Hoboken, New Jersey, a city and port in Hudson County. It is on the Hudson River, just north of Jersey City and opposite downtown New York City, with which it is connected by tunnels, ferries, and subway. The city's name is from an Indian word for “tobacco pipe.” Hoboken has ship-repair yards and drydocks. Manufactured goods include iron products, precision instruments, electrical equipment, and food and leather products. Stevens Institute of Technology is here.
The land now occupied by Hoboken was bought from Indians by a Dutch settler in 1630. Hoboken was laid out in 1804 by John Stevens. For a time it was a vacation resort for wealthy New Yorkers. Hoboken was incorporated as a city in 1855.