Does New Jersey really have an inferiority complex to New York?!??

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    May 04, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    Just wondering because today I heard someone make the analogy between the two states. I grew up in NJ and never really thought it about like that UNTIL I heard about the 2014 Superbowl. Apparently, while the game is held in NJ, the majority of the money made from the game will go to NY....doesn't make any sense to me...
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    May 04, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    Yes.
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    May 04, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    SableCat15 saidJust wondering because today I heard someone make the analogy between the two states. I grew up in NJ and never really thought it about like that UNTIL I heard about the 2014 Superbowl. Apparently, while the game is held in NJ, the majority of the money made from the game will go to NY....doesn't make any sense to me...


    God I hope not. I grew up in Jersey.
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    May 04, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    It really doesn't matter. Both have an inferiority complex to TX.

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    May 04, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    no generally not, we tend to be our own people but I will say most Jerseyans think that its really lame that the Jets and Giants play in NJ while keeping the NY name and its not like the Meadowlands is right outside the Lincoln Tunnel either. Also we dont have our own tv stations so from Princeton north its the NYC stations and to the south its the Philly stations
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    May 04, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    No, New Yorkers just like to treat Jersey like the ugly kid sister for some reason. Can't blame 'em for not liking it....
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    May 04, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    Does New Jersey really have an inferiority complex to New York?!??

    Yes. Even though my family has lived there since the 1650s, and founded a number of early New Jersey towns. I grew up about 25 miles due west of Manhattan, and our TV, radio, and newspapers were all dominated by New York City. We were just their suburb. I consider myself more New Yorker than New Jerseyian, despite my family heritage.

    When you get away from NYC, in the beautiful hills of NW New Jersey, or the sandy south Jersey shores, and the unique Pine Barrens, then New Jersey acquires its own identity.
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    May 04, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    Long time ago a power failure hit NYC. Someone said they looked over and saw the Jersey lights and for the first time it looked good.
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    May 04, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    there is so much more to Jersey than highways and factories and grey like you see near NYC

    lots of green, farms, mountains, lakes, beaches all over the place. I find it amusing about the whole misconception of what NJ is like
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    May 04, 2011 2:43 PM GMT
    EVERYTHING is inferior to NY ;)
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    May 04, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    I live in New York and commute to New Jersey. I'm sure New Jersey has some great qualities too it but I just love the huge variety of people and things to do in the city. I could live in NJ but then I would just move back to VA because I don't think its much different in that respect!
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    May 04, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    That's funny because on the west cost you get that same kind of argument from the dueling cities across the bay between San Fran and Oakland.it's stupid!
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    May 04, 2011 2:51 PM GMT
    Do most people consider the statue of liberty as part of New York or New Jersey?
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    May 04, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidLong time ago a power failure hit NYC. Someone said they looked over and saw the Jersey lights and for the first time it looked good.

    The famous 1965 blackout? I remember it, when I was 16. My first indication in New Jersey was when my radio, tuned to a NYC station, went to static around suppertime. Nor could I find another NYC station on the air. Then I checked the TV, and all the channels were out, too. But we still had power in our part of New Jersey.

    This had never happened before, very scary at first. You gotta remember, we were still in the Cold War, with recent movies like Failsafe and Doctor Strangelove dealing with nuclear annihilation. And we all knew that NYC was a primary Soviet target. So what had happened to it? Why did it suddenly go silent?

    Gradually New Jersey-based radio stations began to report the failure of the electrical grid over the larger part of the US Northeast. And actually foreign sources, too, since I was into shortwave radio at that time, and could listen to radio stations around the globe reporting this calamity.

    Footnote: 9 months later New York hospitals had a flood of births. If there's no TV or radio, you can't go out, you can't cook, and it's pitch black, well, fuck.
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    May 04, 2011 2:53 PM GMT
    SableCat15 saidDo most people consider the statue of liberty as part of New York or New Jersey?

    It's New York. Though New Jersey contends it should be declared to be in New Jersey, given its closeness.
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    May 04, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    SableCat15 saidDo most people consider the statue of liberty as part of New York or New Jersey?

    It's New York. Though New Jersey contends it should be declared to be in New Jersey, given its closeness.


    I still say its just French icon_razz.gif
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    May 04, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    They are too in bed together. I've lived in both and I can say that one is not better than the other.
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    May 04, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    There's a reason why NJ is the highest per capita income and best schools of any state. It's a great place to live.

    But, yes, it does have an inferiority complex compared to NY and, in the south, Philly.
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    May 04, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    Yes...NJ has an inferiority complex with NYC. And rightly so.icon_eek.gif

    When they build the Empire State building maybe I'll go and visit.
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    May 04, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidthere is so much more to Jersey than highways and factories and grey like you see near NYC

    lots of green, farms, mountains, lakes, beaches all over the place. I find it amusing about the whole misconception of what NJ is like


    I love Belmar beach and the Jersey shore...........sexy sexy guys walking all over. I've had some of my hottest summers there.