Okay, so the Superbowl is officially over and as a proud New Jerseyan, I’m honored to have had the Superbowl in my state. (And yes, it was in New Jersey- take a look at a map if you don’t believe me.) Anyway, the great struggle that all New Jerseyans and New Yorkers are currently facing is the mass influx of tourists currently FLOODING our metropolitan area. I’m pretty sure NJ Transit put every single train they had on the tracks this past week and Times Square was more crowded than New Year’s Eve. Here’s a run down of the chaos and how to avoid it.

Basically, don’t take NJ Transit unless you’re going to the game.

Beware of your neighbors in North and Central Jersey because they probably rented their house out, like this family from Montclair.

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Avoid all the areas circled on this map because that’s where all the crazy Super Bowl people are. Also copious amounts of traffic and public drunkenness.

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Also, in case you were flying anywhere just cancel and save yourself the frustration of a million people who don’t know where they’re going.

However, here are some positive notes for your cynical mood. You can laugh at all the fans who are freaking out about the weather.

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Also, you can revel in the homemade snacks and your comfortable couch as you watch people sit for 12+ hours in a cold stadium buying overpriced beer.

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So although you’re basically trapped in your house until the thousands of people leave to continue their normal lives (half of them on top of the world, half of them disappointed beyond all belief) you can still watch the game or the Puppy Bowl if that’s what you’re in to and enjoy it.

What did you do for the Super Bowl?


Gabbi Ewing is a rising junior studying Journalism as well as Film & Television at NYU. She is a New Jersey native who enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, and swimming. She hopes to travel the world, but her next adventure is taking her to Sydney, Australia to study with NYU. She aspires to work for National Geographic or Discovery Channel and to use her film, photography and writing skills to help people experience new cultures and places that they don't have the opportunity to travel to themselves.

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