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(Newsday)   Congratulations Newark, NJ on making it 30 consecutive days without killing someone. Only 10 more and Camden will have to stop that pesky "1963" chant   (newsday.com) divider line 206
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2008-02-15 04:27:45 PM
"All you Jersey0haters are just jealous considering we spawn such geniuses as:

Bruce Spingsteen
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
Savron Glover
Frank Siantra
Lauryn Hill
Joe Piscopo
... wait."


I dare you to spend 10 minutes sitting at the Lou Costello statue in Patterson.
 
2008-02-15 04:29:42 PM
You Farkers are not making my impending transfer to Jersey from Colorado any easier to take.
 
2008-02-15 04:30:21 PM
spazzhappy: I live in Scotch Plains... you think Newark and Camden are bad? It's like a WARZONE here! I can't step foot out of my house without worrying about if I'm going to make it to my car. Drive-bys, drug deals, roaming gangs of ruffians..

Seriously? I live like 10 minutes from scotch plains and I can't even imagine a crime going on here. Except I saw some guy get the shiat kicked out of him at a Hess on 22 a week or two ago. Nevermind.
 
2008-02-15 04:31:09 PM
ifarkthereforiam: You Farkers are not making my impending transfer to Jersey from Colorado any easier to take.

ignore them. unless youre moving into a housing project in newark or camden, or plan on spending every day on a boardwalk, most of nj is quite lovely.
 
2008-02-15 04:31:21 PM
Newark, that lawless, festering cesspool of gangs and thugs -- that place even makes the south Bronx look like Paradise Island.

It would be safer to walk down the streets of Baghdad naked waving an American flag than step outside in Newark after dark.

Can't we just pack it in a box and launch it into deep space?
 
2008-02-15 04:32:01 PM
ifarkthereforiam: You Farkers are not making my impending transfer to Jersey from Colorado any easier to take.

What. We have tons of mountains in the South Mountain Reservation. You'll feel right at home. There's skiing too, somewhere up there in North Jersey. We have skiing in Central Jersey, but it's illegal and involves putting things in your nose.
 
2008-02-15 04:33:21 PM
Wardrobe_Malfunction: Newark, that lawless, festering cesspool of gangs and thugs -- that place even makes the south Bronx look like Paradise Island.

It would be safer to walk down the streets of Baghdad naked waving an American flag than step outside in Newark after dark.

Can't we just pack it in a box and launch it into deep space?


ok it really isn't that bad. i walked around at night all the time freshman year and am no less alive for it. (fried chicken places . . . like crack to a college dormer)
 
2008-02-15 04:34:15 PM
Well, I'm of two minds over your responses to me, thus far. On one hand, it's only natural that I would pity anybody who mires themselves in ignorance and fails to know a better place when they see it.

On the other hand, it would be a disservice to my family, my neighbors and myself to encourage more of your kind into this region. Much like watching a particularly stupid squirrel dart out onto the highway, I must temper my pity with the knowledge that this is simply nature's way.

I'll make a donation to a New Jersey charity. After all, I know my position comes with certain social responsibilities. That would be the least I could do for your people.
 
2008-02-15 04:34:50 PM
ifarkthereforiam: You Farkers are not making my impending transfer to Jersey from Colorado any easier to take.

The important consideration is what part of Jersey City you're moving to. Anywhere near the Grove St. PATH station is actually pretty nice, my sister used to live there. Between JFK and Garfield, not so much.
 
2008-02-15 04:35:05 PM
token hispanic: AlwaysRightBoy:

just search for rodizio

Fernandes 2 Steak House
158 Fleming Ave?
If it is.........is it a safe walk from the train station?
 
2008-02-15 04:36:18 PM
hey, anyone able to count the phenomenal amount of ivy league's georgia has?
 
2008-02-15 04:36:55 PM
"BronchialStatue: FarkedOver: BronchialStatue: mosten looks like Mike Judge

But the question is, do you find his resemblance to Mike Judge hot or not?

If I were a gay who was attracted to guys who looked like Mike Judge, then unequivocally "YES!".

mosten you can thank me later!"

The only resemblance to Mike Judge is the giant head. But hey, I'm happy random mail non-gay farkers approve of my hot or not rating.
 
2008-02-15 04:38:17 PM
token hispanic: hey, anyone able to count the phenomenal amount of ivy league's georgia has?

In Georgia, Ivy ain't a thing, it's a girl's stripper's name.
 
2008-02-15 04:38:44 PM
AlwaysRightBoy: token hispanic: AlwaysRightBoy:

just search for rodizio
Fernandes 2 Steak House
158 Fleming Ave?
If it is.........is it a safe walk from the train station?


Link (new window)

that doesn't look too far, this is my personal favorite in the area. not too bad to get to
 
2008-02-15 04:39:18 PM
token hispanic: AlwaysRightBoy: token hispanic: AlwaysRightBoy:

just search for rodizio
Fernandes 2 Steak House
158 Fleming Ave?
If it is.........is it a safe walk from the train station?

Link (new window)

that doesn't look too far, this is my personal favorite in the area. not too bad to get to


What? No love for Iberia Peninsula?
 
2008-02-15 04:39:48 PM
I'll be in Rahway. I've already been out to MRL and the area was actually fairly nice. The run downparts on Newark didn't look any worse than the run down parts of Denver. On the other hand what you guys call mountains, we call the foothills. Lots of great historical sites to explore it seems.
 
2008-02-15 04:39:57 PM
token hispanic: hey, anyone able to count the phenomenal amount of ivy league's georgia has?

i think my improper use of an apostrophe gave away my state school status :-)
 
2008-02-15 04:40:11 PM
When I was a kid, Newark was one of the worst cities in America. Car jacking was rampant, and drug use was everywhere. But today, its really not that bad. No worse then any other city with a moderate level of poverty. And north Newark is mostly Hispanic. I lived there for a while. I'd recomend going to Flambo's to see live Puerto Rican music if you are there on the weekends.

/Ferry street Rodizio FTW
 
2008-02-15 04:40:48 PM
Silver1973: token hispanic: AlwaysRightBoy: token hispanic: AlwaysRightBoy:

just search for rodizio
Fernandes 2 Steak House
158 Fleming Ave?
If it is.........is it a safe walk from the train station?

Link (new window)

that doesn't look too far, this is my personal favorite in the area. not too bad to get to

What? No love for Iberia Peninsula?


also yummy. if you're near 22, try rio22 on .. well route 22. rodizio and sushi.
 
2008-02-15 04:42:43 PM
Wardrobe_Malfunction - has this tool ever been to Newark?

BTW, the walk to Ferry Street restaurants from the path station is very safe. And at night, the is police all over there.
 
2008-02-15 04:43:40 PM
ifarkthereforiam: I'll be in Rahway. I've already been out to MRL and the area was actually fairly nice. The run downparts on Newark didn't look any worse than the run down parts of Denver. On the other hand what you guys call mountains, we call the foothills. Lots of great historical sites to explore it seems.

Rahway is slowly by slowly becoming gentrified. Lots of expensive white people condos going up, especially near the train station. 40 min ride to NYC, under an hour to Trenton, and just under 90 to the beach in Belmar.
 
2008-02-15 04:43:54 PM
token hispanic:

Link (new window)

that doesn't look too far, this is my personal favorite in the area. not too bad to get to

thanks I'll check it out.
 
2008-02-15 04:43:58 PM
King Gorilla: Wardrobe_Malfunction - has this tool ever been to Newark?

BTW, the walk to Ferry Street restaurants from the path station is very safe. And at night, the is police all over there.


this
 
2008-02-15 04:45:24 PM
ifarkthereforiam: I'll be in Rahway. I've already been out to MRL and the area was actually fairly nice. The run downparts on Newark didn't look any worse than the run down parts of Denver. On the other hand what you guys call mountains, we call the foothills. Lots of great historical sites to explore it seems.

rahway? you're fine. very decent area, can be somewhat expensive, and easy to get to anything from there. nj has some efficient public transportation
 
2008-02-15 04:48:29 PM
King Gorilla: Wardrobe_Malfunction - has this tool ever been to Newark?

Yes I have, more often than I'd prefer. My opinion stands.
 
2008-02-15 04:49:20 PM
"You Farkers are not making my impending transfer to Jersey from Colorado any easier to take."

It's really not bad, but regardless you are in for a culture shock. Learn that honking is not a shooting offence like it is everywhere else. South Central Jersey is very nice (stay away from Toms River). I lived in Morris county (Lake Hopatcong, west NJ, mountains etc.) when I transfered out there. The commute to Ft. Lee was a nightmare, but the area was nice. I lived in Jersey City after that as it was only slightly easier to get to work, but much easier to get in NYC. I think if I could have swung the cost I would have lived in Morristown.

I think the worst thing about my first year in NJ wasn't the traffic, but the crazy ass viruses that I picked up from god knows where. You have people from every corner of the world trying to infect you in the elevator with some random strain that your immune system has never seen.
 
2008-02-15 04:52:37 PM
What's Piscataway like? I've got a couple of applications into Rutgers, and am curious in case I get an invite to come out there and interview...
 
2008-02-15 04:55:41 PM
sterben: What's Piscataway like? I've got a couple of applications into Rutgers, and am curious in case I get an invite to come out there and interview...

Good area, but RT 287 sucks sometimes and Rutgers is a good school.
And it not too far from the beaches
 
2008-02-15 04:56:28 PM
*lives in Newark right now*

NJ is not a bad place. It's not dirty. Crime's down, you actually see people walking down the street. I live right by Branchbrook Park. Which has the nation's highest collection of cherry blossom trees other than DC. I never understood why people call NJ dirty.
 
2008-02-15 04:59:04 PM
"NJ is not a bad place. It's not dirty. Crime's down, you actually see people walking down the street."

You do realize that the phrase "Crime's down, you actually see people walking down the street." would scare the crap out of people right?
 
2008-02-15 04:59:36 PM
mosten: South Central Jersey is very nice (stay away from Toms River)

There's worse places in Ocean County than Toms River. South Toms River, Lakewood and Seaside Heights to name three. Toms River is hardly bad, it just is annoying, has a ton of traffic, and no decent public transit.

Unfortunately, I have to move back home there after college til I can get my own place.
 
2008-02-15 05:01:38 PM
sterben: What's Piscataway like? I've got a couple of applications into Rutgers, and am curious in case I get an invite to come out there and interview...

It's a dump. Just like the rest of the farking state.
 
2008-02-15 05:02:40 PM
Rutgers sucks for a state school
 
2008-02-15 05:02:49 PM
mosten: "NJ is not a bad place. It's not dirty. Crime's down, you actually see people walking down the street."

You do realize that the phrase "Crime's down, you actually see people walking down the street." would scare the crap out of people right?


lol, of course I meant in comparison to 30 years ago with the riots and other stuff.
 
2008-02-15 05:03:07 PM
sterben: What's Piscataway like? I've got a couple of applications into Rutgers, and am curious in case I get an invite to come out there and interview...

rutgers is indeed a great school. i went to the newark campus and frequented the new brunswick campus. very nice area down there, traffic can be hell, but the school has its own bus system.
 
2008-02-15 05:08:40 PM
I should note those are applications for an assistant professor position, not as a student, so I'd actually be living there for a while :) I've heard bad things about NJ in general, but I learned a long time ago that every state has its good and bad areas.

Thanks for the info, though.
 
2008-02-15 05:10:00 PM
nuggetman: mosten: South Central Jersey is very nice (stay away from Toms River)

There's worse places in Ocean County than Toms River. South Toms River, Lakewood and Seaside Heights to name three. Toms River is hardly bad, it just is annoying, has a ton of traffic, and no decent public transit.

Unfortunately, I have to move back home there after college til I can get my own place.


I had a house in Silverton for five years and commuted to NYC (2.5 hours each way) everyday and it was murder, the public transportation sucked....had to move an hour north to Mommonth county.
 
2008-02-15 05:23:14 PM
"There's worse places in Ocean County than Toms River. South Toms River, Lakewood and Seaside Heights to name three. Toms River is hardly bad, it just is annoying, has a ton of traffic, and no decent public transit."

I didn't mean it in a Newark kind of way, Toms River is the epicenter of bizarre happenings. Every time you see some messed up story from NJ it's Toms River.
 
2008-02-15 05:29:30 PM
Don't worry. New Jersey hates you too.
 
2008-02-15 05:44:56 PM
galleech: The Heights isn't the bad area of Jersey City. Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette are and they are on the opposite side of town.

All three of those neighborhoods are ON the Palisades, and therefore bad neighborhoods compared to Downtown and the Waterfront, where all the rich white people move to when they get priced out of Hoboken. Personally, I think the Heights is very nice, and Mayor Healy and Michelle Rodriguez seem to agree.

I know people who work at Journal Square and think it's the asscrack of Jersey City. I tell them to talk a walk south of Communipaw and see if they still think JSQ is the worst area in the city.
 
2008-02-15 05:52:53 PM
I like it here. Live in Somerset right next to New Brunswick and across the Ol' Raritan from Piscataway. I'm the cable guy and I have to say some of the nicest views of Central Jersey can be seen from Tewksbury or just up the hill from Lebanon Boro. Washington's Rock is nice, but sometimes I'll be driving around and come around a bend and all you see is most of central Jersey and on a clear day you can just make out New York. Tons of horse farms and parks too.

I like it here.
 
2008-02-15 05:56:00 PM
neongoats: The guidos are too busy working on their sunless tans during the winter months to have time to kill anybody.

You know nothing about Newark, do you?
 
2008-02-15 06:08:02 PM
sterben: What's Piscataway like? I've got a couple of applications into Rutgers, and am curious in case I get an invite to come out there and interview...

Go for Rowan. We're better than Rutgers.
 
2008-02-15 06:18:10 PM
MisterPickles: I like it here. Live in Somerset right next to New Brunswick and across the Ol' Raritan from Piscataway. I'm the cable guy and I have to say some of the nicest views of Central Jersey can be seen from Tewksbury or just up the hill from Lebanon Boro. Washington's Rock is nice, but sometimes I'll be driving around and come around a bend and all you see is most of central Jersey and on a clear day you can just make out New York. Tons of horse farms and parks too.

I like it here.


i grew up in lebanon boro, that town lives up to just about every small town standard that you can think up.

NJ: more than the turnpike and a couple smoke stacks
 
2008-02-15 07:35:37 PM
I have been thru some nice areas in NJ. Route 94 thru Vernon and Sparta Twps looks pretty darn pleasant. I take it south to I-80 when driving cross country and hitting the Poconos and their traffic is a palpable psychic letdown.

Then again, I have time after time found individual Jerseyites, particularly professionals and small business owners close to NYC, to be arrogant, presumptuous, and appallingly easy to piss off.

And yes, that's compared to NYC proper, Long Island and Westchester. Sorry, North Jersey, you take the nastycake. Hope you're proud.

/now about your driving habits...
 
2008-02-15 07:54:16 PM
token hispanic: were you around last year when the pavillion apartments, across from broad street station, were on fire?

Missed that, but I come into the city from the south (via 1&9 around the airport) by bus.

King Gorilla: /Ferry street

Ironbound is like another city. Love me the Ironbound

sterben: What's Piscataway like?

Very, very suburban. That's where RU's stadium is. Also a bunch of small office parks around the campus. However, the campus also extends to New Brunswick (across the river) and that is very urban. While mostly safe, you need to pay attention and take precautions. Also, traffic is a bear when you take the schools' buses as Route 18 is still being rebuilt (I finished my masters just as construction was starting, drove through the other day - still a long way to go).
 
2008-02-15 07:55:10 PM
He'll live.

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2008-02-15 09:18:06 PM
I suggest you not underestimate the staggering drawing power of the Garden State
/snoogans!
 
2008-02-15 09:18:10 PM
lol, jersey is such a hole
 
2008-02-16 12:21:50 AM

Seriously? No one posted this yet?


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