The One Minute Geographer: New Jersey, The Garden State?

Jim Fonseca
3 min readSep 2, 2023
Photo of Jersey City taken from the World Trade Center in New York City. Photo by Reena Rose Sibayan of The Jersey Journal on nj.com

Forget the refineries and what you see along the I-95 corridor as you approach New York. Sure, New Jersey has gritty towns and congested freeways lined with oil refineries and their acrid plumes of burning gas. But New Jersey has quaint towns and some of the most elite suburbs in the United States. It has agriculture and the wilderness (by Eastern standards) called the Pinelands, formerly…

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Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.