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Thanks for the tour!!Whats with all those wooden posts in the water?
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I like this one a lot

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Thanks for the tour!!Whats with all those wooden posts in the water?
The Jersey City waterfront used be one giant Railway Terminal back in 1890s to 1970s , slowly the Railways died and were shifted into Hoboken Terminal.
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Great set. Reminds me that I need to drag my lazy self out to take some pictures.
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Wow. Very dense, very urban. I like it!

Question: do people in jersey city think of themselves as living in new York (not so different than Brooklyn or queens) or is living there staunchly jersey city?
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Whats with all those wooden posts in the water?
Pilings for old piers that are long gone. It was a heavily industrial waterfront, but now mostly office/residential.

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Question: do people in jersey city think of themselves as living in new York (not so different than Brooklyn or queens) or is living there staunchly jersey city?
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Oldtimers/blue collar: staunchly Jersey Citians
Newcomers/white collar: Jersey City as 6th Borough - work/play in NYC

Personally I love living in JC and working in next-door Hoboken, but all of my friends and family in the area live in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens, so I'm in NYC about 1-3 times a week. I consider myself both a New Jerseyan and a New Yorker.

Jersey City can feel like a separate city, or like a western borough of New York City. It depends where and how you live. I actually live closer to downtown Manhattan than any of my Brooklyn/Queens friends, but I'm in the opposite direction.
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Cool thread....When my Mother lived in Jersey City she rented a condo in Newport. It was fun visiting her. We would walk to Newark Ave and buy wine in the Spanish joints. My mom and Grandma could both speak spanish and really loved living there. All the Dominican ladies called her nombre costurera. The Factory she worked at is now a condo community on the waterfront. The Lansky and Monaghan Dress Factory is now in Turkey. All of my Irish Jersey relatives now live outside Reading PA or Bucks County.
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Thanks for the tour - JC has become a much improved area.
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Nice, just wish it were more dense. :p
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I do like JC myself!
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Great coverage. Your JC threads have been great!
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Nice pictures. I'm looking forward to more threads on the area. Will there be a Hoboken thread in the future?

To add on to what you said, my friends that lived in Jersey City (the same ones whose house you had in your 2011 recap thread) always mentioned to others in our area when they were down in Delaware, and in their travels, about how they lived in Jersey City. "The City" was always a separate place and I guess they would look like phonies to say that they lived there but would have to admit that they didn't if questioned further. They were quick to mention that they are the last stop on the train before Lower Manhattan, which I think was true based on the Grove Street station by their house.
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Really enjoyed this view of Jersey City!
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Fab set of photos I really like this one
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How come NJ is called the 'Armpit of America'. I think NJ is a great place, for education and a peaceful life. Hopefully next year after Wrestlemania 29 at Metlife Stadium, NJ is known for something OTHER than Jersey Shore.
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