Friday, May 24, 2013
Gov. Christie appeared at Seaside Heights boardwalk Friday to promote the Jersey Shore
The Jersey Shore is officially open for summer, Gov. Chris Christie said as he spent Friday morning in Seaside Heights promoting tourism in New Jersey. Early Friday, Christie appeared on NBC's Today Show, which broadcast its morning news program live from Seaside Heights. The governor later cut a ceremonial ribbon — a Guinness World Record at over five miles long — to officially declare the shore open. "It's an incredible day for New Jersey," Christie said in remarks. "I'm so thrilled that this morning we're here with the whole country welcoming the Jersey Shore back." After being battered by Superstorm Sandy, many businesses on the boardwalk are open and welcoming customers, though others continue to make repairs. Despite some grey …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Seaside Heights amusements pier has been stripped, partially demolished, but restoration is in progress.
It's hard to see the improvement at Casino Pier following its destruction at the hands of Hurricane Sandy. But, it's what you don't see that let's you know work is being done. The Seaside Heights attraction is nearly empty. All of the amusements and rides that remained on the pier following Sandy have been taken down, piece-by-piece, and carted away, some to storage, some to the scrap yard. The log flume, half of it having fallen into the ocean, is gone. The Wild Mouse rollercoaster has been taken down and hauled away. The buildings that housed concessions and games have been torn down. A few remnants remain, including the Jet Star coaster, still sitting in the water. Soon, that will be gone too. It's stark right now; the pier is almost …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Seaside Heights was opened to limited access Monday morning. Several residents of nearby towns stopped by for a first-hand look.
In the back of the room, past the crane games and around the corner from the slot machines spitting out plastic tokens with every pull, the sandbags are still lined up against the glass doors that once served as the boardwalk entrance to the Seaside Heights institution Lucky Leo’s. On Monday, Seaside began allowing public access to the shore town for the first time since Oct. 29, the day Hurricane Sandy arrived on the Jersey Shore. The roads are still littered with debris, most of it pulled out of water-damaged properties, some of it carried there by surging ocean water. In place of the boardwalk is beach sand, pushed up against the buildings that did not fall, with splintered boards jutting out at odd intervals. At Lucky Leo’s the neon “…
Monday, July 9, 2012
Storms were brewing at the same time YouTube video was shot
A video showing a person jumping from the Skyride in Seaside Heights is making the rounds on the Internet. The Skyride is the official name of an aerial tramway that runs about 30 feet above most of the length of the town's boardwalk. A video of a person jumping down to the beach below had more than 13,000 views Monday morning. The video – which was shot as strong thunderstorms were beginning to roll into the area Saturday night – shows the Skyride stationary, presumably from a loss of electrical power due to the storms. "Oh my God, look, they got stuck," shouts the person who took the video, as the camera points toward the ride. One rider, a female, drops her shoes down to the sand, then can be seen sliding off the ride and landing on …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tips from Jersey Shore lifeguards on how to get out of a rip current safely.
Water temperatures are warmer this month than they have been in the past three Junes. For Senior Lifeguard Daniel Desantos, this means that him and all other lifeguards need to aware of more people visiting the shore and getting into the water. “I’ve worked as a lifeguard at Seaside for seven years. I’ve learned that we always have to be alert, whether the water is calm like today or if it is hurricane like,” Desantos said. After the loss of life at Seaside Park and Asbury Park last week, lifeguards have been on high alert watching out for rip currents and swimmers who may be trapped in them. One of the biggest tips that every lifeguard spoke of was the same: Only go swimming when lifeguards are on duty. However, at 6 p.m. lifeguards at …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Deena Cortese disrupted traffic, police say.
A cast member of the Jersey Shore show was arrested this afternoon in Seaside Heights after a police officer saw her appearing intoxicated and disrupting the flow of traffic, Detective Steven Korman said. Deena Cortese, 25, of New Egypt, was charged with disorderly conduct after the 3:48 p.m. incident, he said. Cortese and some other Jersey Shore cast members were in Spicy's Mexican Cantina at 500 Boardwalk near the intersection of Sumner Avenue and Ocean Terrace before the incident occurred, he said. Cortese went outside and started dancing in the middle of the street, disrupting the flow of traffic, he said. "Patrolman Chris Linnell placed her under arrest," Korman said. "Traffic was building up and the officer had to act, obviously."