"I LIVED IN JERSEY CITY BEFORE IT WAS COOL"
I saw that quote this past weekend and remember getting slammed on social media in 2008 because it was considered an insult to the new residents. I never knew why anyone would be insulted but to each his own......Fact is, Jersey City was home and nothing else. We didn't consider it a cool place, it just was.
I hope that the new residents will enjoy growing up in Jersey City like I did, but hope that they recognize that the secret sauce ingredient to our favorite hometown was the people of Jersey City......that's what made it for me.
It was a great place because of the people who made up the neighborhoods. The blocks, the streets, the stoops, the sections.....whatever you called it, the people we grew up with made our Jersey City experiences what it was.
Here is another video I made using photos i took from the reunion......you may or may not know everyone in the video, but I will bet you a regular and buttered roll in the morning that they were all quick to say We Grew Up In Jersey City. They said it with pride and you can see it in their faces, hear it in their laughter and feel it in the handshakes.....lots of happy hugs.
Tonights coffee talk topic is..........PARTS OF DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY. who can name all the sections of downtown Chilltown.
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