Paterson Great Falls

Paterson Great Falls Bridge

Paterson, New Jersey, about 15 miles west of New York City, is the site of the spectacular natural feature called the Great Falls. 77 feet high and almost the length of a football field, this series of waterfalls along the Passaic River set the city of Paterson on its course in history. The hydroelectric power generated by the falls allowed the city to become an industrial powerhouse and earn the moniker “Silk City”. In the 19th century and early 20th, […]

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Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City casinos

Despite its troubles, I love Atlantic City. I’m not a big gambler, but I enjoy casinos. I like the colors, the lights, the noise, blackjack, the people watching. I don’t know why, but I do. The weekend I was up in AC for my brother’s bachelor party this weekend. 21 people came, a sign of just how awesome and well-liked he is. Washington DC is about 180 miles from AC but the drive took five hours because of traffic around […]

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Princeton, NJ

Princeton University New Jersey

Even though I grew about one hour from Princeton, I had only set foot in the city once, when I went for my interview for a service academy nomination at Senator Bill Bradley’s office. On a recent drive up to NJ, I decided to take a detour to see the campus. I love the design and style of American college campuses, especially the older ones in the Northeast. Princeton is the quintessential American university campus. Neogothic buildings abound. The quads […]

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