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Old 10-06-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Jersey doesn't really have any big city of it's own, most of it's population forms part of the NYC and Philly metros. I'm wondering if most Jerseyite still consider themselves from Jersey first, or if they tend to identify more with being from the NY area or the Philly area. Do some of them identify as New Yorkers? Not the ones who moved from NY itself. Is there much of a rivalry between south and north NJ?
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Obviously, I cant speak for all NJ residents but I rarely even think about NJ as North and South. In most instances I just think of the state as a whole. The only time "North" and "South" even comes to mind is if I am describing where something is located.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:19 PM
 
Location: New York City
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There's a reason very few people south of say, Toms River/Princeton root for the Devils. They're a North Jersey/New York Metro team.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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There's a reason very few people south of say, Toms River/Princeton root for the Devils. They're a North Jersey/New York Metro team.
Damn right. You keep rooting for those Phailures.

And the OP - are you giving us a lesson on NJ from 10,000 miles away? I don't get it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
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When I was younger I did, not so much anymore now. I use North, South and Central Jersey more as a geographic notator if I'm letting a friend know where I'm going but they may not be familiar with the specific town. When I was I younger we decided anything below the Driscoll Bridge was South Jersey, which we for some reason decided we were better than because kids are dip$hits.

Now I dream of the day we can say adios to Bergen Co and put down new roots in coastal Monmouth.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Damn right. You keep rooting for those Phailures.

And the OP - are you giving us a lesson on NJ from 10,000 miles away? I don't get it.
Unless the OP has lived in NJ, I'm shocked that a person from Australia would even know about the regional differences in the state of New Jersey.

As for the topic, there is definitely a rivalry when it comes politics. We already know which part of the state gets shortchanged.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:04 PM
 
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South Jersey is very rural and less developed compared to North Jersey.

Parts of North Jersey feels very urban and dense like an extended large city. Hudson County is like the 6th borough of New York, and include eastern half of Bergen County as well.
Northern NJ doesn't only consist of Bergen County & NYC "suburbs". North West NJ is pretty rural too.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Northern NJ doesn't only consist of Bergen County & NYC "suburbs". North West NJ is pretty rural too.
True but it's no where near as rural as Southeastern NJ.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:15 PM
 
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True but it's no where near as rural as Southeastern NJ.
Isn't the same as Delaware? Never been down to Cumberland or Salem.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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True but it's no where near as rural as Southeastern NJ.
Trust me, it is. And probably even more so.
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