Greenville is the southernmost section of Jersey City and borders Bayonne. It is primarily residential, consisting mostly of one and two family homes and low-rise apartment buildings. Main roads include Martin Luther King Drive, Old Bergen Road, and Danforth Avenue.
Greenville lacks the amount of access to public transportation that other parts of the city may have, but there are several options. You can use an app created by the city in collaboration with Via to hail a bus when you need to travel somewhere else in the city. Via runs 14 buses in Greenville and the Heights. There are 50 Citi Bike stations throughout Jersey City that you can use with membership. The Richard Street Light Rail Station is also available for use.
Martin Luther King Drive in Greenville is known for it’s shopping area, where visitors can shop at a variety of grocery stores. Many of these markets are also Kosher, to accommodate the neighborhoods Satmar Jewish population. The Ocean Avenue shopping district, which stretches from Bergen-Lafayette through Greenville, is also a popular shopping destination.
Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery was established in 1848, and is most recognizable by its Romanesque-Revival granite arches and iron gates. Many prominent figures, such as former New Jersey Governor and U.S. Senator Edward I. Edwards and Jersey City Mayor Glenn D. Cunningham are buried here. The cemetery also contains a section that served as an early Jewish burial ground, which is unique to Hudson County. The earliest readable marker is for Moses Hirsch, who died in 1857.
Since 1972, Laico’s located at 67 Terhune Avenue as established itself as a classic Italian restaurant, situated on a residential block. Although they’ve been around for over 50 years, their menu has remained fairly the same. Run by the Laico family, the restaurant and bar’s cozy atmosphere makes visitors feel as if they’re eating dinner at their parents house; which makes sense since Laico’s is inside a house.