Photos: The Nice Side of New Jersey

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    Jul 17, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    Turns out it's called the Garden State for a reason. As a New Yorker, I never knew this. Now I think it's beautiful.

    Check out this album:

    http://is.gd/NkOEgy
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    Jul 17, 2011 11:59 PM GMT
    I've been to all those towns, crossed all the bridges (usually by motorcycle or bicycle), know all those rivers & reservoirs. This is where I spent my teen years growing up, and that's only a part of western New Jersey. The northwestern corner is also amazing, but I know your next major destination is Allentown.
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
    19c79 saidTurns out it's called the Garden State for a reason. As a New Yorker, I never knew this. Now I think it's beautiful.

    Check out this album:

    http://is.gd/NkOEgy


    Welcome to New Jersey. Now go home.
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ said
    19c79 saidTurns out it's called the Garden State for a reason. As a New Yorker, I never knew this. Now I think it's beautiful.

    Check out this album:

    http://is.gd/NkOEgy


    Welcome to New Jersey. Now go home.

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    Your bio says you live in New York, and you welcome someone else to New Jersey? And what business do have telling someone traveling through New Jersey to "go home?"
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    Hillsborough is where my married boyfriend lives......lol.........icon_wink.gif

    They used to have a sign there saying "Welcome to Hillsborough" and thenicon_lol.gif they took it down.......
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jul 18, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
    I have been to New Jersey and LOVED it. If it weren't for the gawdawful property taxes and their out-of-control brain-damaged governor....I would consider living there....

    I even thought Trenton looked cool.....
  • beaujangle

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    Jul 18, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    I like those charming country towns with historic buildings and parks. The bridges remind me of the movie 'Stand by me'.
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    Jul 18, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    Aw - it's too bad you didn't come up to the northwestern part of the state. If you ever do, let me know! It's a bit less classy than the areas around Bernards and Lambertville but even more scenic.

    Best of luck in your travels. I think you've embarked on a truly noble journey. I'll be keeping an eye on your progress!
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    Jul 18, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    19c79 saidTurns out it's called the Garden State for a reason. As a New Yorker, I never knew this. Now I think it's beautiful.

    Check out this album:

    http://is.gd/NkOEgy


    Dude those pictures are amazing, nice going man. Looking forward to more.
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    Jul 18, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    Come to Cape May!! icon_biggrin.gif

    http://www.capemay.com/

    Tristan
  • charmr

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    Jul 18, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    19c79 saidTurns out it's called the Garden State for a reason. As a New Yorker, I never knew this. Now I think it's beautiful.

    Check out this album:

    http://is.gd/NkOEgy


    New Yorkers always castigate New Jersey --- until they visit here. --- then they MOVE here!
  • awm55

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    Jul 18, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    I still have not found an area nicer than the one I grew up in on the Jersey Shore.
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    Jul 18, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    charmr said
    19c79 saidTurns out it's called the Garden State for a reason. As a New Yorker, I never knew this. Now I think it's beautiful.

    Check out this album:

    http://is.gd/NkOEgy


    New Yorkers always castigate New Jersey --- until they visit here. --- then they MOVE here!


    That used to be true - now they're moving out to Pennsylvania. Property taxes, you know.
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    Jul 18, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    Isn't America a great country, where you have the luxury of taking time off to just walk all over the place?
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    Jul 18, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    19c79 saidTurns out it's called the Garden State for a reason. As a New Yorker, I never knew this. Now I think it's beautiful.

    Check out this album:

    http://is.gd/NkOEgy


    I've checked. I'm still waiting for the beauty. All quite pedestrian to me.
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    Jul 18, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    Morristown is quite expensive. As are other nice areas in NJ like Cape May (colorful seaside Victoriana) and lesser known areas like Spring Lake (similar) and the vintage Adirondack-style Lake Mohawk just an hour from Manhattan.

    Cape May:
    http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&biw=1152&bih=553&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=cape+may+nj&oq=cape+may+nj&aq=f&aqi=g6g-s1g3&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=4071l4914l0l6349l6l6l1l0l0l0l187l687l1.4l5

    Spring Lake:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&xhr=t&q=spring+lake+nj&cp=13&qe=c3ByaW5nIGxha2Ugbg&qesig=fp3Sm1Y9-Vxoj7APYqn_sg&pkc=AFgZ2tn4zPJGi6AyH-odkkphlz3fX9uOKUkT4WD6_L4zpmDjdTsHswjy1LbssEPcdGKo5Z4b7zu-_PtrPvDjpCH2yjdpKNZAww&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1152&bih=553&wrapid=tljp1310954119717012&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

    Lake Mohawk:
    http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&biw=1152&bih=553&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=lake+mohawk+nj&oq=lake+mohawk+nj&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=59002l60125l0l60390l11l7l0l0l0l0l156l812l3.4l7
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 18, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    Very nice album Constantino!

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    Jul 18, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidIsn't America a great country, where you have the luxury of taking time off to just walk all over the place?
    Whoever said I'm taking time off? I wish I had the money to afford that. I'm working.
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    Jul 18, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidWelcome to New Jersey. Now go home.
    Glad you're not representative of the people of your (I'm assuming) state. I'll be home, in Manhattan, next spring.
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    Jul 18, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    19c79 saidTurns out it's called the Garden State for a reason. As a New Yorker, I never knew this. Now I think it's beautiful.

    Check out this album:

    http://is.gd/NkOEgy


    I've checked. I'm still waiting for the beauty. All quite pedestrian to me.


    Have you ever BEEN here? If you haven't you need to come see. Don't wait for it to come to you!

    The proof of the pudding is that we have living here many HUNDREDS -- if not THOUSANDS --- of retired army officers . These are men and women who at some time in their careers were stationed at Fort Monmouth or other bases in New Jersey, AND WERE ALSO STATIONED AT OTHER PLACES ALL OVER THE U.S. AND ALL OVER THE WORLD, and then came back here to retire. We have lakes, ocean, mountains, plains, golf courses, public and private, , tennis, camping grounds, cities, country, museums, theaters, arts, etc., all within an hour or two the most from any place in the State. We also have some of the best weather, enough rain, but not too much, moderate heat in summer, moderate cold and snow in the winter, and very little in the way of floods, earthquakes, hurricanes , tornadoes, and other catastrophic situations, such as we hear of constantly elsewhere. There is [normally] adequate employment available, excellent schools, and fine police and fire protection. Our courts are respected as among the very best in the country, our system having been copied by many others. AND almost every part of the State is within an hour or so from either New York City or Philadelphia by car or public transport, and no more than an hour and a half to two hours from the other. We have many gays, and excellent acceptance of gays We have protective laws for gays and gay couples and will soon have gay marriages. As for property taxes, they are not so much higher than other metropolitan areas, and compensating, we have among the highest incomes in the country! I can't think of a better place to live!