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Committee to Unseat Anti-Gay NJ Senator Sean Kean [19 Jan 2010|12:38pm]

queerunity
The Committee to Unseat Sean Kean campaign has begun against the New Jersey Republican Senator who voted against marriage equality. The Senator represents heavily gay sections of the state including Asbury Park and the Ocean Grove section of Neptune.

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[22 Mar 2009|03:49am]

farmanimalsrock
Today I was in a car, looking out the window on the Parkway heading south, and right before exit 149 there was, what seemed like, abandoned buildings. Anyone know anything about this?

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[06 Oct 2008|12:36am]

farmanimalsrock
Hello! So I went to LAMBERTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! over the summer and I couldn't find the football field...could anyone help me?

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[12 May 2008|04:16pm]

_rainysunday
hey guys. i am a college student who lives in wyckoff and summer break doesn't officially start for me until i see the midnight walker cross russell ave. however, i heard a rumor that he recently passed away. can any bergen county-ites in the area confirm or deny this? thanks.

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njtransit [08 May 2008|10:30am]

sugaree024
has anyone ever taken the train to philly when it was light out? i rode with my boyfriend a bunch times from atlantic city and only twice it was light out. we barely spoke because i was so intrigued of the view. there are backyards/junkyards full of old rusty shit. it is hard to tell which they are because there are so many of both. i cannot understand what drives these people to keep this crap in their back yard. what purpose does it serve? 'oh you crashed your car? throw it in my backyard!' oh you have an extra bicycle tire rim? throw it in my backyard!' for what?!
its actually quite amusing trying to picture the people and their personalities that live in these houses.

let me know if you enjoy the scenic train ride as much as i do!

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swimming pool [20 Apr 2008|01:41am]

leighannzig
anyone know of any outdoor, lit pools located in / around the philly / suburbs / south jersey area? public, private, whichever- i don't need to swim in it- just take a photo of it at night. willing to drive up to an hour away. must actually contain water.

(this would be a huge help to me- thanks in advance!)

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[19 Apr 2008|04:32pm]

bjh12
Hi, I'm new :)

Me and some friends were planning on doing a Weird NJ trip sometime soon and we really don't know where to go. Any recommendations for the Ocean County area? And if so, an address or directions please :D

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The Handmade Faire - This Sunday [18 Apr 2008|12:45pm]

abbierose
The Handmade Faire is THIS SUNDAY! On the once abandoned grounds of The Lighthouse Camp for the Blind in Waretown, NJ. Normally the site is off limits to non members, but we are opening the doors to the public this Sunday for the Handmade Faire - come check out the Faire and explore the grounds!
Not all rooms will be open to the public, but a good portion of it will be!

Abbie

Info on the Faire!Collapse )

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The Handmade Faire [08 Apr 2008|01:39am]

abbierose
Hey -

Before this gets deleted as a promo for the Handmade Faire - I do have just reason to post it here! It is on the grounds of the former Lighthouse Camp for the Blind in Waretown NJ, which went abandoned for a few years and then was bought by the state, and now is a members only private land and many buildings. Not all buildings will be open to the public this day, but it's still a great opportunity to check out the premises, as well as shop some really great local artists from NJ!
http://www.HandmadeFaire.com

More info! Please come out!Collapse )

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[11 Aug 2007|09:46pm]

takingtheblade
Hey everyone! I visited Asbury Park for the first time yesterday, and I have to say I was pretty disappointed. I'm sure this is old news, but there's a lot of construction going on and most of the buildings are sealed off or have fences. I slide past one of the fences to go down the hall of one building, but there was a sign saying there were cameras so I went back.

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All my Asbury Park pictures here: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/560242534sGqOXR

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[16 Jun 2007|11:04am]

takingtheblade
Hey everybody! I traveled to Indian Cabin Road yesterday, which is a couple hours from where I live so it was quite a trip. Once there, I couldn't find the house with the Virgin Mary statue! Or the Krukker grave! Can anyone give me any tips about what off-shoot of Indian Cabin Road to take? There was one path that had a pole in it and a couple of tires, one of which ' no trespas' had been spray painted on...which we were thinking might be it since it's so homemade and weird (at least opposed to all the other no trespassing POSTED signs in the area).

Even though we didn't find what we were looking for, we went down one very narrow trail which endless bumps have been put in for four-wheelers...ugh, it was horrible on the car. It ended up coming out at an old, abandoned camp.


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You can see all of the pics here: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/559474152mwuOJE?start=0

There were piles upon piles of STUFF there...bingo cards, strollers, shoes, mattresses...it made me think that a colony of homeless were living there, which really freaked me out. I'm sure some of it is left over from the camp, but we would find piles of random stuff on the side of the road at different locations.

Anyway, any help is much appreciated!

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The Devil's Tree [11 Jun 2007|03:39pm]

takingtheblade
Here's a picture of the Devil's Tree I took a couple days ago that I liked:

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2 kittens [02 Jun 2007|03:04pm]

therainbowducki
if anyone lives in the south jersey/philadelphia area and would like 2 kittens about 5-6 weeks old let me know! i rescued a brother and sister team about 2 -3 weeks ago. the boy is a orange dsh and the girl is a red dmh.,

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Paulinskill Viaduct [28 May 2007|10:47am]

takingtheblade
Hello everyone!

Yesterday I made my first trip to the Paulinskill Viaduct. When you start driving/walking down the road towards it and you see it peaking over the trees...ahhh. Its a beautiful site. Climbing up took a lot out of me on such a hot day, though. When we finally reached the top, I was too chicken to go down into those holes. I mean, I'd go down into the first one, but climbing down those rungs backwards kind of freaked me out. So after going back down, we realized that there might be a much easier way to get inside the bridge. On one side there was a big log which you could climb up into the bridge. I was glad to see the inside. It was VERY cool there despite the heat. The temperature change was strange but great when you've been outside for so long.

I watched a video awhile back of a few people going through Paulinskill. It made it seem like when you went in-between parts of the bridge between boards, it was a very long drop. Turns out its only about three feet. When we were finishing up some other people drove up who were in their late 30s/early 40s. They seemed to be there for the same reasons we were, but hung around in the street a lot. If they're anyone on this board, hi! Anyway, afterwards we went down to the river to see the grave. I was pretty upset to see that the painting of the fish had been tampered with by kids. They drew teeth on the fish and crossed it out, etc. Not only was it commemorating someone's grave, but it really was a beautiful painting. I'm sad to see someone wrecked it.

I'd recommend visiting the place before someone decides to start using it again. Its very colorful and the scenery is beautiful.

Pictures: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/559212808lcGFgk

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Picture Usage [24 May 2007|07:53pm]

takingtheblade
Hey, just wanted to rant for a moment about some Weird NJ-related pictures. There's this site, abandonedbutnotforgotten.com which I really love. It helps me find a lot of places and has opened my eyes up to a lot of lesser-known sites. Anyway, so I post my pictures here and on my Weird NJ forum whenever I visit a site. Turns out the guy who runs Abandoned But Not Forgotten used my pictures of the McCoy house on his site. While normally I'd have no problem with it, he just put it up without asking my permission or even mentioning it to me. I had absolutely no idea until I checked the site out of boredom. I'm afraid he won't answer my e-mails as he didn't respond to my one about the Lakawanna Dorms being torn down. Ugh. You can even see part of my friend in one of the pics! XP

The site: http://www.abandonedbutnotforgotten.com/mccoy_house_night_pictures.htm

My pictures: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/558948007AgpiQX

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Inspired by Tillie? [14 May 2007|06:08pm]

takingtheblade
I was watching this Adult Swim clip today and noticed something that looked familiar. I went back and realized that at 3:34 there's an arrow pointing downwards with a face on it. The face looks just like Asbury Park's Tillie!

http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=8a25c392127017ed0112711e8d610002

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Another Site Destroyed [14 May 2007|04:31pm]

takingtheblade
The Lackawanna Dorms are no more. Last weekend my friends and I went to check it out and found nothing but foundations and rubble. Apparently I missed it by a few weeks. Why does this always happen to me?!

My pictures: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/559027820bmMHYi

Before: http://www.abandonedbutnotforgotten.com/lackawanna_dorms.htm

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[08 May 2007|03:17pm]

anchorsaweighx
So my friends and I are going to see the Blue Hole this weekend. Considering the Blue Hole really isn't much we were wondering if there is anything else in that area worth seeing. Any info would be great, thannksss!

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McCoy House [06 May 2007|07:01pm]

takingtheblade
Hey everyone! I went to the McCoy House last night...nothing all that exciting but nice to know I checked it out nonetheless. Here are the pictures: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/558948007AgpiQX

For more details, check out my journal.

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