So I was writing this sad story of alleged animal neglect in Asbury Park and I didn’t want to use the name of the town twice too close together. A ‘rep’ writers will call this. It occurred to me I didn’t know if the city had a nickname so I looked it up.

Oh boy does it. And a cool one at that.

Asbury Park is nicknamed the Dark City. Holy Batman that’s awesome!

So then I went down the rabbit hole. I found out a ton of NJ towns have nicknames; some history based, some funny and sarcastic. Here’s a brief list. Maybe you’ll find yours in here.

NJ towns and their nicknames

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Jeff Deminski. Any opinions expressed are Jeff Deminski's own.

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