Ten fun facts about Jersey City
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Given their proximity to Manhattan, Jersey City and Hudson County are sometimes referred to as New York City's Sixth Borough.
The land comprising what is now Jersey City was inhabited by the Lenape, a collection of tribes (later called Delaware Indian).
Among the oldest surviving houses in Jersey City are the Newkirk House (1690), Van Vorst Famhouse (c.1740), and the Van Wagenen House (1742).
The Five Corners Branch specializes in works related to music and the fine arts, and is a gallery space.Fact 5
Jersey City is located within the New York media market, most of its papers available for sale or delivery.Fact 6
Jersey City is the filming location for the 2012 reality television series Snooki & JWoww, a spinoff of Jersey Shore that stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley living in downtown Jersey City.Fact 7
The city is one of the most racially diverse in the world.Fact 8
Jersey City has the country's largest Egyptian Coptic population.Fact 9
The Jersey City Free Public Library has five regional branches, some of which have permanent collections and host exhibitions.Fact 10
The Miller Branch is home to the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum. Click here for more u.s. city facts ❯
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