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[Kicking Back with Jersey Joe] Fun Exploring a Cave

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Jersey Joe and his friends explore Crystal Cave in Eastern Pennsylvania, but come up with more creative names for the formations inside.

THE 411

What: Crystal Cave

Location: Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Discovered: 1871

Cave Temperature: 52°

JERSEY JOE RECOMMENDS:

This was a fun roadside attraction to check out.  I’ve seen the signs on I-78 advertising it for years.  The tour itself, took about an hour, after watching a 20+ minute introductory film.  If you’re in Eastern PA, it’s a great place to take the family.

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[Kicking Back with Jersey Joe] Google Maps Quiz 5

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Jersey Joe checks out more funny things captured by the Google Maps street view cameras!

THE 411

What: Google street view

What:  camera that captures street level views of buildings, cities, and landscapes worldwide.

Purpose: online search tool

Launched: 2007

JERSEY JOE RECOMMENDS:

There have to be thousands of more hilarious images of people doing crazy things on Google Maps.  They regularly update the images, so some may end up lost to time.  If you see any — shoot me a message on twitter @JerseyJoe50 and let’s share them with everyone!

[Kicking Back with Jersey Joe] A Walk Down New York City’s 6½ Ave

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Jersey Joe explores a little known New York City street, 6½ Avenue.

6½ avenue is a pedestrian walkway that opened in 2012.  The first ½ avenue in Manhattan, it gives pedestrians a fast shortcut between 51st and 57th streets.  Adding stop signs, traffic lights, and crosswalks cost city taxpayers $60,000.

While many drivers complain that the ½ avenue stop signs tie up traffic, many businesses and restaurants have capitalized on the walkway, by adding outdoor seating and signage to direct pedestrians into their shops.

THE 411

What: 6½ avenue

Where: New York City

Location: between 51st and 57th Streets

Opened: 2012

JERSEY JOE RECOMMENDS:

It’s another one of those “only in New York” kind of things.  I’ve worked in the city for years, yet I had no idea this avenue existed.  I’ve passed by it dozens of times, never giving it a second thought.

Pedestrian only streets are a great idea and are becoming more popular and useful in New York.  While commonplace in many European cities, New York is quickly adopting many pedestrian only streets.  A big example is where several blocks of Broadway are now closed to traffic south of Times Square.

For me, this street is a great short cut and any time I can cross a street without having to look out for a speeding taxi cab is a winner in my book!

[Kicking Back with Jersey Joe] Exploring an Abandoned Casino

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Jersey Joe explores an abandoned casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that’s been walled off for years.

THE 411

What: The Claridge Hotel

Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey

Opened: 1929

Website: www.claridge.com

JERSEY JOE RECOMMENDS:

Since The Claridge Hotel became their own separate hotel, after being sold by Bally’s, the building is in the middle of an amazing transformation.  Aside from the renovations to the former casino space, they are renovating several floors of rooms, and continue to add more amenities and many restaurants and bars are planned.  I remember playing here during the casino days and always thought the building had a very grand feeling to it.  It’s nice to see that the property is in good hands and I look forward to seeing what else they have in store.  I really do with them the best of luck.  With all of the hotel towers that have closed in AC — the town REALLY NEEDS the Claridge.