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Old 03-30-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Yeah the Bergen County thing is definitely real. I was at a party in LITTLE FALLS (Passaic County!) and overheard a girl from Wallington (Bergen Co) say, "Thanks but I have to go back to North Jersey."

O RLY?



Yeah, that map's not bad, but I can't call Elizabeth "Central Jersey" and I can't call Tuckerton "Central Jersey." Even Toms River is a stretch, IMO. Give Ocean to South Jersey and give Union to North Jersey, and we have a deal.

Ok, how's this for a compromise, using maps of Israel and Kashmir as a model:
The funny thing is, Wallington is geographically more South than Little Falls.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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At the other extreme, living in Medford, I worked for 3 years amongst people from South Jersey. One in particular stood out, from Franklinville, which is in Salem County. I spoke many times with him regarding this subject. This would be his map:

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: NJ
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mike and lamm's maps are killing me! LOL

i personally do not accept somerset (i lived there, and still considered myself north jersey) and northern hunterdon county as part of central jersey. as far as montgomery, yeah it's a little iffy at that point, but for some reason go 1 mile south into princeton and it's a different world. montgomery i'll call "nentral nj".

so i'll say middlesex county, part of mercer. i grew up with anything south of the raritan bridge as being south jersey, but now that i'm in monmouth county a lot, i'll begrudingly say it's not "south" - at least as far north as the arts center.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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you've heard of South Central LA? Well now there's South Central NJ!

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r186/STrapani1105/mmithcill.jpg (broken link)
^that'll settle the dispute!
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Long Branch
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I still think the Raritan separates north from central. There's more leeway on the central and south boundary. Toms River seems more central as many residents commute to NYC. How about Tuckerton? What town is the NYC commute cutoff?
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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I still think the Raritan separates north from central. There's more leeway on the central and south boundary. Toms River seems more central as many residents commute to NYC. How about Tuckerton? What town is the NYC commute cutoff?
I'm guessing Toms River is the cutoff. NJ Transit's last stop is in Northern Ocean County, and Toms River still requires a drive to that, but going any farther would be a serious commute.

Tuckerton, Long Beach Island, etc. have some ties to Atlantic City/County, which by way of nature has ties to Southwest NJ, which has ties to Philly.
The Press of A.C. has circulation in Southern Ocean Co., and provides NYC TV listings in the newspaper out of courtesy for the Southern Ocean Co. ppl.

Also, they have Genuardi's grocery store, 609 area code, receive Atlantic City FM, however they get NYC TV on DirecTV/Dish because all of Ocean County is NY market.

But it reciprocates back to Northern Ocean County which then gets CSN-Philadelphia on Comcast cable, and is in Phillies home territory because the Southern Ocean Co. is in essence part of Southern NJ. So its like if you really claim just a small part of the county, you can claim all of it. I think Ocean County however is underserved ways even though they get both NY and Philly influence, whereas Mercer is overserved (guess having the capitol in the county helps).

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Old 03-31-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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This really sucks. I just wrote a really long, well-thought out response...and when I submitted it, the "server was too busy", and my really well thought out reply is lost in Cyberspace. That totally sucks. What's going on with the server on this site lately???
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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mike and lamm's maps are killing me! LOL

i personally do not accept somerset (i lived there, and still considered myself north jersey) and northern hunterdon county as part of central jersey. as far as montgomery, yeah it's a little iffy at that point, but for some reason go 1 mile south into princeton and it's a different world. montgomery i'll call "nentral nj".

so i'll say middlesex county, part of mercer. i grew up with anything south of the raritan bridge as being south jersey, but now that i'm in monmouth county a lot, i'll begrudingly say it's not "south" - at least as far north as the arts center.
I think this is the specific intersection where NJ transitions from North to Central. I've driven 206 many times, and came to the conclusion a while ago this is the demarcation line:

rt 206 and rt 518, montgomery nj - Google Maps
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I think this is the specific intersection where NJ transitions from North to Central. I've driven 206 many times, and came to the conclusion a while ago this is the demarcation line:

rt 206 and rt 518, montgomery nj - Google Maps
OR OR OR........

the demarc between 908/609 & mailing address - part of montgomery has princeton 609 phone numbers and princeton mailing address!
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: The REAL WORLD.
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I lived in Monmouth County and it was always considered Central Jersey.
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