The city of Bayonne, encompassing nearly 12 square miles, is located in Hudson County’s Gateway Region. The city is situated on a peninsula between Newark Bay to the west, the Kill Van Kull to the south and New York Bay to the east.
Bayonne is located east of Essex County’s Newark, north of Elizabeth in Union County and west of Brooklyn, N.Y. It shares a land border with Hudson County’s Jersey City to the north and is connected to Staten Island, N.Y., by the Bayonne Bridge.
Manufacturing, distribution and maritime activities remain key segments of Bayonne’s economy, with a portion of the Port of New York and New Jersey located within the city’s borders.
Bayonne’s extensive network of roads, highways and bridges affords residents easy access to locations within the tri-state area.
The Bayonne Bridge connects south to Staten Island over the Kill Van Kull, while Kennedy Boulevard is a major thoroughfare along the west side of the city from the bridge north to Jersey City and North Hudson, N.Y. Continue reading