Cliffside Park, New Jersey

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Cliffside Park is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 23,007.

Cliffside Park was formed based on the results of a referendum held on January 15, 1895, from portions of Ridgefield Township at the start of the second year of the Boroughitis phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County.[8][9]

U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg currently resides in the borough. Cliffside Park was also home to the former Palisades Amusement Park.

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Geography

Cliffside Park is located at 40°49′19.47″N 73°59′16.28″W / 40.822075°N 73.9878556°W / 40.822075; -73.9878556 (40.822075, -73.987856).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km2), all of it land, locate atop the Hudson Palisades. Anderson Avenue and Palisade Avenue are the town's major north south thoroughfares, the latter offering views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. Grantwood is a name used for an a part of town, taken from Grant's Tomb, located on the opposite shore of the river.[11] Gorge Road runs along the face of the cliff to the Edgewater waterfront.

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