Like a broken carousel, this boardwalk-lined beach resort has often seemed to be stuck in place.
Sweeping plans to revive its waterfront have been floated since the 1980s, when most of the city’s rides and games closed. But those proposals have produced few lasting or notable results.
The Asbury, a major new hotel, however, has some residents saying they’re more optimistic about a turnaround than they’ve been in years. The hotel, set to be completed in May, comes after a string of other redevelopment projects.