New Jersey isn’t so bad: Here’s why

Whether you think of New Jersey as another New York suburb or a whole other world, there’s no denying that a strangely fierce state rivalry exists between the two.

”New Jersey smells weird,” you might say. “And it all looks dilapidated and abandoned.” Admittedly, the towns near to New York are very urban and industrial, and that weird smell might be coming from refineries or the Newark airport or something much more nefarious. But get outside of this zone and you’ll find trees, farmland, beaches and things that give credit to “the garden state” moniker.

Emily Schienvar