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Hmmm...

Having seen the Hudson River, I'm not sure whether I would want to take a drink from that...  :blink: <!--IBF.ATTACHMENT_5201-->

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NJ is a diverse place, culturally, physiographically, politcally, etc.

Probably my biggest pet peeve is hearing people talk about Jersey and thinking the entire state is made up of refineries, turnpikes, and marshland cause they flew in to Newark and took a cab to Manhatten.

But still, I wouldnt drink water from the Hudson either. :D
Apparently two GE plants in NY, as well as others, have in my opinion destroyed the river and even makes eating fish all the way down on the Jersey shore risky as best.

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Hmmm...
Probably my biggest pet peeve is hearing people talk about Jersey and thinking the entire state is made up of refineries, turnpikes, and marshland cause they flew in to Newark and took a cab to Manhatten.

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I grew up in Lawrenceville (between Princeton and Trenton), and ditto what you say. I tell people who grimace when I say I grew up in NJ there are actually two places: Joisey and New Jersey. Joisey is what you see from the Turnpike or the Parkway on the way to Newark Airport, or out the windows of the Amtrak/NJ Transit train. New Jersey is the perfectly nice if somewhat overdeveloped rest of the state.

You from Joisey? what exit?

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Growing up in the Bronx I used to kid with all my Jersey friends -- 'If Jersey is so great why do they make you pay to get out?'

Seriously-once you get away from the refineries there are lots of great places in Jersey (The Shore, Palisades, and the water gap area to name a few.)

The only think that really bothers me about Jersey is that the roads don't follow the conventions of the rest of the country. To me Jersey is the only place in the United States where it is possible to get lost!

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The only think that really bothers me about Jersey is that the roads don't follow the conventions of the rest of the country.  To me Jersey is the only place in the United States where it is possible to get lost!

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Jersey was the king of industry back in the day... it seems like they were always first to implement new transportation technology... the NJ Turnpike... Route 1... thus we have lots of leftovers :)

Now I've been in Jersey for about 20 years, and I see how our roads can be confusing, but the only place I get lost is in Philadelphia!

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The only think that really bothers me about Jersey is that the roads don't follow the conventions of the rest of the country.  To me Jersey is the only place in the United States where it is possible to get lost!

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Now I've been in Jersey for about 20 years, and I see how our roads can be confusing, but the only place I get lost is in Philadelphia!

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