SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Declaring the Jersey shore officially open for business, Gov. Chris Christie cut a more than 5 mile-long ribbon Friday to mark the start of the summer tourist season.
The length of the ribbon, which symbolically tied together several shore communities that were hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy, set a new Guinness World Record. Mike Janela, an adjudicator with Guinness, said the ribbon bested the previous record by more than a mile.
“Anybody who lives in New Jersey, the Jersey shore is in your heart,” Christie said. “This means everything to our state.”