New Jersey: A Guide to Its Present and Past

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Jersey City
Railroad Stations: Exchange Place Station, Exchange Pl., for Pennsylvania R.R.; Pavonia Ave. and Hudson River for Erie R.R. and New York, Susquehanna & Western R.R.; Johnston Ave. and Hudson River for Jersey Central R.R., Baltimore & Ohio R.R., and Philadelphia & Reading Co.; Journal Square and Exchange Pl. for Lehigh Valley R.R.; Journal Square, Grove and Henderson Sts., Exchange Pl. and Erie for Hudson & Manhattan R.R.
Bus Station: Journal Square for Safeway Trailways, Greyhound, Martz, Golden Arrow, Public Service, Champlain, Edwards.
Taxis: 250 for 2 m.; 20 each additional mile.
Piers: Morgan St. and Hudson River for American Export Lines; 12th St. and Hudson River for Dollar Line; Exchange Pl. for Moore-McCormack Line; Pier B, E. end Grand St., for excursion boats; Pier C, E. end York St., for Pennsylvania R.R. commercial and excursion boats; Lackawanna Pier, E. end 16th St., for commercial boats; Pennsylvania Terminal, Exchange Pl., ferry to Cortlandt St., New York (all-night service), and to Desbrosses St. and Brooklyn; Jersey Central Terminal, E. end Johnston Ave., ferry to Liberty St. and W. 23rd St., New York (all-night service) ; Erie Terminal, E. end Pavonia Ave., ferry to Chambers St. and W. 23rd St.; S. end Washington St. for Gap ferry to Johnston Ave. section of Jersey City. Streetcars and Busses: Fare 5 within city; Public Service busses from Exchange Pl. to Newark, making all local stops (100).
Traffic Regulations: Traffic lights at chief intersections; no turns on red light unless sign permits. One-hour parking limit in business section; parking restricted at Journal Square. Watch signs for one-way streets.
Accommodations: Hotels and boarding houses.
Information Service: Chamber of Commerce, 1 Newark Ave.; Auto Club of Hudson County, 3010 Hudson Blvd.
Radio Stations: WAAT (940 kc.); WHOM ( 1450 kc.). Motion Picture Houses: Seventeen.
Swimming: Washington Park, North St. and Central Ave., 250 (15 for children); 35 Sat., Sun., holidays.
Tennis: Lincoln Park, W. end Belmont Ave., 40 courts, 250.
Annual Events: Lincoln Association annual dinner, Lincoln's birthday or nearest observable date; Holy Name Society parade, first Sunday after first Monday in October.

Millions of people carelessly regard JERSEY CITY (60 alt., 316,715 pop.) as a necessary rail and motor approach to Manhattan, but Jersey City advertises that it has "Everything for Industry." The daily commuters and motorists never see enough of the community to realize the accuracy of Jersey City's self-description. The propitious location of the city, close to the tremendous financial and consumer markets of New York City and metropolitan New Jersey, is an advantage equaled by its geographical position on upper New York Bay. This favorable situation has furnished Jersey City with shipping facilities which, in turn, have drawn motor routes and rail lines.

Hardly evident to autoists and bus passengers are hundreds of freight

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