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Mallory Square, a small Filipino neighborhood in Lincoln Park

The West Side of Jersey City is a made of several diverse neighborhoods on either side of West Side Avenue,[1] one of the the city's main shopping streets.[2][3] Parallel and west of Kennedy Boulevard, West Side Avenue carries two county route designations.[4] [5]

West Side Avenue at its northern end begins in the Marion Section as a dead end at the PATH trains, though there is no station there[6]After crossing Broadway and Sip Avenue it passes Holy Name Cemetery on the west and nearby Saint Peter's College to the east.[7] "The Bubble", an air-supported structure that is part of Yanitelli Center, is visible on the slope of Montgomery Street.

Lincoln Park is one of the largest county parks in Hudson[8]and includes recreational facilities (tennis, track, athletic fields, golf range, biking, running) and picnicking areas. Overpasses provide pedestrian access over Truck 1-9 from the older, more urban eastern section of the park to the more natural west section on the Hackensack River. The streets ascending from the park contain an eclectic mix architectural styles including Victorian and Edwardian mansions, and pre-war and Art Deco apartment buildings.

At Communipaw Avenue the street enters the heart of West Bergen.[9][10]. West Bergen is so called in reference Bergen-Lafayette Section and in the 19th century was part of Bergen Township and Bergen. (The name Bergen is from the original Bergen, New Netherland centered around Bergen Square). One of the very few older residential districts of the city west of the avenue radiates from Mallory Avenue as it runs south from Lincoln Park.

The West Side Avenue Station is the terminus for the single branch of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail.[11] The station is on an embankment above the east side of street, and consists of an island platform and two tracks. Bumper blocks are at the west end of the station, a pedestrian bridge and elevator connecting it a large park and ride lot and bus stations. The former Central Railroad of New Jersey right of way formerly continued west across Newark Bay and there are proposals to extend the line to a station closeby. The Jersey City Board of Education is located nearby.

The West Campus of New Jersey City University is being developed since 2006 and will more than double the campus's with academic buildings, residences, retail spaces, parking, and a "University Promenade."[12][13][14]

West Side Avenue's southern end is the Country Village [15]section of Greenville at Danforth Avenue close to NJ-440, [16] across which is the Droyer's Point and completed sections of the Hackensack RiverWalk.

New Jersey Transit bus routes #1, #80, #87 as well as A&C Bus Corporation serve the district]].

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Hudson County Route 605 NJ.svg
County Route 605
West Side Avenue
Length: 2.45 mi[17] (3.94 km)
South end: Danforth Avenue
North end: Duncan Avenue
County routes in Hudson County
< CR 604 CR 606 >
Hudson County Route 641 NJ.svg
County Route 641
West Avenue Avenue
Length: .63 mi[17] (1.0 km)
South end: Montgomery Street
North end: Port Authority Trans Hudson tracks
County routes in Hudson County
< CR 640 CR 642 >

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Croxton
Greenville
-Port Liberté
Bergen-Lafayette

Lincoln Park and 'West Bergen are neighborhoods on the West Side of Jersey City [1]

They are generally considered to be south of McGinley Square and Saint Peter's College at Montgomery Street, and north of Communipaw Avenue, from Bergen Avenue on the east to West Side Avenue. The neighborhoods are dominated by detached single-family houses (with some of the best preserved Victorian and early 20th Century mansions in the city), and pre-war apartment buildings.

Lincoln Park, one of the largest county parks in Hudson, includes recreational facilities (tennis, track, athletic fields, golf range, biking, running) and picnicking areas. Pedestrian overpasses provide safe access over Truck 1-9 from the older, more urban eastarn section of the park to the more natural west section on the Hackensack River. A statue of a seated Abraham Lincoln by James Earle Fraser is situated at its Kennedy Boulevard entrance.

New Jersey Transit bus routes #1, #80, #87 serve the district, as does A&C Bus Corporation.

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