Something to do while you sit around in the AC Open Discussion

From the Movoto Blog:

Real World Monopoly: Marvin Gardens is the New Boardwalk

We were both renters and landlords, we fought over who could be the ‘car’ and we hid stashes of $100s under the board. Monopoly took hold on generations as one of the most famous board games in the world. Perhaps it was because we made huge investing mistakes, had terrible luck, went belly up, but could start over the next day. And unlike in real life, you could get out of jail for free.

Movoto Real Estate thought it would be fun to put on a top hat or thimble and take a spin around the board to revisit the properties that made up Monopoly. Since we’re a real estate company, it makes sense that we try and make comparisons between the properties that Monopoly was originally based on and those same properties as they exist today. Movoto found some interesting tidbits and some surprises, too.

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48 Responses to Something to do while you sit around in the AC Open Discussion

  1. llort says:

    Atlantic City needs more casinos and bike paths. That will turn around the place. And it is a wonderful place to send NJ homeless.

  2. freedy says:

    Atlantic City , a wonderful NJ beach town with a brand new Casino,to bus em in.
    Will it compete with Pa, NY for revenue and become a family destination?

    Revenue is now a distant third behind Las Vegas , and NY and soon Pa.

    Its a welfare Town ,like the rest of NJ and has been now for years .

  3. chicagofinance says:

    You lie like a cheap rug…..

    Pat says:
    July 7, 2012 at 1:12 am
    Um, yeah..don’t post anymore.

  4. chicagofinance says:

    I find your methods of discussing issues consistently miss the main thrust. You are very precise and actually find good source material to support your opinions, but in my opinion you would rather build a complicated explanation than adhere to common sense……..allow corporations to bring trapped international cash to U.S. => JOBS….yes there are mitigating details, but government is a blunt force instrument, and sweating the details (i.e. don’t let those capitalists and rich people screw the little people) misses the point…..Obama is a stand-out narcissist among his peer politicians who are inherently self-absorbed…..his problem is that he rather be the “cool” populist than a leader. GWB was the same way with his backslapping good ol’ boy crap.

    Fabius Maximus says:
    July 7, 2012 at 1:13 am
    #118 Chi
    Calling POTUS a “SH!TBAG” that is a new low for you.
    Let’s continue the discussion we started on that article.
    “…..he is sending the next wave of leading technology companies out of the country…”

  5. chicagofinance says:

    California is going to be the canary in the coalmine for the rest of the country….sit back and watch…..if they survive, then that is notable…..

  6. salvo says:

    They are only far apart with taxes and who gains from tax benefits.Overall it is a Red Philosophy.Red-Rich gains from tax breaks and middle classs needs to cut benefits.Blue- tax the rich to pay for benefits
    yo says:

    July 7, 2012 at 5:54 am

    When O first came to office,he wanted to reach on the other side.He compromised on everything.The platform he campaigned for that got him in office mostly did not happen except for the pull out from Iraq and Obcare.Look at the policy running the country now and during GWB.Any changes? The right are promising to repeal exactly what they stood for

    yo says:

    July 7, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Even Obcare is from Rmneys play book.This is a Red guy dress in Blue.The only thing I like about him, he still have some policies that benefits the common person.

  7. Shore Guy says:


    The best explanation I have ever heard for the way government acts is thus:

    measures with a micrometer , marks with chalk, and cuts with an ax.

  8. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Has anybody seen “modern” Monopoly, with “Electronic Banking”? The prices are now in the millions for properties. You start with $15,000,000 dollars on your debit card and you simply swipe and buy properties. No lie. It’s just like real life, if the Electronic Bank says you can afford it, you can. Parents seem to like it because you don’t really have to know math or how much money you have. Disturbing.

  9. Juice Box says:

    It’s too damn hot for the beach, backup plan is the water slide.

  10. Neanderthal Economist says:
  11. Romney & Bojangles are both crooks. The election of either results in four more years of plunger-handling.

  12. yo says:


    This is worrisome!The 2011 E90 did not come with an alarm system.The fob is supposed to disarm the system.

  13. Shore Guy says:

    Maybe we are getting replica candidates.

  14. chicagofinance says:

    Are you Abner Louima or Justin Volpe?

    There Went Meat says:
    July 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm
    Romney & Bojangles are both crooks. The election of either results in four more years of plunger-handling.

  15. Pat says:

    Chi, what do you mean?

    Haven’t posted in forever…year? Don’t even know..barely have time to visit for a 5 min scan ..

  16. Mikeinwaiting says:

    Hi Pat , hope all is well. Drop by more often that is unless you are here as someone else ,
    Que Chi fi.

  17. Mikeinwaiting says:

    Hope all is well now after your power ordeal that is.

  18. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    [11]NE – WSJ – Number of the Week: Has Housing Bottomed?
    Whatever the current answer, I guess all previous answers have been revised down to “NO”.

    I liked this succinct comment to the article:

    “Xenophon wrote :

    Yet another bottom. I’m beginning to think there are nothing but hidden trap doors in this economy.”

  19. Neanderthal Economist says:

    Orig expat, yep i like that quote too. It proves that the article is balanced and cynical, making it more believable

  20. grim says:

    Housing Industry and Housing Market – Very different things

  21. Anon E. Moose says:

    Grim [25];

    Housing Industry and Housing Market – Very different things

    Long time ago here builders were branded evil incarnate for raising their prices by $5,000 a day following lines out the trailer at their open houses.

    I said the builders were just riding the bubble, and as much as they rode it up, they would ride it down. A builder only makes money when he sells a house, and will price wherever he needs to in order to do that. Sure, they’ll cut to the bone on volume, but they get paid nothing if they sell nothing. They will make the market.

    Re-sellers have only one house to sell, and (esp. with banks turning a blind eye on foreclosing) they may choose not to sell if they don’t like the price (Misty?). Inventory will just leak out onto the market indefinitely.

    So the housing industry may be doing just fine once they shed the dead weight and adjust to the new normal. They will do so by learning to ride the housing market all the way down.

  22. Anon E. Moose says:

    Cheapo question following the discussion of 3-1/2% Home Depot, etc. in Patterson zone or others… Any furniture stores worth going to in any nearby enterprise zones? (Don’t you think that the 3.5% stores would advertise this fact a little better? Almost impossible to find a map of the zones.)

  23. yo says:

    Sears in new brunswick is in the enterprise zone.elizabeth i think,is in.

  24. yo says:

    Wiki has a list of uez in nj

  25. Grim says:

    Value City furniture in Bayonne is UEZ I believe.

  26. WickedOrange says:

    RE: enterprise zones – i don’t think you get the 3.5% if the furniture is delivered out of the zone.

    I tried to swing the 3.5% on a highend Samsung washer and dryer form Best Buy in Jersey City and they told me I only get the 3.5% on the items I walk out of there with.

    I’ve been rocking the 3.5% (north bergen) and 10% off lowes coupon (i keep picking up change of address packets form usps) every other weekend.

  27. WickedOrange says:

    from Best Buy

  28. WickedOrange says:

    from ups

  29. WickedOrange says:

    Note: the beer is affecting my posting. :-)

  30. NJGator says:

    Wicked Orange – We got 3 1/2% from Karl’s in Orange with delivery out of the zone. We dealt with their web folks, but had to go in person to the Orange store to run our credit card in order to get the 3 1/2%.

  31. Fabius Maximus says:

    #5 Chi
    You on the other hand just put up sweeping generalizations. Are you going to put some meat on this statement? “…..he is sending the next wave of leading technology companies out of the country…”
    Overall I am not in the Debbie Downer camp like a lot in here. I look at the likes of the Airbus expansion in the US as a huge positive.
    The US is the third largest market in the world and companies need to be able to sell into this market. That is why the US will never go to zero. The US tax policy need to reflect that and redress the balance between the tax paid by the US population in income tax and the amount paid through corporation tax.
    One big thing to note is that the corporations cash is not “trapped” the companies have chosen to defer income and that is a big difference.

  32. Fabius Maximus says:

    Saw this and thought Grim could use it as a theme tune for the blog! I think we have covered most of the topics.

  33. WickedOrange says:

    ugg… I should have escalated the issue. I dropped ~2k on a washer and dryer so that was $70 mistake. At the time, I had just moved to Tenafly and was still hitting JC regularly with my son finishing out the preschool year there.

  34. grim says:

    Reno’s in Paterson did 3.5% on delivered appliances, easy way to save a couple of hundred.

  35. cobbler says:

    The state only requires you to pay in the brick-and-mortar store, and the merchandise to physically be in this store at some point (you can’t pay at the store and get the delivery from the central warehouse) to get a 3.5% rate. You can have it delivered in whichever way you like.

  36. Roy G Biv says:

    Plainfield, NJ — Appliance Arama 3 1/2 % tax and great stuff !!

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    >>>Pat says:
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    Chi, what do you mean?

    Haven’t posted in forever…year? Don’t even know..barely have time to visit for a 5 min scan ..<<<<

    Lady, I'm still on the board here and I don't care how long you've been away. You can stay away for a century and the same damn rules apply. When I'm here, you can't post. Now move along and do it quickly.

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