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1  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Re: Castle Dracula Mural
 on: Today at 11:33am 
Started by DooWopStuff | Post by MMM
Looking forward to seeing it, Eric!
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2  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Superstorm Sandy: Two Year Anniversary
 on: Today at 10:05am 
Started by Roberts Avenue | Post by wildwood_since_85
There is a recent post on the Wildwood365 facebook page with 46 pics of before and after Sandy. Its pretty interesting to look back at that also
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3  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Superstorm Sandy: Two Year Anniversary
 on: Today at 9:36am 
Started by Roberts Avenue | Post by DooWopper
Re-reading that was really interesting, actually scary considering we knew what a monster it could be but didn't realize really how much destruction was about to happen to so many shore towns. I was on the barrier island of Seaside/Ortley Beach as soon as we were allowed back on, seeing the devastation first hand was quite an experience, I couldn't even recognize some of the areas. 2 years later, my girlfriends parents are ALMOST ready to go back to their home in Ortley. If you drive up to the beachfront you'll still see some washed out houses, but by and large things have improved so much recently. You have new homes going up or old homes being lifted, the beach is back in order and replenishment projects are making their way down the coast. Seaside Heights looked really good this year as Casino Pier did so much work and are now expanding their pier further. It was a scary time but I think at least now the newer generations will have a little more respect for the ocean and how quickly it can take away everything it has given.
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4  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Castle Dracula Mural
 on: Today at 9:28am 
Started by DooWopStuff | Post by DooWopStuff
I'm working on making 2 Murals using the old photographs of the Castle Dracula. I'll post pictures and a link soon.
One will be of the Castle Exterior and the other will use that same picture but will also have another 4 pictures of the Roller Coaster, Water Ride and photographs of the inside. The second mural can be made up to 12 foot long.
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5  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Superstorm Sandy: Two Year Anniversary
 on: Today at 7:04am 
Started by Roberts Avenue | Post by doowwfan83
Thank god wildwood pulled through I am so glad the beach also survived and am glad they have such a wide beach I think that also helped the island and north wildwoods sea wall.
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6  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Trip Reports / Re: Church OF The PA Turnpike
 on: Today at 12:51am 
Started by Bob_Mock | Post by Bob_Mock
There was a gentlemans agreement between the church and the Turnpike officials. The Church Monks agreed to move the bodies from the Church cemetary for the access from the Turnpike. Additionally,it was a very different
time. ..than today's high level of use...The highway was new and the first real super highway.
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7  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Superstorm Sandy: Two Year Anniversary
 on: Today at 12:32am 
Started by Roberts Avenue | Post by wildwood_since_85
Incredible to re-read that thread. What a scary time.
 
The Showboat in Atlantic City sent me an offer for a weekend room for free (only about a week and a half or so after Sandy) so i took someone along. When I drove down I was sad passing the Seaside Heights exit. When we got to AC it was like nothing happened. No damage to any Hotels or boardwalk. The reports of the AC boardwalk being destroyed were false of course and it was just a small section at one end that wasnt even near any businesses or hotels. It was bad because for a long time people thought AC was really damaged. That really hurt business
 
This had to have been the most quiet weekend in AC ever. Mid week in winter would be more crowded. It can be debated if its right or wrong to go there at such a time but the workers at the casinos and restaurants were very happy to be getting any business and appreciative
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8  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Superstorm Sandy: Two Year Anniversary
 on: Yesterday at 10:57pm 
Started by Roberts Avenue | Post by Roberts Avenue
As you may recall, two years ago today, Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Eastern Seaboard.  
 
I was describing to one of my colleagues today how this forum was used to keep people informed in real time about the developments in the Wildwoods during the storm.   Here is the link to that original thread, discussing the before, during, and aftermath of Sandy:
 
http://www.doowopusa.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1351106342/0
 
As a history buff, it was interesting to read this thread and follow the emotions/concerns as Sandy evolved.  I also appreciate the fact that we were able to track the effects on the Wildwoods in real time. A generation before, other than catching a media report here or there, or a news article, many of us would not have learned much about how it affected the Wildwoods until we made our visit the next season or  heard from another visitor or resident.
 
 
 
 
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9  Doo Wop Preservation - The Serious Stuff / General: Planning, Preservation, and Development / Re: Doo-Wop Experience    Filth & Disarray
 on: Yesterday at 9:44pm 
Started by watchthetramcar | Post by wildwood_since_85
does anyone think its in danger of closing?
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10  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Re: 6 Foot Hunts Pier Mural on E-bay
 on: Yesterday at 8:21pm 
Started by DooWopStuff | Post by FlyinGN
Pratt and Penn street in NE Philly. This is what it looks like now
 
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0233896,-75.0797549,3a,75y,56.58h,78.4t/data=!3m 4!1e1!3m2!1sPkSVpRMScuR5MHdejya0Qg!2e0
 
 
Quote from DooWopStuff on Oct 27th, 2014, 1:31pm:
We just added a great old car dealership mural to e-bay. The Platcher Oldsmobile / Cadillac Dealership from 1959.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321565032019?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984 .m1555.l2649

All of our photographs are now available as wall murals. We can do vinyl, canvas or the smartstick material.
If you see an photograph you would like made into a mural, just let me know.

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