Princeton University Art Museum
Overshadowed by but better than the Knicks, the Nets play exciting ball, though their closest championship call was being runners-up in the 2002 and 2003 finals. Perhaps what the Nets have needed is a total relocation – which is indeed in the cards.
Atlantic City's famous Boardwalk was the first in the world, built in 1870 by local business owners who wanted to cut down on sand being tracked into hotel lobbies by guests returning from the beach.
In Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area, you’ll find the nation’s oldest lighthouse; the Maritime Holly Forest, with plentiful opportunities for observing birds (such as the endangered plover); outstanding views of Manhattan’s skyline on clear days; a nude beach alongside a gay beach (area G); and a complex system of paved bike paths, which wend their way through the a.
The Cape May peninsula is a resting place for millions of migratory birds each year, and the Cape May Bird Observatory maintains a hotline offering information on the latest sightings and is considered one of the country’s 10 birding hot spots.
One of the NFL’s oldest teams, the Giants (part of the NFC conference) shocked the world (and themselves) with a 2008 Super Bowl championship won off their stingy defense and the sometimes maligned arm of quarterback Eli Manning. Like other sports franchises in the NY region, the Giants longed for a new stadium and their wish was granted.
Asbury Park experienced passing prominence in the 1970s when Bruce Springsteen 'arrived' at the Stone Pony nightclub, which is still offering live music. After that, the town went through a major decline, followed by a still-in-progress comeback - led by wealthy gay men from NYC who snapped up blocks of forgotten Victorian homes and storefronts to refurbish.
The Jets, generally less popular than the Giants, have yet to return to the big time since the fabled 1969 Super Bowl when flashy quarterback Joe Namath ‘guaranteed’ a victory – and delivered. Games are always packed, though, and new fans easily get swept away by the contagious ‘J-E-T-S!’ chants.
The Delaware River meanders in a tight S-curve through the ridge of NJ's Kittatinny Mountains, and its beauteous image turned this region into a resort area beginning in the 19th century.
Lucy the Margate Elephant , a 65ft-high wooden pachyderm constructed in 1881 as a developer's truly weird scheme to attract land buyers to the area. It was variously used as a hotel, beach cottage, private mansion and last, a tavern, but rowdy patrons almost destroyed her.
About six miles west of Seaside Heights tucked away in the Kmart shopping plaza in Tom's River, this sarcastically named place could be the silliest breakfast joint ever: waitresses in pajamas (wear yours for a 13% discount), snappy repartee, mismatched furniture and a cornucopia of kitsch.
Housed in yes, an old red barn, on a stretch of road between Hammonton and Atsion, a meal here in the wood-paneled dining room furnished with bric-a-brac and antiques feels like eating in your grandmother's den.