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New York & New Jersey

glasgow
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New York & New Jersey

Hi,

Have been to New York once, many years ago and loved it. We are now planning to come to New York in September and as well as doing sights there, want to go to New Jersey - my daughters want to visit some of the places shown in Jerseylicous and Real Housewives of NJ!. We think some of the places are in Green Brook and Franklyn Lakes?

Was only planning a 7 day trip and had thought 4 nights NY and 2 nights NJ, can anyone tell me how practial this is and what is the distance between NJ & NY by say bus or rail?

We also don't know whether better flying to JFK or Newark, all help would be appreciated on this, since we are really in the dark!

Thanks

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1. Re: New York & New Jersey

as stated on the other fourm, I would pass on those shows as they do not represent the real New Jersey.

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2. Re: New York & New Jersey

New Jersey is a state where most people drive. Parts of NJ are close to Manhattan and easily accessible by train or bus to NYC since a lot of people commute from NJ to work in NYC. While I'm not that knowledgeable about NJ, I know how to use

maps.google.com

for directions and you should start getting used to that.

Getting around in New Jersey from place to place, you will need a car. If you look on google maps, it's about an hour from Green Brook to Franklin (notice spelling) Lakes by car but would take over 3 hrs. if you attempt it with public transportation. (You click the train icon at the top). What do you expect to see at these places?

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4. Re: New York & New Jersey

Firstly, let me apologise for my spelling in FRANKLIN - how kind of you to comment!

Secondly, whilst I do appreciate all the comments, I do feel your responses have been extremely critical.

Just for the record, since you all seem to feel the need to comment:

My family have spent many years living in Paris and Rome we are well versed in literature, modern and traditional art. In fact if we do want to have a truly cultural holiday, then too be honest we would not come to New Jersey!

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8. Re: New York & New Jersey

Darn I missed the good stuff :)

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These shows do not represent the real New Jersey. (I don't even think people on those shows are from NJ). If wasn't for TA I still wouldn't have heard of Jerseyliscoius. (Havn't watched anythiong on MTV scince beavis and Butthead went off the air when I was 9) . THere is plenty of culture here from meusems to playhouses to Winereys. I would highly reccomend visiting New Jersey not for the trash you see on TV but because of the attractions, from the boardwalks of the shore, to the casinos of AC, to the theaters of New Brunswick to the culture of Redbank, the Battleship NJ in Camden, and the History through out the state.

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>>> In fact if we do want to have a truly cultural holiday, then too be honest we would not come to New Jersey!

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I didn't see the posts which have been removed, but if that is your opinion of New Jersey then that is a real shame. We have wonderful theater, museums, univerities, etc. Your interests in "trashy" TV shows does not sit well with those of us who live in New Jersey and appreciate all the wonderful things it has to offer.

Did you check out any of the web sites that AERULES gave you?

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Agreed, SusieQQ.

That particular statement is OBNOXIOUS.

I don't feel particularly inclined to help after reading that.