Bayonne is a city in New Jersey. It is home to Cape Liberty Cruise Port.
Bayonne is a largely working-class city, with a mix of private houses and small apartment buildings, just south of the larger, more built-up Jersey City and right across the Bayonne Bridge from the North Shore of Staten Island. The city is not a usual tourist destination for daytrippers from New York City, but it does have the authenticity of a suburban town with a relatively low-density, often tree-lined urban feel that harkens back to the times before gentrification. And like some of the lower-density neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Bayonne has many churches.
There are only three ways to get in and out of the city by car: the Bayonne Bridge from Staten Island, Route 440, and the New Jersey Turnpike (I-78) from Newark. During rush hour this results in traffic jams when exiting the city via New Jersey Turnpike.
Bus transportation is provided on three main north-south streets of the city: Broadway, Kennedy Boulevard, and Avenue C, both by the state-operated New Jersey Transit and several private bus lines. The Broadway line runs solely inside Bayonne city limits, while bus lines on Avenue C and Kennedy Boulevard run to various end points in Jersey City. One Kennedy Boulevard service (the Coach USA 99S) runs to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan, New York City, and rush hours peak direction the NJ Transit 120 runs between Avenue C in Bayonne and Battery Park in downtown Manhattan.
New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system provides service throughout Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City and North Bergen.
Stations in Bayonne are:
- 45th Street, Avenue E at East 45th Street
- 34th Street, Avenue E at East 34th Street
- 22nd Street, Avenue E at East 22nd Street
- 8th Street, Avenue C at West 8th Street/North Street
Service within Bayonne is available between these four stations. Northbound service from Bayonne runs through Jersey City, mostly near the waterfront, to Hoboken Terminal. Other parts of the system can be accessed via transfers. The Liberty State Park station is the nearest transfer station for those traveling between Bayonne and stations on the West Side Avenue line. PATH trains for Midtown Manhattan and New Jersey Transit commuter train service throughout the state are available at Hoboken Terminal. PATH trains for Newark, Harrison, and Downtown Manhattan are available at Exchange Place.
- 9/11 Tear Drop Memorial. Giant sculpture dedicated to the memory or 9/11 and all victims of Global Terrorism. Full name is "To The Struggle Against World Terrorism". Located at the end of the Former Military Ocean Terminal Dock past the Cruiser Terminal. Accessible via aar to its large parking lot, no pedestrian or bus access so if you take the HBLR to 34th Street you will need to take a 3 mile taxi ride using a local taxi service or Uber.
- Cafe Talya, 218 Avenue B, Bayonne, NJ 07002 (Corner of Ave B & W 49th St). Diner & Breakfast Budget. Small diner with extensive breakfast options and regular lunch options, great prices and calm neigborhood vibe
- Amici's. Italian
- Buon Appetito, 906 Broadway. Italian
- Da Noi. Italian
- Piccolino. Italian
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