1. The Jerseyans' version of Brooklyn. Located south of Jersey City, north of Staten Island, across the harbor from New york City. Home of many immigrants or offspring of immigrants, generally speaking Catholics, namely: Italian, Polish, Irish, Puerto Rican and Portugese etc.
2. "The Holy City" (taken from the Bible), refers to the fact of the large number of Catholics in the population and the large number of Churches.
3. Unlike most cities these days, Bayonne is still home to many white people
If you are born and raised in Bayonne you don't get messed with. You meet people all over the world from Bayonne. Many Jerseyans claim that they have roots in Bayonne, just because it will give them instant respect. This leads many to believe Bayonne is the capital of New Jersey.
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