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The City of Hoboken

Mayor Dawn Zimmer

The City of Hoboken
Hoboken was originally an island, surrounded by the Hudson River on the east and tidal lands at the foot of the New Jersey Palisades on the west. It was a seasonal campsite of the Lenni Lenape. Later called Delaware Indians, this collection of tribes is believed to have lived for more than 2,800 years on lands around and in-between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers. The first European to lay claim to the area was Henry Hudson, an Englishman sailing for the Dutch East India Company, who anchored his ship the Halve Maen (Half Moon) at Weehawken Cove on October 2, 1609.

Hoboken was formed as a township on April 9, 1849 from portions of North Bergen Township. As the town grew in population and employment, many of Hoboken's residents saw a need to incorporate as a full-fledged city, in a referendum held on March 29, 1855, these citizens ratified an Act of the New Jersey Legislature signed the previous day and the City of Hoboken was born.
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