"Also worth noting is that Newark Airport (sorry, I cannot get myself to say that "Liberty" stuff) is actually located in the city of Elizabeth, though Newark is a much larger city "
Terminal A and the South cargo area are in the city of Elizabeth, the rest of the airport is indeed in the City of Newark.
The Port Authority actually controls 2 airports in NYC (JFK
) and 2 airports in NJ
and Teterboro), plus one heliport on Wall Street.
Manhattan as we all know is an island, the Hudson river is on the West shore of Manhattan and separates Manhattan from New Jersey, the East River is on the East shore of Manhattan and separates Manhattan from Brooklyn and Queens.
To get to Newark Airport from Manhattan you have to go over, under or across the Hudson river, to get to JFK
you have to go over, under or across the East River.
is actually almost (15- 16 miles) the same distance from Mid-town Manhattan as JFK
, however the advantage with traveling to EWR
is the NJ
Turnpike which is a 12 lane toll way that does not back up. However backups do happen at the two tunnels and George Washington Bridge from Manhattan to New Jersey.
Traveling to JFK
from Mid-town can take twice as long as traveling from Mid-town to EWR
because of the poor quality of the highways in Queens.
When it comes to Lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center EWR
is by far the closest and most conveinent airport to reach, from the World Trade Center to EWR
is only about 9 miles.
Here's an aerial photo from above CO
's Terminal C, in the distance you can see NY Harbor and the skyline of Lower Manhattan.
A couple reasons why EWR
First it actually draws the fewest number of O&D NYC passengers, however up untill last year it's been the busiest of the NY airports. How is EWR
the busiest NYC airport without drawing more than 20% of NYC travelers, because..
Northern New Jersey is the most densely populated area in the Country, the population of Norhern/Central NJ
is close to 8 million.
New Jersey is the wealthiest State in the Nation, based on household income. The average JFK
traveler's yearly household income is $77,000 a year.
The average EWR
traveler's yearly household income is over $89,000, (source Port Authority of NY and NJ
New Jersey is the headquarters to many large companies like..
Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pizer, Honeywell, AT
&T, Bristol Myers Squib, Lucent Technologies, American Standard , Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal etc..
Also headquartered in New Jersey.. CNBC (FT.Lee) MSNBC (Secaucus).
Major Wall street firms have many of their offices in New Jersey, such as Merril Lynch, Lehman Brothers, AMEX, Morgan Stanley.