South Kearny, New Jersey

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The Pulaski Skyway (left) and the Lincoln Highway cross The Passaic and Hackensack
River Terminal includes the former Western Electric Kearny Works

South Kearny is an industrial district and distinct area of Hudson County, New Jersey at the northern end of Newark Bay in the town of Kearny, New Jersey.[1] It is on larger peninisula once called New Barbadoes Neck, which also include the other Kearny districts of the Uplands (a part of which is called Arlington) and the Kearny Meadows.[2] It has been known as Kearny Point and, along Droyer's Point in Jersey City, marks the mouth of the Hackensack River to the east. The Passaic River flows along its western border opposite a similarly industrial portion of the Ironbound district of Newark. Most of the point is part of Foreign-Trade Zone 49[3]

The Newark and New York Railroad Bridge, part of Central Railroad of New Jersey, The Newark Plank Road, and the Morris Canal all crossed the point running parallel to each other. Currently, both the Lincoln Highway and The Pulaski Skyway traverse South Kearny, a ramp of the latter built specifically to spur industrial development[4] Among the many facilities that are located there are the Hudson County Correctional Center and River Terminal,[5] a massive distribution warehouse that includes the former site of a Western Electric's Kearny Works manufacturing plant and the Kearny Yard of Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company.[6]

Road Movie was the filmed here in 1974.

Transportation[edit]

Department of Corrections

Hudson County Route 659 runs along Central Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Fish House Road. New Jersey Transit bus routes #1 and #80 serve the area. Numerous crossings of the Hackensack and Passaic pass through the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hudson County New Jersey Street Map. Hagstrom Map Company, Inc. 2008. ISBN 0-88097-763-9. 
  2. ^ UEZKearny
  3. ^ PANYNJ FTZ 49
  4. ^ Hart, Steven (2007). The Last Three Miles: Politics, Murder, and the Construction of America's First Superhighway. The New Press. ISBN 978-1-59558-098-6. 
  5. ^ River Terminal
  6. ^ Kearny Yard

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Coordinates: 40°43′42″N 74°06′22″W / 40.728397°N 74.106216°W / 40.728397; -74.106216