Officially incorporated as a city in 1898, the land that is now West New York was once occupied by the Lenni Lenape before the first Dutch settlers purchased the land from them. As of the 2010 Cenus, the city’s current population is just shy of 50,000 residents. West New York’s most bustling area is along Bergenline Avenue, which is sometimes called the ‘Miracle Mile’. Over 300 businesses— including clothing stores, restaurants, medical services, banks, florists, and more— populate the strip. The city is home to several houses of worship for all different faiths and denominations, and offers a strong public school system made up of preschools, six
elementary schools, West New York Middle School, and Memorial High School.