Favorite thing: On the official register of National Historic Landmarks, the face on this building is Asbury's most recognizable image. For a while there was a rumor it would be torn down, then it 2000 it became a landmark.
Update: Tillie has been dismantled, and the building is no more. Tillie is now in storage.
what you can expect
Favorite thing: With the link below you can see what weather you can expect when you get to Asbury park today. Hope it is sunny for you!
Camera location is at 1212 1st Avenue
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Bruce Springsteen and the Stone Pony
Favorite thing: These two names are inextricably linked for all time in rock legend, yet there is less here than one might suspect. By the time the club opened, he had already released two albums - Greetings from Asbury Park and The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle and was an established star. He has appeared here more than at any other club or auditorium in the world, but almost always as an unannounced and often spontaneous walk-on jamming with the contracted bands. His only actual contracted perfomance was a decade after the club opened, the first stop on the Born to Run tour. The house band was Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, a fabulous band in their own right, featuring Steve Van Zandt on guitar. His current wife, Patty Scialfa, was brought up in Asbury Park, but returned to the Stone Pony as a backup singer for the Southside Johnny band.
As the Stone Pony spiraled toward bankruptcy and foreclosure around 1990 a local group formed to try to save the bar, unsuccessfully. Famously, Springsteen refused to become involved in the effort which may have been critical. Not exactly what the legend says, true?
Favorite thing: Like Palace Amusements, the Casino and Convention Hall are on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
Fondest memory: coming soon...
Asbury Park Convention Hall
Favorite thing: The Casino and Convention Hall were designed by the architects Warren and Wetmore, who designed New York's Grand Central Station.
Fondest memory: coming soon!
The nice things
Favorite thing: The beaches are nice and not overly crowded. There is a nice hotel on the beach and the train is easily accessable. Bruce Springsteen got his start at the world famous Stone Pony here.
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