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Old 08-20-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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NJ "threw" the useless city of Paterson on the map.


It's really sad that you are so ignorant regarding the history of our state, and--in particular--the vision of Alexander Hamilton.
If you read this concise history of The Society For Establishing Useful Manufactures, you will learn a LOT:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Societ...l_Manufactures
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default why does PA have so many kids attractions

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why does PA have so many kids attractions ( kids parks , kids water play , food factory tours etc )?
as compared to that NJ NY doesnt have many .

is it due to government incentive or location or some other reason .
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Short answer is that Pennsylvania went big into promoting tourism when industries started collapsing forty plus years ago.
This is something I noticed myself.

North Beach has a possible reason. Other reasons:

- Pennsylvania's central location (its called the Keystone State for a reason) between Baltimore/DC, Philadelphia, NYC, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and many cities in Ohio.

- less expensive and less taxed land

- in other areas, notable the NYC area, the land is considerable to be to valuable for amusement parks and instead is wasted on yet more housing. I don't blame the people who are living there but in a massively overcrowded metro area of 20 million people or so, did we really need to replace a historic amusement park like Palisades Park with 4 apartment buildings? Or the housing that replaced parks in Coney Island, the Rockaways or the Bronx?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palisa...nt_Park#Demise
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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- in other areas, notable the NYC area, the land is considerable to be to valuable for amusement parks and instead is wasted on yet more housing. I don't blame the people who are living there but in a massively overcrowded metro area of 20 million people or so, did we really need to replace a historic amusement park like Palisades Park with 4 apartment buildings? Or the housing that replaced parks in Coney Island, the Rockaways or the Bronx?
I still have fond memories of visiting Freedomland--in the East Bronx--twice, as a kid. After it was demolished, Co-Op City rose on that massive site.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...edomland-u-s-a

If Freedomland, or Palisades Amusement Park, had continued to be profitable, they would probably have lasted for many more years.

How can anyone prevent the closure--and sale--of a privately-held amusement complex?
Clearly, you can't.
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Guess we are forgetting six flags?
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:54 AM
 
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Curious to know where all the kid-friendly places are in PA, as we cross the state border more often than not.

Here are the ones I know of:

Camelback Waterpark
Hershey Park
Sesame Place
Dorney Park

Any more to add?
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Since you listed Hersheypark, I'll add Knoebels. It's close to there. :-)
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:55 PM
 
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Curious to know where all the kid-friendly places are in PA, as we cross the state border more often than not.

Here are the ones I know of:

Camelback Waterpark
Hershey Park
Sesame Place
Dorney Park

Any more to add?
Crayola Factory
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:24 PM
 
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To be fair, I don’t think this is really an honest assessment as at all. NJ, which is much smaller than PA, has the following:

Six Flags Great Adventure
Mountain Creek
Liberty Science Center
Clementon Park
Land of Make Believe
Diggerland
Sahara Sam’s
Camden Children’s Garden
Garden State Discovery Museum

More than enough children’s attractions and amusement parks down the Shore, including:
Wildwood
Ocean City
Atlantic City
Beach Haven
Seaside Heights
Point Pleasant Beach
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:57 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I still have fond memories of visiting Freedomland--in the East Bronx--twice, as a kid. After it was demolished, Co-Op City rose on that massive site.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...edomland-u-s-a

If Freedomland, or Palisades Amusement Park, had continued to be profitable, they would probably have lasted for many more years.

How can anyone prevent the closure--and sale--of a privately-held amusement complex?
Clearly, you can't.

You are right, you cannot force a private company to keep an amusement park open but you do not have to cave in and change the zoning so they can create massive housing projects if they close down the parks. That just encourages them to sell out and close down.

I am guess I am complaining because everywhere you look in the New York area is housing, apartments, housing, apartments, housing and more housing. Its not the duty of the New York area to pave over every amusement park, farm or square inch of land so yet more people can come here from around the country or around the world. Some consideration should be to the QOL of the people who live here now and future generations.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:41 PM
 
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why does PA have so many kids attractions ( kids parks , kids water play , food factory tours etc )?
as compared to that NJ NY doesnt have many .

is it due to government incentive or location or some other reason .
NJ has Space Farms, Action Park, and Six Flags Great Adventure. Plus we have beaches. PA has no beaches. We also have nearby NYC with its museums.

NY State has plenty of kids things to do in Hudson Valley. There is Great Escape. LI has Splish Splash.
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