Jersey City-Italian Village

The Village is a neighborhood in the western area of Downtown in Jersey City. It is bordered by Hamilton Park and Harsimus Cove to the east, the Turnpike Extension to the west and Jones Park and Mary Benson Park are located on the other side. 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. Some people refer to it as “Italian Village” or “Italian Town”. It has a neighborhood association known as The Village Neighborhood Association which is dedicated to serving The Village area of Downtown Jersey City. St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church at 457 Monmouth St. is a historic church in The Village which received its historic designation on March 22, 2004. La Festa Italiana Jersey City is an Old Italian Street Festival that has been held for over 100 years in Jersey City

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