city in Union County, New Jersey, United States

Linden is a city of 42,000 people (2019) in New Jersey. Linden is a regional hub of Polish immigration and features a significant number of establishments featuring the food and culture of Poland.

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13.1% of residents are of Polish origin and 15.6% of its residents five years old and above in the center of the city of Linden primarily speak the Polish language at home.

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Linden is served by U.S. Route 1/9 and Route 27. It is also the western terminus of Interstate 278, which travels through all five boroughs of New York City.

The Garden State Parkway passes less than a mile west of the city limits. The New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) passes through the eastern portion of the city, with a few ramps that lead to the nearest exit (Exit 13) which just beyond the city limits in nearby Elizabeth.

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Linden Train station is on the NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line and the Northeast Corridor Line.

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Local public transportation is provided by New Jersey Transit with bus service to Elizabeth, Perth Amboy and Newark.

New Jersey Transit buses 112 and 115 provide local service and interstate service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.

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Linden Airport is a small general aviation facility located on the eastern side of the city along U.S. Route 1/9.

Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 15 minutes away.

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  • The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation of neighboring Clark has exhibited Linden-based artists.

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  • Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade is the home of outdoor concerts and other performing arts in Linden.
  • Polish Heritage Day Festival. Showcases local Polish cuisine, pottery, dance, traditional fashion and other Polish arts for visitors.
  • 1 Hawk Rise Sanctuary. A bird sanctuary created by the City of Linden and the New Jersey Audubon Society on the banks of the Rahway River at the lower reaches of the Rahway River Parkway.    
  • John Russell Wheeler Park is home to the Linden Skatepark for skateboarders at Winans Avenue and West Edgar Road near where Morses Creek winds through the park.
  • Peach Orchard Park sits at Dill Ave, Hussa St., and Cranford Ave behind School #4. It is home to Peach Orchard Brook, a tributary of Morses Creek.

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  • Polish-American grocery specialty shop Pulaski Meats takes up nearly a city block.

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Routes through Linden
END  W   E  ElizabethBrooklyn, New York
New York CityElizabeth  N   S  WoodbridgePhiladelphia
New York CityElizabeth  N   S  WoodbridgeCape May
TrentonWoodbridge  SW   NE  ElizabethNew York City
Bay HeadWoodbridge  SW   NE  ElizabethNew York City

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