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Old 05-29-2018, 12:24 PM
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Last time I drove through Asbury Park I was behind a black truck that suddenly pulled over. The back doors burst open and about 6 law enforcement officers in all black, full body armor, helmets and automatic weapons poured out.

Haven't been back since.
Very similar experience in the Coit Tower area of San Fran. Freaked me out but luckily they weren't looking for a guy with his wife in a small rental.
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:27 PM
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That?s interesting!
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:10 AM
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When I came back from Iraq in 2005, a realtor tried to sell me on a place in AP.

It was literally on the wrong side of the tracks!

Back then, AP's East side was just being gentrified. The LGBTQ community was buying up old mansions and bringing in coffee shops and such.

The West side was a series of crack dens. The owner of the house was doing a lot to try and fix it up, but all the houses around it were burned out and trashed. I decided not to relocate there.

I have not been there since.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:42 PM
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I did volunteer work (PC and server support) in the Boys and Girls club in Asbury Park for 9 years. Its a dangerous place. Drugs and gangs are still there.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:19 AM
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I grew up in Ocean Twsp and graduated from APHS. Went to Boys Club and Danny DeVito was a regular. Was a great town then (mid 60s) and then the bottom fell out. Lots of reasons.. Watch the DeNiro movie City by the Sea filmed in Asbury at the bottom. Great to see it coming back. The LGBT folks get a lot of the credit. I go back now and the memories are a lot better when I drive down Cookman Ave to Ocean
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