North Bergen is a township located at the northern edge of Hudson County. Most of it lies on the west side of the Palisades ridge (Bergen means "mountains" in German), sloping steeply down to the Meadowlands. A narrow arm reaches east to the Hudson between Guttenberg and Cliffside Park to the north. A cluster of skyscrapers around Grand Avenue overlooks the Meadowlands; two on Boulevard East join a long line of towers facing Manhattan. North Bergen was incorporated as a township in 1861.