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Best Outer Borough You Can Still Afford New York 2008 - Downtown Jersey City

You can still afford it, but just barely. As we write, luxury condos are sprouting up like mushrooms (not the magical kind) in Downtown Jersey City, but in their shadows are rows of brownstones, skyline views, a massive state park, and some diverse and delish grub. Transportation to Lower Manhattan takes eight minutes and costs less than the subway. And even if rent prices are creeping up into Park Slope range, one thing Jersey City has that the New York City boroughs don?t is a decent supermarket like the ones you remember from back home in Bumblefuck. Join the frequent shopper club and, come Thanksgiving, you?ll be thanking us for that free 16-pound turkey in your freezer.

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