The Village, Jersey City

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The Village is a neighborhood in the western section of Historic Downtown in Jersey City. It is bordered by Hamilton Park and Harsimus Cove to the east and the Turnpike Extension to the west, on the other side of which Jones Park and Mary Benson Park are located. Newark Avenue is the major street across the Village from Grove Street at the east to Bergen Hill at the west. The neighborhood for many years was considered the city's "Little Italy" neighborhood. Brunswick Street, between 1st and 10th Streets was once full of merchants and nicknamed "Bushel Avenue".[1][2][3] St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church at 457 Monmouth St. received its historic designation on March 22, 2004.[citation needed]

295 Newark Avenue

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  1. ^ "THE ITALIAN VILLAGE HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR". Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  2. ^ Martins, John A. (August 29, 2003). "Ethnic neighborhoods: a series Downtown continues to be home for various groups - but it wasn't always that way". The Hudson Reporter.
  3. ^ "Step into this section of Jersey City and suddenly you’re in a tiny Italian town". New York News Magazine. May 16, 1976. Archived at JC Village. Retrieved November 6, 2015.

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Coordinates: 40°44′02″N 74°02′39″W / 40.7338°N 74.0442°W / 40.7338; -74.0442