New Jersey is a state on the East Coast of the United States. It's part of the New York metropolitan area and lies between the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay across from Lower Manhattan.
New Jersey was the powerbase of the Stracci family as well as the DiMeo family. Jersey City's waterfront was used by the crime families to smuggle narcotics into the country.
In 1976, legalized gambling was introduced in Atlantic City, which attracted organized crime. The most actively involved criminal organizations were the Corleone, Stracci and Greco crime families.