Hoboken Chamber of Commerce

Hoboken is a small city on the Hudson River in northeastern New Jersey. Once known only as the birthplace of baseball and crooner Frank Sinatra and the site of Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken has become a party town, rich in bars and clubs. Hoboken was first settled as part of the Pavonia, New Netherland colony in the 17th century. During the early 19th century the city was developed by Colonel John Stevens, first as a resort and later as a residential neighborhood to house those affiliated with what was then Stevens College. It became a township in 1849 and was incorporated as a city in 1855. Its waterfront was an integral part of the Port of New York and New Jersey and home to many heavy industries for most of the 20th century and also served as a major port of embarkation for soldiers during both world wars. The character of the city has changed since then from a blue collar town to an upscale oasis for young professional people.

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