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Hackensack,

city (1990 pop. 37,049), seat of Bergen co., NE N.J., on the Hackensack River, a residential and industrial suburb of New York City; settled 1647, inc. as a city 1921. Manufactures include furniture, clothing, machinery, and processed foods. Dutch settlers from Manhattan established a trading post there in 1647. During the Revolution the city served as camping grounds for armies of both sides. It grew as a commercial and shipping center in the early 1800s. Although informally called Hackensack (after the Ackenack tribe), it was officially New Barbados until 1921. Of interest are the Church on the Green (First Dutch Reformed; built 1696, rebuilt 1728) and the von Steuben House (1739), a state historic site and the headquarters of the county historical society. A campus of Farleigh-Dickinson Univ. is in the city.

Hackensack,

river, c.45 mi (70 km) long, rising in SE N.Y. and flowing S through the Jersey Meadows (or Meadowlands), NE N.J., to Newark Bay. The lower Hackensack is heavily industrialized (and polluted) and economically tied to the ports on Newark Bay and to the industrial development on the nearby Passaic River. It is navigable by oceangoing vessels to Kearny, N.J., and by tugs and barges to Hackensack, N.J. The river's upper course is dammed to form three reservoirs that supply water to Rockland (N.Y.) and Bergen (N.J.) counties.
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As with many cities in close proximity to New York City, Hackensack is experiencing a shift in demographics and property values.
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Located in Hackensack at the intersection of Route 4 and Hackensack Avenue, it is strategically situated at the convergence of Route 4, Route 17 and the Garden State Parkway, and is only five miles away from the George Washington Bridge and 20 minutes away from midtown Manhattan.
5 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey's Board of Regulatory Commissioners (BRC) today gave its final approval to an agreement that will settle several lawsuits between Hackensack Water Company and two environmental groups and preserve more than 650 acres of watershed buffer land and open space.
The 47-page document is signed by representatives of Hackensack Water Company, a subsidiary of United Water Resources (NYSE: UWR), the Environmental Defense Fund, Save the Watershed Action Network, the New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate (Division of Rate Counsel) and the staff of the New Jersey Board of Regulatory Commissioners (BRC).
Interchange Bank (Nasdaq:IFCJ), a commercially focused community bank, today announced it has entered into an agreement for the sale of its Hackensack Court Plaza branch at 25 Main Street to Nara Bancorp, Inc.
125 million acquisition financing for The Pierre Apartments, a 17-story, 269-unit multifamily building in Hackensack, New Jersey.
As part of that plan, United Water's subsidiary, Hackensack Water Company, will open a model customer service center in the City of Hackensack this June.
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Construction is nearly complete on a spectacular new model complex at Riverside Court, the new luxury townhome community rising along the banks of the Hackensack River in Hudson County's Secaucus.
April 27, /PRNewswire/ -- Hackensack Water Company, a subsidiary of United Water Resources (NYSE: UWR), announced today that it has reached a conceptual agreement with two environmental groups and a state agency that will preserve open space and bring to a close issues arising from earlier land transfers.