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    25 Reasons Jersey City Is The Best Place To Live

    That is if you like down-to-earth people, fair rent, great food and cool bars.

    1. Because this is the view from the local park.

    2. Because Taqueria has the best Mexican food east of Los Angeles.

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    3. And Park Tavern's burger is heaven on a roll.

    4. Because we have Instagram-worthy murals too.

    5. Because the best views of Manhattan are from the Jersey side of the Hudson.

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    6. And our skyline ain't half bad either.

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    7. Because our brownstones would definitely get the Huxtable stamp of approval.

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    8. Because $1,600 can get you a real apartment, not a windowless basement in Williamsburg like this one...

    9. A pack of cigarettes cost about $5 less than this...

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    10. And you don't have to deal with Time Warner.

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    11. Because our diners are better than your diners.

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    12. Because the Liberty Science Center's dome IMAX theater puts every other movie theater to shame.

    13. Because the Path train is a hell of a lot cleaner than the subway.

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    14. Because this is what spring looks like...

    15. Because brunch is just better here.

    16. Because this is how Jersey City does pizza.

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    17. Because bartenders actually get to know you.

    18. Because our biergarden won't make you feel claustrophobic.

    19. Because our restaurants can rival anything across the river.

    20. Even our cookies are proud to be in Jersey City.

    21. Because our gardens LITERALLY brighten up your day.

    22. Because these dogs just won't stop bragging about Jersey City.

    23. Because contrary to popular belief Brooklyn isn't the only place that knows how to throw a great street festival.

    24. Because it looks just as pretty in the rain.

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    25. Because people are going to be pissed at me for letting you in on the secret.

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