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Hoboken

(hō`bōkən), section of AntwerpAntwerp,
Du. Antwerpen, Fr. Anvers, city (1991 pop. 467,518), capital of Antwerp prov., N Belgium, on the Scheldt River. It is one of the busiest ports in Europe; a commercial, industrial, and financial center; and a rail junction.
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, Antwerp prov., N Belgium, on the Scheldt River. It has large shipyards and wool-processing plants. A former industrial suburb of Antwerp, it was annexed by Antwerp in 1983.

Hoboken

(hō`bōkən, –bəkən), city (1990 pop. 33,397), Hudson co., NE N.J., on the Hudson River adjoining Jersey City and opposite Manhattan; settled by the Dutch c.1640, inc. as a city 1855. A port of entry and railroad terminal, it has food-processing industries and electronic, chemical, and metal products factories. Hoboken is the seat of Stevens Institute of Technology.

The site changed title many times before John StevensStevens,
family of U.S. inventors. John Stevens, 1749–1838, b. New York City, was graduated from King's College (now Columbia Univ.) in 1768. He studied law (1768–71) and soon joined his father, a wealthy landowner and merchant, in New Jersey politics.
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 gained possession in 1784. He built his home at Castle Point (a rock formation overlooking the river) and laid out the town in 1804. Stevens built (c.1825) and ran on his estate the first locomotive to pull a train on tracks in the United States. John Jacob AstorAstor, John Jacob
, 1763–1848, American merchant, b. Walldorf, near Heidelberg, Germany. At the age of 16 he went to England, and five years later, in 1784, he arrived in Baltimore, penniless.
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 lived in Hoboken; his home was a gathering place for authors, including Washington IrvingIrving, Washington,
1783–1859, American author and diplomat, b. New York City. Irving was one of the first Americans to be recognized abroad as a man of letters, and he was a literary idol at home.
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, and William Cullen BryantBryant, William Cullen
, 1794–1878, American poet and newspaper editor, b. Cummington, Mass. The son of a learned and highly respected physician, Bryant was exposed to English poetry in his father's vast library.
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. Hoboken became an important industrial and commercial center in the late 19th cent. with a major port, shipyards, and warehouses.

In the 1970s and 80s professionals, artists, and students flocked to the city for its affordable, renovated housing and easy access to New York City. Hoboken's reputation has grown accordingly, and it has become a cultural community with art galleries, musical events, entertainment, and developing businesses. A major riverfront development project was launched in the late 1990s, and the city became an alternative office location for companies based in Manhattan. In 2012 the city suffered extensive flooding damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Hoboken

 

a city in the northeastern USA, in the state of New Jersey; a suburb of New York City on the west bank of the Hudson River. Population, 45,000 (1974). Hoboken was founded in 1630. It is a port and a railroad and highway junction connected with New York City by tunnels. Industry includes machine building, the production of chemicals, and shipbuilding. The city also has enterprises of light industry.

Hoboken

a city in N Belgium, in Antwerp province, on the River Scheldt. Pop.: 33 476 (2002 est.)
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