Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Hangin' On the Jersey Shore
Although I didn't see Snooky or The Situation, I did look back across the river towards lower Manhattan and enjoy the view for few minutes one afternoon as I scarfed down some food between appointments. The lone tower at the right of the photo is the new Freedom Tower under construction where the Twin Towers once stood. Less than a week after I took this photo, they finished building the 100th floor of the Freedom Tower and once again it was the tallest building (not counting antennas) in the U.S.
I had never been to New Jersey outside of their airport so all I knew of New Jersey was what I have seen on Season One of the Sopranos. (I haven't actually ever watched Jersery Shore.) So I was pleasantly surprised to see this part of Jersey was anything but what I saw in the Sopranos. There were actually houses with space in-between then, lawns and the occasional gas station that wasn't right on the shoulder of a four lane road. It was almost like back home in the Urban Jungle. If someone forced me at gunpoint to spin the rest of my life near New York City, I think this spot of shoreline in New Jersey might be where I would look first.