Bergen Square

Bergen Square was established in 1660 as the village of Bergen on land long-utilized by Lenni Lenape Native American people. It was the first urban square established in the colonies and is the oldest continuously-inhabited European settlement in New Jersey.


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The City of Jersey City has launched an effort to strengthen the historic identity of Bergen Square and activate it as a vibrant public space. We have temporarily installed seating, planters, and other amenities at Bergen Square to show how this space can be transformed to better serve residents, visitors and local businesses. Share your feedback on our online survey. If you have additional comments, please email us at

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