well this is why New Jersey is GREAT
If you live in or have ever lived in Jersey…you’ll appreciate this…if
not, you may be surprised!
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 more Cubans in Union City (1 sq mi.) than Havana,
New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railroads in the
New Jersey has the highest cost of living.
New Jersey has the highest cost of auto insurance.
New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes
referred to as the “Diner Capital of the World.”
New Jersey is home to the original Mystery Pork Parts Club (no, not
Spam): Taylor Ham or Pork Roll.
Home to the less mysterious but the best Italian hot dogs and
Italian sausage w/peppers and 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
New Jersey is a leading technology & industrial state and is the
largest chemical producing state in the nation when you include
Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can
New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production (and here you thought Massachusetts?)
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
US, located in Elizabeth. Nearly 80 percent of what our nation
imports comes through Elizabeth Seaport first.
New Jersey is home to one of the nation’s busiest airports (in
Newark), Liberty International.
George Washington slept here. Several important Revolutionary War
battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General George
The light bulb, phonograph (record player), and motion picture
projector, were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ,
We also boast the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.
The first seaplane was built in Keyport, NJ.
The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport, NJ.
The first phonograph records were made in Camden, NJ.
New Jersey is home to the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic
The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets
on its playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City.
And, Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world,
Not to mention salt water taffy…
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
New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in the world. (Union, NJ!!!)
New Jersey had the first medical center, in Jersey City.
The Pulaski SkyWay, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway
NJ built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson (Holland
The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ, which is also the
birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick
in 1889 (Rutgers College played Princeton).
The first drive-in movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ, (but
they’re all gone now!).
New Jersey is home to both of “NEW YORK’S” pro football teams!
The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ.
The first FM radio broadcast was made from Alpine, NJ, by Maj.
All New Jersey natives: Moe Septee, Al Attermann, Howard Attermann,
Sal Martorano, Jack Nicholson, Robert Attermann,
Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Steve Rosenbaum, Queen
Latifah, Susan Sarandon, Connie Francis, Sam Rosenfarb, Shaq, Judy Blume, Aaron
Burr, Ruth Septee, Joan Robertson, Ken Kross, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn, Lt.
Aaron Attermann, Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Ginsberg,
Norman Mailer, Marilynn McCoo, Flip Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, Whitney
Houston, Eddie Money, Lauren Sasha Attermann, Linda McElroy, Eileen Donnelly,
Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman, Jerry Lewis,
Tom Cruise, Joyce Kilmer, Bruce Willis, Caesar Romero, Lauryn Hill, Ice-T,
Nick Adams, Nathan Lane, Sandra Dee, Danny DeVito, Richard Conti, Joe Pesci,
Joe Piscopo, Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Meryl Streep, Loretta Swit, Norman
Lloyd, Paul Simon, Jerry Herman, Gorden McCrae, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta,
Phyllis Newman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eva Marie Saint, Elisabeth Shue, Zebulon
Pike, Elisa Septee Lunzer, Neal Attermann, James Fennimore Cooper, Admiral
Wm.Halsey,Jr., Dave Thomas (Wendy’s), William Carlos Williams, Ray Liotta, Robert
Wuhl, Bob Reyers, Paul Robeson, Ernie Kovacs, Joseph Macchia and, of course,
Francis Albert Sinatra and “Uncle Floyd” Vivino, Kelly Ripa. Last but not least the one the only the Great post whore king himself Uncle Bacon
Bob Meade adds: The Great Falls in Paterson, on the Passaic
River, is the second highest waterfall on the East Coast of the US.
You know you’re from 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 hard roll with butter.
You’ve known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.
You’ve eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 A.M.
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 what a “jug handle” is.
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–and you don’t go “to the shore,” you go “down the shore.” And
when you are there, you’re not “at the shore”; you are “down the
You know how to properly negotiate a circle.
You knew that the last sentence had to do with driving.
You know that this is the only “New” state that doesn’t require
“New” to identify it (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.” Yes they are!
You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes to Princeton–that’s
The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or localbar
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 in the Sopranos opening
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 from 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.
You don’t consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the
You remember the stores Korvette’s, Two Guys, Rickel’s, Channel,
Bamberger’s and Orbach’s.
You also remember Palisades Amusement Park.
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. AMEN!!!