Skip to comments.The Love for One Orange (South Orange)
Posted on 05/02/2017 5:14:21 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
WHEN asked what they like best about living in South Orange, residents almost invariably cite three attributes: the rich and varied architecture, the demographic diversity, and the easy commute into Manhattan. The latter two have a lot to do with the fact that New York City is the point of origin for a high percentage of South Oranges residents.
Its like getting a city, with a backyard, said Cherre Schwartz of Weichert Realtors in Maplewood, noting that most of her clients come from New York or the more urban parts of North Jersey, and that many work in the
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Over 300 youths just arrested in South Orange.
Yes, it is sad, but not surprising. The youths are doing these crimes because they have no training.
Used to be a nice college town, became crime ridden and blighted. This thing about proximity to NYC is a fairly recent selling point because they went down hill. If you consult a map they are hardly the closest to NYC.
The Oranges were once working family and upscale, Central Ave in West Orange was once the “5th Avenue of NJ”. No more. Right down South Orange Avenue, East Orange is now an urban hell hole and literally a no go zone.
Visitors to the college ate told not to use the closest Parkway exit. The toll booth is automated because too dangerous. The locals take the tolls, toll collectors once showed up to empty the machine and were met by armed locals who stated the tolls are theirs.
In the seventies, South and West Orange were good places. Orange and East Orange were (and still are) no-go zones. Long ago, little known North Orange had been sucked into the earth; it’s space filled by Montclair, Glen Ridge, and Bloomfield.
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