Port Jersey Peninsula Preserve

Port Jersey Peninsula Preserve (HMZUC)

Location: Jersey City, NJ 07305 Hudson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 40.255', W 74° 4.191'

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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has established preserved areas within the Port Jersey Peninsula to protect and maintain fragile wetlands and wildlife, and provide a waterfront which can be enjoyed by all.

From here you can see some of the greatest landmarks this area has to offer. If you stand facing Manhattan, you will be enjoying a view of the World Financial Center, and beyond it, the Empire State Building.

The Statue of Liberty can be seen to your left, as well as the red brick buildings of historic Ellis Island.

To your right, the shores of Staten Island connect with the southwestern edge of Long Island via the Verrazano-Narrows, the world's longest suspension bridge. And directly across Upper New York Bay is the borough of Brooklyn, connected to Manhattan by the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge.

These wetlands feature a unique tidal habitat shared by both land and open ocean areas. They are home to rich vegetation, as well as several species of birds, including the Black Skimmer, which nests in its sandy shores.

A special 2.2-acre parcel at the east end of the peninsula has been set aside specifically the endangered Least Tern.
Placed ByThe Port Authority of NY & NJ
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 578615 N 4502642
Decimal Degrees40.67091667, -74.06985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.255', W 74° 4.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 15.30" N, 74° 4' 11.46" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 403 Port Jersey Blvd, Jersey City NJ 07305, US
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