Beach badge sales along the stretch of Jersey Shore hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy continue to remain below last year’s levels.
You’ve heard the message often enough from towns down the shore in the months after Hurricane Sandy: They’ll be ready for tourists come Memorial Day.
The house keys in the big box at Mary Allen Realty in Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island were getting a workout on Monday, as families off for President’s Day came to town to see summer rentals.
Anthony Martinelli described what the waves took from his home, and said he was grateful to get on the island Monday, along with hundreds of other LBI residents who lined up on Route 72 for hours.
It’s said that in tough times, you find out who your friends are, and the owner of a restaurant and B&B down the shore apparently has a lot of them—far more than she thought.