Passaic was first settled in 1678 by Dutch traders as Acquackanonk Township. Around 1870, Passaic was designated as its own city. It is bordered on three sides by Clifton, and on the fourth by the Passaic River. It is ten miles from New York City.
More than two thirds of Passaic residents are Hispanic or Latino. However, there is also a sizable Orthodox Jewish community in Southwest Passaic, also known as Passaic Park.
Passaic is served by NJ Transit via its Main Line (colored yellow on transit maps) between Hoboken and Suffern. 1 Passaic Station is located in the southeastern parts of the city, quite far from the city center. Bus #190 and #702 connects with downtown.
- 1 Bagel Munch, 200 Main Ave, ☏ .
- 2 Jerusalem Pizza Falafel, 233 Main Ave, ☏ . Su-Th 11:30AM-8PM, F 11:30AM-2PM.
- [dead link] Prima Pizza, 224 Brook Ave, ☏ . Su-Th 9:30AM-9PM, F 9:30-2PM.
- 3 Jin Glatt Kosher Chinese & Sushi, 227 Main Ave, ☏ . Su-T 11AM-10PM, F 11AM-2 hours before sunset.
- 4 King of Delancey LLC, 234 Main Ave, ☏ .
- 5 Main Ingredient, 215 Main Ave, ☏ . Su 12PM-8PM, M-Th 11:30AM-8PM, F 8AM-4PM.
- Sevilla Restaurant, 505 Main Ave, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Tu-F 11AM-10PM. Spanish cuisine.
The local area code is 973.
Passaic has nearly thirty Orthodox synagogues.
- 1 Agudas Yisroel, 262 Terhune Ave, ☏ . A very large, beautiful building seats four hundred.
- 2 Ahavas Israel, 181 Van Houten Ave, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. A large building with multiple sanctuaries. There are more than twenty daily services.
- 3 Tifereth Israel, 180 Passaic Ave, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Founded in 1890, this is one of the oldest synagogues in Passaic.
|Routes through Passaic|
|Ends at ← Clifton ←||N S||→ Clifton → Newark|
|Ridgewood ← Paterson ←||N S||→ Clifton → Hoboken|