Posted by Rob Walker on December 13, 2006
Posted Under: rw

A number of people passed along to me the New York Magazine story about Jersey City, presumably because we moved away from Jersey City about two months ago after living there for about three years. It’s always nice not to get caught living some place that’s the subject of a “new cool place article,” but otherwise I don’t really have much to say about the story, or not here anyway.

However, it did occur to me that I might be able to take advantage of Jersey City’s, uh, trendiness. It just so happens that in the months leading up to our move, I started taking snapshots of the neighbhorhood, collecting images that I thought would make an amusing calendar — amusing to me and to E, anyway. Certainly my vision of Jersey City does not coincide with, say, the picture above, from that New York article. I have an affection for JC, but let’s just say my affection could be described as somewhat idiosyncratic, and not at all related to the degree to which it might have some stores or restaurants that are sorta kinda like things in the West Village.

I lazily had my calendar “produced” by CafePress, and it arrived in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I’m quite pleased to have this item that will remind me of where we used to live, as we go about living somewhere very different. Of course I don’t seriously think anybody else would ever want to buy it, any more than I expected any of our many delightful NYC friends to get on a PATH train. (Some of them did, but I never expected them to.) But given that interest in JC may be at all-time high, I thought I’d move it over into the “for sale” part of Cafe Press anyway. Of course you can also look at the pictures for free — and I’m guessing that for most people, that will be more than enough.

Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

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Written By Trish on December 18th, 2006 @ 1:23 pm