West New York is a town in Hudson County, located in New Jersey, with a population of 49.708 residents, according to the 2010 census. West New York underwent massive growth at the beginning of the 20th century, driven by development of textile industries that made North Hudson the Embroidery Capital of the United States. The main population of West New York consisted in Italian Americans and German Americans. Due to the high influx of Cuban emigres, the area of West New York became known as the Havana on the Hudson. West New York has been redeveloped from industrial to residential and recreational uses.