Friday, April 13, 2007

Going to Jersey

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I can't believe I've never heard of this site before. has all the possible information anyone could ever need about visiting Jersey City. There are links for dining (not just Jersey diners), parks, museums, and art galleries around the city. I had no idea there were so many art galleries there.

For someone who spent the first 23 years of life in New Jersey, I'll admit I don't know much about the city. I know how to get to my brother's house near the Holland Tunnel and the way to the PATH station to get me to NYC. But to think, I've been missing out on a lot of cool parks and museums (I don't really need to go to the Liberty Science Center, but I know plenty of people would like to go). I didn't even realize it was a shorter ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty from the Jersey side. offers everything to find your way around. It provides a list of every shop and shopping center (alphabetically or by district) and restaurant within the city limits. Of course, I recommend the Hamilton Park Ale House (there's also a great Vietnamese restaurant nearby, but I can't remember the name). Don't forget to check out the events calendar if you plan a visit--it looks like there are a bunch of art exhibitions coming up.

I'll have to keep bookmarked for the next time I go home. I'll even bet my own brother who has lived in Jersey City for about seven years doesn't know about some of the things to do. I'm sure I can have lots of fun when I bring Jia home to show her around.

On another note, reading through this Web site made me a little homesick. I really need to take a few weeks off and get home to Jersey this summer.

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