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?

Why?

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...

Source: Thrillist