USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
Well, my family lived in central NJ from 1983-1987, and I was born in 1985, but my parents did not want me to have the stigma of being a native New Jerseyite, so when my mom went into labor with me, my grandfather came over and drove my mom like an hour into New York City so I could be born there, in Manhattan, and thus be spared of the "native New Jerseyite" stigma
Seriously though, it was because the obstetrician that pretty much everyone in my extended family used for baby deliveries was located there, but I like the story above, its a lot better
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LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13692 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
Passaic and Bergen counties of New Jersey all of my life. While many bash NJ for it's pollution, bad drivers, toll roads, it is still has many nice places and some nice senic areas (shore, western counties). If NJ is so bad, why do 8 Million people live here!
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8988 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1520 times:
Lived in Summit and Clark for about 5 years in the late 1980s-early 1990s.
I have a good portion of my family still in New Jersey...some in Union County, some south in Burlington County (I believe), and I've got friends spread throughout the state (including a real good friend of mine from AA61Hvy's town of Westfield)
Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4143 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1518 times:
So did any of you that move out of state finally learn how to turn left at intersections and fill your own gas?
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 12): While many bash NJ for it's pollution, bad drivers, toll roads, it is still has many nice places and some nice senic areas (shore, western counties). If NJ is so bad, why do 8 Million people live here!
Agree. Central and South Jersey look WAY nicer. i.e. Mercer County.
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STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17315 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1496 times:
Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 16): Mercer County is home to Trenton, and Trenton..is a complete s***hole to say the least...
Mercer County is also home to West Windsor, Princeton Borough, Princeton Township, Hopewell, Pennington which are very exclusive wealthy towns. Not to mention that Mercer County is home to Princeton University one of the most prestigious Universities in the Country.
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
While not origninally from Jersey, I was born in MD and since my dad worked for UA we moved around as much as a military family finally settling in NJ, I have lived here now for 20 years. I married a Jersey Girl. I listen to Springsteen and smile at the Jerey referances. I despise how everyone thinks that if they've seen Newark they've seem what New jersey Looks like. I love Kevin Smith Films.
New Jersian's laugh at people who pay more for thier gas and have to stand out in the cold or heat or rain to get it. We rage at idiot drivers who can't negoitate a jughandle or a circle. We want you to come to New Jersey and leave your money in Atlantic City, then go home.
New Jersey is a great place. Those that don't look past the facade of North Jersey to see the Highlands, the Pine Barrens, the Shore, South Jersey, don't need to be let in on the secret. Which is fine by those of us that are in on it.
Lucky727 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 602 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1484 times:
Technically Canadian, but spent at least half my life in NJ - not up on exact counties, but places like Upper Montclair, Parsippany, Caldwell, Verona, Ledgewood - all the way out Route 80 to the Del. Water Gap - where my mom's family are scattered. What amazes me is that none of my relatives ever go into NYC - something I always do when I'm visiting.