West New York is a township in Northeastern New Jersey, Hudson County and is situated along a steep row of cliffs usually known as the New Jersey palisades or the Hudson palisades on the west side of the lower Hudson River. The township is located 40 degrees north and 74 degrees west; it is 3.4km2 in area where land occupies 77% and water occupies 23%. This city's neighborhood consists of Guttenberg to the North, Hudson River to the East, Union City, Weehawken to the south, and finally North Bergen to the west side. The zip code for West New York is 07093 as stipulated in the West New York, NJ business directory. Most of the streets in this city are named after the United States presidents. The town has a major business district that is called Bergen Avenue.The formation of this town was achieved on 1898 under the New Jersey act, which had been earlier voted in during a referendum that had been undertaken three days prior to the formation of the town. The tremendous economic development of this city was majorly fueled by the increasing number of textile industries in the region in the 20th Century. At the time, the town's population mostly consisted of Americans of Italian ancestry and their counterparts who were Americans of German ancestry.
In the 1960s, some Cuban immigrants started flowing into the city and since then this city has been one of the regions in the United States with the highest Hispanic Population, which led to construction of high-rises to accommodate the increasing population. The total population as of the census conducted in 2010 was 46,963 people with 78.1% being of Spanish origin.This city is governed by a municipal government that is run by commission members who are elected in an unbiased election to serve for a four year term. The major mode of transport within this city is by bus, albeit there are trains to various destinations in the city. There is a ferry, too, that is used to cross the Hudson River that runs daily. Air transport is also available, but is located 13 miles away in Newark. Education in this city is offered from the 1st through 12th grade and this city falls under the West New York schools district, which is a body that controls learning in schools under its jurisdiction. There are, however, a few private schools in the city. Two major local dailies are available in the city, which include the New York and the Jersey Journal, the latter is based in Jersey City as put in the West New York, NJ yellow pages.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan