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Sea.Hear.Now 2023

Sea.Hear.Now sets headliners

Two of the top musical acts in the world, The Killers and Foo Fighters, will headline the 2023 edition of Asbury Park's Sea.Hear.Now festival. The Las Vegas-based Killers, fronted by Brandon Flowers, tops the bill on Sat., Sept. 16. Foo Fighters with former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl close out the festival on Sun., Sept. 17. Other top level acts scheduled to appear are Weezer, Greta Van Fleet, Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Tegan & Sara, and Living Colour. Locals Waiting On Mongo, Quincy Mumford, Yawn Mower and Alexander Simone are also in the lineup for the beachfront fest. [MORE]

Langosta Lounge

Popular spots change hands

Marilyn Schlossbach has closed her operations in Asbury Park. The boardwalk buildings which housed Langosta Lounge, Salt Water Market, Asbury Park Yacht Club and Pop's Garage will be operated under new names by the owners of Deal Lake Bar + Co. in Loch Arbour. Schlossbach will focus her attention on Whitechapel Projects in Long Branch. [MORE]

Photo by Alex Donoghue

Historic commission under study

The City Council is likely to pursue creation of a historic commission now that Councilwoman Angela Ahbez-Anderson has been sworn into office. Asbury Park Historical Society President Kay Harris says she and Councilwoman Eileen Chapman have been gathering information about what form such a commission might take. [MORE]

More details released on new condo proposal

Rendering courtesy Somerset Development

Plans submitted to city officials call for 160 condominium units next door to the Wonder Bar at Fifth and Ocean avenues. The proposal would reduce the bar's outdoor space including the venue for Yappy Hour, a 15-year tradition which raises money for local rescue organizations. [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]

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]