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The Jersey Shore Is Back, Sort Of

The Jersey Shore Is Back, Sort Of Apr 11th, 2013 at 9:00AM: If you've written off the Jersey Shore as a summer getaway, please think again. Though Sandy did grievous harm to Jersey's 127-mile coastline, most of the damage was done to the northern coast; the southern Shore was relatively unscathed. To the north, the beaches are significantly narrower than they were before Sandy; one survey puts the number at 30 to 40 feet. But in spite of the fact an...

United Passenger Flies A Million Miles In One Year

United Passenger Flies A Million Miles In One Year Dec 16th, 2012 at 2:00PM: A United Airlines passenger who takes the term "frequent flyer" very seriously has racked up a million miles in the sky during 2012. Tom Stuker, an automotive sales consultant who lives in both suburban Chicago and New Jersey, reached the record-breaking number earlier this month on a flight between London and Chicago, United announced in a press release. This is just the latest...

Airbnb Offers Free Housing For Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

Airbnb Offers Free Housing For Victims Of Hurricane Sandy Nov 8th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Last week, thousands of residents along the East Coast had their homes destroyed or were left without electricity and heat by Hurricane Sandy. This week brought yet another injustice as a vicious Nor'easter storm bearing snow and frigid temperatures left victims scrambling for shelter. That's why we were heartened to hear about a just-announced partnership between NYC.gov and apartment rental...

Greetings From The Jersey Shore

Greetings From The Jersey Shore Nov 7th, 2012 at 1:00PM: I'm one of the lucky ones. No power, no heat and no phone service – but I have a (damaged) roof over my head, a bed and blankets, sweaters and coats to keep me warm, food to eat and potable water to drink. Yesterday, spotty cell service returned, so I could phone loved ones and friends to assure them that I was safe. (I even got a phone call from Bill Clinton, urging me to vote for...

Roadside America: Princeton, New Jersey, The Quintessential College Town

Roadside America: Princeton, New Jersey, The Quintessential College Town Oct 18th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Breathe it in: the warm aroma of fall leaves and cable-knit sweaters, the musty scent of old buildings and library books, and the added jolt of freshly brewed coffee. It's the smell of a college town, but not just any college town: Princeton, New Jersey, home to the fourth oldest Ivy League university in America. Princeton particularly shines in the fall, when the energy from the start...

TripAdvisor Names Best Hotels For Families

TripAdvisor Names Best Hotels For Families Apr 17th, 2012 at 2:00PM: Want to know where to travel with the kids? TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel review site, has named their top family-friendly hotels in 25 markets around the world, based on those ranked highest by travelers who identified themselves as traveling with family in their reviews. The good news? The hotels on the list aren't too pricey – the average rate is $274 per night with...

An off-season weekend getaway to Cape May, New Jersey

An off-season weekend getaway to Cape May, New Jersey Mar 24th, 2012 at 4:00PM: A few weeks ago I felt the urgent, desperate need to flee New York City. There was something about the city's noise, its attitude, its frenetic pace that was driving me out of my mind. I felt caged in by the narrow tenement buildings of my Lower East Side streets. A taxi driver honked unnecessarily and I felt the irrepressible urge to slam on his front hood and yell "WHAT THE HELL DID...

New Jersey law now requires helmets on skiers, snowboarders

New Jersey law now requires helmets on skiers, snowboarders Dec 23rd, 2011 at 10:30AM: If you're planning on hitting the slopes in the Garden State this winter, you'll want to take note of this story. New Jersey is set to begin enforcing a new law this weekend that will require skiers and snowboarders under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while on the slopes. The law was passed last April, and makes the state the first in the nation to require minors to wear protective head gear....

Gawker's Worst 50 States

Gawker's Worst 50 States Aug 25th, 2011 at 11:30AM: I've been following Gawker's newest series, The Worst 50 States. I've been enjoying following this series. In an effort to pin down not only the best states in the US of A, but, more importantly, the worst states, Gawker compiled a Gawker-invented rating system in order to rank our fair fifty. Granted, this rating system consists solely of the viewpoints of those on staff for Gawker, so the...

American Dream at Meadowlands to open in 2013

American Dream at Meadowlands to open in 2013 May 13th, 2011 at 2:00PM: New Jersey governor Chris Christie and developer Triple Five announced plans for the new Meadowlands retail and entertainment complex. Formerly known as Xanadu, the renamed American Dream at Meadowlands will be a sprawling complex that will include an indoor amusement park, an indoor water park, an ice skating rink, an observation wheel and the only indoor ski slope in North America (pictured...

Morey's Piers plans a massive new wooden roller coaster

Morey's Piers plans a massive new wooden roller coaster May 5th, 2011 at 3:00PM: Morey's Piers, located in Wildwood, New Jersey, is planning on building a $10 million wooden roller coaster. The yet-to-be-named attraction will be so large that it will span two of the park's piers. Two names that the park's owners are considering are 'Wildwoody' and 'Boardwalk Flyer'. The new wooden coaster is rumored to be designed by Great Coasters International (GCI). They are the designers...

Bamboozle: 10 things you should know before you go

Bamboozle: 10 things you should know before you go Apr 28th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Bamboozle is a music festival that takes place in New Jersey every year right around this time of the year. Founded by John D'Esposito, Bamboozle began in 2003. While keeping up the annual festival in New Jersey, Bamboozle has also acted as the Bamboozle Roadshow and a festival in other cities, like Chicago, Illinois and Anaheim, California. The festival attracts close to 100,000 people each...

Photo of the day - The Old Man and the Sea

Photo of the day - The Old Man and the Sea Apr 7th, 2011 at 5:00PM: Context is a funny thing. If this man were, say, working on his car in Passaic, New Jersey, we wouldn't find him very romantic or interesting. But put him on a boat on the Adriatic Sea in Slovenia and he's now a perfect travel photo subject, thanks to Flickr user SummitVoice1. He makes us sigh and think, "That's the life. Just a man, a simple boat and the open water." He should still probably...

Fired middle-aged waitresses sue over skimpy uniforms at Atlantic City casino

Fired middle-aged waitresses sue over skimpy uniforms at Atlantic City casino Apr 2nd, 2011 at 12:30PM: In Texas, we have no shortage of restaurants catering to the drooling male demographic. Hooters, Twin Peaks, Burger Girl, and many others require threadbare uniforms to entertain and engage their mostly male patronage. The decent food/hot waitress business plan has proven an effective tonic for a thirsty male demographic, and the phenomenon seems to be infesting the suburbs. Skimpy uniform...

Seattle's Safeco Field gets food concession with local ingredients, menus by award-winning chefs

Seattle's Safeco Field gets food concession with local ingredients, menus by award-winning chefs Mar 21st, 2011 at 4:30PM: Buh-bye, limp hot dogs in soggy buns. Baseball season starts April 1st, and Seattle's Safeco Field--go, Mariners--is celebrating its first home game on the 8th with some serious food. Centerplate, the leading hospitality provider to North America's premier sports stadiums, has developed a partnership with award-winning Seattle chef Ethan Stowell, as well as chefs Roberto Santibañez, owner...

Three simple reasons why Palo Alto, California is like Reston, Virginia

Three simple reasons why Palo Alto, California is like Reston, Virginia Mar 17th, 2011 at 1:00PM: Business travel often takes you to places you normally wouldn't visit. I'd never plan a vacation to Peapack, New Jersey, for example, and London, Ontario is another that surely won't make anyone's "bucket list." The upside, however, is that you get to see places you'd never visit otherwise. And, you remember that "off the beaten path" – the goal very committed traveler – isn't...

New Jersey; Amtrak announce plans for "Gateway Project" to replace failed Hudson River commuter tunnel

New Jersey; Amtrak announce plans for Feb 8th, 2011 at 1:30PM: New Jersey's two senators and Amtrak executives announced plans yesterday for the "Gateway Project," an alternative to the Hudson River commuter-train tunnel scrapped by Gov. Chris Christie last October. Largely following the same footprint as the previously-proposed tunnel, the plan includes an expanded Penn Station and an additional 11 NJ Transit trains per hour - from 22 to 33 - as well as...

Green Lantern to replace Scream Machine at Six Flags Great Adventure

Dec 18th, 2010 at 9:00AM: Six Flags' trend of re-theming old rides will continue as New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure will open a relocated stand-up coaster in 2011. Formerly Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, the coaster will be renamed and re-themed as Green Lantern tying into the new movie starring Ryan Reynolds. The coaster was removed from Kentucky Kingdom just months before Six Flags decided to close the park....

10 U.S. Cities where profanity prevails

10 U.S. Cities where profanity prevails Dec 6th, 2010 at 3:00PM: He, we're all prone to a bit of profanity every now and then – some of us more than others. I've had my ass butt handed to me by the Gadling editors over my (finally) occasional use of some foul language, though I've taken steps to (as they say) improve myself. Well, I was happy to see when flipping through my RSS feed that I'm not the only person who likes to drop an f-bomb every now and...

Five American-style North Korean restaurants for foodies

Five American-style North Korean restaurants for foodies Nov 8th, 2010 at 8:00AM: This may not have been the case a few years ago, but Pyongyang is definitely on its way to becoming a culinary destination ... well, maybe not. Nonetheless, it is pretty wild that the self-isolating regime has let slip some pretty wild information about the dining options available in the capital. If you can finagle a way into North Korea and somehow get yourself a bit of freedom to move, there...

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