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Old 10-24-2007, 06:37 AM
 
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Here is a positive. I think Lake Mohawk is beautiful. This is another area in NJ where I think the taxes are worth it. The houses are great, its like a little Europe and such style. The land reminds me so much of the Bershires in MA. It's really a magical place and I would gladly pay for a small cute home with the slate roof and cute shingles 7000K tax. ITs a bargain, Lake Mohawk is a wonderful place and I would pay to live there if I had an opportunity.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:55 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default JERZ- thanks !

Oh my... You are too funny girl !!! Could not give your reps. but I tried !!

Loved the Jokes- Maybe a thread just for NJ jokes? No wait, second thought, it would attract trolls....

Glad to have you back !! Any photos of the Bear Mountain Octoberfest or the beautiful NJ autumn leaves to post??
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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Well, I am no monster fan of NJ but have lived here 25 years after a bucolic life in the SOUTH. Survived and thrived. Still eager to retire and leave the cost of living behind. But cost of living is relative to other regions nearby. NYC and Bergen Co NJ people think our West and North NJ (Skylands - looks like Vermont ) is cheap -- but for NE PA people we are expensive. If you MUST live in NJ-- NW NJ is worth a look. IF commuting to NYC or metro areas you might pick a town near to a rail -but if you can work for a local business or work from home - the stress of a commute is less of a concern. Sussex and Warren Counties - rural, hilly, pretty and not as expensive as the metro counties. me3tv dot org
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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This place is a hellhole that should be sunken into the Atlantic Ocean!
Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Pennsylvania Bay...
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Apparently you missed the sarcasm.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:51 PM
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Location: Florida
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I love that T-shirt. There's another that makes me LOL "New Jersey - at least it's not Staten Island" LOL!

Here are a couple of more, OMG, I'm rolling.

WARNING - strong language for those who don't like 4 letter words, LOL:

"new jersey" Design on Products : CafePress.com

and

"new jersey" Design on Products : CafePress.com
LOL I love those!
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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Dee Vee is from Long Island, hopefully no where near New Hyde Park, anyways who you think you are I dunno but do me favor, dont come poking fun at NJ worry about the Indian problem you have in your neck of the woods, k buddy?
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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Yes, the Garden State is indeed crowded, and horribly expensive!

But why are so many people willing to spend so much money for the privilege of living here?

What is it that attracts them? What keeps them here? Any idea?
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:05 PM
 
Location: UWS -- Lucky Me!
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Or wait, here's a funny one, too! It's long, though, so look out. I copied and pasted it...see? We who grew up in New Jersey DO have a sense of humor:

YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM NEW YORK CITY WHEN...
Just to dispel a few misguided stereotypes:

* You think Central Park is "nature."
Obviously, you haven't seen many areas of Central Park. It draws bird watchers from all over. And your quarter acre suburban front lawn is nature, right?
* You've been to New Jersey twice and got hopelessly lost both times.
I'm a cultural refugee from New Jersey. Grew up there, but NYC granted me asylum.

* You pay more each month to park your car than most people in the U.S. pay in rent.
Car? What car? Public transit gets me anywhere I need to go.

* You go to dinner at 9 and head out to the clubs when most Americans are heading to bed.
Because we don't have to get up at 5:30 to get to the office by 9:00.

* You have 27 different menus next to your telephone.
Better than having just one -- for Pizza Hut! And the operative word there is "different."

* Going to Brooklyn is considered a "road trip."
By whom? Not this Manhattanite!

* America west of the Hudson is still theoretical to you.
Not theoretical. Only alien.

* You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.
What are you looking at???

* You take a taxi to get to your health club to exercise.
How do you get to yours? You jog backwards?

* Your idea of personal space is no one actually standing on your toes.
Stop breathing on me!!! Pressing up against me isn't going to get you to the front of the line any faster!

* $50 worth of groceries fit in one paper bag.
Hasn't happened yet, but sometimes $3 can fill -- I mean fill -- a bag.

* Your doorman is Russian, your grocer is Korean, your deli man is Israeli, your building super is Italian, your laundry guy is Chinese, your favorite bartender is Irish, your favorite diner owner is Greek, the watch seller on your corner is Senegalese, your last cabbie was Pakistani, your newsstand guy is Indian and your favorite falafel guy is Egyptian.
Actually, I don't have a doorman, the super is Puerto Rican, the laundry lady is Barbadian, I don't go to bars, but the rest of it is pretty close to the truth. Pretty interesting, isn't it?

* You say "the city" and expect everyone to know that it means Manhattan.
Most do.

* You secretly envy cabbies for their driving skills.
Since I haven't driven since 1989, I rarely think about it these days.

* You have never been to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building.
I visited ESB as a tourist, like you're supposed to, when I was a kid.

* You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park at 3:30 on the Friday before a long weekend, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
Columbus Circle --> Battery Park: No. 1 Train. Duh!
Wisconsin: Northern Tier between Michigan and Minnesota

* Hookers and the homeless are invisible.
Sadly, they are very much in evidence.

* The subway makes sense.
Next time you get lost, ask me. It makes perfect sense. Kind of.

* The subway should never be called anything prissy, like the Metro.
Has anyone actually tried? And been understood?

* You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
Not quite, but English swearing is understood pretty universally.

* You think $7.00 to cross a bridge is a fair price.
To get in, yes! There's a reason they don't charge to leave.

* You've considered stabbing someone just for saying "The Big Apple."
No, nothing worse than a well deserved death stare.

* Your door has more than three locks.
Only two, but one I don't use. How many do you have?

* You go to a hockey game for the fighting. In the stands. To participate.
Hockey games? Not likely!

* Your favorite movie has DeNiro in it.
No, Gable.

* The most frequently used part of your car is the horn.
What car? If I had one, it would probably be the trunk.

* You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.
Hey! What you lookin' at?

* You call an 8' x 10' plot of patchy grass a yard. You complain about having to mow it.
It's why I choose to live in an apartment.

* You are a skee-ball juggernaut.
Huh?

* You consider Westchester "Upstate."
Well, it is!

* You cried the day Mayor Ed Koch took over for Judge Wapner.
Didn't even blink.
* You run when you see a flashing "Do Not Walk" sign at the intersection.
There is no such thing as a "Do Not Walk" sign. It's four letters on top, four on the bottom:
D O N T
W A L K
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yes, the Garden State is indeed crowded, and horribly expensive!

But why are so many people willing to spend so much money for the privilege of living here?

What is it that attracts them? What keeps them here? Any idea?
#1 FAMILY
#2 MONEY
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