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NYC question

Posted on 2006.07.31 at 12:25
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Ella Mae Morse - Cow Cow Boogie
This last weekend was spent at the family reunion of Stefanie’s Mom’s family, the Felds. There were more Felds than I have ever seen. Felds everywhere. While most of the Felds come from Manhattan and Brooklyn, the reunion was in Staten Island.
I got a whole insider’s view from Stefanie and her brother about the sort of heirarchy amongst the boroughs of NYC, and how Staten Island is way at the bottom.
So the question I posed is: which is lower, Staten Island or New Jersey? This seemed to provoke a good deal of thought and conversation, so I thought I would ask it of a wider audience.

What do I know from any of this? I was born and raised in the Gateway City of St. Louis MO, amongst the beer factories and tall corn.

Any Staten Islanders out there who would like to dispute the whole basis of this?


sputnik5 at 2006-07-31 17:44 (UTC) (Link)
Staten Island, hands down.
tobeginagain at 2006-07-31 18:46 (UTC) (Link)
As a very proud New Jerseyian, I think New Jersey is lower in the eyes of New Yorkers than Staten Island. But not in my eyes!
otakushan at 2006-07-31 23:57 (UTC) (Link)
Jersey's the best.

That funky smell is only because we're downwind of New York.
metalclarinet at 2006-08-01 03:45 (UTC) (Link)

Answer a question with a question

Which is further north? Cape May New Jersey or Silver Spring Maryland?
theservant at 2006-08-01 14:30 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Answer a question with a question

OK, I'll bite... which one?
metalclarinet at 2006-08-02 02:33 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Answer a question with a question

Smart man. Cape May is due east of Silver Spring. Silver Spring is right at the north corner of Washington DC. Everybody in DC assumes that New Jersey is way north. Well, most of New Jersey is.
jonnymoon at 2006-08-01 21:11 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I work in a building full of transplanted New Yorkers, and most of them from Long Island...

The predominant order seems to be, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and then Staten Island.

Some think that the middle three are disputable, but predominantly Manhattan seems to be at the top and Staten Island at the bottom...

and many said that Jersey was better than the lowest borough, except one who said that Jersey City was worse than Harlem, even.

But they all, without exception, said that it was all relative.
mrfares at 2006-08-02 02:30 (UTC) (Link)
Don't you mean "amongst the beer factory.." I can only think of one.
theservant at 2006-08-02 10:20 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I spose so, but it's big enough to count as two.
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