Friday, July 08, 2005

Welcome to Sea Bright, Give Me Your Money, Go Home

Unlike some of the other shore towns further south, Sea Bright has never been a day trip destination for people from up north. The town is close enough to the NYC ferries to make it attractive to live in during all seasons and seems to be a more popular place to live for singles compared to the other towns in the area. I always thought that Sea Bright had a slightly more “bennies go home” attitude than other towns, so that even if one did stop to shop, you usually didn’t feel welcome. Also, even though the bar scene has quieted down compared to 10 to 20 years ago, I’m sure a lot of those bar patrons, that are now all grown up, associate the town with its not-so-friendly police force when passing through and just keep going.

“SEA BRIGHT — Borough resident Christina Doxey would someday like to see people actually coming into the downtown rather than just passing through it.
A member of Sea Bright’s combined Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment, Doxey envisions visually pleasing storefronts along Ocean Avenue, sporting colorful facades fascinating enough to entice motorists coming through town to stop in.”



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps too many people remember the Nor'easter of '93 when Seabright homeownwers were swimming in their first floors. Someday that town will just be washed away!

The police presence on Ocean Ave. is oppressive to put it mildly, I won't drive through there if I've taken cough medicine!!!

I haven't kept up- does anyone know how those Tradewinds Mcmansions are selling?

Saturday, July 09, 2005 10:09:00 AM  

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