About The Heights Neighborhood
You won’t get a better view of Manhattan than from the cliffs of Jersey City Heights.
Coveted Ogden Avenue is easily accessible by both an elevator as well as an open-air staircase recently christened “The 100 Steps,” that lead to the back of Hoboken. The view of Manhattan from this tree lined avenue is simply spectacular. In the summer, the bustling Riverview-Fisk Park transforms into a farmer’s market with community yoga classes, music and workshops for kids.
From the southernmost part of the Heights, you can walk to the Journal Square Path Station. This area is home to a growing number of artists and sculptors who are drawn to the unique industrial spaces for both work and living. In February 2013, a section of The Heights was designated the “Art District” and now allows for restaurants, galleries and cafes to start opening along Palisade Ave. The Distillery Art Gallery showcases some of the works of local Artists and also hosts weekly arts classes for children in the neighborhood. You’ll see many sculptures and murals around the neighborhood, such as county-commissioned piece by sculptor Chakaia Booker at Paterson Plank Road and Central Avenue. Palisade Lumber generously donates their space for “Live at the Lumber Yard” where they host various music and arts events in conjunction with JC Fridays.
The pool, ice skating rink and recreational venues for track, baseball, and tennis at Pershing Field offer ample opportunities for family outings, as does kayaking and fishing at the Reservoir. There are also outdoor concerts and “movies under the stars” in Washington Park during the summer. This park boasts a newly renovated athletic field and an ample dog run.
You’ll also find various a multitude of restaurants, meat markets, and local shops along the Central Avenue business district.
There are multiple options for transportation from the Heights including two buses to Port Authority to get you direct to Midtown in 25 minutes. Additionally, private jitney buses run from Bergenline Avenue for easy access to Journal Square. Jump on the Light Rail at Congress Street and you’ll quickly find yourself in the Newport Mall shopping district, the downtown arts district, or relaxing at Liberty State Park.
Life in Jersey City Heights means more space for more living.