The free New Jersey transit fares (with a student ID and this coupon) continue until Sunday. Take advantage and see the Jerz — here are some suggestions, and directions, from the 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!
@from the town over asbury park is pretty cool. The music scene is a bit dying, but lbgt community is beginning to renovate the numerous victorian houses and downtown area. plus thursday night drum circles at the beach are the best.
@grounds 4 sculpture is amazing. seriously. there’s everything from life-size renoir paintings (you can pretend to pick the nose of the girl with the glass of water) to massive modern sculptures over the lakes.
@Stephen Schwelp Also, please do not disresepect the Natchez people. They’ve gone through enough hardship.
@Stephen Schwelp First of all, this list is missing Johnson’s Popcorn.
The greatest popcorn ever made.
Best when hot and melty.
And a note: Sojo is not a nickname for South Jersey, it’s a nickname for Sojourner Truth or sad mojo.
@Cable Guy The red knight’s goin’ down…down, down, down.
@Sadia don’t forget the spice girls concert on sunday at the prudential center.
dear god, somebody please buy my tickets. i had nothing but good intentions.
@anti-rjt rob trump is a UTI in your mouth
@... i mean, come on, people rarely use the phrase “begs the question” to point out a logical fallacy these days. it really begs the question that if “begs the question” really is a phrase to describe a logical fallacy, then why do so many people use it to raise a question in common vernacular…
@jersey is for lovers. On Valentine’s Day, take your special lady to the Hudson shore. If you are quiet, you might hear the gentle breaking of waves upon the shore, as another disrespectful guido’s corpse is dumped into the river. They say if you make a wish before you hear the sound of screeching tires, it will come true.
@south jersey lady sojo is mad underrepresented here. also, princeton record exchange is called “prex” not p-rex.
@skyscraper no more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9MuhO5FQFE
@alexw I hate “natch” in any and all of its uses.
@.... What crawled up your ass and died in the last month?
@Anonymous Your anger is misplaced. You should be frustrated that, however good the rest of the comment was, a misuse of “begs the question” got picked as a favorite. Also, #10 natch meant to link to http://begthequestion.info/
@DHI I agree with the following complaints:
1) Weinberg’s complaint about the use of the word “natch.”
2) #10’s complaint about the misuse of “begs the question.”
I disagree with the following complaints:
1) Any complaints about a place that features medieval banquets and jousting.
2) Any counter-complaints to Weinberg’s complaint.
3) Any complaints about “sojo” being underrepresented.
THIS IS MY ASSESSMENT OF THE COMPLAINTS THAT ARE BEING MADE IN THE COMMENTS OF THIS POST!
@oh crap sorry, that was my mistake.. :-/
@oh ps i fully give bwog permission to edit my post so that it says “raises the question” instead.
@dippin dots killer post
@Medieval Times is an overpriced, underproduced pile of shite. They give tapas sized servings of the main course and the service is horrid. Worse still is the fact that the majority of the place is filled with high schoolers and grade schoolers. This place is not worth the trip.
@King Arthur Medieval Times is truly a one of a kind experience, and the food is quite good, as far as I can recall. I highly recommend it.
@YES I LOVE MEDIEVAL TIMES.
BLUE KNIGHT IS MY FAVORITE.
@Liz Princeton Record Exchange is unorganized. Viva la Vintage Vinyl!
@what! no hogie haven?!
@wait this begs the question: where’s the nearest dippin’ dots to columbia? don’t tell me i gotta go all the way to the dirty jerz to get some balls in my mouth…
@ZvS Sorry, but the one at Newport is actually the closest. Still, it’s only a 35-minute subway ride.
@ZvS Oh, except at ballgames at Yankee and Shea.
get it right.
@beg this I take acception to this proported misuse of the words “begs the question.” It’s quite clear that in this case, they are not meant to be interpreted as an outdated phrase but instead parsed as a sequence of individual words.
Oh, and Vintage Vinyl should at least get an honorable mention.
@You what? You “take acception”? I didn’t even read the rest of your comment, because everything you said is null and void due to that egregious error.
@I think it was a joke… ‘proported’? come on