Well, it's taken many, many years, but you can see a big difference in the atmosphere. Now there's a new boardwalk & beach replenishment, plus the preservation of several of historic buildings. A few shops, bars & eateries opened, even a couple of upscale restaurants. There's certainly more pedestrian traffic on the boardwalk than just a few years & some positive energy for a change. Used to look like a bombed-out & eerily empty place. The Empress & Bekeley hotels offer good, renovated accommodations with outdoor pools (but I can't say they are for everyone -read the Tripadvisor reviews) across the street from the boardwalk.
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