Driving Downtown - Jersey City 4K - USA
Driving Downtown - Jersey City New Jersey USA - Episode 33.
Starting Point: Washington Boulevard -
Jersey City is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey after Newark. It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the county's largest city. As of 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated that Jersey City's population was 264,290, with the largest population increase of any municipality in New Jersey since 2010, an increase of about 6.7% from the 2010 United States Census, when the city's population was at 247,597, ranking the city the 75th largest in the nation.
Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is bounded on the east by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay and on the west by the Hackensack River and Newark Bay. A port of entry, with 21 miles (34 km) of waterfront and significant rail connections, the city is an important transportation terminus and distribution and manufacturing center for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Financial and service industries as well as direct rapid transit access to Manhattan in New York City have played a prominent role in the redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront and the creation of one of the nation's largest downtown central business districts.
After a peak population of 316,715 measured in the 1930 Census, the city's population saw a half-century-long decline to a low of 223,532 in the 1980 Census, but since then the city's population has grown, with the 2010 population reflecting an increase of 7,542 (+3.1%) from the 240,055 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 11,518 (+5.0%) from the 228,537 counted in the 1990 Census.
20th and 21st centuries
Beginning in the 1980s, development of the waterfront in an area previously occupied by rail yards and factories helped to stir the beginnings of a renaissance for Jersey City. The rapid construction of numerous high-rise buildings increased the population and led to the development of the Exchange Place financial district, also known as 'Wall Street West', one of the largest banking centers in the United States. Large financial institutions such as UBS, Goldman Sachs, Chase Bank, Citibank, and Merrill Lynch occupy prominent buildings on the Jersey City waterfront, some of which are among the tallest buildings in New Jersey. Simultaneous to this building boom, the light-rail network was developed. With 18,000,000 square feet (1,700,000 m2) of office space, it has the nation's 12th largest downtown.
In November 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made the claim that thousands and thousands of Muslims in Jersey City cheered as they watched the Twin Towers burn after their collapse during the September 11 terrorist attacks, and used the unsubstantiated allegation as justification for his proposal that certain mosques in the United States should be monitored by authorities.
City Ordinance 13.097, passed in October 2013, requires employers with ten or more employees to offer up to five paid sick days a year. The bill impacts all businesses employing workers who work at least 80 hours a calendar year in Jersey City.
Off-Roading (Hidden Lakes of New Jersey)
We found some hidden blue lakes located in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey and went off road driving and fat bike riding.
Tracks: Stop Biting (Instrumental) by Abstract Rude, Concerto (Instrumental) by Swollen Members, & Reinstated (Instrumental) by Son Doobie. All tracks produced by Rob the Viking
Abandoned NJ Tile and Brick Factory Ruins Pine Barrens Pasadena Brooksbrae
A vist to the Abandoned Pasadena Brooksbrae Tile and Brick Factory Ruins in Manchester New Jersey in the Pine Barrens.
GPS: 39.887904, -74.441565
New York TImes Article October 28, 2007
A FEW hundred yards in from the road, past the abandoned railroad tracks, a casual hiker may be surprised to come across rows of stone stanchions and brick walls in the middle of the forest. A closer inspection will reveal a series of tunnels. Look even closer and one will notice the multicolored bits of paint splattered across most of the surfaces of this ruin.
Welcome to Brooksbrae Brick Company, one of the Pine Barrens’ dozens of ghost towns. Slightly eerie though it may be, this is not where you will find spectral images of those who once roamed these lonely woods. Leave that to the ghost hunters who come out in droves this time of year in search of the Jersey Devil or other apparitions believed to still reside here.
Rather, these lost towns are what remain of communities where thousands of people lived and toiled in the 18th and 19th centuries, producing tile, bricks, glass, lumber, paper, iron and munitions.
“This was not some bucolic Walden Pond — this was heavy industry,” said Budd Wilson, a former state archaeologist who over the last 48 years has excavated many of the sites of these lost towns. “People act like nothing ever happened here. That’s not the case. Plenty happened here. It was just 100 years ago.”
An observant visitor with a fertile imagination can still catch glimpses of this bygone era, whether by examining the detritus, much of which still sits on the forest floor, or by visiting the buildings and ruins that yet stand, in various stages of preservation or decay. But before setting out to discover this lost world, a little history might prove useful.
A vast labyrinth of woods, ponds, streams and trails, the Pine Barrens’ now largely protected 1.4 million acres provided fertile opportunity for colonists in the early 1700s who tapped the area’s primary resource: water.
First were the sawmills, operating on water power and taking advantage of the abundant cedar and pine. Soon after, a high level of iron ore was discovered in the water. These iron bogs became a major resource for iron production for close to 100 years, with 17 furnaces operating at one point, manufacturing cast- and wrought-iron goods.
“You had all this noise and all this smoke coming out of the tops of these furnaces,” said Mr. Wilson, describing the area in the early 1800s. “It was like having your fireplace come out into your room all the time. And people were living amongst this.”
By the mid-19th century, the clay and brick industries were thriving, as well as glass manufacturing, which used the abundant sand here. When much of the country’s manufacturing moved to the cities, this area switched to agriculture, specifically cranberries and blueberries, which are still vital industries today.
Meanwhile, the land became ripe for speculators, like the Philadelphia financier Joseph Wharton, who bought up dozens of abandoned industrial towns with plans to pump fresh water from the Pine Barrens to Philadelphia. After he was thwarted by legislation passed to prohibit such interstate export, the land was eventually sold to the state. The 115,111 acres of Wharton State Forest make up the largest single tract of land in New Jersey.
Fascinated by the ruins she stumbled upon while hiking in the Pine Barrens, Barbara Solem-Stull, of Shamong, in Burlington County, spent a year investigating the remains of some 45 former industrial towns. The result was her book “Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens” (Plexus Publishing, 2005). Filled with hand-drawn maps, photos and detailed directions on how to reach these often difficult to find places, the book is part travelogue, part history and part day-trippers’ guide. A determined explorer can probably visit three or four sites in a day, she said.
To get a sense of the lost civilization here, a visitor would do well to start at Harrisville, where some of the most intact ruins stand. On the west border of Bass River Township along Route 679, Harrisville was a gathering place for many of the surrounding company towns. Industry here can be traced back to an iron-slitting mill in 1795, but the majestic brick and stone arches that remain are from the late 1800s, when the Harris brothers ran a paper mill.
Abandoned Philadelphia Port Richmond Coal Rail Yard Now Graffiti Pier PA
In 1876, James D. McCabe wrote:
This vast depot is one of the “sights” of Philadelphia, and is the most extensive in the world. It comprises 21 shipping docks, with an aggregate length of 15,000 feet, and accommodations for 250 vessels and boats. The shipping piers are 23 in number, and their aggregate length is 4-1/4 miles. They are provided with 10-1/2 miles of single track, and in addition to this are connected with each other and with the main line of the road by 22 miles of track. The cars, loaded with coal at the mines, are brought direct to this depot, and are run out on the shipping piers. By means of trap-doors in the floors of the cars the coal is emptied into schutes [sic] 169 feet in length, which convey it directly into the holds of the vessels to be loaded. About 2,000 men are employed here, and the daily shipments of coal amount to 30,000 tons. The piers have a storage capacity of 175,000 tons. The company at present employ six fine iron steamers for the transportation of coal from Port Richmond to other points, and intend to increase this number to fifty. Several hundred other vessels are employed in this trade.
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30 RAMBLING MEADOW CT, TINTON FALLS NJ - New Jersey Shore Real Estate Guide
Went to an open house today at 30 Rambling Meadow Ct in Tinton Falls, NJ. It is a 2 bedroom, 2 and a half bath multilevel townhouse in the Spring Meadows development and is listed at $270,000. It has a 1 car garage and patio area along with a nice cathedral ceiling. The HOA fees are $255 a month. Thanks for watching.
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Trip to Ancora Physciatric Hospital End
the ending to the trip to ancora.