October 13, 2011 |
DAY AFTER DAY, Leo the lion sat in a sidecar bolted to a speeding cart, going around and around the Motordrome Wall of Death's rickety planks on the Wildwood boardwalk, the salty ocean air blowing through his thick mane as children squealed with excitement. While Leo captured all that attention, a lesser lion named Tuffy lay caged on the boardwalk by day and beneath it at night. Tuffy never felt the wind whipping though his scroungy mane on the Motordrome's steep wooden walls.
June 15, 2012 |
There are a thousand ways to blow your money in Atlantic City. There's the obvious way, of course, and few gamblers stay in the black for life. There are lobster dinners, too, tacky T-shirts, large bronze statues of Neptune, roller coasters, beach bars and boxing matches, and at least one Boardwalk store I saw that could supply a gang of pot, uh, I mean tobacco-smoking ninjas with a cache of plastic pellet guns, throwing knives and...
January 18, 1988 |
Police in Wildwood, N.J., are trying to determine the identity and cause of death of a "probably hours old" baby boy whose frozen body was discovered wrapped in trash bags under a Boardwalk ramp. Police Chief Robert Davenport said house-to-house interviews were being conducted among residents in the vicinity of the Boardwalk and Garfield Avenue, where the baby's body was found by a couple walking on the beach about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Local schools, health service agencies and hospitals also were being contacted in an effort to gain information about any recent births, Davenport said.
July 4, 2010 |
VENTNOR, N.J. - In this cozy Shore town sandwiched between Atlantic City and Margate, there's a newfound freedom in the boardwalk air. Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say, there's just a little less control in the controlled chaos that is the Ventnor boardwalk, where the high season of bicycles, strollers, walkers, joggers, and, most prominent, schmoozers kicked in Saturday morning in perfect sunshine and heat. But with one thing missing: the boardwalk cops, a.k.a.
August 6, 1997 |
A gas main underneath the Atlantic City Boardwalk burst into flames yesterday, scattering pedestrians and forcing evacuations of nearby buildings, fire officials said. The two-alarm fire broke out about 3:15 p.m. in front of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum near New York Avenue, said Atlantic City Deputy Fire Chief Stanley Baker. Firefighters used a backhoe to pull up the wood planks to reach the source of the fire. They brought it under control in about 90 minutes, while billowing smoke clogged the museum, nearby storefronts and the Atlantic Palace, a high-rise hotel on the Boardwalk, Baker said.
May 18, 2016 |
Despite all the news about Atlantic City's do-or-die financial predicament, a new idea every once in a while bubbles to the surface. Taking an alcoholic beverage from one bar to another on the Boardwalk legally - as opposed to how it happens during the St. Paddy's Day and Miss America Parades - is one of them. Atlantic City wants to bring the time-honored but furtive Boardwalk pub-crawl out in the open. On Wednesday, the city council will consider a trial period for a law that would permit anyone over age 21 to take one plastic container of beer, wine, or another alcoholic drink, marked with the logo of the establishment that served it, onto the Boardwalk between Albany and Metropolitan Avenues.
August 22, 1988 |
It was supposed to be a pleasant day trip to Atlantic City. Anne Marie and John Kotlowski of North Arlington, N.J., were going to have lunch, play the slot machines, and just while away a rainy Friday afternoon. "We had just arrived, and we were going over to the Ocean One Mall to get something to eat," John Kotlowski said yesterday. "Then someone said, 'Look out!' and I looked up to see a van racing down the Boardwalk. "It skinned me and hit her. " Anne Marie Kotlowski was struck by the van as it careened down a 35-block stretch of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Friday afternoon.
January 3, 2013 |
For some, a boardwalk conjures up memories of summer afternoons running from beach to arcade and back again; for others, it brings to mind the chaotic nightlife chronicled in the reality show Jersey Shore . But for the summer towns that dot New Jersey's coast, boardwalks are an economic lifeline that they are rushing to rebuild before the summer season starts in just under six months. "The boardwalk will be back," vowed Seaside Heights Councilman Tony Vaz. "It has to be. We have to survive.
March 28, 2011 |
It takes strong legs to push Atlantic City's famed rolling chairs down the boardwalk, but one owner feels a rival's been rolling him for years because of political connections. Two companies, Ocean Rolling Chairs and Royal Rolling Chairs, operate the approximately 300 iconic chairs used to ferry tourists from one casino to another, and for the most part they don't get along. John Taimanglo, owner of Ocean, claims in a federal lawsuit that he's lost profits because of harassment and unfair treatment by the city and he blames Royal's owners.
February 27, 2013 |
AVON, N.J. - This Jersey Shore town, facing the threat of a boycott over its plan to use rain forest wood to rebuild a boardwalk destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, isn't backing down. Avon, in Monmouth County, says it will stick with its plan to use ipe wood. At a meeting Monday night, several environmental groups asked the Borough Commission to reconsider but were rebuffed. "There is a consensus to move ahead," Commissioner Frank Gorman said after hearing nearly two hours of objections from residents and out-of-town environmentalists.