Jersey City, NJ is a city in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is the most populous city in the state and the second-most populous municipality in the New York metropolitan area after New York City. Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City, is bounded on the east by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay and on the west by the Hackensack River and Newark Bay.
A port of entry with 16 miles (26 km) of waterfront and significant rail connections, Jersey City, is an important transportation terminus and distribution center for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Service industries have played a prominent role in the redevelopment of its waterfront and the creation of one of the nation’s largest office-space real estate markets.