Thursday, June 30, 2005

Beyond the Palace

In the better late than never category, I am hereby announcing the arrival of a new website devoted to the history of the storied Palace Amusements complex at the south end of the boardwalk in Asbury Park, N.J. (The site actually launched a little over a month ago, but I am just now getting around to promoting it. My humblest apologies to Bob Crane and his crew at Save Tillie, the initiators of the project).

It was indeed my pleasure to be of some small assistance in bringing this site to its fruition, and I thank Bob and friends for the opportunity to contribute, and for all the work they have done to keep the history of Asbury alive.

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In related news, Daniel Wolff (author of an excellent biography of soul legend Sam Cooke) chronicles the history of the city in his new release, 4th of July, Asbury Park--A History of the Promised Land, now available at the Backstreets online store or at an independent retailer near you.

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