It’s certainly the end of an era. The bingo hall has been demolished.
I don’t believe it’s been operational since Hurricane Sandy due to problems with the building which prevented the owners from getting a certificate of occupancy from the borough.
In any case, I was very surprised to see this when I drove by on September 8, 2015:
The first annual mermaid parade took place on the boardwalk in Asbury Park yesterday (Saturday, 7/11/15) starting at noon. Loads of people showed up with colorful costumes on a beautiful summer day.
Here’s a look at the jetty separating Bradley Beach and Ocean Grove in the morning…
Here’s one of the broken off posts from the pier in Ocean Grove at low tide.
Here’s a picture I took of the Asbury Park Casino on a cold, foggy day a couple of weeks ago…
The town has installed the wooden fences to contain the Christmas trees used as the foundation for the new dunes. As of today, it looks like most of these enclosures have trees in them. Hopefully, within the next couple of weeks, we’ll get enough trees to complete them all.
The Asbury Park convention center tree was installed and decorated this week. The official lighting ceremony is tonight (Saturday, 11/29/14) at 6pm. The event begins at 5pm with “The Billy Lawlor Band”. Afterwards, at 7pm, with be the Annual Ugly Sweater Party. During the event, donations will be collected for the Asbury Toy and Coat Drive.
Nonno’s Ristorante opened November 15th at 401 Main Street in Bradley Beach. This is the former location of Cerrato’s. According to chef Nicholas Falco, most of the offerings are made from family recipes passed down from generation to generation.
The new traffic light at the intersection of Evergreen and Memorial Drive was finally activated on Friday, 11/14/14 at 10am. It’s the result of a 7 year long project by the Neptune City Council. It involved cooperation with Bradley Beach and several agencies including NJ Transit and the Port Authority.
The new light will provide another way to cross Memorial Drive in addition to the existing light at 6th (Brinley) Avenue. It will additionally have the effect of slowing down traffic as well as reducing pedestrian/bicycle accidents which have occurred over the past several years.
The borough has removed the temporary dunes which were in place at the edge of the ocean just past the high tide point. These had been constructed to provide some measure of protection from storms during the winter months. The removal process was completed over the past weekend.