|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Secaucus|
New York City NY
~0.06 miles from Secaucus city center
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Secaucus is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 15,931. The town's name is pronounced "SEE-kaw-kus" (/'si?k??k?s/), with the accent on the first syllable, not the second as often used by non-natives.Secaucus was originally formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1900, from portions of North Bergen. On June 7, 1917, Secaucus was incorporated as a town, replacing Secaucus borough, based on the results of a referendum held on June 5, 1917.Before the 1950s, Secaucus was home to a number of pig farms, rendering plants, and junk yards, which gave the town a reputation for being one of the most odorous in the New York metropolitan area. In 1963, debris from the demolition of Pennsylvania Station was...
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Harmon Cove Outlet Center
~0.46 miles from Secaucus city center
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|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Secaucus|
Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive Secaucus NJ
~1.32 miles from Secaucus city center
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Meadowlands Entertainment Complex
East Rutherford NJ
~2.09 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Xanadu Meadowlands (formerly known as Meadowlands Xanadu or Xanadu Project) is a five-story retail and entertainment complex undergoing construction in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA. This complex was to have been completed in 2007, but the grand opening has been pushed back each year after 2007 until late 2010. Xanadu Meadowlands will be the largest retail and entertainment complex in the United States and the third largest in the world, with 4,500,000 square feet (418,000 m2) of entertainment, sports, retail, office, and hotel space. The Xanadu Project will reside within the Meadowlands Sports Complex, using underutilized and existing parking areas. Additional parking will be provided through the addition of new parking decks. It will be accessible...
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Weehawken Public Library
~2.27 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Weehawken Public Library, former home of the Peters Brewery family, overlooking Park Avenue and I-495.
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North Bergen (Neighborhood)
New York City NY
~2.29 miles from Secaucus city center
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North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 58,092.North Bergen was incorporated as a township on April 10, 1843, by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature, from Bergen Township. Portions of the township have been taken to form Hoboken Township (April 9, 1849, now the City of Hoboken), Hudson Town (April 12, 1852, later part of Hudson City), Hudson City (April 11, 1855, later annexed by Jersey City), Guttenberg (formed within the township on March 9, 1859, and set off as an independent municipality on April 1, 1878), Weehawken (March 15, 1859), Union Township and West Hoboken Township (both created on February 28, 1861), Union Hill town (March 29, 1864) and Secaucus (March 12, 1900).
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North Bergen NJ
~2.43 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Lincoln Tunnel is a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) long tunnel under the Hudson River, connecting Weehawken, New Jersey and the borough of Manhattan in New York City.The tunnel was designed by Ole Singstad. The project was funded by the New Deal's Public Works Administration. Construction began on the first tube in 1934. It opened to traffic in December 1937, charging $0.50 per passenger car. The cost of construction was $75,000,000.The original design called for two tubes. Work on the second was halted in 1938 but resumed in 1941. Due to war material shortages of metal, completion was delayed for two years. It opened on February 1, 1945 at a cost of $80 million, with Michael Catan, brother of Omero Catan (known as Mr. First, attending over 526 opening day events), selected to be the first to...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Secaucus|
Giants Stadium - New York Giants - New York Jets
Giants Stadium East Rutherford NJ
~2.70 miles from Secaucus city center
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Giants Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, in the Meadowlands Sports Complex. It primarily serves as the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets American football teams of the NFL, and the New York Red Bulls soccer team of MLS. Maximum seating capacity is 78,741, making it the third-largest NFL stadium behind FedEx Field and the brand-new Cowboys Stadium. It is also the ninth-oldest stadium used by an NFL team. Giants Stadium will be closed and demolished in 2010 when the new Meadowlands Stadium opens.The stadium is located at State Route 120 and State Route 3 (which is accessed from Midtown Manhattan via the Lincoln Tunnel). The New Jersey Turnpike is also close by. It is also accessible by rail via New Jersey Transit's Meado...
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Meadowlands Race Track
East Rutherford NJ
~2.79 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Meadowlands Racetrack is a horse racing track at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States. The track hosts both thoroughbred racing and harness racing. It is known popularly in the region as "The Big M."Opened in the mid 1970s, Meadowlands Racetrack held its first-ever harness race on September 1, 1976 while thoroughbred racing commenced on September 6, 1977. With the exception of the opening season of 1976, autumn has been dedicated to the thoroughbreds, while the rest of the year features standardbreds, or harness horses.The advertising campaign that accompanied the start of thoroughbred racing at the Meadowlands in 1977 was highly sophisticated and well-received, and was chiefly noted for its use of the song "Racing With The Moon," originally ...
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New York City NY
~2.94 miles from Secaucus city center
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Hoboken (pronounced HO-bo-ken) is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the city's population was 38,577. The city is part of the New York metropolitan area and contains Hoboken Terminal, a major transportation hub for the region. Hoboken is also the location of the first recorded baseball game in the United States, and of the Stevens Institute of Technology, one of the oldest technological universities in the United States.Hoboken was first settled as part of the Pavonia, New Netherland colony in the 17th century. During the early nineteenth century the city was developed by Colonel John Stevens, first as a resort and later as a residential neighborhood. It became a township in 1849 and was incorporated as a city in 1855. Its waterfront...
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Loew's Jersey Theater
Jersey City NJ
~3.11 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Loew's Jersey Theatre is a New Jersey Registered Historic Site in Jersey City, New Jersey of the United States of America. Opened in 1929, it was one of the five Loew's Wonder Theatres, a series of flagship Loew's movie palaces in the New York City area. It was designed by the architectural firm of Rapp and Rapp in a Baroque/Rococo style. Tri-plexed in 1974, and then closed in 1986, it was dark for years. The theater is now under continuing renovation and has been restored to its original single-screen form. It has resumed operation presenting live events and films.
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Justice William Brennan Courthouse
Jersey City NJ
~3.12 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Hudson County Courthouse or Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Courthouse is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. The six-story structure was originally built between 1906 and 1910 at a cost of $3,328,016.56. It is considered to be an outstanding example of the Beaux-Arts architectural style in the United States.The courthouse was used as the primary seat of government for Hudson County from its opening on September 20, 1910 until the construction of the Hudson County Administration Building in 1966. The courthouse was vacant for many years and was scheduled for demolition. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1970. Restoration began in the mid-1970s, and the building was reopened in 1985. In 1984, the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders r...
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Izod Center - NJ Nets - NJ Devils
~3.32 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Izod Center (formerly Brendan Byrne Arena and Continental Airlines Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States. Opened in 1981, it is one of the oldest arenas in the NBA and is currently home to the New Jersey Nets NBA basketball team. The arena was formerly home to the New Jersey Devils NHL hockey team until 2007, when they moved to the Prudential Center in Newark. Official seating capacity, as of 2009, is 20,029 for college basketball, 20,049 for NBA games, and a maximum of 20,000 for concerts. The arena attracts spectators and fans from New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. Because of the history of name changes, the arena is often referred to simply as the Meadowlands Arena.The Izod Center is a po...
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Javits Convention Center
~3.51 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Javits Convention Center is located in downtown Manhattan, New York. The Convention Center offers a variety of banquet halls and meeting rooms perfect for any occasion.Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is a large convention center located on Eleventh Avenue, on the West side of Manhattan in New York City. It was designed by architects I. M. Pei and partners. The revolutionary space frame structure was built in 1986 and named for United States Senator Jacob K. Javits, who died that year. The Center is operated and maintained by the New York City Convention Center Operating Corporation.The exhibit space is over 675,000 square feet (62,700 m2). Planning and constructing a convention center on Manhattan's west side has had a long and controversial history, including efforts start...
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
~3.54 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum showcases the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST and a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane. The museum serves as a hub for the annual Fleet Week events. Visiting warships dock at the cruise ship terminals to the north, and events are held on the museum grounds and the deck of the Intrepid.Originally founded in 1982, the museum closed in 2006 for a 2 year renovation of the Intrepid and facilities. The museum reopened to the public on November 8, 2008 with William White as its president.
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Jersey City NJ
~3.59 miles from Secaucus city center
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|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Secaucus|
Jersey City NJ
~3.63 miles from Secaucus city center
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Lincoln Park is one of the largest county parks in Hudson 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.
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Chelsea Art Museum
~3.68 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Chelsea Art Museum is a contemporary art museum in New York City. It is also Home of the Miotte Foundation, which is committed to archiving and protecting the works of Jean Miotte and providing new scholarship and research on L’Informel. Miotte’s collected works are conserved as a legacy for New York, where he has kept a studio in SoHo since 1978. The museum is located at 556 West 22nd Street in Manhattan, New York.The museum focuses its exhibitions on reflecting contemporary human understanding across a broad range of cultural, social, environmental and geographical perspectives. The Chelsea Art Museum includes works that focus on uncharted dimensions of 20th and 21st Century art, including artists that have been exposed more in their home countries than the United States. Its locat...
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West 55th Cruise Line Terminal
~3.70 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Manhattan Cruise Terminal remains the primary home port for trans-Atlantic crossings from Europe. Other itineraries include Bermuda, Canada and the Caribbean. Major cruise lines served include Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, Crystal Cruises, Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea and Seaborn.
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Newport Center Mall
Jersey City NJ
~3.78 miles from Secaucus city center
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Newport Centre is a shopping mall in Jersey City, New Jersey that opened in 1987. One of eleven shopping malls in New Jersey managed by Simon Property Group, Inc., it is located at 30 Mall Drive West, and is bound by Henderson Street on the west, Mall Drive East on the east, 6th Street on the south, and Newport Parkway on the north. The mall has a gross leasable area of 1,149,147 sq ft (106,759.2 m2). The one-million plus square-foot super-regional mall is the first of its size in Hudson County.There are three floors to the mall complex, which houses a number of stores, including anchor stores J. C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Sears. The top floor has a food court and an AMC Theatres. The mall is a part of the Newport Complex, which includes the Newport Tower, the third tallest building i...
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Jersey City (Neighborhood)
New York City NY
~3.86 miles from Secaucus city center
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Jersey City is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the population of Jersey City was 240,055, making it New Jersey's second-largest city, behind Newark. As of the Census Bureau's 2007 estimate, the population had grown to 242,389. It is the seat of Hudson County.Jersey City lies on the west bank of the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay across from Lower Manhattan in New York City (where about 26% of its employed residents work), and is part of the New York metropolitan area. A commercial and industrial center, it is a port of entry and a manufacturing center. With 11 miles (17.7 km) of waterfront and significant rail connections, Jersey City is an important transportation terminus and distribution center. It has railroad shops, oil r...
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Hell's Kitchen (Neighborhood)
New York City NY
~3.89 miles from Secaucus city center
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Hell's Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West by real estate brokers, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City that covers roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River.The neighborhood provides transportation, hospital, and warehouse infrastructure support to the Midtown Manhattan business district. Its gritty reputation—which led to its portentous name—gave it depressed real estate prices relative to much of the rest of Manhattan until the early 1990s.Throughout its history, Hell's Kitchen has figured prominently in the New York City underworld, especially in the Irish American Mob. Gangsters like Owney Madden, bootleggers like Bill Dwyer, and Westies leaders James Coonan and Mickey Featherstone were Hell's Kitchen natives. ...
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop
~3.94 miles from Secaucus city center
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A somber and respectful experience, the Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to commemorate and celebrate the lives of those lost on 9/11.Each item has an eyewitness story or personal account by your tour guides, all of whom participated in the recovery.The Ground Zero Museum Workshop in the Meat-Packing District on West 14th street features stunning images, rare video and remnants from the Ground Zero Recovery Period, all packed into an intimate and emotional space. On display are 100 of Gary Marlon Suson's most well-known images, including the charred Genesis 11: Tower of Babylon Bible Page found in the WTC rubble, the Frozen Clock stuck at 10:02am, marking the collapse of the South Tower and several FDNY Honor Guard images. The actual clock itself is also ...
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Meatpacking District (Neighborhood)
New York City NY
~3.95 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Meatpacking District, officially known as Gansevoort Market, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It runs roughly from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street, although it has extended to the north to West 16th Street and east beyond Hudson Street in recent years.In 1900, Gansevoort Market was home to 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants, but by the 1980s, it had become known as a center for drug dealing and prostitution, particularly transsexuals. Concurrent with the rise in illicit sexual activity, the sparsely populated industrial area became the focus of the city's burgeoning gay BDSM subculture; loosely embracing the business model of disco impresario David Mancuso, over a dozen sex clubs — includi...
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Jersey City Museum
Jersey City NJ
~4.04 miles from Secaucus city center
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Jersey City Museum is located in the Van Vorst Park section of Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. Serving a diverse community, the Museum collects, exhibits, preserves, and interprets its collections of 19th- and 20th-century paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and material culture from the region. In order to stimulate community participation in the visual arts, and to reflect the cultural diversity of New Jersey, the Jersey City Museum gives special attention to the exhibition of contemporary art, and recognizes the many visual artists who make their home in New Jersey and the neighboring metropolitan area. The Jersey City Museum strives through its exhibitions, education programs, research projects, publications, and other programs, to strengthen and encourage the participation of the ...
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Jersey City Public Library
Jersey City NJ
~4.14 miles from Secaucus city center
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Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Powerhouse
Jersey City NJ
~4.17 miles from Secaucus city center
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The Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Powerhouse, also known as the Jersey City Powerhouse in Jersey City, New Jersey was built in 1908. The powerhouse made possible the subway system between New Jersey and New York for the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad (which became PATH in 1963). The powerhouse was closed in 1929 and used as a storage place for railroad equipment. In the 1990s, the building was cited by Preservation New Jersey as one of the state's ten most endangered historic sites. The powerhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 23, 2001. It is located near the Harborside Financial Center and Harsimus Cove on the Hudson River waterfront in an area undergoing much redevelopment. Efforts to stabilize the powerhouse from further deterioration began July 2009 a...
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Fashion Institute of Technology
~4.20 miles from Secaucus city center
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Founded in 1944, the Fashion Institute of Technology is a selective college of art and design, business, and technology, of the State University of New York. Seventeen majors are offered through the School of Art and Design and ten through the School of Business and Technology leading to the A.A.S., B.F.A., or B.S. degrees. The School of Graduate Studies offers programs leading to the Master of Arts or Master of Professional Studies degree. FIT is an accredited institutional member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research.
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Jersey City City Hall
Jersey City NJ
~4.23 miles from Secaucus city center
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The City Hall of Jersey City is an elaborate granite and marble structure of mixed Victorian and Classical architecture. It was designed by the architect Lewis H. Broome and completed in 1896. An entire city block containing commercial structures and residences was leveled to make room for the new building. A park-like setting and landscaping around the building, similar to that of the City Hall of New York, was planned for the city's second seat of government.Jersey City's first city hall was at the southwest corner of Newark Avenue and Cooper Place. After receiving approval from New Jersey Governor Robert S. Green on April 5, 1887, Mayor Orestes Cleveland (1886-1892) appointed three commissioners to oversee the construction of a new municipal building. The commission chose the site a...
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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
~4.24 miles from Secaucus city center
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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 16.3-acre (6.6 ha) complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of New York City.A consortium of civic leaders and others led by, and under the initiative of John D. Rockefeller III, built Lincoln Center as part of the "Lincoln Square Renewal Project" during Robert Moses' program of urban renewal in the 1960s. Rockefeller was its inaugural president from 1956 and became its chairman in 1961. He is credited with raising more than half of the $184.5 million in private funds needed to build the complex, including drawing on his own funds; the Rockefeller Brothers Fund also contributed to the project.The first structure to be completed and occupied as part of this renewal was the Fordham Law School of Fordham University in 1962. Lo...