It's pathetic. That's all I can say. Pathetic. Let these stupid fvcking hipsters go live in the Bronx or Queens or Staten Island so they can lame up those sh!tholes with their hipster vegan caramel macchiato frappucino bullsh!t. And anyone who claims 'Jersey Pride!!' and 'I Bleed Blue!!' in the same sentence needs a swift kick in the tooth. If you're from Jersey and root for that sack of sh!t franchise, you aren't a real New Jerseyan- you're a fraud wanna-be NY'er. So do me a favor and get the fvck out of my state.
New York tourism accounts for 60+ million people traveling here per year, they were always going to need 3-4 airports to serve that amount of people, with the New Jersey one having to be in either Hudson or Essex Counties to service them.
Without that tourism factor (which is a ridiculous number of people to be coming in and out of here), half of New Jersey being a 1-2 hour drive to Philly's international airport, and the other half being a 1-3 (traffic) hour drive to JFK/LGA would probably be enough grounds for New Jersey to not get its own very well-served 3-terminal international airport. But yeah, 60+ million people go to New York, so they needed New Jersey to have a legit airport.
Jersey City/Hudson County's only booming now because NYC really can't fit more new development. Port Elizabeth is one of the biggest ports in the nation because NYC couldn't fit any more port infrastructure. Ikea was in Elizabeth because they previously couldn't secure any deals to put one in NYC til Bloomberg opened the floodgates to certain areas of development. Jersey Gardens is not where it is because it's exclusively for the people of North Jersey, and so on and so on. And that's all a metaphor for a lot of North Jersey's infrastructure, population, mentality, etc. really.
We're all very confused as a population, and slightly "used" even. Especially now, the hipsters and yuppies are moving up here because they can't afford Brooklyn. They have no interest establishing roots here or respecting and participating in the roots that did exist before they got here; they're in and out in 4-5 years until their "NYC adventure" is over and all the amenities they need (the Whole Foods and Starbucks and vegan grocery stores) have popped up just for them; its growth is similar to a mining town, and in the middle of all of it, NEW JERSEY culture, landmarks, establishments, philosophy, accents, personalities, and pride are taking and will take the hit. It's harder to find a Taylor Ham, Egg, and Cheese or a good sandwich or pizza here in 2015 than it was in 2005. But I can find you 4 different brands of quinoa at my local grocery store now. New Jerseyans are moving to North Carolina and Florida.
The Devils sucking right now isn't doing us any favors on the sports end, we're already a dying breed. We're well represented all over the country and yet we're a dying breed here in New Jersey. That's why the mentality up here is so volatile when it comes to sports. All this pushing and pulling that NYC does to our culture and actual physical world takes its toll, and to zoom back in a little bit, it manifests itself in there being "Rangers bars" in Hoboken and Jersey City, and "New York" Red Bulls being a team. It manifests itself in "Jersey pride!" people posting "I Bleed Blue" on their Facebook and Modells carrying 14 different Rangers jerseys to the 1 or 2 Devils jerseys they have in stock.
I'm starting to sound like thecoffeecake!