West New York, town (1990 pop. 38,125), Hudson co., NE N.J., atop the Palisades across the Hudson River from New York City; settled 1790, inc. 1898. It is a residential town with some light industry, including the manufacture of textiles and clothing. West New York is also a leading U.S. embroidery center. The waterfront, 1 mi (1.6 km) long, can accommodate oceangoing vessels.
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