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FREE Ticket Giveaway to SHATNER’S WORLD at the Kerasotes Showplace 14 Secaucus – April 24 2014 – 7:30 pm

FREE Ticket Giveaway to SHATNER’S WORLD at the Kerasotes Showplace 14 Secaucus – April 24 2014 – 7:30 pm

We are giving away a 4-pack of tickets to see an Screening of the limited engagement SHATNER’S WORLD at the Kerasotes Showplace...

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Record Store Day is Saturday April 19

Record Store Day is Saturday April 19

“Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t really own the album....

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Ringwood Manor Reopens After Two Years of Restoration

Ringwood Manor Reopens After Two Years of Restoration

When their furnace exploded in January 2012, Ringwood Manor immediately shut down and began cleaning and conserving every item...

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Screaming Females at Asbury Lanes – Photo Gallery

Screaming Females at Asbury Lanes – Photo Gallery

New Brunswick band Screaming Females played Asbury Lanes Saturday night, sharing the opening slot for The Julie Ruin with Brooklyn...

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Guess Where?

Guess Where?

Can you guess where in New Jersey this picture was taken?

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Movie Review – Captain America : The Winter Soldier

Movie Review – Captain America : The Winter Soldier

Photo : comingsoon.net Captain America : The Winter Soldier has more in common with a Jack Ryan movie like Patriot Games than...

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YDKJ Editors’ Roundtable – Pet Peeves About New Jersey Drivers

YDKJ Editors’ Roundtable – Pet Peeves About New Jersey Drivers

It is a wonderful time of year. Winter has left us, and Spring is just starting to bloom. Warmer days and long weekends mean...

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El Matador Mexican Deli, Bloomfield – Review

El Matador Mexican Deli, Bloomfield – Review

When you can see the abuela in the kitchen making your meal, you know you’re in for a treat! That’s exactly what we...

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Monmouth University Poll Finds New Jersey Residents Pretty Happy

Monmouth University Poll Finds New Jersey Residents Pretty Happy

The Monmouth University Polling Institute released their latest poll data today and it shows that most residents are happy with...

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Events

Things to do in Jersey – April 18 19 20 2014

Things to do in Jersey – April 18 19 20 2014

        A selection of events taking place in the Garden State this weekend. Made in New Jersey – 10 Illustrators Gallery 51 – 51...

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FREE Ticket Giveaway to SHATNER’S WORLD at the Kerasotes Showplace 14 Secaucus – April 24 2014 – 7:30 pm

FREE Ticket Giveaway to SHATNER’S WORLD at the Kerasotes Showplace 14 Secaucus – April 24 2014 – 7:30 pm

We are giving away a 4-pack of tickets to see an Screening of the limited engagement SHATNER’S...

 
 
Record Store Day is Saturday April 19

Record Store Day is Saturday April 19

“Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t...

 
 
Asbury Park Comic Con – Cosplay & Costume Gallery 2014

Asbury Park Comic Con – Cosplay & Costume Gallery 2014

Cosplay has become a true art form and there were plenty of elaborate and fun costumes shown off at...

 
 
Screaming Females at Asbury Lanes – Photo Gallery

Screaming Females at Asbury Lanes – Photo Gallery

New Brunswick band Screaming Females played Asbury Lanes Saturday night, sharing the opening slot for...

 
 
Paws for Art Benefit Held at Millville’s Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Paws for Art Benefit Held at Millville’s Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville went to the dogs last Sunday. The event was Paws For...

 
 
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Food

El Matador Mexican Deli, Bloomfield – Review

El Matador Mexican Deli, Bloomfield – Review

When you can see the abuela in the kitchen making your meal, you know you’re in for a treat! That’s exactly what we saw at El Matador Mexican Deli in...

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New Thunderdog and Rookie the New Bat Dog – Trenton Thunder’s Luring Us Back This Year

New Thunderdog and Rookie the New Bat Dog – Trenton Thunder’s Luring Us Back This Year

photo via Beverly Schaefer/Times of Trenton Just when we thought we’d covered everything there...

 
 
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Clifton – Review

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Clifton – Review

We’d been hoping Mighty Quinn’s would build a New Jersey location for a while and we finally...

 
 
Everything HomeMade, Lafayette Village – Review

Everything HomeMade, Lafayette Village – Review

Everything HomeMade is an adorable cafe nestled in the middle of Lafayette Village. It’s a great...

 
 
Pompton Lakes Music Parents Association Holding a Pizza Tasting Fundraiser

Pompton Lakes Music Parents Association Holding a Pizza Tasting Fundraiser

  Pompton Lakes Music Parents Association had us at pizza contest.  This Saturday, January 25th, pizzerias...

 
 
Glasstown Brewing Company Holds Grand Opening in Millville

Glasstown Brewing Company Holds Grand Opening in Millville

  When we heard a new brewery was opening in Millville we were excited. After we met Paul Simmons and...

 
 
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Movie Reviews

Movie Review – Captain America : The Winter Soldier

Movie Review – Captain America : The Winter Soldier

Photo : comingsoon.net Captain America : The Winter Soldier has more in common with a Jack Ryan movie like Patriot Games than super hero movies like Spider-Man or...

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Movie Review – Noah

Movie Review – Noah

Photo : www.movieposter.com   The movie Noah stars Russell Crowe as the title character but this...

 
 
Movie Review – Divergent

Movie Review – Divergent

After hearing Divergent referred to as the next Hunger Games as well as comparisons to the Twilight...

 
 
Movie Review – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Movie Review – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Picture Credit : prime-movies.net The Grand Budapest Hotel is the latest film by Wes Anderson. As quirky...

 
 
Movie Review – Non-Stop

Movie Review – Non-Stop

With the first ‘Taken’ movie, Liam Neeson embarked on a career as an intimidating but unlikely...

 
 
Movie Review – 3 Days To Kill

Movie Review – 3 Days To Kill

3 days to kill stars Kevin Costner as a hit man who works for the CIA. Forced into retirement after...

 
 
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Music

Record Store Day is Saturday April 19

Record Store Day is Saturday April 19

“Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t really own the album. And it’s not just me or...

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Screaming Females at Asbury Lanes – Photo Gallery

Screaming Females at Asbury Lanes – Photo Gallery

New Brunswick band Screaming Females played Asbury Lanes Saturday night, sharing the opening slot for...

 
 
The Antics Live at The Saint in Asbury Park – Picture Gallery

The Antics Live at The Saint in Asbury Park – Picture Gallery

We’ve loved Skillman, NJ’s The Antics ever since we heard their album Running Faster but...

 
 
brick mower – New Jersey Living Room Punk – New Album and Interview

brick mower – New Jersey Living Room Punk – New Album and Interview

I always love when a new record comes out and it makes me, at least for a little while, not want to...

 
 
Say Anything Announces Show at the Starland Ballroom with NJ’s The Front Bottoms Opening

Say Anything Announces Show at the Starland Ballroom with NJ’s The Front Bottoms Opening

If you’re familiar with You Don’t Know Jersey, you already know that we’re BIG fans...

 
 
Goin’ Back to Asbury – Wreaths Release Full Length Debut Album

Goin’ Back to Asbury – Wreaths Release Full Length Debut Album

We first heard of Wreaths when we saw they were on the bill for the Asbury Music Awards last year. While...

 
 
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Newsy Jersey

Christie Arranged Bridge Scandal to Avoid Presidency

Christie Arranged Bridge Scandal to Avoid Presidency

In a YDKJ exclusive, we have learned through a top aide that Governor Christie arranged “Bridgegate” but not for the reasons you may think. The ‘revenge...

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Governor Christie Pays a Lawyer $1 Million of Our Tax Dollars to State that He is Innocent

Governor Christie Pays a Lawyer $1 Million of Our Tax Dollars to State that He is Innocent

Photo : www.nydailynews.com The other day I was online and I saw a headline that said “Christie...

 
 
Ridgewood Official Stole $460,000 in Quarters–Must Have Had BIG Pockets!

Ridgewood Official Stole $460,000 in Quarters–Must Have Had BIG Pockets!

Wednesday brought news that a former Ridgewood inspector had gained access to the town’s coin-storage...

 
 
Morris County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade – Photos

Morris County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade – Photos

  Morristown was host once more to the Morris County Saint Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday. It...

 
 
The Morris County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Goes to the Dogs – Literally

The Morris County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Goes to the Dogs – Literally

Yesterday the annual Morris County Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Morristown drew thousands of...

 
 
Tesla Being Forced to Close Stores by NJ Car Dealership Lobby Group

Tesla Being Forced to Close Stores by NJ Car Dealership Lobby Group

Photo : www.motortrend.com Question : How much does it cost to get your own special law passed to rig...

 
 
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Photography

Asbury Park Comic Con – Cosplay & Costume Gallery 2014

Asbury Park Comic Con – Cosplay & Costume Gallery 2014

Cosplay has become a true art form and there were plenty of elaborate and fun costumes shown off at the 2014 Asbury Park Comic Con. This is a gallery of some of...

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Ringwood Manor Reopens After Two Years of Restoration

Ringwood Manor Reopens After Two Years of Restoration

When their furnace exploded in January 2012, Ringwood Manor immediately shut down and began cleaning...

 
 
Screaming Females at Asbury Lanes – Photo Gallery

Screaming Females at Asbury Lanes – Photo Gallery

New Brunswick band Screaming Females played Asbury Lanes Saturday night, sharing the opening slot for...

 
 
Guess Where?

Guess Where?

Can you guess where in New Jersey this picture was taken?

 
 
Paws for Art Benefit Held at Millville’s Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Paws for Art Benefit Held at Millville’s Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville went to the dogs last Sunday. The event was Paws For...

 
 
The Antics Live at The Saint in Asbury Park – Picture Gallery

The Antics Live at The Saint in Asbury Park – Picture Gallery

We’ve loved Skillman, NJ’s The Antics ever since we heard their album Running Faster but...

 
 
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Shore To Please

Seaside Heights and Seaside Park Announce Another Winter/Spring of Miraculous Rebuilding

Seaside Heights and Seaside Park Announce Another Winter/Spring of Miraculous Rebuilding

Hearing the news that Seaside Park and Seaside Heights were besieged by another disaster last September (this time in the form of a wide-swept fire) was heart-breaking...

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Website ‘New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches” Poll is Back – Vote Now!

Website ‘New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches” Poll is Back – Vote Now!

With daylight saving time beginning this Sunday and the first day of Spring later this month it is not...

 
 
2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – Shot in New Jersey

2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – Shot in New Jersey

Photo : swimdaily.si.com When we started this site, one of the driving forces behind the concept was...

 
 
Morning at Point Pleasant Beach

Morning at Point Pleasant Beach

Sunrise at our beloved New Jersey shore is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

 
 
Today is National Dine Out Day Benefiting the New Jersey Huricane Sandy Relief Fund

Today is National Dine Out Day Benefiting the New Jersey Huricane Sandy Relief Fund

You can help the victims of Hurricane Sandy just by eating a meal or even buying a cup of coffee. June...

 
 
Wildwood Set to Ban Saggy Pants on Boardwalk

Wildwood Set to Ban Saggy Pants on Boardwalk

Wildwood mayor Ernest Troiano Jr. has had enough of seeing London and seeing France. And of seeing your...

 
 
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Videos

Asbury Park’s First Ever Saint Patrick’s Day Parade – Photo and Video Gallery

Asbury Park’s First Ever Saint Patrick’s Day Parade – Photo and Video Gallery

Asbury Park held their first ever Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and they couldn’t have picked a more beautiful day. On a bright, sunny afternoon thousands...

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Interview – Joe Canty talks Chris Canty Foundation, Super Bowl XLVIII & New Jersey

Interview – Joe Canty talks Chris Canty Foundation, Super Bowl XLVIII & New Jersey

Two years ago NFL football player Chris Canty won the Super Bowl as a member of the New York Giants....

 
 
Glasstown Brewing Company Holds Grand Opening in Millville

Glasstown Brewing Company Holds Grand Opening in Millville

  When we heard a new brewery was opening in Millville we were excited. After we met Paul Simmons and...

 
 
Why Black Friday Sales Aren’t as Good As You Think

Why Black Friday Sales Aren’t as Good As You Think

Every year we are bombarded with advertisements and promotions about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving....

 
 
Minotaur I Launched from Virginia and Was Visible from New Jersey Tuesday Night

Minotaur I Launched from Virginia and Was Visible from New Jersey Tuesday Night

When we heard that we’d be able to see a rocket launch from Virginia in the skies above New Jersey...

 
 
Happy Halloween from YDKJ!

Happy Halloween from YDKJ!

Watch out for Jersey Devils! Click on More for your Halloween Yule Log.

 
 
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Things to do in Jersey – April 18 19 20 2014

        A selection of events taking place in the Garden State this weekend. Made in New Jersey – 10 Illustrators Gallery 51 – 51 Church Street, Montclair NJ April 19 – July 4 Events at the Jersey Shore Turtle Fest - Stone Harbor April 19 2014 – Begins at 9 AM and ends at […]

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FREE Ticket Giveaway to SHATNER’S WORLD at the Kerasotes Showplace 14 Secaucus – April 24 2014 – 7:30 pm

We are giving away a 4-pack of tickets to see an Screening of the limited engagement SHATNER’S WORLD at the Kerasotes Showplace 14 Secaucus on April 24th, 2014 at 7:30 pm. “Don’t miss your only chance to see the larger-than-life entertainer, William Shatner on the big screen in his critically acclaimed one man show SHATNERS […]

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Record Store Day is Saturday April 19

“Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t really own the album. And it’s not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive.” – Jack White We here at YDKJ are big fans […]

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Asbury Park Comic Con – Cosplay & Costume Gallery 2014

Cosplay has become a true art form and there were plenty of elaborate and fun costumes shown off at the 2014 Asbury Park Comic Con. This is a gallery of some of the best.

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Ringwood Manor Reopens After Two Years of Restoration

When their furnace exploded in January 2012, Ringwood Manor immediately shut down and began cleaning and conserving every item in the entire home.  Over two years and $1.6 million later, Ringwood Manor is back in business and more beautiful than ever!

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Screaming Females at Asbury Lanes – Photo Gallery

New Brunswick band Screaming Females played Asbury Lanes Saturday night, sharing the opening slot for The Julie Ruin with Brooklyn band Shellshag. They absolutely blew us away.

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Guess Where?

Can you guess where in New Jersey this picture was taken?

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The South Jersey Museum of American History, Glassboro

Fossils. Political campaign pins. 19th Century farm implements. Sound like a fun day? 

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Movie Review – Captain America : The Winter Soldier

Captain America : The Winter Soldier has more in common with a Jack Ryan movie like Patriot Games than super hero movies like Spider-Man or Superman and that us a very good thing. Marvel comics is bringing so many characters to the big screen now that they really need to each have their own identity […]

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Paws for Art Benefit Held at Millville’s Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville went to the dogs last Sunday. The event was Paws For Art and it was a free day to come see everything going on at the Arts Center as well as raise money for Cumberland County SPCA. Events included a Wheaton BARKS Dog Show; Wag ‘n’ Walk […]

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