Marilyn: 'This is getting tiring'
"I just got the wind knocked out of me." Those were the words of Marilyn Schlossbach, owner of three Asbury Park restaurants, reacting to Gov. Murphy's decision to postpone indefinitely indoor dining, which had been scheduled to start up again July 2. [MORE]
New boardwalk section opens
The north end boardwalk construction project is complete and the new section is now open to the public. Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. The project, which began in October 2018, was constructed by waterfront developer iStar. [MORE]
Police deal with fireworks complaints
City police are addressing complaints about fireworks, some going off far into the overnight hours. Officials say you can call 732-774-1300 and press "0" for dispatch to report. [MORE]
Information on coronavirus measures
Updated July 4, 2020 -- In a major about face, New Jersey will not allow restaurants to begin serving customers inside for an unspecified amount of time.
Hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts in Asbury Park, previously suspended since April 17, resumed partial occupancy on June 25 and may now resume full occupancy starting Thurs., July 2.
The Wonder Bar at Fifth and Ocean avenues has reopened. The WB is open for outdoor service seven days a week. Yappy Hour runs from noon to 7 pm.
Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2020 has been rescheduled to September 18-19, 2021. Tickets for the 2020 dates will be honored.
Certain streets in the city will be closed completely and others open to local traffic only Thursdays at 3 pm through Sundays at 7 pm. See the city's "ReOPEN Asbury Park" plan, which can be read here.
The state has ended its "stay at home" order.
The state allowed outdoor dining and retail shopping to resume on June 15. Hair salons, barber shops and nail salons reopened with restrictions on June 22.
The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control will allow breweries, distilleries, wineries, bars and restaurants to apply for temporary permits expanding the area where they can serve alcohol.
New Jersey has allowed child care services, organized sports practices and youth day camps to resume. Non-contact organized sports are limited to outdoor activities and there may not be any contact drills. Day camps, including municipal summer recreational programs, may open July 6.
The Asbury Park boardwalk is open. For more information on boardwalk and beach policies, read this announcement from the city.
Alternate side of the street parking regulations, which have been suspended, have resumed. Metered parking regulations are in effect. Residents and visitors are urged to use the Park Mobile app (parkmobile.io) for payment instead of parking kiosks.
The CrossFit Asbury Park Summer Games scheduled for June 20-21 have been postponed to 2021.
Eateries offering pickup and/or delivery include: Langosta Lounge, Vintage Subs, Brickwall, Booskerdoo, Pascal & Sabine, Toast, The Bonney Read, Robinson Ale House, The Iron Whale, MOGO, Purple Glaze,
Pasta Volo, DJ's Delights, Porta, Talula's, Asbury Ale House, Belmonte's, Cardinal Provisions, Sweet Dani B Cookie Kitchen, Reyla, Barrio Costero, Ada's Gojjo, Amici Gelato & Cafe, Frank's Deli, Tower Dogs
Modine, which had been open for takeout, announced on June 3 that it had closed permanently.
The Kula Cafe will be closed until further notice. The Kula Urban Farm has resumed selling to the public.
Night & Day Magazine has published a guide to food takeout, delivery and outdoor dining options. Read or download the latest edition here.
Scooter share program will continue to be suspended until further notice (scooters will not be deployed). The program has been suspended since March 22.
Bike share program will continue to be suspended until further notice (bikes have been removed from pick up locations) The program has been suspended since March 22.
From the state: "Pet grooming businesses, pet daycare, and pet boarding businesses, and stores that principally sell items necessary for religious observation or worship shall be considered essential retail businesses."
The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce has set up a web page with information on local businesses which continue to serve the public, mostly in a modified fashion.
Asbury Park Police, Fire and EMS are seeking donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), specifically surgical and dust masks. "We are in critical need of PPE for the men and women working to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus," according to a message from the city. "Anyone willing to donate equipment, including surgical and dust masks for patients being transported, is asked to please e-mail email@example.com.
The general public will be excluded from Asbury Park City Council meetings until further notice.
The public will be able to view all Asbury Park Council meetings by live audio streaming via Zoom or YouTube.
Links for the audio stream utilizing Zoom and YouTube will be posted on the city's website, cityofasburypark.com.
Members of the public will be able to offer public comment during relevant portions of the meeting by calling the number associated with the Zoom link, which will be published on the website the day of the meeting. (H/T patch.com)
The City of Asbury Park has ordered that all municipal facilities, including City Hall, be closed to the public until further notice. Officials say city business continues to be conducted by telephone and online.
The Asbury Park Senior Center is staying open but all outside events and trips have been cancelled.
The Stone Pony, Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre are closed for an unspecified period of time due to the virus emergency. The Grand Arcade between the Paramount and Convention Hall is also closed to the public.
Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has created a web site where government notices about the virus fight can be read.
The government of the State of New Jersey has ordered that all casinos, concert venues, nightclubs, racetracks, gyms, fitness centers and classes, movie theaters, and performing arts centers will be closed to the public beginning on March 16 and remain closed as long as the order remains in effect.
Beloved Asbury Park icon passes
Joan Flatley, longtime executive director of the Greater Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, has died. She was 91. [MORE]
NBA player, Asbury Park native donates meals
Asbury Park's Naz Reid of the Minnesota Timberwolves has donated 200 lunches to the COVID-19 and ER units at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The former LSU Tiger made the donation to mark National Nurses Day. [MORE]
Magazine says city beach tops list
An international luxury magazine says Asbury Park has the best beach in New Jersey. [MORE]