Is Jersey City Misunderstood?
Jersey City, NJ gets a bad rap. But is it really one of the most misunderstood cities in America? One website thinks so.
Thrillist made a list of America's 13 most misunderstood cities.
And Jersey City is one of them.
I mean, I guess I get it. But some of the other cities on their list include Detroit and Cleveland, among others. I really understand why those cities are typically misunderstood...
But why Jersey City? The view of the Manhattan skyline? The Statue of Liberty in the distance?
Here's why Thrillist thinks so:
Between what's typically seen on the news (read: murders, shootings, and stabbings) and the fact that Snooki and JWoww had a place here (more shameful than said murders, shootings, and stabbings), things have been rough for Jersey City’s reputation. At best we’ve been known merely as a passing spot for commuters on their way to the Holland Tunnel into Manhattan. But there’s much more to this place. I swear.
Damn Jersey Shore. The TV show, of course.
The author goes on to tout Jersey City as a wonderful place - we already know that - with great restaurants and inexpensive housing. Comparatively speaking...