Greenville Jersey City

Greenville Jersey City

Greenville Jersey City is an unincorporated community of Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.It makes up the southernmost section of the city.

In its broadest definition Greenville encompasses the area south of the West Side Branch of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and north of the city line with Bayonne, between the Upper New York Bay and the Newark Bay, and corresponds to the postal area zip code 07305. The Claremont Section straddles Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette.

The central core of Greenville (between Garfield Avenue and West Side Avenue) is primarily residential, the housing stock mostly one and two family homes and lowrise apartment buildings. Principal corridors includeMLK Drive, Old Bergen Road and Danforth Avenue. This part of Greenville is home to the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum at the Greenville Branch of the Jersey City Public Library, Greenville Hospital, Jewish Hospital, Henry Snyder High School, and New Jersey City University all located on the district’s main thoroughfare, Kennedy Boulevard. The Bayview – New York Bay Cemetery is a prominent landmark. The part of Greenville at the city line is known as Curries Woods. Greenville Hospital closed in 2008 was renovated and is now part of Barnabas Health which operates Jersey City Medical Center.

East of New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension (Interstate 78) lie the Greenville Yards, an intermodal facility, Port Jersey, Port Liberté, (a gated residential community), and the Caven Point Section of Liberty State Park. Slightly further inland and parallel to the route of the Turnpike, was that of the Morris Canal until abandoned in the 1920s. A small (filled-in) portion of the canal still exists in Country Village, a neighborhood near Droyer’s Point and the West Side.

Besides nearby Liberty State Park other parks include Mercer Park, Bayside, Columbia, and Fricchione. Cochrane Athletic Field is located near the Hudson Waterfront. Audubon Park is a city square.