WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NORTH JERSEY
North Jersey is the northern part of the New Jersey peninsula, or also known as the most attractive place for shopaholics, as it has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.
Besides that, North Jersey is famous for its colonial history and exceptional strategic location. North Jersey was the site of some of the earliest European settlements in what would become the United States of America. Its colonial history started after Henry Hudson sailed through Newark Bay in 1609. During the American Revolutionary War, New Jersey was a strategic location between New York City, and the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Important materials necessary to the war effort were produced in North Jersey.
The Industrial Revolution in America started by the founding of the North Jersey town of Paterson. Today, the United States and the world enjoy the fruit born of seeds planted in North Jersey during the Industrial Revolution. Alexander Hamilton, Secretary for the Treasury and President of the Bank of New York during the end of the eighteenth century, selected the Great Falls area (also known as the Passaic Falls) for an ambitious experiment. He promoted the natural power of the Great Falls as an excellent location for textile mills and other manufacture.
Thomas Edison installed one of the first hydroelectric power plants in the world using the Great Falls as an energy source. This power plant still provides electricity today.
North Jersey is often associated with the New York Yankees or New York Mets for having a really dedicated fandom.