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2021-05-17 12:43:27 PM  
Jersey is trying Outburn the Westcoast for once....!!!!
 
2021-05-17 12:44:12 PM  
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Streets of Fire (Live in Houston, 1978)
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2021-05-17 12:44:42 PM  
Rake out the forest? Fuggedaboutit
 
2021-05-17 12:45:00 PM  
Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...
 
2021-05-17 12:47:01 PM  
Little Egg becomes huge scrambled Egg
 
2021-05-17 12:48:04 PM  

maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...


You know how I know you know very little about coastal New Jersey?

It's beautiful down there. Except for Atlantic City. Which is at least pretty at night...from a distance.
 
2021-05-17 12:49:06 PM  
By California standards, 900 acres is a marshmallow campfire.
 
2021-05-17 12:52:22 PM  

maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...


Bass river is a beautiful area. Great kayaking and hiking. No oil refineries. You should really come and see it one time.
 
2021-05-17 1:01:37 PM  
Ugh, my wife's parents and youngest brother live together in Little Egg Harbor. Hopefully the wildfire will stick to the west of US 9.
 
2021-05-17 1:04:31 PM  
are they sure its not tires?
 
2021-05-17 1:07:52 PM  

maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...


That's north jersey dawg
 
2021-05-17 1:09:42 PM  
I was camping this past weekend in Bass River State Park and didn't even know it was happening until someone told me on Saturday so that was weird.
 
2021-05-17 1:09:55 PM  

Schmerd1948: maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...

Bass river is a beautiful area. Great kayaking and hiking. No oil refineries. You should really come and see it one time.


Many people think New Jersey as just the northern area around Linden and Elizabeth, where most of the refineries, factories and shipping harbors are, they get the message when they come here to enjoy the beaches during the summer. (then they leave and forget they ever saw the "Garden State" part of New Jersey!)
 
2021-05-17 1:11:38 PM  

Marcos P: maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...

That's north jersey dawg


Yup.  If North Jersey caught fire, the stench of burning garbage and chemicals would strangle half the country.
 
2021-05-17 1:11:56 PM  
California we need our RAKES BACK!!!
 
2021-05-17 1:13:01 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Schmerd1948: maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...

Bass river is a beautiful area. Great kayaking and hiking. No oil refineries. You should really come and see it one time.

Many people think New Jersey as just the northern area around Linden and Elizabeth, where most of the refineries, factories and shipping harbors are, they get the message when they come here to enjoy the beaches during the summer. (then they leave and forget they ever saw the "Garden State" part of New Jersey!)


This.  People only know NJ from what they see out the window at Newark airport.

Beautiful state overall.  But the people are....well, very Jersey.  I'm not unhappy I left that state, and my sister has slightly better chances of getting me to visit than she does winning a lottery.
 
2021-05-17 1:14:02 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Schmerd1948: maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...

Bass river is a beautiful area. Great kayaking and hiking. No oil refineries. You should really come and see it one time.

Many people think New Jersey as just the northern area around Linden and Elizabeth, where most of the refineries, factories and shipping harbors are, they get the message when they come here to enjoy the beaches during the summer. (then they leave and forget they ever saw the "Garden State" part of New Jersey!)


The stretch of Turnpike from 13 to 14 and the Skyway / PATH from EWR to Manhattan do have a distopian flair. It's what the boiler room of a modern economy looks like. People need to get over that, or abandon the trappings of modern life, to avoid being hypocrites.
 
2021-05-17 1:14:17 PM  
🎵 'Till there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove
 
2021-05-17 1:16:20 PM  
It's called the Garden State. Gardens are flammable.
 
2021-05-17 1:17:16 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Schmerd1948: maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...

Bass river is a beautiful area. Great kayaking and hiking. No oil refineries. You should really come and see it one time.

Many people think New Jersey as just the northern area around Linden and Elizabeth, where most of the refineries, factories and shipping harbors are, they get the message when they come here to enjoy the beaches during the summer. (then they leave and forget they ever saw the "Garden State" part of New Jersey!)


I guess one of the things that bother's me a tad with the out-of-stater's biatching about the stank in North Jersey is that, in most cases, that god-awful smell is drifting across the Arthur Kill from the FreshKills landfill on Staten Island!...not even NJ.  The refineries & Newark Airport can & do get pretty ripe, especially in the Summer, but the foulness doesn't even belong to us.  That's the big-apple you're smellin' there folks...take a nice deep breath.
 
2021-05-17 1:25:56 PM  

smed7: drifting across the Arthur Kill from the FreshKills landfill on Staten Island!...not even NJ.


SI should be part of NJ not NY

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2021-05-17 1:26:15 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: DarkSoulNoHope: Schmerd1948: maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...

Bass river is a beautiful area. Great kayaking and hiking. No oil refineries. You should really come and see it one time.

Many people think New Jersey as just the northern area around Linden and Elizabeth, where most of the refineries, factories and shipping harbors are, they get the message when they come here to enjoy the beaches during the summer. (then they leave and forget they ever saw the "Garden State" part of New Jersey!)

This.  People only know NJ from what they see out the window at Newark airport.

Beautiful state overall.  But the people are....well, very Jersey.  I'm not unhappy I left that state, and my sister has slightly better chances of getting me to visit than she does winning a lottery.


Hey! The people in NJ are wonderful; kind and caring, intelligent and fun-loving. And if you keep talking like today, we'll kick your head in.
 
2021-05-17 1:27:12 PM  
wildfires are as New Jersey as Springsteen and gambling
 
2021-05-17 1:27:17 PM  
Wait, Jersey has enough trees to have a forest fire?


/former New Yorker
//knows all the NJ jokes
 
2021-05-17 1:27:31 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Ugh, my wife's parents and youngest brother live together in Little Egg Harbor. Hopefully the wildfire will stick to the west of US 9.


Best of luck, and keep us posted.

/0% contained just sounds awful
 
2021-05-17 1:28:45 PM  

Schmerd1948: maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...

Bass river is a beautiful area. Great kayaking and hiking. No oil refineries. You should really come and see it one time.


i was planning to go kayaking there in a few weeks... might have to switch to Batso instead.
 
2021-05-17 1:30:35 PM  
H31N0US:
The stretch of Turnpike from 13 to 14


that stretch of railroad along the turnpike is called the Chemical Coast for a reason.
 
2021-05-17 1:32:31 PM  

H31N0US: The stretch of Turnpike from 13 to 14 and the Skyway / PATH from EWR to Manhattan do have a distopian flair. It's what the boiler room of a modern economy looks like. People need to get over that, or abandon the trappings of modern life, to avoid being hypocrites.


Bayway refinery, the northernmost petroleum refinery in the continental US.   Every time I drive past this place, I say to myself, "Who run Bartertown?"

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2021-05-17 1:39:52 PM  

asciibaron: Schmerd1948: maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...

Bass river is a beautiful area. Great kayaking and hiking. No oil refineries. You should really come and see it one time.

i was planning to go kayaking there in a few weeks... might have to switch to Batso instead.


In  couple weeks the fire will be gone and the got damn biting gnats will be in full effect on the bay.
 
2021-05-17 1:43:15 PM  
New Jersey has some nice parts. They really came through  for NY on 9/11.
 
2021-05-17 1:44:30 PM  

ar393: smed7: drifting across the Arthur Kill from the FreshKills landfill on Staten Island!...not even NJ.

SI should be part of NJ not NY

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And Hudson County, NJ should be a borough of NYC.

CSB:

Back in the 90s there was a referendum held on SI to secede from NYC and join Jersey.  SI is full of bigoted Archie Bunker types who fled Brooklyn and Queens when those boroughs got too much 'color'.   So yeah, the residents of SI would feel a lot more at home with their Jersey cousins.   The referendum to secede easily passed, but Albany was not going to allow it to happen.  Instead Staten Island was given all kinds of little incentives not provided other residents of NYC, like reduced tolls on bridges, the Staten Island ferry was made free of charge, etc.

BTW, if you're ever in NYC, go down to the battery and take the Staten Island ferry...it's free of charge to everyone.   There are beautiful views of New York Harbor from the ferry.  When you get to SI, disembark and get on the next ferry back to Manhattan.  No point in staying in SI, there's nothing to see, unless you want to see NYC's own version of suburban North Jersey.
 
2021-05-17 1:53:58 PM  
H31N0US:
In  couple weeks the fire will be gone and the got damn biting gnats will be in full effect on the bay.

my former in-laws live in Manahawkin... i'm more concerned about ticks.
 
2021-05-17 1:56:54 PM  

Fissile: ar393: smed7: drifting across the Arthur Kill from the FreshKills landfill on Staten Island!...not even NJ.

SI should be part of NJ not NY

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And Hudson County, NJ should be a borough of NYC.

CSB:

Back in the 90s there was a referendum held on SI to secede from NYC and join Jersey.  SI is full of bigoted Archie Bunker types who fled Brooklyn and Queens when those boroughs got too much 'color'.   So yeah, the residents of SI would feel a lot more at home with their Jersey cousins.   The referendum to secede easily passed, but Albany was not going to allow it to happen.  Instead Staten Island was given all kinds of little incentives not provided other residents of NYC, like reduced tolls on bridges, the Staten Island ferry was made free of charge, etc.

BTW, if you're ever in NYC, go down to the battery and take the Staten Island ferry...it's free of charge to everyone.   There are beautiful views of New York Harbor from the ferry.  When you get to SI, disembark and get on the next ferry back to Manhattan.  No point in staying in SI, there's nothing to see, unless you want to see NYC's own version of suburban North Jersey.


After the quarantine, catch a SI Yankees game. Nice ball park with a great view and cheaper beer than the big leagues.

Aside from that, yeah SI is the white trash cesspool you describe.
 
2021-05-17 1:59:24 PM  

Fissile: BTW, if you're ever in NYC


1985-1997 Westchester
1997-2010 Manhattan

:)

/I know you weren't talking to just me
 
2021-05-17 2:06:07 PM  
H31N0US:
Aside from that, yeah SI is the white trash cesspool you describe.

Damon Wild is from Staten Island.  why do you hate techno?
 
2021-05-17 2:11:05 PM  

asciibaron: H31N0US:
Aside from that, yeah SI is the white trash cesspool you describe.

Damon Wild is from Staten Island.  why do you hate techno?


I shouldn't paint with a broad brush like that, but I do know a lot of people from SI who are the offspring of blue collar racists and the apple didn't roll very far, despite four years away in some college somewhere.
 
2021-05-17 2:15:18 PM  
Yeah, that's not totally unheard of in the pine barrens...  In fact, it's more common than you think.

Here's a little geography lesson for those of you that think NJ is either The Sapranos, Newark Airport, or The Jersey Shore...  If you keep going south, especially on the east side, the soil becomes more and more sandy, even miles inland.  The reason for this seems to be that the ocean receded a relatively short time ago compared to the rest of the state.

The downshot of all of that sand is really crappy soil conditions that allow for only the heartiest trees to grow.  Ugly-ass pine trees for instance.  Thus, the Pine Barrens.

It really is just dry and kind of ecologically strange down there.  And when wildfires occur, that's where they happen.
 
2021-05-17 2:16:35 PM  
Southern NJ gets pretty rednecky.  Whenever I had to drive from DC to Atlantic City for work , I would take US-40 to drive past the Cowtown rodeo, the Hilter Youth Private School, Ted's Taxidermy and the other oddities.

My company has an office in regular Egg Harbor Township, so I freaked out for a second until I saw that it was Little EHT.
 
2021-05-17 2:38:03 PM  

Schmerd1948: maxandgrinch: Imagine the smell of coastal New Jersey going up in flames.  At least CA has redwoods, sequoia, pines, and pot farms...

Bass river is a beautiful area. Great kayaking and hiking. No oil refineries. You should really come and see it one time.


Growing up, I heard awful stories about NJ.  Southern NJ (suburban Philly and beyond) is lovely.  Cute Quaker towns, gorgeous hiking and kayaking, plenty of wildlife. We spent a month on Brigantine this winter while there was construction in our home.  Human & canine kiddos loved playing on the beaches and seeing the seals.  Only downside was driving through Atlantic City.  I will say that some southern parts get scary - but that's Confederate flags, Pagans, and meth, not oil refineries.
 
2021-05-17 2:47:45 PM  
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2021-05-17 2:54:29 PM  
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2021-05-17 2:55:33 PM  
Yeah there are a lot of satanists in the pines for some reason.
 
2021-05-17 3:49:41 PM  

H31N0US: Yeah there are a lot of satanists in the pines for some reason.


Well, there's the Jersey Devil, for starters.
 
2021-05-17 3:51:58 PM  

H31N0US: Yeah there are a lot of satanists in the pines for some reason.


Easier to hide your religious beliefs (satanists and pagans) and practices in the woods when only recently it became acceptable (well, somewhat; Republicans still want to restrict everything non-Christian) within the last 50 or so years to believe and practice how you want without having to hide it. Though now its become more of a tradition to practice in the woods rather than a necessity.
 
2021-05-17 3:51:58 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: H31N0US: Yeah there are a lot of satanists in the pines for some reason.

Well, there's the Jersey Devil, for starters.


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2021-05-17 4:10:54 PM  

Fissile: Bayway refinery, the northernmost petroleum refinery in the continental US. Every time I drive past this place, I say to myself, "Who run Bartertown?"


The first time I was returning to EWR from visiting a friend in CA, I think we landed around 11pm or something. I was looking out the window, and became confused, because I knew that there wasn't a small city inland (ie. it definitely wasn't Jersey City/Bayonne) that close to the airport. And then I realized that all of the lights I was seeing were not from buildings and streets, but instead from the various towers, structures, and facilities of the refinery.
 
2021-05-17 4:22:48 PM  

Resident Muslim: DarkSoulNoHope: Ugh, my wife's parents and youngest brother live together in Little Egg Harbor. Hopefully the wildfire will stick to the west of US 9.

Best of luck, and keep us posted.

/0% contained just sounds awful


Thanks, insha'Allah they'll be alright. (not really my favorite of my wife's relatives, though my parents aren't either for my own relatives, but gotta pray and hope their house, and others in their area, don't get burned down)
 
2021-05-17 4:48:22 PM  
Grew up in Queens. Childhood friend moved to Florida when we were teens. Stayed in touch (which took work pre-cell phones, internet etc.) and, in our 20s, would fly "home" to visit for work every year or two through EWR. Until 32 I lived in the five boroughs when the wife and I bought a house in Monmouth County (which "borders" Staten Island if you can swim), about an hour from midtown.

First time he came to visit us after we moved was the first time he went south from Newark Airport instead of north into the city. He was surprised how green everything was. I told him NJ purposely put the turnpike in the ugly areas to keep the riff raff away.

Reality of course is that the industrial areas north of the airport/seaport were the most economical to build towards NYC and, to the south, industry and warehouses followed the route of the NJT for easy access to the airport/seaport. With the exception of the GSP south of 123, if you want to see the real NJ stick to the local roads. The further from NYC, PHI and the NJT the better.

It's really very nice here, once you get out of the real suburbs. Peaceful drives through farmland, large parks that have mostly reverted back to nature, shore towns that are not commercialized. But we still have the conviences such as shopping, food and location to two major east coast cities plus the smaller cities and towns that would be large in other parts of the country (hint: Newark is nowhere as bad as its reputation these days).

Property taxes, cost of living and weather (the older I get the less I like winter) are the only things that may make me want to move (a lot depends on where my children settle).
 
2021-05-17 5:08:46 PM  

Joe_diGriz: Fissile: Bayway refinery, the northernmost petroleum refinery in the continental US. Every time I drive past this place, I say to myself, "Who run Bartertown?"

The first time I was returning to EWR from visiting a friend in CA, I think we landed around 11pm or something. I was looking out the window, and became confused, because I knew that there wasn't a small city inland (ie. it definitely wasn't Jersey City/Bayonne) that close to the airport. And then I realized that all of the lights I was seeing were not from buildings and streets, but instead from the various towers, structures, and facilities of the refinery.


Driving past the refinery on a cold clear winter night, it really looks like something out of a movie about a post-nuclear holocaust world.
 
2021-05-17 5:55:24 PM  

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ho knew all that hair gel was flammable?


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