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Old 07-07-2008, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Too far from the beach, NJ
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I live in Cape May County, and would rather vacation here than in Florida (too hot, humid, yucky, etc.).

I wanted to move a while ago, until I realized what beauty this area has.

I love it here! Florida has got nothing on us, unless you love hurricanes and alligators. And I do love alligators, but from afar, thank you very much. At least I know my dog is safe. And the sunsets are to die for, absolutely gorgeous. No Florida for me, thanks.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:28 AM
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Location: Florida
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And glow in the dark!
AND develop eyes in the back of his head!
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:30 AM
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Location: Florida
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Hardly.....
Many counties in NJ have undesirable areas. Essex has many nice towns like Cedar Grove, Livingston, Verona, Glen Ridge, etc.
Thank you.

I was hoping SOMEONE would defend that...
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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And glow in the dark!
I've always wondered what that haze..that glowing redness over the delaware river was near me..now i know - SUPERFUND GOOP!!!!


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Old 07-08-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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[quote=Miami305Kid;4361443]That's because the area in the Soprano's is in Essex County (where Newark is) so it happens to be one of NJ's less desirable counties. But I agree, NJ should show other states is beauty so people don't still think we are living by factories in 2015.[/quote]

Your wish is my command - look at all of those Factories in the background! It's horrible!!!

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Old 07-08-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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If you look close...you can almost see my backyard : )

http://search.aol.com/aol/redir?src=image&requestId=52d491d4235fc275&userQue ry=scenic+NJ&clickedItemURN=http%3A%2F%2Fpics4.cit y-data.com%2Fcpicc%2Fcfiles8457.jpg&moduleId=image_d etails.jsp.M&clickedItemDescription=Image Details (broken link)
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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^^ whoa great pic. let me guess....the northwest somewhere?
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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You'll find ignorant people everywhere who form very negative stereotypes of different segments of society. In my area people call New Jersey "The Garbage State" because they export so much of their trash to us, and many folks in New Jersey reciprocate by calling those of us in rural Pennsylvania "rednecks" because so many of us hunt, fish, and drive pick-ups. A lot of people in my area stereotype the incoming influx of New York City transplants as being "rude" and "pushy." Contrariwise I've actually met several NYC ===> NEPA transplants from this forum (and hope to meet many more at our gathering), and all were as pleasant as you could ever hope for.

Unfortunately even positive stereotypes can have negative implications. For example, how many people out there think "all Asians are good at math and science?" Now let us assume that there does happen to be an Asian-American student who is struggling academically in one of these two areas of study. Could you imagine the amount of extra pressure they are placed under to excel in order to live up to their nationality's lofty stereotype and reputation?

From my experiences with New Jersey I must say that overall I love the state. I don't like how so many of the residents see no wrong in urban sprawl, and I didn't appreciate how motorists in Hackettstown made me play a game of Frog-ger with them when I was in the crosswalk with the walk signal, but overall I'm impressed with what the Garden State has to offer. If Pennsylvania decides next year to ban same-sex civil unions, I might just have to take the plunge and relocate to Hoboken.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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There is no way someone can say that people see no wrong in urban sprawl in ANY state. The little guy is not in the driver seat on that. There is no way you can speak for the average joe.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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^^ whoa great pic. let me guess....the northwest somewhere?

Warren County NJ - isn't it beautiful!!!
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