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By Christopher Rocchio, 10/09/2009

It’s apparently time to see whether the Garden State or the Empire State is the better state.

The Real Housewives of New York City cast members Jill Zarin and Alex McCord will debate The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzowill about whether New Jersey or New York is the superior state on October 17, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

“The New Jersey cast is a knockoff of New York, and our city puts their entire state to shame,” Zarin told the Daily News. “We’ll head over the bridge and tunnel for a few hours just to put them in their place.”

While the event will be held at the bergenPAC arts center in Englewood, NJ, Giudice and Manzowill aren’t exactly rolling out the welcome wagon.

“Jill and Alex are coming to our turf in North Jersey, so you know that we will have the home team advantage,” Giudice told the Daily News. “Manhattan’s socialites are about to learn that in Jersey, we take no prisoners.”

Proceeds for the event will benefit Table to Table, which feeds the area’s hungry.

This isn’t the first time The Real Housewives of New York City cast members have tangoed with some of The Real Housewives franchise’s other stars — last year, they sparred with The Real Housewives of Orange County cast members at Bravo A-List Awards.

Tickets for the Oct. 17 show, which includes a question-and-answer session, are $28 to $68 and go on sale Monday. BergenPAC is at 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. For tickets, call
(201) 227-1030.