Bayonne in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Port Jersey Peninsula Preserve
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
Erected by The Port Authority of NY & NJ.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
Location. 40° 40.255′ N, 74° 4.191′ W. Marker is in Bayonne, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Port Jersey Blvd., on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bayonne NJ 07002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tear of Grief (approx. half a mile away); Monument to the Struggle Against World Terrorism (approx. half a mile away); Bayonne Terrorist Victims (approx. half a mile away); Liberation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Black Tom Explosion (approx. 1.6 miles away); New Brighton World War II Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away in New York); Why is the Statue Green? (approx. 1.8 miles away in New York); The Pedestal (approx. 1.8 miles away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bayonne.
More about this marker. Photos of various species of aquatic birds appear on the right side of the marker. A map of the Upper New York Bay area appears on the left of the marker. In addition to the location of the marker, the map also indicates the locations of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, World Trade Center site, Empire State Building, and other landmarks.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.