I made my way down to the NJ Shore a few days ago to see family. Took a few moments to stroll on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, NJ - literally in the same footprints where my career began 20 years ago.
I remember hustling to photograph presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson here when he campaigned in Convention Hall back in the late 80's. Boy, was I green in the business back then or what...? Such changes going on there in the area now, as I can see how the developers have begun completely anew, starting with new in-laid sidewalks, lampposts, and infrastructure. Even the landmark Rock club, The Stone Pony is undergoing renovations. Looks like there are some grand plans for the region, and I'm wondering what will become of the longtime residents in the area. We'll see. -cg.