Hoboken is a small city with many residents. Americans name Hoboken "The Mile Square City" because the area of the city does not reach 2 square miles and the population has more than 50.000 residents. Hoboken is located in Hudson County, New Jersey. It was settled in the 17th century as a part of a colony named Pavonia, in New Netherland. The city developed with the help of colonel John Stevens in the 19th century and in 1849 Hoboken became a township. Just 6 years later, in 1855, Hoboken was incorporated as a city. Hoboken is also famous for being the birthplace of baseball because the first official and recorded baseball game took place in 1845 in the city. If you plan to visit Hoboken, make time to see its greatest attractions.
Castle Point is also called Castille Point because of its resemblance to the Castillian coast of Spain. This is the highest point in Hoboken and it is also similar with Rock of Gibraltar, another Spanish attraction in Andalusia.
Hoboken Historical Museum was opened in 1986 and it is displaying the city's history and works of local artists. The location of this attraction was an important machine shop in the 19th century.
Hudson Tea Building is a building located on the ground where a Lipton Tea plant used to be. The building is really close to the Hudson River.
The Miracle Statue is a statue of Jesus Christ which apparently opened an eye in July 2005 and closed it before July 29, the same year. The statue can be seen in a shrine in Hoboken, at the corner of Jackson with Third Street.
Sybil's Cave is a cave with a water spring inside it, near Castle Point. The cave was opened in 1832, closed in 1880 and filled with concrete in 1930. In 2008 the cave was reopened as an important touristic attraction of Hoboken.
Hoboken, New Jersey, settled in the 19th century, is a rich blend of many cultures to include German, Italian, and Irish immigrants. Festivals such as the Fall Art and Music Festival, the Hoboken Italian Festival, and the Feast of St. Anthony celebrate the cultural diversity of this community. Whether visitors are able to attend these festivals or not, many locations in Hoboken allow people to explore a city that became a gateway to America. The top 5 places to visit in Hoboken are:
1. Movies under the Star: This is at sunset every Wednesday evening during June and July. Hoboken International Film Festival with Academy Award and Emmy winners paneling a celebrity jury; showcases national and international screenplays and films.
2. Monroe Center for the Arts: This is tailored to many disciplines of the arts: music, dance, fashion design, and photography to name a few. Visitors may avail themselves the opportunity to see film screenings and exhibits, join studio tours, and enroll in classes and workshops.
3. Hoboken Historical Museum: With the use of regular exhibits and activities, the Hoboken Historical Museum allows visitors to explore the history and culture of Hoboken. Walking tours and the museum bookstore provide further opportunities to discover.
4. Washington Street: Hoboken's Washington Street is the main street of the city and offers a unique shopping experience sans the homogeny of a shopping mall, as visitors also marvel at the unique, historic architecture and local, decorative shops.
5. Pier A Park: Pier “A” Park at 2nd and River streets offers a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline from across the Hudson River.