The boardwalk is back – rebuilt and alive. Arcades are humming. The aquarium is open. Rides are also open.
Along the Sandy-battered Jersey Shore, some sense of normalcy has resumed this weekend as some parks and piers have reopened.
A nasty dispute over how much responsibility bars in a popular Jersey shore town have to keep their patrons quiet and well-behaved after last call has been largely laid to rest – thanks in part to Superstorm Sandy.
Winter hasn’t even started, but storm-ravaged businesses at the Jersey Shore are already thinking about summer.
“Everything is cleaned out. I never expected to see this many people in here,” one shopper in Waretown said. “I came to pick up a couple things and just got all wrapped up in the hype I guess.”
With the summer season in full swing, the Jersey Shore is jam-packed – but it’s not all fun in the sun. Most beachgoers don’t realize there can be danger lurking in toys, food and gaming areas on the boardwalk.