History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of New Jersey
If you reside in a rural community now, you have become familiar with the
inconvenience of traveling a some distance to reach a shopping mall. This is true in numerous urban locations, shopping malls and smaller shopping centers are scarce;
you still might need to drive some distance to find shopping which is appealing to you. Not the case in New Jersey. More shopping malls (along with diners) exist for
every mile than in any other location in the U.S.. You just can not move to New Jersey and not run into stores waiting for you to leave some money on their counter. This
should not be a surprise considering New Jersey's dense population. These people all have shopping needs. and those needs need to be met. For example, look at the little
borough of Paramus. it boast 4 huge malls, and generates an annual revenue of $5 billion. Thatís a whole bunch of shoes!
New Jersey's early colonial history was involved with that of New York (New Netherlands), of which it was a part. One year after the Dutch surrender to England in 1664,
New Jersey was organized as an English colony under Gov. Philip Carteret
In 1676 the colony was divided between Carteret and a company of English Quakers who had obtained the rights belonging to John, Lord Berkeley. New Jersey became a united
crown colony in 1702, administered by the royal governor of New York. Finally, in 1738, New Jersey was separated from New York under its own royal governor, Lewis
Morris. Because of its key location between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey saw much fighting during the American Revolution.
New Jersey Colleges.
There are a large number of higher education programs in the state of New Jersey. There are currently 31 four-year colleges and universities in New Jersey. In addition, there
are nineteen county colleges offering two-year programs and serving the state's 21 counties.
Among the original thirteen American colonies, New Jersey is unique in that it was the only colony in which two colleges were founded before the proclamation of independence
was proclaimed in 1776. Of the nine colonial colleges, New Jersey owned the College of New Jersey, now called Princeton University, founded in 1746, and Queen's College, now
known as Rutgers University (or officially as Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), founded in 1766. Princeton was founded by the New Light Presbyterians founded.
Rutgers was founded by ministers of the Dutch Reformed Church.
New Jersey currently has four major league teams based in the state, although only one, the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, bears the state's name. Since 2007,
they have played their home games at the Prudential Center in Newark.
The New York metropolitan area's two National Football League teams, the New York Giants and the New York Jets, both play in East Rutherford, at MetLife Stadium in the
Meadowlands Sports Complex. Completed at a cost of approximately $1.6 billion, it is one of the most expensive stadiums ever built. On February 2, 2014, MetLife Stadium
hosted Super Bowl XLVIII, the first Super Bowl played outside in a cold-weather city
New Jersey Airports.
There are 53 airports in New Jersey. There are also many private airports in New Jersey, as the state also has many private planes. The airports in New Jersey set
international standards with state-of-the-art technology and friendly passenger service.
The international airports in New Jersey are Atlantic City International Airport at Atlantic City and Newark Liberty International Airport at Newark.
Atlantic City's Atlantic City International Airport receives more than a million passengers annually. The airport is disabled-friendly and places a high value on customer
satisfaction. For this reason, it has an assistance cab to assist customers when needed. The amenities at this airport include news and gift shops, snack bars, easy to reach
airport car hire and ATMs. The airlines serving this airport are Spirit Airlines and Delta Connection Comair. Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark is the fifth
largest international airport in the US. The airport has many amenities and offers good customer service. In the airport building there are many restaurants and souvenir
shops. There are also retail stores selling jewelry and books. There are also shoe stores, music shops, spas and lifestyle stores. Apart from these, the airport has currency
exchange, ATMs, a chapel, wireless Internet access and conference rooms. Nearly 50 airlines operate from this airport. Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, US Airways
Express, Air India, Czech Airlines, Delta Express, Midwest, USA 3000, Mexicana, El Al, British Airways, America West, Alaska Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, TAP
Portugal, Jet Blue, Continental, American Eagle, Air Tran Airways, Comair, Lufthansa, Lot Polish and SAS.