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Condos could crowd out 'yappy hour' guests

Rendering courtesy Somerset Development

Plans for new waterfront condominiums could cut down the space used for the popular Yappy Hour at the Wonder Bar on Ocean Avenue. Officials with Somerset Development said they are working with manager Debbie DeLisa and other parties involved to find a solution that reduces the impact to the Wonder Bar's outdoor space. [MORE]

Parking garage, residential units eyed near ocean

Empress Hotel - Coaster photo

More than 200 residential units and a four-story parking garage are being considered for construction at Cookman and Kingsley avenues, just west of the Empress Hotel. Asbury Partners LLC has asked the City Council to refer two new proposals to the municipal Planning Board. [MORE]

Fodor's Travel shines spotlight on Asbury Park

Asbury Ocean Club

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]

Photo by Carl Beams/

Tillie relocates

The massive Tillie mural that adorned the north wall of Palace Amusements made a brief public appearance in the fall 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]

Rendering by Lessar Design

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. [MORE]

Rendering by MVMK Architecture

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. [MORE]