Sunday, June 15, 2008

Good Old New Jersey.

Now I know this isn't anything new and since I had this in an old text file I'm sure a lot of it is no longer true... but here it is as I found it.

"Good Old New Jersey"

NEW JERSEY is a peninsula.

Highlands, NEW JERSEY has the highest elevation along the entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida.

NEW JERSEY is the only state where all of its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.

NEW JERSEY has more race horses than Kentucky.

NEW JERSEY has the highest percentage of its land reserved in parkland than any other state of the union.

NEW JERSEY has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq. mi.) than Havana, Cuba.

NEW JERSEY has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the US

NEW JERSEY has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the Diner Capital of the World. Here’s to the Tic Toc Diner on Rt. 3 and the home to the greatest cheesecake on the planet, the now defunct Claremont diner.

NEW JERSEY is home to the original pork parts chub (no, not Spain) Taylor Ham or Pork Roll.* Yo!...with fried egg & mustard on a hardroll.* And home to the less mysterious but best Italian hot dogs and Italian sausage with peppers & onions.

North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.

NEW JERSEY is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.

NEW JERSEY has 50+ resort cities & towns, some of the nation’s most famous: Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Long Branch & Cape May.

NEW JERSEY has the most stringent testing along our coastline for Water Quality Control than any other seaboard state in the entire country.

NEW JERSEY is a leading technology & industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals.

Jersey tomatoes are known in the world as being the best you can buy.

NEW JERSEY is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production.

Here’s to NEW JERSEY- the toast of the country! In 1642, the first brewery in America opened in Hoboken.

NEW JERSEY rocks!* The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body electric guitar in Mahwah in 1940.

NEW JERSEY is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the U.S. located in Elizabeth.* Nearly 80% of what our nation imports comes through Elizabeth seaport first.

NEW JERSEY is home to one of the nation’s busiest airports at Newark Liberty International.

George Washington slept here.* Several important Revolutionary War battles were fought on NEW JERSEY soil, led by General George Washington.

The light bulb, phonograph (record player) and motion picture projector, were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NEW JERSEY laboratory.

We also boast the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.

The first seaplane was built in Keyport, NEW JERSEY.

The first phonograph records were made in Camden, NEW JERSEY.

NEW JERSEY is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.

The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on their playing board after actual streets in Atlantic City.

And Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.

NEW JERSEY has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle East countries.

The first Indian reservation was in NEW JERSEY, in the Watchung Mountains. (Not sure if that's something to brag about though...)

NEW JERSEY had the first Medical Center, in Jersey City.

The Pulaski Skyway, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway highway.

NEW JERSEY built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson. (Holland Tunnel)

The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NEW JERSEY, which is also the birthplace of Frank Sinatra.

The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick in 1889. (Rutgers played Princeton.)

The first Drive-in-Movie theater was opened in Pennsauken, NEW JERSEY.

NEW JERSEY is home to both of “New York's” Pro Football Teams!

The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NEW JERSEY.

All NEW JERSEY natives:

Sal Martorano
Bruce Springsteen - Long Branch
Bon Jovi - Perth Amboy
Jason Alexander - Newark
Queen Latifa - Newark
Susan Sarandon - Edison
Connie Francis - Newark
Shaq - Newark
Judy Blume - Elizabeth
Aaron Burr - Newark
Joan Robertson
Ken Ross
Dionne Warwick - East Orange
Sarah Vaughn - Newark
Budd Abbott - Asbury Park
Lou Costello - Paterson
Alan Ginsberg - Newark
Norman Mailer - Long Branch
Marilynn McCoo - Jersey City
Flip Wilson - Jersey City
Whitney Houston - East Orange
Linda McElroy
Eileen Donnely
Grover Cleveland - Caldwell
Walt Whitman - Camden
Jerry Lewis - Newark
Richard Wojewodzki
Joyce Kilmer - New Brunswick
Bruce Willis - Penn's Grove
Lauryn Hill - South Orange
Ice-T - Newark
Nathan Lane - Jersey City
Sandra Dee - Bayonne
Danny DeVito - Asbury Park
Joe Pesci - Newark
Joe Piscopo - Passaic
Robert Blake - Nutley
John Forsyth - Penn's Grove
Meryl Streep - Summit
Loretta Swit - Passaic
Norman Lloyd - Jersey City
Paul Simon - Newark
Gordan McCrae - East Orange
Kevin Spacey - South Orange
John Travolta - Englewood
Phyllis Newman - Jersey City
Anne Morrow Lindbergh - Englewood
Eva Marie Saint - Newark
Zebulon Pike - Lamberton
James Fennimore Cooper - Burlington
Admiral "Bull" Halsey Jr. - Elizabeth
Dave Thomas (Wendy’s) - Atlantic City
William Carlos Williams - Rutherford
Ray Liotta - Newark
Robert Wuhl - Union Township
Paul Robeson - Princeton
Ernie Kovacs - Trenton
Joseph Macchia
Kelly Rippa - Stratford
and of course...
Frank Albert Sinatra - Hoboken
“Uncle Floyd” Vivino - Paterson.

You know you’re in NEW JERSEY when...

You don’t think of fruit when people mention “The Oranges.”

You know that it’s called Great Adventure, not Six Flags.

A good, quick breakfast is a hardroll with butter.

You’ve known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.

You know that the state isn’t one big oil refinery.

At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen and you know the town Jon Bon Jovi is from.

You know that WaWa is a convenience store.

You know that the state isn’t all farmland.

You know that there are no “beaches” in NEW JERSEY- there’s the shore not “at the shore,’ you are “down the shore.”

You know what a “jug handle” is.

You know how to properly negotiate a Circle.

You knew that the two previous sentences had to do with driving.

You know that this is the only “New...” State that doesn’t require “New” to identify it (like, try ...Mexico, ...York ...Hampshire - doesn’t work, does it?)

You know that a “White Castle” is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a fast food sandwich.

You consider putting mayo on a corned beef sandwich a sacrilege.

You don’t think “What exit~~ is very funny.

You know that people from the 609 area code are “a little different.”

You know that no respectable NEW JERSEYan goes to Princeton - that’s for out-of-staters.

The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar.

You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.

You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.

Every year you have at least one kid in your class named Tony.

You know the location of every clip shown on the Sopranos opening credits.

You’ve gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the mall.

You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside Heights, and people form Central Jersey go to Belmar and people from South Jersey go to Wildwood.* It can be no other way. You weren’t raised in NEW JERSEY - you were raised in either North Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey.

Many who work in NYC choose to live in NEW JERSEY.

You don’t consider Newark or Camden to actually be a part of the state.

You remember the stores - Korvette’s, Two Guys, Rickel’s, Channel, Bamberger’s and Orbach’s.

You’ve had a Boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar fries.

You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.

And finally...
You’ve never, NEVER pumped your own gas.

Source: Courtesy

1 comment:

  1. hey does anybody know some of the towns all these famous people live in i work in north jersey and would like to be able to attract new customers to my business