The so-called bottom of the world, where Cumberland County marshes line the Delaware Bay. (Tracey Samuelson/for NewsWorks)
August 30, 2013

New Jersey's Cumberland County awaits Sandy aid

"Welcome to the bottom of the world" – it’s a common greeting in the southern-most communities of Cumberland County, where New Jersey drops off into the Delaware Bay.

Sammy Davis, Jr. on Chicken Bone Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (John W. Mosely/Courtesy of Temple University Libraries, Charles W. Blockson Collection)
August 30, 2013

African Americans remember glamour and separation in A.C.'s past

These days, when Atlantic City residents get together, the talk usually turns to Sandy repairs.  But on a recent Sunday morning, over a brunch a group of friends gathered to talk about the city’s glamorous and faded past.  

Frequent visitors to Wildwood will instantly recognize the classic motel signs preserved for posterity. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)
August 30, 2013

Wildwood works hard to stay tacky

The Wildwoods, as they are called, have been the butt of many jokes about saggy pants this year, but residents and those who love the towns at the Jersey Shore say they have more to offer than meets the eye.  

With artBOX, a new attraction at Adventure Pier in Wildwood, pier owner Jack Morey is trying to appeal to a wider audience. (Emma Lee/for NewsWorks)
August 30, 2013

Selling art from shipping containers on Wildwood's Adventure Pier

"In general, all entertainment is what you can't get at home. That's almost a definition," said Jack Morey, a partner in the his family's business, Morey's Piers. One of its properties, Adventure Pier, is known for its high-adrenaline attractions, like an all-wooden roller coaster that swirls above and below the pier, a giant swinging arm that whips its passengers in a circle, and a system of pullies and ropes that suspend riders, face-down, 30 feet in the air.

To this melange of graviety-defying thrills, Morey has added art.

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