Last Monday Nathan Bryson, who is the Curator of Organs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, was surveying a damaged section of the 85-year-old pipe organ in the main auditorium when he noticed an object at the bottom of one of the pipes, Major Diapason, Pedal Left division.
The Major Diapason is one of the more powerful ranks (I’m told they’re called) in what is almost certainly the largest pipe organ—and arguably the loudest musical instrument—in the world.
Saturday saw some of the worst flooding in the Atlantic City area since Superstorm Sandy. We compiled some social media posts that reflected the extent of the flooding, and residents’ humor in dealing with it.
Anyone who lives in or around Atlantic City knows that public transit to New York is biased toward casino travelers traveling in the other direction. Greyhound charges more for a round-trip ticket starting from Atlantic City than for that same ticket starting from New York. New Jersey Transit is cheaper but only runs 12 schedules a day at not-so-convenient times.
The City of Atlantic City Council on Wednesday will again discuss doing away with ordinances that allow New Jersey’s largest needle exchange to operate.
The Oasis Drop-In Center on Tennessee Avenue, operated by the South Jersey Aids Alliance, has existed for years in an office building on a site that was, until recently, like many others in the city’s Tourism District.
There is a Margate resident facing deportation. Over the bridge in Ocean City, 12 people are facing deportation. The Margate resident has a lawyer. Just four of the 12 Ocean City residents have lawyers.
“We’re gonna talk to them!” says Robert Preston, Atlantic City’s interim planning director, when I ask him how the city is going to make sure 45 young trees survive planting in Uptown Park. One of the side effects of being a city that is constantly in the cross hairs of some or other developer is that the city is a sort of mausoleum to dying and dead landscaping. The buildings go up, the trees go in, the ribbon is cut, and then everyone forgets about watering the plants. There’s probably a metaphor there somewhere.
Assemblymen Mazzeo (Vince) and Armato (John) are sponsoring a bill requiring hotels with at least 25 rooms to provide portable emergency contact devices or “panic buttons” to employees (i.e. housekeeping) to protect against inappropriate conduct by guests that make work conditions unsafe.