Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey. As the county seat, Hackensack is the center for most county level government activity. The county courthouse is located in Hackensack. Along with being the center of government and legal activity, it is also a center of commerce in the region. Headquarters for The Record, a major newspaper published for the North Jersey region is located on River Street.
Hackensack is also notable for the eponymous Hackensack River where it flows almost parallel with the Hudson River for approximately 45 miles. Once regarded as extremely polluted, cleaning and conservation efforts in recent years have improved the status of the river.
Hackensack's central location within Bergen county make it the perfect place to stay for anyone wanting to explore the region.
Hackensack is easily accessible by car, bus, train, or even plane. Teterboro Airport, less than 3 miles away from Hackensack, serves smaller planes. Additionally, larger airports such as Newark International are close by. Numerous bus lines will get you to Hackensack from different places, including New York City.
As with most cities and most places in urban and suburban New Jersey, traffic is a problem, but avoiding rush hour makes all the difference. Anyone visiting should also make note that flooding is a major problem in Hackensack (and many surrounding towns, especially in Southern Bergen). Just 15 minutes of steady downpour will make some roads flood, and a few hours of steady rain will surely make many roads impassable, especially River Street. If you can avoid driving while it's raining or flooded, please do. If not, try to use roads on higher ground towards Summit Avenue.
This page was last edited at 02:37, on 19 May 2007 by Todd VerBeek. Based on work by Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel.