Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Teaneck

TOWN INFORMATION

One of the most culturally diverse communities’ in New Jersey is Teaneck. Teaneck is between the Hackensack River and the Palisades of the Hudson River. It is home to over 40,000 residents. There are numerous parks, business and cultural environments. Possibly named for a Dutch family, the Teneycks. Another tradition says the name may derive from an Indian term for "the woods".

The Township of Teaneck was established on February 19, 1895 and was comprised of parts of Englewood, Hackensack, Ridgefield Park, Bergen Fields and Bogota. The town's population was 811. During these early days of the 20th century, the town's affairs focused on construction of streets and street lamps (originally gaslights), trolley lines (along DeGraw Avenue), telephones and speeding traffic. Social activities centered on church events and harness racing at the popular racetrack on Cedar Lane, near River Road. Several small inns offered fine dining and dancing to overnight guests.

Express bus service to New York City via the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel is available. Today, Teaneck continues to thrive by respecting its residents' many and diverse voices while working towards a blending of interest so all are at home and welcome here. Teaneck's ethnically diverse community as well as its array of shops and restaurants creates a welcoming environment for international students. Teaneck schools include Bryant School (Pre K-K), Hawthorne Elementary School (1-4) Lowell Elementary School (1-4) and Whittier Elementary (1-4). There are two Middle Schools; Benjamin Franklin School and Thomas Jefferson School. Teaneck High School offers more than 125 courses with a broad range of electives.


Population: 39,776 (2010 US Census)
Median Age: 39.3
Zip Code:  07666


Borough of Teaneck NJ | 818 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-1600
Teaneck Police Department | 900 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-2600
Teaneck Fire Department | 1231 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-808-8080
Teaneck Post Office | 751 Palisade Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-836-6914 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9AM - 5PM; Sat, 9AM - 2PM.
 
SCHOOLS & LIBRARY
Public
Teaneck High School | 100 Elizabeth Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-5400
Thomas Jefferson Middle School | 655 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-5471
Benjamin Franklin Middle School | 1315 Taft Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-5451
Bryant Elementary School | 1 Tryon Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-5549
Hawthorne Elementary School | 201 Fycke Ln, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-5543
Lowell Elementary School | 1025 Lincoln Pl, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-5553
Whittier Elementary School | 491 W. Englewood Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-5538
Private

Community High School | 1135 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-862-1796 Website: www.communityschool.k12.nj.us
Community School | 11 W. Forest Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-8070
Alghazaly School | 441 North St, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-836-2555
Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School | 1650 Palisade Ave #1, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-4307 Website: www.maayanot.org
Torah Academy of Bergen County | 1600 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-7696 Website: www.tabc.org
Karasick Shalem Sinai High School for Boys | 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-1134
Grace Lutheran School | 1200 River Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-836-6646
Schecter Regional High School | 800 Broad St, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-8357
Sinai Special Needs Institute | 1650 Palisade Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-9220
Yeshiva Gedolah of Teaneck Talmudical School | 1443 Palisade Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-5920
Day Care/Nursery Schools

Rhymes & Reasons Child Care | 687 Larch Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-863-4100
Teaneck Montessori Day School | 61 Church St, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-9500
My Tender Years Daycare | 44 Selvage Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-357-5600
Temple Emeth-Reform Congregation | 1666 Windsor Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-1322
Growing Garden Nursery School | 230 Woodland Ave #A, River Edge, NJ 07661 Tel: 201-265-9787
Solomon Schechter Day | 275 McKinley Ave, New Milford, NJ 07646 Tel: 201-262-9898
Sacc Benjamin Franklin | 1315 Taft Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-8117
Blocks & Bridges Child Development | 1410 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-833-8848
Shalom Yeladim | 70 Sterling Pl, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-0837
Merry-Go-Round Early Education Center | 21 Shepard Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-0246
Yaldenu Day Care | 85 Copley Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-801-0291
Smiling Faces Christian Daycare | 405 Englewood Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-567-7033
Little 1 Star LLC | 543 Maitland Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-692-3270
 
Teaneck Public Library | 840 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-4171 Website: www.teaneck.bccls.org
 
RECREATION, ARTS & LEISURE
Alpine Country Club | 80 Anderson Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-2121
Closter Golf Center | 153 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-0990
Edgewood Country Club | 449 Rivervale Rd # B, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-666-1200
Emerson Golf Club | 99 Palisade Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630 Tel: 201-261-1100
Hackensack Golf Club | 800 Soldier Hill Rd, Emerson, NJ 07630 Tel: 201-261-5505
Haworth Country Club | 5 Lake Shore Dr, Haworth, NJ 07641 Tel: 201-384-7300
Jon Manos Golf Academy | 153 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-666-0043
Knickerbocker Country Club | 188 Knickerbocker Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-1460
Metro Golf & Fitness | 145 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-4653
Montammy Golf Club | Route 9w, Alpine, NJ 07620 Tel: 201-768-9000
Old Tappan Golf Course | 83 Dewolf Rd, Old Tappan, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-767-1199
Paramus Golf & Country Club | 314 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-447-6067
Ridgewood Country Club | 96 W Midland Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-599-3900
Rivervale Country Club | 660 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-391-2300
Rockleigh Golf Course | 35 Paris Ave, Rockleigh, NJ 07647 Tel: 201-768-6353
Valley Brook Golf | 15 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-664-5886
White Beeches Golf & Country Club | 70 Haworth Dr, Haworth, NJ 07641 Tel: 201-385-8531

Richard Rodda Community Center (south end of Votee Park) | 250 Colonial Ct, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-7130
The Community Center is a 50,964 square foot facility built in 1998. The Center has limited rooms and facilities available for rental seven days a week based upon policies and procedures established by the Teaneck Township Council. The facility includes two gymnasiums, a dance suite, and a variety of different sized multipurpose rooms. Selected rooms are available to rent with a residential or commercial kitchen as well. Uses are approved subject to a determination that the use conforms with the policies and ordinances of the Township of Teaneck. Organizations, as defined by the Township, may rent rooms at the Center based upon a pre-established room rental fee schedule.


Youth Division
The Division provides a full day Preschool Program, Sunshine Gardens Learning Center, September - June for ages 3 & 4 - not entering Kindergarten. This full day Montessori based program has been well received and very successful. The hours for the full-day program are 9:15AM - 3PM. with optional after care available from 3PM - 6PM to assist working parents. Registration for this program is held in early February for the following school year.

An After School Child Care Program, for children in grades kindergarten through age 13, is available from school dismissal until 6PM. Provides quality homework assistance as well as personal attention towards building positive social skills and self-esteem. The children are exposed to many positive influences for its creative enrichment programs. Good health and nutrition habits are encouraged along with exposure to environmental awareness. Students also have opportunities to play recreational games, sports activities and explore their creativity through a variety of craft projects and special events. Registration for this program is held in May for the following school year.



Ammann | Fort Lee Rd & Teaneck Rd
Playground, softball field, basketball court, tennis courts, wading pool, walking/bike paths

Andreas | River Rd & W. Englewood Ave
Playground, tennis court, wadding pool, walking/bike paths

Argonne | Englewood Ave & Aspen Terr
Playground, softball field, basketball court, tennis courts, wading pool, walking-bike paths

Boostaver | Windsor Rd in between Beverly Rd & Beatrice St
Brett | River Rd & Riverview Ave
Brooks | Van Cortland Terr & Intervale Rd
Playground, baseball field, basketball courts, wading pool, walking/bike paths

Continental | New Bridge Rd & Roemer Ave
Coolidge | Loraine Ave & Coolidge Ave
Playground, wading pool, walking/bike paths

Feldman | Roemer Ave & River Dr
Walking/bike paths

Harte | Glenwood Ave & Roosevel St
Playground, wading pool, walking/bike paths

Hawthorne | Glenwood Ave & Letter Ave
Playground, softball field, baseball field, tennis courts, above-ground swimming pool, walking/bike paths, green house

Herrick | Herrick Ave & Palisade Ave
Playground, softball field, basketball court, wading pool, walking/bike paths

Mackel | Teaneck Rd & Genesee Ave
Playground, wading pool, walking/bike paths

Kipp | Kipp St & American Legion Dr
Phelps | River Rd between Martense Ave & Ramapo Rd
Playground, softball field, picnic area w/grill, basketball court, tennis courts, wading pool, walking/bike paths, volleyball court

Sagamore
Playground, softball field, basketball court, wading pool, walking/bike paths
South Gaylord | Woods Rd & Belle Ave
Stephens | between Bilton St & Sackville St
Terhune | River Rd & Terhune St
Playground, softball field, soccer field, tennis courts, wading pool, walking/bike paths

Martin Luther King Jr. | Broad St, adjacent to Board of Education
Playground, soccer fields, wading pool, walking/bike paths

Votee | Palisade Ave & Queen Anne Rd, north of Rt. 4
Playground, softball field, baseball field, picnic area w/grill, amphitheater, basketball court, football field, tennis courts, wading pool, in-ground swimming pool, walking/bike paths, handball courts, exercise stations, inline hockey rink

Windsor | Windsor Rd
Dog Run

Teaneck Creek Conservancy | 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-836-2403
The Teaneck Creek Conservancy is a member-supported, non profit organization dedicated to the reclamation and protection of the environmental, cultural, and historical legacy of the Teaneck Creek watershed.In 2001 an eclectic group of environmentalists, artists, and educators joined forces with the
Puffin Foundation to rescue
a small parcel of land in the southern most portion of Teaneck. Once a staging ground for the construction of the intersection of Routes 80 and 95, the land had been an unofficial dumpsite for nearly half a century. Refrigerators and old tires lay half-buried under mountains of broken concrete and asphalt.
Working with community leaders and the Bergen County Parks Department the founding team crafted a restoration plan driven by their passion to see something else for this humbled parcel of land. In 2006, after hundreds of hours of community meetings and thousands of hours of sweat equity, the Teaneck Creek Park emerged with over 1.3 miles of groomed trails, an Outdoor Classroom, and ecological art exhibits that make this oasis unlike any other.

For More Information Regarding Teaneck's Recreation Department Programs/Applications, please go to http://teanecknj.gov/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=68&Itemid=102
 
Movie Theaters
Clearview Bergenfield | 58 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-1600
Closter Clearview Cinemas | 130 Vervalen St, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-769-8800
AMC Theaters – Garden State 16 | 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 888-262-4386
AMC Loews Ridgefield Park 12 | 75 Challenger Rd, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 Tel: 888-262-4386
Clearview Warner 4 | 190 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Tel: 201-444-1234
Clearview Tenafly Cinema 4 | 4 W. Railroad Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-8889
Cedar Lane Cinemas | 503 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-836-3334
Clearview Cinemas | 249 Pascack Rd, Washington Township, NJ 07676 Tel: 201-666-8020
Westwood Cinema | 182 Center Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-664-3200

Performing Arts Theaters, Studios & Schools
O. DiBella Music Inc | 456 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-5800
Nunnbetter Dance Theater | 161 Woodbine St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-9638
Classic Ballet School | 171 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-767-0240
Closter Music School | 570 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-784-2080
Sylvan Academy of Music | 539 Durie Ave #3, Closter NJ 07624
CJC Music School | 510 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-994-9996
Cresskill Performing Arts Inc | 300 Knickerbocker Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-390-7513
All Seasons Chamber Players | 115 Orchard Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-1331
The Art School at Old Church | 561 Piermont Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-767-7160
Broadway Bound Dance Center Inc | 52 W. Madison Ave, Dumont, NJ 07628 Tel: 201-385-4114
Bergen Performing Arts Center | 30 N. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-227-1030
Sukha Arts Center | 76 Schraalenburgh Rd, Harrington Park, NJ 07640 Tel: 201-857-2455
Players Guild of Leonia Inc | 130 Grand Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605 Tel: 201-947-9606
Soloist Music | 336 Broad Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605 Tel: 201-944-7656
Art Center of Northern New Jersey | 250 Center St, New Milford, NJ 07646 Tel: 201-599-2992
Bergen Academy of Music & Art | 244 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell, NJ 07649 Tel: 201-940-2200
 
MEDICAL
Englewood Hospital | 350 Engle St,  Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-894-3000
Hackensack University Medical Center | 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Tel: 201-996-2000
Holy Name Hospital | 718 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel:  201-833-3000 
Palisades General Hospital | 7600 River Rd, North Bergen, NJ 07047 Tel: 201-854-5000
Valley Hospital | 223 N. Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Tel: 800-825-5391
 
SENIORS
Senior Citizens Service Center (upper level of Richard Rodda Community Center) | 250 Colonial Ct, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-837-7130
The Center is in operation Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 4PM for adults ages 55 & up. Seasonal activities in the areas of education, physical fitness and social recreational activities are available year round for active older adults. A hot lunch, provided by the Bergen County Division of Senior Services, is available daily for a suggested donation. A complete calendar of activities, classes and special events is available each month. A County van is available to assist in transporting participants to and from the Center.