Jersey City was the first destination for many immigrants who were processed through nearby Ellis Island which operated from 1892 – 1954. During that time Jersey city became a melting pot of cultures and people. Today, Jersey City still reflects the flavors and influences of the international populations that call the city home. Located in northeastern New Jersey in close proximity to Hoboken and Manhattan. Jersey City provides easy access to businesses, cultural sites, and dining both in New Jersey and New York.