About the Neighborhood

The industrial and commercial activity in the 11-block area now known as the Powerhouse Arts District (PAD) has been historically significant, not only to the Jersey City economy, but also to the regional and national economy, from the post-Civil War period until the Great Depression.  The district was tied to the Pennsylvania Railroad yards (to the north, in what is now BJ’s parking lot) by railroad spurs; the remnants of these can still be seen on Provost Street.  In the district’s heyday, some of the world’s largest manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers built there.  Currently, the Powerhouse Arts District is being redeveloped as a vibrant, arts neighborhood with adaptive reuse of existing warehouses – height and mass of new construction that supports the existing fabric of the PAD with ground floor retail and other active uses.

Demographics

Jersey City, NJ has a population of 264,161 people with a median age of 33.7.  The population of Jersey City, NJ is 28% Hispanic, 25.3% Asian, and 21.6% Black.  54.4% of the people speak a non-English language and 76.4% are U.S. citizens.

Local Coffee Shops

Dunkin’ Donuts – 400 Marin Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Starbucks – 98 Christopher Columbus Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Lackawanna Coffee – 140 Bay St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Beachwood Cafe – 290 Grove St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Choc.O.Pain French Bakery and Cafe – 530 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Krispy Kreme – 95 Christopher Columbus Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Local Restaurants and Eateries

Jimmy John’s – 110 First St. Retail C1, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Subway – 318-320 Grove St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

McDonald’s – 325 Grove St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Bon Chon Chicken – 172 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Chili’s Grill and Bar – 425 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07310

Domino’s Pizza – 293 1st St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Grand Sichuan – 342 Grove St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Wonder Bagels – 517 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Bucket and Bay Gelato – 150 Bay St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Orale Mexican Kitchen – 341 Grove St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Two Boots Pizza – 133 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Pr$nce – 80 Wayne St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Roman Nose – 125 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Local Shopping Mall

Newport Centre Mall – 30 Mall Dr. W, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Local Grocery and Pharmacies

ShopRite – 400 Marin Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07302

BJ’s Wholesale Club – 396 Marin Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Duane Reade – 110 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Local Banks

Chase – 56 Christopher Columbus Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Bank of America – 186 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Capital One – 201 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Public Libraries

Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201-547-4501
10 minutes walking

Jersey City Free Public Library – Pavonia Branch
326 Eighth St., Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201-547-4808
15 minutes walking

Visit http://www.jclibrary.org/ for full listing of Jersey City Free Public Library branches.

Nearest Hospital/Urgent Care/Emergency Room

Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201-915-2000
13 minutes public transportation

Total Care Pediatrics
610 Washington Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Phone: 201-222-1266
15 minutes public transportation

Riverside Medical Group
324 Palisade Ave. #2
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Phone: 201-386-1400
20 minutes public transportation

Christ Hospital
176 Palisade Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: 201-795-8200
25 minutes public transportation