The West Side of Jersey City is an area made up of several diverse neighborhoods on either side of West Side Avenue, one of the city’s main shopping streets. Parallel and west of Kennedy Boulevard, West Side Avenue carries two county route designations.
West Side Avenue at its northern end begins in the Marion Section as a dead end at the PATH trains, though there is no station there. After crossing Broadway and Sip Avenue it passes Holy Name Cemetery on the west and nearby Saint Peter’s College to the east. “The Bubble”, an air-supported structure that is part of Yanitelli Center, is visible on the slope of Montgomery Street.
Lincoln Park is one of the largest county parks in Hudson County and includes recreational facilities (tennis, track, athletic fields, golf range, biking, running) and picnicking areas. Overpasses provide pedestrian access over Truck 1-9 from the older, more urban eastern section of the park to the more natural west section on the Hackensack River. The streets ascending from the park contain an eclectic mix architectural styles including Victorian and Edwardian mansions, and pre-war and Art Deco apartment buildings in the Bergen Section. St Aloyius Church is a prominent landmark near the park.