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Old 04-27-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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Thank you. I followed your route and just arrived home. Sorry I was quite disappointed... Although there very few homes here and there that were gorgeous; the mansions in Bergen County are much bigger, nicer and often made with brick.
You should check out the most expensive house in America, the $190m one on the news
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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^^^ Beautiful.... I wish we had nice small city in NJ but I live only 25 min from Manhattan....

Things I did not like about CT:

* More expensive gas and no full-service
* Tax on shoes and clothes
* No Sunday closing law (unlike in Bergen County)
* Mall parking cost money

BTW your infrastructure was great, I saw somewhere here earlier that the roads were bad which is not true at all!
Stamford is the only mall in Connecticut that I know of that charges for parking. That is because it is in downtown and has structered parking so they charge you. I think the mall in Jersey City charges for parking as well. Jay
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Where Sunday shopping is banned in the USA
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Stamford is the only mall in Connecticut that I know of that charges for parking. That is because it is in downtown and has structered parking so they charge you. I think the mall in Jersey City charges for parking as well. Jay
It was only 50 cents per 3 hour and free on Sundays (did not know about free of charge on Sundays until I left and saw the sign by entrance door... Anyways only 50 cents not a big deal). Never been to the mall in JC.
I go to Paramus' 4 shopping malls... The shopping mecca of the tri-state area closed on Sundays though
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:05 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Jersey City has actually some nice skyscrapers and its great location across from NYC with its skyline view. However, the city itself is

Stamford is clean and beautiful. CT has nicer cities but Bergen County is amazing though
Jersey City is a very nice city , its on par with Stamford with the exception of it having a nicer waterfront. Bergen County is one county , so you cannot compare it to an entire state. Its a very dense county similar to Fairfield County. Infact its City - town ratio is the small as FFC , Fort Lee , Hackensack , Cliffside Park all have High Rises... Stamford doesn't have any skyscrapers just high rises if you want to be technical. Only Jersey City , Manhattan , Brooklyn , Queens , Newark , New Rochelle ,and white Plains have Skyscrapers in this region.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:14 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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^^^ Beautiful.... I wish we had nice small city in NJ but I live only 25 min from Manhattan....

Things I did not like about CT:

* More expensive gas and no full-service
* Tax on shoes and clothes
* No Sunday closing law (unlike in Bergen County)
* Mall parking cost money

BTW your infrastructure was great, I saw somewhere here earlier that the roads were bad which is not true at all!
You must not get out much as most of North and Central Jersey is comprised of Nice and safe cities or safe sections within those cities.

Fort Lee
Hackensack
Morristown
Ironbound section of Newark
Downtown Newark
Downtown Jersey City
Journal SQ / Little India section of Jersey City
Hoboken
Weehawken
Eastern/Ocean Side of Asbury Park
New Brunswick
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:24 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Yes, but lets keep our fingers crossed so that the other Jersey guy that swears Jersey City is better than Stamford doesn't discovers this thread!
I assume you mean me , Stamford only beats Jersey City in 2 areas better schools and lower crime which 5-10 years from now I think JC will have Stamford levels. Skyline wise Jersey City wins , its a taller , wider skyline then Stamford. by 2020 there will be 3 Skyscraper districts , Waterfront , Journal SQ and along the NJT tracks where as Stamford will only have one area which is Downtown. Jersey City has 7 skyscrapers under construction , another 30 in the approval / funding process...and its moving fast. Transportation Jersey City pile drives Stamford with its Light Rail and Subway network along with frequent bus service. If Stamford beefed up its Transit network and had more high rise and Skyscraper proposals then I could say its in JC's league but for now its not. Skyline wise , JC even beats Hartford although Hartford for now beats Newark although even by 2018 that will change. Shopping wise , its a dead tie between the two... Waterfront , JC blows Stamford away.... Open Space and Parks its a tie....although Stamford has smaller parks then JC. There are a few parks in the pipeline for the Western side of JC and some more Hudson River Parks...
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Jersey City and Stamford are apples and oranges. To say one is "better" than the other is kind of a pointless discussion.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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Things I did not like about CT:

* More expensive gas and no full-service
* Tax on shoes and clothes
* No Sunday closing law (unlike in Bergen County)
* Mall parking cost money
There are full-service gas stations in Ct.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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There are full-service gas stations in Ct.
In Connecticut, there are no tolls every time you turn the corner like there are in NJ
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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There are full-service gas stations in Ct.
Yes, I tend to find there's at least one in most towns.
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