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    Check out this article - Paul Mulshine tears up AC and the Revel bailout. Good to know that small teaparty group down there - Liberty + Prosperity is 'looking out for the folks' as Bill Oreilly says.
    http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine...ntic_city.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJBarb View Post
    Check out this article - Paul Mulshine tears up AC and the Revel bailout. Good to know that small teaparty group down there - Liberty + Prosperity is 'looking out for the folks' as Bill Oreilly says.
    http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine...ntic_city.html
    Going by the article and the comments, it seems that no one understands tourism. I definitely take issue with Atlantic City being a "dump" and not a destination. It is one of the top 10 tourist destinations in the country, people from all over the world come to Atlantic City. Are there bad spots, yeah, but it seems as if people in New Jersey never travel anywhere, or they have gotten so conditioned to think that New Jersey is crap, that they can't see that it is no different than any other place. For instance, everyone goes on about how beautiful Portland Oregon is and I agree. however, having lived there, I also saw the mile long line for the homeless going OVER the river just to get into a shelter in the middle of winter. I saw the people sleeping under the bridges and on the sidewalks every night. I saw the overpass signs and bridges covered in graffiti (I would really like to know how they got up there) I also saw the nightly newscasts of the latest Meth Lab raid which was almost a DAILY occurrence.

    One of the problems in New Jersey with developing these things into TRUE destinations as Las Vegas and Walt Disney World, is because politicians and the New Jersey residents have no understanding of tourism and how it is funded and promoted in other states, nor do they even seem to appreciate all that New Jersey has. New Jerseyans take our state for granted. Even this article has the tone of - who wants to vacation in New Jersey? Well I've been to 40 states and lived in six states and if New Jersey residents REALLY wanted to get out of the hole that we are in - we would work and fund the development of New Jersey tourism and demand and fund the revitalization of these things, instead of always trying to tear New Jersey down.

    His statements here speak volumes on the New Jersey attitude - "The beach in front of the unfinished Revel, for example, is taken up by the remains of an old concrete pier with pilings lurching in all directions. Who wants a penthouse suite with a view of Port Newark? And who wants to stroll down a boardwalk past empty lots filled with litter?" Instead of demanding that it gets fixed up, it's always just New Jersey bashing. He makes this statement - "Who wants a penthouse suite with a view of Port Newark?" I have no idea where he is talking about here. You can't see Port Newark from Atlantic City and there is NO port in Atlantic City. So did he just decide to throw that in there because he needed to somehow include Newark in his negative rant?? Come on - we all know that anyone who wants to say how ****ty New Jersey in, they always have to include Newark and Camden, even though there are great areas in both cities.

    All that being said, the $300 million tax break to the casino would be small compared the trickle down effect of the amount of money that is made. Tourism touches everyone, from the fisherman who catch the fish to the laundry services to grocery stores and gas stations in New Jersey. Do people honestly believe that restaurants just wave their arms and miraculously all that food appears already made? They have to get the ingredients from places, and the majority comes from OTHER New Jersey businesses which also hire additional people to fulfill the demand. Tourism is more than restaurants, amusement parks and hotels, it's also all the services that go to support them.

    Here are some blog articles explaining tourism -

    NJ Tourism and You - Perfect Together
    Letter to Governor-Elect Chris Christie - Tourism and the Image of New Jersey
    New Jersey is the only state honored by two resorts at Walt Disney World. The Beach Club Resort, modeled after Historic Cape May and The Boardwalk Resort, after Atlantic City. If the Jersey Shore is good enough for Walt Disney to recreate, isn't the REAL Jersey Shore even better for you and your family?

    Things to do in NJ: Attraction Guide
    Where to Stay in NJ: Hotel Guide
    What's Happening in NJ: Event Guide
    NJ Visitor & Vacation Guide Request Form

    AboutNewJersey.com on Facebook
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    "Port Newark" is an analogy - I got it. But as someone who gets into AC on a regular basis and much more than i want to - it IS a dump. The casinos maintain their turf but the streets are dirty, crime is a problem even in broad daylight, customer service in all of those shops that they put on the Walk and the Quarter is spotty at best, the enviro commission made them put up dunes that are so high the only way you can see "Port Newark" is from the high rises. The Boardwalk is not well maintained. And if you are going shopping beware that all parking lots are very expensive - there are excellent shopping areas in Atlantic County where you can park for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJBarb View Post
    "Port Newark" is an analogy - I got it. But as someone who gets into AC on a regular basis and much more than i want to - it IS a dump. The casinos maintain their turf but the streets are dirty, crime is a problem even in broad daylight, customer service in all of those shops that they put on the Walk and the Quarter is spotty at best, the enviro commission made them put up dunes that are so high the only way you can see "Port Newark" is from the high rises. The Boardwalk is not well maintained. And if you are going shopping beware that all parking lots are very expensive - there are excellent shopping areas in Atlantic County where you can park for free.
    Actually - most of the problems in Atlantic City are caused by the corruption in city government - and the people keep electing the same democrats over and over again. The area around Revel was a dump too at one point, you didn't want to go past Showboat, now that the last five years it has really been cleaned up and with the opening of Revel that area would further be revitalized.

    As for the Port Newark analogy, I figured it was - my point was that it was a FAR FAR stretch. Concerning the dunes, the dunes are necessary to protect the boardwalk. Concerning parking, in most of the casino garages, you can park for $5 all day, except on weekends, and if you want to still pay $5, just get a players card.

    I criticize AC all the time, for sitting around while they watched their monopoly on gaming go out the window and the city has not worked at fixing up the surrounding area. But I don't advocate throwing in the towel - I demand that they start getting their act together. Chris Christie actually seems to understand the importance of tourism in Atlantic City to the overall economy of New Jersey and has stated that he wants them to be a working harder at promoting it as a true destination and to continue to improve the city.
    New Jersey is the only state honored by two resorts at Walt Disney World. The Beach Club Resort, modeled after Historic Cape May and The Boardwalk Resort, after Atlantic City. If the Jersey Shore is good enough for Walt Disney to recreate, isn't the REAL Jersey Shore even better for you and your family?

    Things to do in NJ: Attraction Guide
    Where to Stay in NJ: Hotel Guide
    What's Happening in NJ: Event Guide
    NJ Visitor & Vacation Guide Request Form

    AboutNewJersey.com on Facebook
    The Jersey Shore on Facebook


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    Let's GO RUTGERS and New Jersey Devils!!!
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