In 2000, unprecedented building activity and millions of square feet of new office space are luring more of Wall Street west. Six of the country's largest securities firms, accompanied by new hotels, and thousands of new apartments and town houses, will soon have operations in downtown Jersey City.
Once just a dream to build a link through the sometimes difficult to get to shoreline communities, the 20-mile Bergen - Hudson light rail system, is now a reality from Bayonne to downtown Jersey City. By September 2000, the line will extend even farther to Newport Centre, an extraordinary neighborhood of high-rise office and apartment towers and the suburban-like Newport Centre Mall. The next stop will be Hoboken by 2002 and then on to Ridgefield in Bergen County.