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Top 5: Amusement Parks Near NYC

Top 5: Amusement Parks Near NYC

Few things are as exhilarating as the loop-the-loops of a rollicking roller coaster or a splashy plunge down a sky-high water slide. Sure, New York City has Coney Island and a handful of rides at other parks, but if you subscribe to the bigger-is-better mentality when it comes to theme parks, you're going to have to get out of town to find the best chills and thrills.

Jersey City Luxury Rentals: 4 Key Things to Know About the Neighborhood

Jersey City Luxury Rentals: 4 Key Things to Know About the Neighborhood

The city on the wrong side of the Hudson? That’s Manhattan if you ask anyone living in Jersey City luxury rentals. After all, why would you want to put up with prices as high as the skyscrapers, and spaces as cramped as the studio apartments inside of them? There’s a lot more to Jersey City than just low prices and lots of space, however. It was recently voted New York City’s Best Neighborhood by Curbed magazine, an online real estate publication. Quite the achievement considering it’s competing with neighborhoods that are actually in New York. Considering joining the hundreds of New Yorkers making the switch from NY to JC? Here are four things you can expect from life in New York’s sixth borough.

Top 5: Jersey City Shops We Love Right Now

Top 5: Jersey City Shops We Love Right Now

Long admired for its hyper-convenient proximity to Manhattan, Jersey City has rightly earned accolades for its own attractions as well. Residents love the city's historic and artsy vibe, but "The Sixth Borough" has an interesting shopping scene as well. Stores here offer a welcome relief from New York City crowds, a fleet of warm staffers and eclectic goods.