They have Wawa in CT too. You've got to get out more Mr. Duck. Krausers... now that used to be south of the city only but they now have those in CT too. HEY! You could have said "We know Stewarts is a pop-stand not a gas station!"
Having lived a significant amount of time in Huntington Long Island, Boston, Manhattan and New Haven CT I can say.... Chuck was right more often than not. but no one wants to be Princeton save maybe Dartmouth - maybe Brown but they'd much rather be Harvard. No way in HELL Cornell wants to be Princeton. BEAT Princeton in a hockey game maybe... but Cornell is the Cornell of the Ivies...
see what I mean? Columbia is the Jewish Ivy -- Columbia is in NYC, that's it's thing.... why on earth would they EVER want to be in the middle of nothing NJ? No... That was just THE stupidest thing ever said Chuck
NYC is nothing NOTHING like Newark. See the key is that NYC has very specific neighborhoods. and in those neighborhoods are equipped with grace areas if you will -- blocks where you realize you've left your zone and have enough time to turn around and not get messed with. It's just very clear. I'm not kidding or trying to be funny either. I've wandered every area NYC at all hours and never felt unsafe - and not because I'm just that stupid. Newark -- there are no firmly established cultural rules or boundries throughout the entire city
as there are in NYC. That's why they're dangerous. Most cities have pockets of safe area you drive into and you have no idea what's surrounding you - you have a very slim margin for error. and it's ever changing so you can't be sure ever of where you are in terms of social boundaries. NYC is so established and the turnover is so slow - like 10 years so there is never gentrification per se -- people are given (or TAKE) time to adjust the boundaries in a realistic time frame and no one is displaced. (TAKING the time to adjust is protests, everyone is in it together - crazy artist were out with the homeless managing the Alphabet city gentrification). NYC is an amazing living city - anyone who's scared of it has spent too much time in all the sh!t burgs everywhere else. I was taken aback when I moved to Boston. It's a great city and all... but it's just got those areas - those pockets of inaction - a dearth of neighborhood where everything is vague and dangerous. You have to WORK to get into a dead zone in NYC.
As for the driving slow in the fast lane... you didn't learn to drive in NJ? Seriously -- NJ has sh!tty drivers and stupid road signs. But bad driving is pandemic - they're even sh!tty in Dearborn now - that was shock!
And why would anyone be ashamed of living on
Staten island? It's not so bad - it's endearing even. I just dont understand the shame.
and Rutgers is not a dump... HOFSTRA THAT is a dump.... Rutgers is a rock solid safety school and it's a pretty sure fire set up for a decent white collar career. It is an ideal set up for a first tier grad school as well. All of the ambitious people with no delusions of grandeur went to Rutgers from my high school in CT.
I could go on and on.... NY, NJ, CT, PA MA -- they're all very different.
but Rockland and Fairfield....the same?... in really ANY WAY? Seriously? Chuck, as wrong as he was, is just far more on target than you Rag fan!