My area code may not be 973, and my zip code is no longer 07xxx, but my heart will always live in Jersey. From hometown roots in Union to buying my first house in Morris County. From summers spent on the Jersey shore’s boardwalks & beaches to misspent youth at Four Seasons bowling alley (yes, the one of Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons’ fame). Growing up even meant a quick train ride from the station near Alwick Records in Elizabeth over to NYC to see shows at the Garden, or the Christmas tree.
We had it all in Jersey. It is so much more than that boring ride up the Turnpike from Philly to NYC. If you have the opportunity next time you pass through, take the nearest exit and go for a wander. You might fall in love too.