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Old 07-03-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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Default Why do New Yorkers hate New Jersey so much?

A lot of New Yorkers I've met really hate New Jersey. The mere mention of the place turns their stomach. Especially this guy:

Gov. Paterson on SNL Skit (Video 9-25-2010))
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: New York City | London
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Hehehe. I am not really sure, as a kid I was always around adults that would talk negatively about New Jersey. They'd call northern NJ a wasteland, trash-dump, factory filled crapper, and if LA was the armpit of the US, NJ as the hole that relieved the US body of its waste.
You could say I picked up it, because whenever someone mentions NJ, going to or being from NJ, I vomit a little bit in my mouth and cringe. A don't forget the bridge and tunnel stigma (regarding the Holland, Lincoln and GWB).

*Before anyone attacks - my post is obviously exaggerated*

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Old 07-03-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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Why would New Yorkers hate their own backyard?

I smell trollium.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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New Yorkers hate other boroughs and people from other boroughs( other than their borough) so why wouldn't they hate New Jersey and people from New Jersey ?

They hate Long Island and Long Islanders too, so don't take it personally.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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New Jersey smells
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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It's all about a lot of ribbing.

I just hate the tolls to get there.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Many New Yorkers don't even have a clue as to what NJ is beyond the parts along the Hudson or the Turnpike (where those smelly refineries are). Our office moved last October from Manhattan to Jersey City. One woman, who lives on the lower east side, cannot grasp that I still have a 90-minute commute to work. She said, "How can that be possible when you already live in Jersey?" I guess map skills and geography aren't taught in NYC schools.

Then you have the other kind who think everyone in Jersey lives in giant houses with big backyards. I had a friend who spent her first thirty years in Manhattan before marrying someone from Bergen County. Every time we passed an apartment complex she would exclaim, "I can't believe there are all these apartments in New Jersey!"

And then there are the ones we get on the NJ forum who think they're going to find a two-bedroom apartment in a safe town for under $1000 because it's New Jersey, or a house in a nice suburban town with a big yard, great schools, and a 45-minute commute for $250K.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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It's all about a lot of ribbing.

I just hate the tolls to get there.
You don't pay any tolls to get here. You pay to get back home, heh heh heh.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Its the tollbooth capital of the United States! There's a pointless tollbooth every 20 minutes. I hate driving thru Jersey!
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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You don't pay any tolls to get here. You pay to get back home, heh heh heh.
NOW you know why NYers hate Jersey.
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