Hoboken retains much of the appearance of its industrial past mixed with the effects of recent gentrification. The fact that Hoboken is the location of a major train station, which includes a short (14 minute) line to 6th Avenue and 33rd Street in Mahattan, has led, in the past decade or so, to the town becoming home to a large number of affluent young people, many of whom work in New York City. Partly as a result, Hoboken has an enormous number of restaurants and bars, and is the ``nightlife capital'' for the surrounding region. In many ways -- unfortunately, including cramped driving and parking conditions, and high rents -- the town is similar to residential sections of New York such as the Upper West Side, although the buildings are not nearly as tall and therefore there is more light on the streets. If you are intensely interested in Hoboken's past, consult the picture book Hoboken, a member of the Images of America series, by Patricia Florio Colrick; ISBN 0-7524-0898-4.

In my opinion, the university and department web sites fail to capture the beauty of the Stevens campus and the vibrancy of Hoboken. Accordingly, I have gathered a few links that I hope tell more. Views of the Stevens campus are available on another of my pages, while the links below describe Hoboken: