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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 09:03 AM
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Is Asbury Park a resort town?

And isn't that Springsteen's hometown?



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VWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 09:23 AM
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1. Yep. The Boss grew up there.
I would hesitate to call it a "resort town", though.

There's a beach and a boardwalk.
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independentpiney Donating Member (966 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 09:24 AM
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2. No & No
It was a resort town until the '60s riots. Springsteen was from Freehold originally, Asbury Park is where the local music scene was.
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VWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 09:38 AM
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3. I stand corrected
Guess I should have said he got his start in AP.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 10:01 AM
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4. it's regentrified these days, the boardwalk full of business, hotels renovated and busy again
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 03:56 PM
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5. Yes and No (about the resort town)
It use to be a resort town ages ago and then back in the 80s it kinda turned into a dumpy place to go. Bruce Springsteen, who was not from Ashbury Park but spent much of his time playing there in his early years, led a revitilization of the town. I think it's turning into a resort beach once again.
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JustAnotherGen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 11:50 AM
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6. It's my favorite beach
It's undergone a huge overhaul and now has awesome galleries, a great artsy feel . . . . good restaurants, beach services, etc. etc. I think there are only two hotels there though . . .
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hay rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 10:13 PM
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7. Large LGBT influx major factor in revitalization.
Also neighboring Ocean Grove.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 04:12 AM
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8. Close one casino
in Atlantic City and move it to Asbury Park. The entire landscape changes. I was there in the spring and didn't recognize the gentrified business district. It's come a long way in five years.
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 04:45 PM
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9. I live in a neighboring town
And Asbury Park has made a remarkable comeback since I moved to NJ in 2007. If it's not a resort town yet, just wait.

Huge LGBT community there that has really cleaned the town up. Even their anti gay state senator (for now) mentioned that in his foot in mouth speech on marriage equality.
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