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Old 01-21-2014, 01:00 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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New Jersey: Don't trash it until you've traveled it - CNN.com

I like this article. I hate the "Joisey" jokes, especially from people who have never been here.

There are many beautiful areas in New Jersey.

The problem is that many outsiders only see New Jersey from The Turnpike, which is a real shame.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I don't really care if other people speak negatively about nj. im not sure why that would bother anyone. maybe if you work in tourism or are responsible for encouraging people to move here.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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Don't share with us, we already know this here in NJ. Share this with the General US forum or something!
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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Article was a decent write-up, I especially liked the inclusion of Frenchtown as most people, even some NJ natives, forget about the north and western corner of the state. The article ignored the non-shore areas of South Jersey. Jersey City and West New York are pretty close together, author should have picked somewhere else to give more representation to other parts of the state.

Also, amused by the commenters on the CNN site complaining parts of Hoboken are unsafe, as if any city in the US is uniformly nice.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: NJ
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New Jersey: Don't trash it until you've traveled it - CNN.com

I like this article. I hate the "Joisey" jokes, especially from people who have never been here.

There are many beautiful areas in New Jersey.

The problem is that many outsiders only see New Jersey from The Turnpike, which is a real shame.

And why do you think that is?

NJ has worked hard to become the fodder of comedians.

Most people who live in NJ have no clue as to its natural beauty and varried wildlife that continue to roam the state long after the cows and farms goi away.

So why do you think someoine from away would knoiw any better than most NJ residents.

Then there are the politicians who refelct the ethics of the NJ electorate. What's not to laugh at?
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:50 PM
 
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New Jersey: Don't trash it until you've traveled it - CNN.com many outsiders only see New Jersey from The Turnpike, which is a real shame.
Backroads, New Jersey: Driving at the Speed of Life
"seldom-explored secondary roads, where the real life of the state can be found. These inter-county or 500 series roads are a 6,788-mile network of mostly one-lane highways. Marked by blue-and-yellow five-sided shields bearing county names, they make up more than 20 percent of New Jersey’s public roads. They are never the fastest or most direct way to get anywhere, but when you break out of the towns and hit the country, they are a pleasure to drive."
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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People from other states just base NJ off their sight from Newark airport. Not the most pleasing appearance.

But if one actually has patience to travel across the state, then they come to know its true wonders.
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