City mandates masks indoors
Effective at noon on Fri., Jan. 7, the city is ordering the wearing of masks inside all public spaces, including commercial businesses. "Our goal is to shorten the time it will take to get back to some kind of normalcy without negatively impacting our local businesses and residents in their daily lives," Mayor John Moor said. [MORE]
Fodor's Travel shines spotlight on Asbury Park
Fodor's Travel says Asbury Park is one of just 49 places -- and one of nine in the northeast -- on its 2022 "GO List" of destinations. The iconic travel reviewer cites our city's "unparalleled Jersey Shore energy thanks to its robust musical background and quirky events." [MORE]
Movies return to Cookman Avenue
The long wait to see a movie at the ShowRoom in Asbury Park is over. Nineteen months after closing in March 2020, the ShowRoom has returned with a pair of first-run features to welcome patrons back. [MORE]
The massive Tillie mural that adorned the north wall of Palace Amusements made a brief public appearance recently as developers removed Tillie and two companion wall murals from their storage sheds near the waterfront. The artifacts have been moved to a walled-in area next to Convention Hall, where they now sit, covered by tarps. The city reportedly asked that the icons be moved to enable a work project on municipal property. [MORE]
Six-story mixed-use project eyed
Oceanfront developer iStar is proposing 206 residential units and street-level retail on a 112,000-square-foot property directly west of the Asbury Ocean Club. The project is being reviewed by the Asbury Park Planning Board.
Builder plans 44-unit development
One of the more prominent multi-family housing builders in the Garden State is looking to expand its footprint with a new project just a few blocks from the ocean.
Hurley comes to Main Street
Hurley, a major beach lifestyle retailer, opened a store in Asbury Park this summer. Previously, the closest Hurley owned store was the one in Myrtle Beach, S.C. [MORE]
City hires first female firefighter
Nicole Golden is the first female firefighter in Asbury Park history. [MORE]