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Can the Jersey Shore Culture of Springsteen and Snooki Survive?

Aug 16, 2019 - The New York Times

More New Yorkers are visiting the gritty boardwalk towns like Asbury Park and Long Branch. Developers have noticed.

When Sam Hernandez met his wife in 2010, he had never been to the beach in New Jersey.

Born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn, he’d always associated the Jersey Shore with the tan-and-party lifestyle of the MTV reality show. But his soon-to-be-wife, a New Jersey native, insisted he visit.

Once he was there, he was pleasantly surprised.

“I felt at home i...