Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The other side


If you live in New York
New Jersey is the dark side.
It's Soprano land.
For real.
It has swamps where they bury each other.
And industrial waste.
It's ugly as hell.
It has Newark,
one of the most dangerous
cities in America.
Apparently it has only one movie theater.
It's only minutes away form Manhattan.
Of course, New Jersey is also one of
the richest states the U.S.A.
with super tony towns such as Short Hills.
With its Famous Short Hills Malls.
That's where the rich shop
for Gucci, Prada and Brioni.
New Jersey has Princeton.
It was home to Thomas Alva Edison.
Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi are from Jersey.
So was Frank Sinatra.
And numerous others of world fame.
Newark was once one the best cities in the US to live in.
The last three mayors ended up in jail.
The new one is doing well so far and perhaps
he's not like the others.
It started to look better.
That was before the economy imploded.
Now we don't know what's
going to happen.
Before when rents in Manhattan
was going through the roof
Newark started to look like
a viable alternative.
That money may not be going
the way of Newark now when
it's possible to find a decent pad
for decent money in NYC again.
For those who can still afford to live anywhere
with a roof over head.

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