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View Poll Results: Battle Of The States: NY vs CT vs NJ
New York 20 60.61%
Connecticut 6 18.18%
New Jersey 7 21.21%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-05-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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New York: Known for NYC, arguably the worlds best city. NYC is known for its very low crime rate, tourist attractions, the Plaza Hotel, and its food. There is also a lot of tourism upstate, like Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes, the Great Lakes, Lake George, 1000 islands, etc. There are also 4 major cities Upstate. Crime is mostly in the smaller cities (Newburgh, and Schenectady) while the 4 major cities are dropping crime. Like NJ (read below), there is a Six Flags there.

Connecticut: CT has 5 major cities with a population above 100K. It has sucky traffic (FFC), but it also very rich. That can be a bad thing, as a house can cost $400-500K when it costs under $200K in Upstate NY. Tourism is not as rich as Upstate NY, as most tourism is along the coastline, Northeast of New Haven. It is also known for its food, with New Haven having some of the best pizza. Stamford is very bland, and is really only for business. The other 3 cities are very depressed.

New Jersey: This state has some of the richest counties in America, but also the poorest. NJ is home to many ghettos (Atlantic City, Camden, Newark, etc) and the only city I would live in is Jersey City. With the exception of the Jersey Shore, there isnt that much tourism in the state itself. Most of the boardwalk was destroyed after Hurricane Sandy, and again with a fire destroying all the construction. Also, there is a Six Flags there.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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New York: Known for NYC, arguably the worlds best city. NYC is known for its very low crime rate, tourist attractions, the Plaza Hotel, and its food. There is also a lot of tourism upstate, like Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes, the Great Lakes, Lake George, 1000 islands, etc. There are also 4 major cities Upstate. Crime is mostly in the smaller cities (Newburgh, and Schenectady) while the 4 major cities are dropping crime. Like NJ (read below), there is a Six Flags there.

Connecticut: CT has 5 major cities with a population above 100K. It has sucky traffic (FFC), but it also very rich. That can be a bad thing, as a house can cost $400-500K when it costs under $200K in Upstate NY. Tourism is not as rich as Upstate NY, as most tourism is along the coastline, Northeast of New Haven. It is also known for its food, with New Haven having some of the best pizza. Stamford is very bland, and is really only for business. The other 3 cities are very depressed.

New Jersey: This state has some of the richest counties in America, but also the poorest. NJ is home to many ghettos (Atlantic City, Camden, Newark, etc) and the only city I would live in is Jersey City. With the exception of the Jersey Shore, there isnt that much tourism in the state itself. Most of the boardwalk was destroyed after Hurricane Sandy, and again with a fire destroying all the construction. Also, there is a Six Flags there.

Ok first of all, this is no contest. NYS is over 50,000 square miles, close to 10 times the geographic size of CT or NJ. NY offers far more diversity of landscapes, cultures, cuisines, etc.

Next, No county in NJ is among the poorest. NJ has some poor cities (Camden, Newark, Paterson) in otherwise very wealthy counties. NY and CT have this too (Mount Vernon in Westchester, Bridgeport in Fairfield, etc.)

Next, "Most of the boardwalk was destroyed after Hurricane Sandy, and again with a fire destroying all the construction" There isn't "THE" boardwalk in NJ, there are many. The story you described only happened to one shore town (1/2 mile on the 127 mile shore). Several boardwalks in NY were destroyed by Sandy too, y'know. And many boardwalks in both states survived just fine.

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Old 09-05-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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In terms of diversity NY is head and shoulders above NJ and CT. Some of the topography between the Adirondacks, Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, Lake Ontario and Erie are features that CT and NJ just don't have an answer to. It would be more balanced if it was just Westchester/Hudson Valley and Long Island vs CT and NJ, but then NYC tips the scales disproportionately. This is not to say NJ and CT don't hold their own merits. However NY State as a whole has an embarrassment of riches that NJ and CT can't hold a candle to.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I voted for NY, but almost voted for CT.

Look....it's nearly impossible for CT or NJ to compete with NY. I mean, NY has lots of scenic variety, more cities and towns, national parks, and of course, NYC. It also has more cultural variance, in a way. NYC is a whole different culture from say, Buffalo. However, it is true that Fairfield County, CT is vastly different from Windham County, culturally. CT has 3 cultures: NYC influence in the southwestern part of the state, central CT is just "normal," and eastern CT is rather depressed and Hicksville.

NY wins this one.

A fairer comparison would be NY vs. New England vs. PA or something.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids
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I'm a little confused on the repeated Six Flags reference? ... who cares about a tacky six flags? I voted New York and NOT for NYC.

I voted because I think Buffalo has great potential, Upstate recreation, Canadian exposure, and the Great Lakes proximity - also the culture up there.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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New Jersey is a rough state, very urban, and its not very easy on the eyes unless you like strip malls and parking lots. CT has a nice shoreline, but much of it is just built up suburbs, nothing exciting. New York on the other hand has a lot, one of the more diverse states in the US. It has the largest city in the country, it has mountains, it has thousands of lakes and it stretches far enough west to touch the eastern Great Lakes. It has Niagra Falls, one of the great features of North America. This one is no contest, its New York.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:14 AM
 
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New Jersey is a rough state, very urban, and its not very easy on the eyes unless you like strip malls and parking lots. CT has a nice shoreline, but much of it is just built up suburbs, nothing exciting. New York on the other hand has a lot, one of the more diverse states in the US. It has the largest city in the country, it has mountains, it has thousands of lakes and it stretches far enough west to touch the eastern Great Lakes. It has Niagra Falls, one of the great features of North America. This one is no contest, its New York.
Ugh.

How do people think they can get away with saying stuff like that first sentence?
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Ugh.

How do people think they can get away with saying stuff like that first sentence?

Yea your right, I re-read it and its a cheapshot. I could have described New York's attributes without the slam against your state. I apologize.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Ugh.

How do people think they can get away with saying stuff like that first sentence?
People are stupid. They just go by what they see along I-95 / NJTP.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Ugh.

How do people think they can get away with saying stuff like that first sentence?



Funny. It is OK to say things like this about the South, but when it hits home, people are insulted.
Strange how that works.
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