Located on the west side of the Hudson River sits Newark, New Jersey, the largest city in the state, as well as the city closest to New York City, at a distance of less than five miles away. The city features turn of the century architecture throughout. It is the third oldest city in the United States. It is easy to get in and out of Newark with the variety of transportation methods that are available, including bus, train, ferry, and rental car. Newark's population includes 278,154 residents. The city is rich in heritage and culture, with a large Italian population.