Good ole K-Town, "Soccer-Town USA." Not everyone is lucky enough to grow up in such a widespread, and fun town like Kearny, NJ. No matter how far you go, you will always make your way back to your favorite things about my hometown. So here is a list of some fun things, and then some things no Kearny person will ever forget.
1. "Soccer-Town USA"
Every kid to grow up in Kearny has heard this term at least once in their life, yet it never seems to go away - "Soccer Town USA."
2. Clinton's Iced Tea
If you've never had Clinton's Iced Tea, you don't know what your'e missing. Well if you've ever had it you'd know that it really isn't anything special, nor that good but it's a Kearny thing, as you could only find it in Kearny.
3. Bagel House
Every Kearny person will tell you that, if you aren't from Kearny that you need to go to Bagel House - the best breakfast place in Kearny.
4. The Gunnel Oval, Swamps, Marshes
If you know anyone who does or play sports you have definitely been to Kearny's staple field complex, the Gunnel Oval or The Oval.
5. Kearny High School's Never Ending Construction
As a recent high school graduate, I have been watching the KHS construction happen since my cousins started high school over 10 years ago, and it still continues to go undone.
6. Bunny Hill
The best, and only place to go sledding on a snowy day or during the summer the place to get the best seat for the famous Kearny Fireworks show.
7. Applebees Half-Apps
Every pre-teen, teen, and adolescent in Kearny knows the wonders of the cheap food that comes after 10 P.M. every night at Applebees. Go there and enjoy as much as you want.
8. Stinkin' Lincoln
The Lincoln Movie Theatre is a theatre that is apart of every Kearny citizen's childhood, as you would usually go there with school, or on Tuesdays for their 2-for-1 special on matinee prices.
Every kid knows and loves PBGC [Presbyterian Boys and Girls Club], where you could go and play games including basketball, dodge ball, pool, bowling, etc. and just come together and hang out with friends every night of the week for under a dollar.
10. West Hudson Park
Many people forget that West Hudson Park is in Kearny, but never fail to see its beauty.
11. The Greeks
Every Lincoln Middle School student [like myself at one point], has been to the wonderful and magical place called the Greeks. Not only is the owner, John, one of our favorite people, but it's an awesome and fun place to hang out