New York Times: ‘Atlantic City Boardwalk Is Intact’ (Thanks)

The New York Times‘ “Frugal Traveler” blog featured a post yesterday that hopefully will help change the perception some folks (and groups) still have out there — that the Atlantic City Boardwalk was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

(The Boardwalk, as you can see below, is intact for the most part, minus a damaged stretch that was reportedly destined for demolition anyway.)


ABOVE: The cast of the Bally’s revue show Legends in Concert lead a Board-Walk parade to spread the word that the Atlantic City Boardwalk is open. (See a photo gallery from the event here)

Blogger Seth Kugel writes:

The morning after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, television networks broadcast startling images of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It appeared to be shredded to pieces. Pylons stuck out of the water. Chunks of wood had been swept inland and deposited on city streets.

“One of the most famous landmarks in the country, so much of it destroyed,” intoned George Stephanopoulos on ABC.

It was terrible news for Atlantic City tourism. It was also entirely misleading, as I learned during a visit this weekend.

Read more of the blog post here.

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