Wednesday, July 06, 2005

New Book About Asbury Park

This new book about Asbury Park looks pretty interesting. I’m glad that Asbury Park seems to finally be turning around with all of the new development there. Hopefully the current housing bubble doesn’t force the developers that are there now to abandon projects before completion.

“For years, the decaying community of Asbury Park, N.J., has fascinated Upper Nyack writer Daniel Wolff.

Tomorrow marks the official release of the book on Asbury Park that Wolff has spent the past five years writing as a dual examination of American urban growth and a tribute to Bruce Springsteen.

"It's about not only its history but how it reflects the national history," Wolff said. The New Jersey resort town rose from an ideal, grew and crashed during the late 1920s and early 1930s like the stock market, went through urban renewal and race riots and now is aiming for economic regrowth with a privately financed waterfront development.”



Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you interested in Asbury Park, there is a website by photographer Peter Lucia (a cousin of Danny DiVito) that gives a wonderful history of A.P and surrounding towns. Many great "then and now" photos.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops- it didn't record the whole address-

Wednesday, July 06, 2005 11:14:00 PM  

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