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Finally, the Marathon Philly Deserves

World-class cities tend to have certain attributes in common: towering skyscrapers. Public transit systems locals love to hate. The occasional official under FBI investigation (maybe […]


Proof That Jersey Shore Beach Access Opponents Are Wrong, Snobs

Over the holidays, I shipped out to Southern California to visit family for a week. Almost every day I was there, I ran along Redondo […]


Hurricane Sandy’s Second Anniversary Has Been Harder Than the First

I took the day off yesterday, putting up an out-of-office message so I could pop the windows out of my Jeep Wrangler and cruise down […]


The Five Jersey Shore Stories of the Summer (Revisited)

In May, I made predictions of five Jersey Shore stories we’d be talking about this summer. Here’s how those five stories played out.


Four Jersey Shore End-of-Summer Steals to Shop Now

It’s wheeling and dealing time at the Jersey Shore, folks. Not only will hotel room prices drop after this weekend, but you can also get […]


5 End-of-Summer Shore Ideas (That Don’t Involve Sitting in a Labor Day Crowd)

The window on summer is quickly closing (or already closed, you jerks already drinking pumpkin beer). But we still have hot weather, and there’s still […]


The Ocean City, N.J., vs. Ocean City, Md., Headline Quiz

Two states, two Ocean Cities. But which is which? One has a swim up bar and spots like the Brass Balls Saloon; the other is […]


Stop Complaining About Jersey Shore Hotel Prices

It happens every summer: We roll deep into peak shore season, and people start complaining about hotel and motel prices. The short answer for why this […]


The Garden State Parkway-Boardwalk Pizza Suit Is the Dumbest Lawsuit New Jersey Has Ever Filed

In 2009, a friend and I were driving from Key West to Fort Lauderdale. The night before had been a long one (is there any […]


8 Ways to Survive the Jersey Shore’s Busy Season

The Jersey Shore is packed and will be through Labor Day. Here are eight tips on how to make the most out of our very […]


Three Strikes for Atlantic City

It hasn’t been a great week for Atlantic City. First, Caesars has indicated that they won’t close the Showboat if they can sell it. While this […]


Maybe Atlantic City Does Have a Non-Gambling Future

How about some good news about Atlantic City as we head into the Fourth of July Weekend? On June 19th — the same day Revel filed for […]


Will Revel Be a Monument to Atlantic City’s Broken Dreams?

On Thursday morning last week, I stepped onto the escalator from Revel’s lobby to head down to the Boardwalk. It was windy. I could tell […]


I Went to the New Scores Outdoor “Gentleman’s” Club and It Wasn’t Horrible

In September, an outpost of Scores, a strip club chain, opened in the Taj Mahal. In May, they took over part of the Taj Mahal’s […]


Jersey Shore Beach Smoking Ban Bill Has a Gigantic Loophole

A bill that would ban smoking on New Jersey’s beaches has taken another step closer to becoming a reality, but with a loophole big enough […]