October 4, 2014 |
The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, an $18 million concrete walkway that seemingly floats atop the Schuylkill with spectacular views of University City and Center City, opened to the public Thursday. Officials and citizens praised the sleek walkway as an amenity that will endure for generations. Supported by caissons drilled into the riverbed between Locust and South Streets, the 15-foot-wide walkway is the latest milestone in a years-long effort to convert eight miles of the industrial banks of the Schuylkill into interconnecting walking, cycling, and running trails between the Delaware River and the Fairmount Dam. With a ramp to the walkway visible behind them, Mayor Nutter, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, and other dignitaries took to a podium under overcast skies to lavish the project with accolades.
October 3, 2014 |
THE $18 MILLION Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk opens today, so Philadelphians and their leashed dogs can "walk on water" from Locust Street to the South Street Bridge. Bike on water, too. Built out into the river parallel to the east bank, the 2,000-foot boardwalk experience is a heady mix of ducks and trucks, trees and breeze, cityscape and landscape, roadway and waterway, industrial and pastoral, trains and turtles, big sky and big city. Strolling along the city's newest people magnet yesterday, Joseph Syrnick, president/CEO of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, who has spent eight years guiding the project from drawing board to boardwalk, talked about the romance of the river.
October 3, 2014
SPLASHING down a cold one in the tasting room at the new Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery, in Cherry Hill, you can't help but wonder: Why wasn't this place built on an actual boardwalk down the Shore? The curved funhouse mirrors, the wheel of fortune, the Skee-Ball machines . . . the only thing missing is the smell of salt air. So, I asked Jamie Queli, the brewery's 30-year-old owner, why she didn't open it in Asbury Park, whose aging, largely vacant boardwalk gave this brewery its name.
September 22, 2014 |
WILDWOOD - Maybe you've had one of those evenings on the boardwalk when the rides have tired you out so much you just want to lie down right there and have a snooze beneath the glimmering lights and speeding roller coasters. Well now you can, because on Oct. 4, Morey's Piers will host a first-ever outdoor sleepover on the pier. It's called the "Boardwalk Bunk-Down," and beginning at noon that day, campers can bring tents, sleeping bags, and other supplies to Morey's Adventure Pier and set up camp.
September 8, 2014 |
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - In a hut beneath a blue awning, his colorful taffy and delectable chocolates on display, Bernt Hage has eked out a season on a piece of boardwalk that had been reduced to its literal limits. While Hage's temporary 200-square-foot structure serves its purpose, it's in no way comparable to his two Berkeley Sweet Shop locations lost in a massive fire last year. At 3,000 square feet, his main location allowed patrons to watch as a 1948 German taffy machine worked its magic.
September 6, 2014 |
The hand-carved carousel in Seaside Heights, a longtime boardwalk staple that was set to be sold in an auction, is back from the dead. Borough officials introduced an ordinance Wednesday that would allow Seaside Heights to acquire the 104-year-old ride, coined the Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Historic Dentzel/Looff Carousel. The owners of Casino Pier - who were planning to sell it - would receive oceanfront property in exchange, according to the ordinance. The man whose name the carousel bears said Thursday he was "ecstatic" about the plan.
August 3, 2014 |
Even the Grammy-nominated country superstar Blake Shelton was impressed by the turnout for Thursday's free beach concert in Atlantic City. "That's got to be some kind of fire hazard," he said, looking out at the ocean of people. The show - a huge success for the beleaguered resort - had some crowd-control challenges given the massive turnout, which officials said they aim to fix for Sunday's second free show, featuring Lady Antebellum. Police reported no arrests and only minor incidents like dehydration.
July 28, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Every mayor of this vexing town deals with its ghosts at some point and maybe that is why they are drawn to very physically take in the entire place every day. Jim Whelan rowed or swam around the city's back bay and ocean. Lorenzo Langford walked the Boardwalk in a track suit. Now, it is Don Guardian's turn. And sure enough, this Atlantic City mayor's days begin with a 6:30 a.m. bicycle ride the length of the Boardwalk and back to his home near Gardner's Basin.
July 4, 2014 |
Unseasonably warm ocean temperatures, mostly sunny weekends, and pent-up feelings that linger from the bitter winter have launched a successful start to the summer season at the Jersey Shore. That's the sense many business owners, tourism officials, lifeguards, beach-tag sellers, and Realtors get after assessing the beach crowds that have materialized so far, two years after Sandy. They also expect the July Fourth weekend to continue the good fortune and boost the outlook for the rest of the summer.
June 6, 2014 |
DESPITE THE seemingly daily drumbeat of bad news from Atlantic City, there are still 11 casino-hotels in business, and each one is continuously devising ways to attract and keep customers. From new shows and beach bars to old-favorite restaurants, from spa treatments to ultracool hangouts, there is plenty to see and do (and eat and drink) in AyCee this summer. Here's the Daily News list of 22 noteworthy attractions - two at each gambling den - to put fun in your summer by the sea: BALLY'S Bally's Bikini Beach Bar: This al fresco spot will again offer live entertainment, food and drink.