Does Jersey City have a business curfew? Why?

Yes, Jersey City has a business curfew in place. However, it only affects certain areas of the City which are outlined in the Jersey City Code, Chapter 263 – Hours of Retail Businesses. A business curfew exists to address a number of late night concerns including noise, disturbances, crowds of juveniles and other quality of life issues important to local residents. Those who live within the City’s neighborhood commercial districts and have to get up early and go to work are especially grateful for this law and the businesses willing to comply.