West New Yorkis a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, situated upon the New Jersey Palisades.
Population (year 2000): 45,768, P
Median Age: 34 yrs
Land area: 1.3 sq miles
Median income: $31,980
West New York's Urban Enterprise Zone covers portions of Bergenline Avenue from 49th to 67th Streets. In addition to other benefits to encourage employment within the Zone, shoppers can take advantage of a reduced 3?% Sales tax rate (versus the 7% rate charged statewide). Businesses within the zone apply for a variety of incentives, including a sales tax reduction to customers of 3?% from the mandated 7% statewide sales tax, with no tax on clothing or on purchases made by merchants related to running their businesses. Revenue generated from the reduced sales tax is maintained in a special fund dedicated for use within the zone for specific economic development and physical improvement projects.
West New York is ranked as #52 on a list of cities with the highest percentage of renters. 80.1% of West New York residents live in renter-occupied housing units, vs. 33.8% nationwide.
New Jersey Transit bus service is available to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. With the addition of service on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, many commuters can travel within Hudson County via Bus with connections to PATH train services to New York City.
The NY Waterway provides ferry service between West New York/Port Imperial/Weehawken and New York City. The ferry terminal is located at Port Imperial Blvd. and Pershing Rd, along the bank of the Hudson River. Ferry service runs regularly throughout the day.
The closest airport in New Jersey with scheduled passenger service is Newark Liberty International Airport, located 13.6 miles away in Newark / Elizabeth. New York City's LaGuardia Airport is 13.5 miles away in Flushing Queens via the Lincoln Tunnel.