Kearny (kärˈnē) [key], town (1990 pop. 34,874), Hudson co., NE N.J.; inc. 1899. The town is the site of shipyards (greatly enlarged in 1941) and dry docks. Manufactures include chemicals, textiles, plastics, processed foods, and electronic equipment. Kearny contains many tidal wetlands between the Passaic and the Hackensack rivers that were developed for industrial and recreational purposes. Nearby is the Meadowlands, a complex containing a racetrack and sports stadiums.