Originally Posted by toyota74
Whats with all those wooden posts in the water?
Pilings for old piers that are long gone. It was a heavily industrial waterfront, but now mostly office/residential.
Originally Posted by Rico Rommheim
Question: do people in jersey city think of themselves as living in new York (not so different than Brooklyn or queens) or is living there staunchly jersey city?
Oldtimers/blue collar: staunchly Jersey Citians
Newcomers/white collar: Jersey City as 6th Borough - work/play in NYC
Personally I love living in JC and working in next-door Hoboken, but all of my friends and family in the area live in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens, so I'm in NYC about 1-3 times a week. I consider myself both a New Jerseyan and a New Yorker.
Jersey City can feel like a separate city, or like a western borough of New York City. It depends where and how you live. I actually live closer to downtown Manhattan than any of my Brooklyn/Queens friends, but I'm in the opposite direction.