is credited with the purchase of the island of Manhattan in 1626.
New Amsterdam, centered in the eventual Lower Manhattan, in 1664, the year England took control and renamed it New York
Little Italy, Lower East Side, Manhattan, circa 1900.
The United Nations Headquarters, established in Midtown Manhattan in 1952
Liberty Enlightening the World, known as the Statue of Liberty, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, is a globally recognized symbol of both the United States and ideals such as freedom, democracy, and opportunity.
The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, iconic of Queens, the most ethnically diverse U.S. county and a borough of New York.
The main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, which opened in 1913.
A flooded Avenue C in Manhattan just moments before the explosion at an electrical substation caused by Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012.
Spanish Harlem (El Barrio) in Upper Manhattan
Chinatown, Manhattan (紐約華埠). The New York metropolitan area is home to the largest population of overseas Chinese outside of Asia, over three-quarters of a million in 2013.
Bergen County (버겐 카운티), New Jersey, is home to [[List of U.S. cities with significant Korean-American populations#Top ten municipalities as ranked by Korean-American percentage of overall population in 2010|all of the nation's top ten municipalities by percentage of Korean population]], led by Palisades Park (벼랑 공원) (above), a borough where Koreans comprise the majority (52%) of the population.
India Square, Jersey City, New Jersey, known as Little Bombay, home to the highest concentration of Asian Indians in the Western Hemisphere.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, considered the “worldwide symbol of Christmas”, is an annual staple of the New York metropolitan area during the Holiday season
The New York metropolitan area is home to the largest gay and bisexual community in the United States and one of the world's largest.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on the North Shore of Long Island is an internationally renowned biomedical research facility and home to eight scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
The NY Stock Exchange on Wall St. is the world's largest by total market capitalization of listed companies.
Manhattan's Flatiron District was the cradle of Silicon Alley, now metonymous for the New York metropolitan region's high tech sector, which has since expanded beyond the area.
Butler Library at Columbia University, described as one of the most beautiful college libraries in the United States.
Low Library, the Neoclassical centerpiece of the Columbia University campus
The bronze clock on Harkness Tower at Yale University, a structure reflecting the Collegiate Gothic architectural genre
Watercolor of Cleveland Tower, Princeton University, seen in the noon autumn sun
The George Washington Bridge, connecting Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan across the Hudson River to Fort Lee in Bergen County, New Jersey, is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge. Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1/9 cross the river via the bridge, while U.S. Route 46, which lies entirely within New Jersey, ends halfway across the bridge at the state border with New York.
The Walkway over the Hudson, the world's longest pedestrian bridge, connects Ulster and Dutchess counties in New York.
The Long Island Expressway (I-495), viewing eastbound in Corona, Queens
Heavy traffic on the Garden State Parkway in Wall Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey
The AirTrain at JFK International Airport in Jamaica, Queens
Skyline of Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, the world's largest theme park in 2013. To the far left is Kingda Ka, the world's tallest roller coaster.

The metropolitan area includes New York City (the most populous city in the United States), Long Island, the Mid and Lower Hudson Valley in the State of New York; the six largest cities in New Jersey: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Lakewood, and Edison, and their vicinities; and six of the seven largest cities in Connecticut: Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, and Danbury, and their vicinities.

PATH (rail system)

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One of the original plans, with branches to the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (lower left) and the IRT Lexington Avenue Line at Astor Place (center)
Hudson tunnels shortly after their completion
Park Place Station in Newark was the H&MRR's terminus until the completion of Newark Penn Station in the late 1930s.
Historic tile work at current 14th street PATH station
The 19th Street station, abandoned since 1954
PATH train at Newark Penn Station, 1966
PATH arriving at Harrison, NJ in 1969
The completed World Trade Center Transportation Hub in April 2016
Newark Liberty Airport International Station, to which PATH service would be extended
SmartLink turnstiles at the WTC station accept both PATH SmartLink cards and MTA MetroCards.
The PA5 cars at Newark Penn Station
Interior of a PA5 car
View of the Dock Bridge, which is used by PATH but owned by Amtrak
View from the front of a Newark-bound train, 1997
Map of the PATH system (regular service)
Map of the PATH system (late-night hours and on weekends/holidays)
To-scale map of the PATH system

Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is a 13.8 mi rapid transit system in the northeastern New Jersey cities of Newark, Harrison, Jersey City, and Hoboken, as well as Lower and Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

The Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson

Gateway Region

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Primary urbanized area of the northeastern section of New Jersey, United States.

Primary urbanized area of the northeastern section of New Jersey, United States.

The Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson
Ellis Island was the first stop for most immigrants from Europe
The Thomas Edison factory in West Orange, Essex County
The Pulaski Skyway
A train arriving at the upper level of Secaucus Junction station
Journal Square Transportation Center
Containers at Port Elizabeth
Prudential Center
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Kasser Theater
Meadowlands Environment Center
Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
Branch Brook Park during the Cherry Blossom Festival
Dickson Hall (left)and University Hall (right), Montclair State University
Old Queens, the oldest building at Rutgers University in New Brunswick built between 1809–1825
Stevens Institute

It is anchored by Newark, the state's most populous city.

It is the most urban part of the state, with a population of more than four million, and is home to most of its larger cities, though much housing was originally developed as suburbs of neighbouring New York City.

Newark Liberty International Airport

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Albert Einstein at Newark Airport in April 1939
A July 2006 photograph of United Airlines Flight 93's departure gate, A17. Following the 9/11 attacks, American flags flew over the gates that the hijacked flights departed from.
New York City and Jersey City skylines behind the airport
One of Newark Liberty International Airports's runways with Foreign Trade Zone No. 49 in the background
1 on the map is JFK, 2 is LGA, and 3 is EWR
Port Newark is adjacent to Newark Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport's Air Traffic Control Tower next to the Marriott Hotel
Terminal A at night in 2005
Terminal B viewed from the front
Terminal C viewed from above
Interior of the remodeled Terminal C
Terminal C is equipped with over 6,000 iPads.
View south along Interstate 95 (New Jersey Turnpike) just south of Exit 14 next to Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
A map of the Newark Airport Interchange

Newark Liberty International Airport, originally Newark Metropolitan Airport and later Newark International Airport, is an international airport straddling the boundary between the cities of Newark in Essex County and Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey.

The airport is located 3 mi south of Downtown Newark and 9 mi west-southwest of Manhattan in New York City.

Hudson County municipalities index map

Hudson County, New Jersey

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Densely populated county in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

Densely populated county in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

Hudson County municipalities index map
Satellite image showing the core of the New York metropolitan area. Over 10 million people live in the imaged area. Much of Hudson County is located on the peninsula at left.
Midtown Manhattan, seen across the Hudson River from Hoboken at night
Hudson County and the Palisades, viewed across the Hudson River from Manhattan in the afternoon. The glass building visible is the Javits Center.
A map of the Hudson River Valley c. 1635 (North is to the right) Hudson County is called Oesters Eylandt, or Oyster Island
Alexander Hamilton fights his fatal duel with Aaron Burr.
Hudson Waterfront, circa 1900
Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, 1902
Bergenline Avenue then and now: Facing south toward 32nd Street, circa 1900 (left), and in 2010 (right).
Bayonne Bridge at sunset
New Jersey-New York border in the newly constructed Holland Tunnel.
Roosevelt Stadium entrance circa 1940
India Square, Jersey City, known as Bombaytown or Little Bombay, home to the highest concentration of Asian Indians in the Western Hemisphere.
Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Courthouse
Administration Building
Edwin A. Stevens Building
Bergenline Station at 49th Street between Bergenline Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard at the border of Union City, West New York and North Bergen
Exchange Place
CRRNJ Terminal in Liberty State Park, with ferry slips in foreground
Liberty Science Center in Liberty State Park, Jersey City

Given its proximity to Manhattan, it is sometimes referred to as New York City's sixth borough.

Much of the rail, surface transit, and ferry system is oriented to commuters traveling to Newark, lower and midtown Manhattan, and the Hudson Waterfront.

Jersey City, New Jersey

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Panorama of Jersey City in 1854
Jersey City Skyline as viewed from Staten Island Ferry at Sunset – July 2016
View of Jersey City from the northwest. Lower Manhattan is in the background.
Satellite view of Jersey City
Liberty Island and Liberty State Park
The 6 Wards of Jersey City
Pershing Field entrance in The Heights
India Square, in the Bombay neighborhood of Jersey City, is home to the highest concentration of Asian Indians in the Western Hemisphere.
Filipino grocery store in Jersey City
Statue of Liberty
Morgan Branch Library, home of the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum
City Hall, on Grove Street
The Yanitelli Center on the campus of Saint Peter's University
French American Academy on 3rd Street
Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail
I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension, westbound at Exit 14B in Jersey City
Entrance to the Holland Tunnel, which carries high amounts of vehicular traffic from New Jersey to Lower Manhattan
East Coast Greenway dedication ceremony

Jersey City is the second-most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark.

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Jersey City has a humid subtropical climate in which, its climate is similar to its parallel cities like Newark and New York City.

Harrison, New Jersey

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Town in the western part of Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.

Town in the western part of Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.

Town Hall
Fire Headquarters
Washington Middle School
View west along I-280 in Harrison
PATH station
Jackson Street Bridge connects Harrison to the Newark Ironbound
Old and new on the Passaic
The waterfront across from Newark has been cleared of industrial buildings and is being redeveloped

It is a suburb of the nearby city of Newark, New Jersey, and is located 8 mi from New York City.

Port of New York and New Jersey

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Port district of the New York-Newark metropolitan area, encompassing the region within approximately a 25 mi radius of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Port district of the New York-Newark metropolitan area, encompassing the region within approximately a 25 mi radius of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

NASA image of the greater Newark and New York area, including the port district
Deepening of Kill van Kull
The Port of New York and New Jersey grew from the original harbor at the convergence of the Hudson River and the East River at the Upper New York Bay.
New York Harbor at Upper Bay in 1999: Manhattan (left), Brooklyn (top), Jersey City (bottom), Ellis Island (left) and Liberty Island (right), Governors Island (the largest at center)
Aerial view of Upper New York Bay-Port Jersey and Newark Bay-Port Newark-Elizabeth
Port Newark on Newark Bay (foreground) and Port Jersey on Upper New York Bay
CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, the largest container ship to enter the port as of on Sept 7, 2017
Along the Arthur Kill, the Staten Island Railway North Shore Branch line (foreground) connects the Howland Hook Marine Terminal to the Chemical Coast
Newtown Creek
NYNJ Rail western end
Cruise terminal on the Hudson
New York Water Taxi ferries moored at Erie Basin in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Sandy Hook Light, the oldest continuously operating and standing lighthouse in the United States
Stepping Stones Lighthouse
Battery Park City is one of many sites throughout the port built on land fill
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island recall the era of transatlantic immigration to America

It includes the system of navigable waterways in the New York–New Jersey Harbor Estuary, which runs along over 770 mi of shoreline in the vicinity of New York City and northeastern New Jersey, as well as the region's airports and supporting rail and roadway distribution networks.

In 2018, service between Newark and Brooklyn to Port of Davisville in Rhode Island was initiated.

Bergen County, New Jersey

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Most populous county in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

Most populous county in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

Bergen and Passaic counties, 1872.
Bergen County, 1896.
Bergen County, 1918.
The Atwood-Blauvelt Mansion in Oradell, circa 1909.
Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve
The Hackensack River and Passaic River watersheds.
Glen Rock–Boro Hall station. The borough of Glen Rock is served by both the Bergen County Line (above) and the Main Line of the NJ Transit public transportation system.
The George Washington Bridge, connecting Fort Lee (above) in Bergen County across the Hudson River to New York City, is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge. The twin 47-story residential skyscrapers in the background atop the Hudson Palisades in winter are Bergen County's tallest as of 2021.
The traffic intersection of Route 17 and Route 4 in Paramus is one of the busiest in the world.
Labeled outline map of Bergen County municipalities.
Constitution Park in Fort Lee. High-rise residential complexes are a prominent feature of this borough, with several over 300 feet tall.
Employment by industries
Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack is the largest employer in Bergen County.
The Bergen County Court House stands in Hackensack.
The New Jersey Meadowlands in Lyndhurst.
MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, is the most expensive stadium ever built, at approximately $1.6 billion.
Northward view of the Hudson River from the cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades in Palisades Interstate Park.
The Lake Tappan reservoir straddles the Bergen County municipalities of Old Tappan and River Vale, as well as a smaller portion within adjacent Rockland County, New York.
Scarlet Oak Pond, Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Mahwah.
Southward view of the Hudson Waterfront from the George Washington Bridge, with Edgewater in the foreground, and the skyline of Downtown Jersey City, Hudson County in the background.
View north along the Shore Trail near the Forest View Trail in Palisades Interstate Park

Some sources say that the name is derived from one of the earliest settlers of New Amsterdam (now New York City), Hans Hansen Bergen, a native of Norway, who arrived in New Netherland in 1633.

The next day, George Washington retreated to Newark and left Hackensack via Polifly Road.

Amtrak Acela near Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Northeast Corridor

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Electrified railroad line in the Northeast megalopolis of the United States.

Electrified railroad line in the Northeast megalopolis of the United States.

Amtrak Acela near Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Sections owned by Amtrak are in red; sections with commuter service are highlighted in blue.
"K" Tower, north of Washington Union Station, is the only remaining interlocking tower on the Northeast Corridor south of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Railroad's Congressional west of the North River Tunnels on its way to Washington, D.C.
Northeast Corridor Improvement Project track work in April 1979
Amtrak Acela Express crosses the Susquehanna River in Maryland on a bridge built by the PRR in 1906.
NTSB officials inspect the derailed locomotive 601
Constant-tension catenary on Amtrak's 60 Hz system
30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Amtrak's third busiest train station in the nation, July 2016
Passengers crossing the State Street crossing in New London after departing a northbound train
A Northeast Regional train crosses Miner Lane in Waterford, the site of a fatal accident in 2005
New Orleans-bound Crescent in Trenton, New Jersey
SEPTA commuter train on the NEC in Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
NJT commuter train on the NEC in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Norfolk Southern Railway freight operating on the NEC in Aberdeen, Maryland

Owned primarily by Amtrak, it runs from Boston through Providence, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore to Washington, D.C. The NEC closely parallels Interstate 95 for most of its length, and is the busiest passenger rail line in the United States both by ridership and by service frequency as of 2013.

Newark–Trenton: United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company opened 1834–1839, 1841; partially realigned 1863 and 1870.