Articles tagged “new jersey”

New Jersey Bans Smoking at All Its Public Beaches

New Jersey Bans Smoking at All Its Public Beaches

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

Say good-bye to cigarette butts in the sand! Well, for the most part. The law, which bans smoking and vaping of any kind on the state’s beaches and in its parks, allows towns to designate up to 15 percent of the area as smoking zones. Perhaps this will inspire other statewide bans.

3 months ago

Atlantic City’s Fortunes May Revive Thanks to a Ruling on Sports Betting

Atlantic City’s Fortunes May Revive Thanks to a Ruling on Sports Betting

Elise Young and Stacie Sherman, Bloomberg

Last year walking the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey felt like visiting a ghost town. But the city's tourism business will hopefully jump thanks to just-legalized sports betting, the Hard Rock's about-to-debut property, and a surge in fashion outlet shops.

1 year ago

Atlantic City’s Failed Revel Casino Sells for $200 Million

Atlantic City’s Failed Revel Casino Sells for $200 Million

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Atlantic City continues to be the reigning basket case of East Coast tourist towns. It seems as though the road to saving this destination isn't paved with more gambling.

2 years ago

Tourism Making Modest Return to New Jersey’s Largest City 50 Years After the Riots

Tourism Making Modest Return to New Jersey’s Largest City 50 Years After the Riots

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Newark has a lot to offer as a tourism destination for people who dare to venture beyond New York's Times Square to get a better understanding of the country. It wouldn't hurt at all if the city's boosters could toss some marketing money at the effort and come up with an intriguing campaign.

2 years ago

Newark, New Jersey’s Largest City, Hopes to Legalize Airbnb Today

Newark, New Jersey’s Largest City, Hopes to Legalize Airbnb Today

Deanna Ting, Skift

To say that Newark comes to this fight as the weaker party is an understatement. If the city wants to do more than just collect taxes and begin regulating short-term rentals, however, it might want to take a good look at a recent San Francisco city report that shows just how complicated that endeavor can be.

3 years ago

New Jersey Continues to Attract More Tourists While Atlantic City Flounders

New Jersey Continues to Attract More Tourists While Atlantic City Flounders

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

While tourism is growing in New Jersey, demand for travel to Atlantic City is still weak.

3 years ago

New Jersey Governor Doesn’t Want Cuba Flights Until Political Extradition

New Jersey Governor Doesn’t Want Cuba Flights Until Political Extradition

Associated Press

We're certain politicians on the Cuban side have similar demands.

4 years ago

New Jersey Looks to Agritourism to Revitalize Farming Industry

New Jersey Looks to Agritourism to Revitalize Farming Industry

Barbara Goldberg, Reuters

A smart move on every level for a state like New Jersey that has worn out its current tourist attractions.

4 years ago

United Airline’s New Jersey Political Drama Expands to Atlantic City

United Airline’s New Jersey Political Drama Expands to Atlantic City

Scott Mayerowitz and David B. Caruso, Associated Press

This drama involves all the parties that make transport a challenge in New York and New Jersey — United, Atlantic City, Newark, and the Christie administration. In a perfect world there would be Dreamliner's worth of indictments to go around.

4 years ago

U.S.’s Most Used Rail Line to Suffer for Years, Even if Money for Tunnel Found

U.S.’s Most Used Rail Line to Suffer for Years, Even if Money for Tunnel Found

Elise Young, Bloomberg

Throw New Jersey politics into the mix with anything and any hope or promise is surely doomed.

4 years ago

Denver International Airport Is a Lesson in Infrastructure Investments

Denver International Airport Is a Lesson in Infrastructure Investments

Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg

Build for the future, not the problems of the present.

4 years ago

Jersey Shore’s Recovery Prioritizes Tourism Over Homeowners

Jersey Shore’s Recovery Prioritizes Tourism Over Homeowners

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

Beaches, roads and coastal attractions were repaired as quickly as possible so many visitors arriving for the holiday weekend will be unaware of the construction still underway.

4 years ago