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Old 09-29-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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Lodi NJ definenley

 
Old 09-29-2007, 09:38 PM
 
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Default snobby NJ towns

I moved to Hoboken in 85 and my tenement apartment was $500 a month.

In the 80s and early 90s the town was full of artists and average earners, it was a little rougher than Manhattan, but very alive and fun. I left in 2001, the trust fund kids and the pseudo urban sophisticates really got on my nerves, I couldn't take it.

Hoboken Guy-Don't you mean Westfield and not Scotch Plains?

Scotch Plains seems very much a middle class kind of town, Westfield seems like it is trying to be very very.
 
Old 09-29-2007, 09:59 PM
 
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When I was in high school I used to hear that hoboken was better than manhattan because of all the snobs, and that hoboken was for the regular bloke. Was that ever true, and somehow changed, or was it never like that?
 
Old 09-30-2007, 06:47 AM
 
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LOL!!!!!!!!!! Lonely for that other thread, juliann?
Maybe just a bit.

Now where is she?
 
Old 09-30-2007, 06:49 AM
 
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Thanks man. The arrogance that oozes out from the trust fund kids/adults in this town is sickening though. I worked hard for my nice car, I worked hard to live in a nice waterfront building, but the trust fund kids outnumber the real people in Hoboken.
You know what's weird? I think Hoboken has taken this turn in just the last few years. When I lived up in that area 5-6 years ago, I didn't think that was the case. Now I see what you're saying. Or maybe I've just gotten old.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Lodi NJ definenley
Lodi? That's as blue collar, North Jersey beer league softball as it gets! I've always had nothing but very nice experiences with Lodi people.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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I moved to Hoboken in 85 and my tenement apartment was $500 a month.

In the 80s and early 90s the town was full of artists and average earners, it was a little rougher than Manhattan, but very alive and fun. I left in 2001, the trust fund kids and the pseudo urban sophisticates really got on my nerves, I couldn't take it.

Hoboken Guy-Don't you mean Westfield and not Scotch Plains?

Scotch Plains seems very much a middle class kind of town, Westfield seems like it is trying to be very very.
Yes sorry, Westfield. I am a little off kilter with the geography lately.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 09:11 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I've never been to Hoboken, so I had no clue.

You sound like good people. Maybe you'll appreciate this (maybe not)...when my husband and I moved out of NY, the night before we left we hung out on the stoop of our (rented) house with 6 of our closest friends. We bought (don't get grossed out) about $80 worth of White Castle and drank beer with it. It was a fun farewell!

Thank God we didn't get sick the next day in the Ryder truck!
too funny. a white castle opened up here just 2 days ago, and we had it for dinner last night!
 
Old 09-30-2007, 09:14 AM
 
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i really don't know. kids' sports takes me to places such chester, mendham and mountain lakes and, i admit, i go there with an attitude expecting snobbery to the nth degree. but i don't find it. i talk to parents from these towns, and more often than not, they are very friendly and down to earth.

so, the answer is a big "i don't now" from me!
 
Old 09-30-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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i really don't know. kids' sports takes me to places such chester, mendham and mountain lakes and, i admit, i go there with an attitude expecting snobbery to the nth degree. but i don't find it. i talk to parents from these towns, and more often than not, they are very friendly and down to earth.
I don't see it either. Sure, there are isolated snobby people everywhere, but I don't know of any towns where it is common. I think I've met one overtly snobby person since I've lived in Jersey (and she did happen to be from Marlboro, lol!), but I choose to believe she was a classless anomaly.
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