Meeting Across The River: Bwog’s Guide to New Jersey
Written by Bwog Staff
Catch the 192 Bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and take it to Polito Ave. Then look for the giant castle.
This olde tymeie fortress is perhaps the best-known member of the knights-and-ale theme restaurant chain that started on the Spanish island of Majorca thirty-five years ago. Watch this badical intro movie. A regular ticket is a steep $55, but groups larger than fifteen get a sizable discount, and admission includes a two-hour show, a hearty, utensil free meal, and flagons of mead straight from the serving wench’s pitcher.
Princeton Record Exchange
20 South Tulane St, Princeton, NJ
New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor Line from Penn Station to Princeton Junction; change for Princeton Shuttle
Though it may seem like Columbia is the majority share-holder in hipsters and their goods, Princeton certainly holds its own. Watch audiophiles congregate in their natural habitat between rows of Yo La Tengo European imports (on vinyl, natch) and more jazz that you ever thought you wanted to know about. Bonus local points for referring to it as “Prex.”
New Jersey Transit North Jersey Coast Line from Penn Station to Asbury Park
Visit the iconic wonderland popularized by Bruce Springsteen’s debut album and numerous Sopranos shootings, then ruined by thirty years of brutal urban decay. Remember Madame Marie’s and Big Pussy’s nautical misfortune? Do you want to see the cladding fall off an unfinished skyscraper over an abandoned boardwalk?
Grounds For Sculpture
New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor Line from Penn Station to Hamilton, then a five minute taxi ride
A 35-acre public sculpture park, with $8 admission for students.
Museum of Contemporary Russian Art
80 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ
PATH to Hoboken (OK, that’s not a free fare, but it’s only $1.50)
No trip to Hoboken would be complete without a visit to the only museum around that’s dedicated exclusively to Slavic art.
Dippin’ Dots Machine, Newport Center Mall
Jersey City, NJ
New Jersey Transit 86 bus, or PATH to Newport/Pavonia
You remember Dippin’ Dots! The ice cream of the future! From Six Flags! Well, you can also get it at a vending machine in a mall in Jersey City!