Should Bathing Suits Be Banned on the Boardwalk?

Living 2012/06/28 18:00:00
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The beach, the boardwalk ... they're pretty much the same thing, right? Not in Asbury Park, N.J. Technically, you're not allowed to wear a bathing suit once you step off the beach in the Jersey shore city -- and the chairwoman of the local Republican party wants to enforce that rule, to keep things "classy." Classy on the Jersey shore? (We kid.)

"I understand that social things have changed," said 74-year-old Louise Murray, a city councilwoman from 1997-2001, who's been noticing suits at the boardwalk’s bars and restaurants, The Star-Ledger reports. "But forget that. Just put a shirt on."

The ordinance is believed to be more than 40 years old, and Asbury Park is considered more "high-end" than other Jersey Shore towns. But others are mixed on enforcing the rule.

"How do you satisfy everybody?" Deputy Mayor John Loffredo told The Star-Ledger. "I don’t think it’s appropriate to just wear a bathing suit at a bar. But it’s up to the business. If they allow it, they allow it." He continued, "We don’t have the resources to enforce it. We’re not going to have cops on the boardwalk enforcing that. It’s not going to happen." Do you think bathing suits should be banned on the boardwalk?
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  • Osaka Sterling 2012/06/28 21:17:32
    Why bring politics into this? There are conservatives on both sides. Plus political don't make who you are, she just obviously thought people can dress more presentable when hanging out on the boardwalk. She came from a different time, whatever happened to "respect your elders"?
  • Sterling Osaka 2012/06/29 03:34:59
    Sodahead brought politics into it, not me.
  • Nonpartisan 2012/06/28 18:22:52
    Yes they should wear only their birthday suits.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/06/28 18:15:49
    Professor Wizard
    Yes... instead of requiring people wear clothing, or bathing suits, they should be allowed to go NUDE if they wish to do so!
  • Lydecho Rain (Лидия) 2012/06/28 18:08:20
    Lydecho Rain (Лидия)
    I don't think so.
  • Jo 2012/06/28 17:50:51
    there should be a 'maybe'--I can truly see both sides of this. I'm anything but a prude, but at the same time, I can understand their reasoning behind it.
  • Zammo 2012/06/28 17:49:37
    They should be happy to get the pedestrian traffic. It's not that hard to go somewhere else.
    In the Southern beach towns, people walk on the streets in their bathing suits and nobody cares. Give me a break.
  • the jud... Zammo 2012/06/29 17:11:16
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    People walk the shorelines of Corpus Christi & Galveston all the times. in bathing suits & bikini's. Now in Kemah.
  • Fallout 2012/06/28 17:40:37
    That sounds like a conservative.
  • Rubyking 2012/06/28 17:26:24
    thts f'd up
  • Alexis 2012/06/28 17:23:08
    You should be able to wear bathing suits on the boardwalk. It may be a different story going into a restaurant or store "no shirt, no shoes, no service" but, other than that you should be allowed.
  • Farbiger 2012/06/28 17:22:38 (edited)
    Banning swim suits, on the board walk, which is located at the beach, that has the ocean, and you swim in the ocean hence swim suits... What sense does that make foolish New Jersey chairwoman?!?!?!

    located beach ocean swim ocean swim suits foolish jersey chairwoman
  • Chris Dobrowolski 2012/06/28 17:19:58
    Chris Dobrowolski
    Definetly not, bathing suits look good.
  • Jim Barnes 2012/06/28 17:19:26
    Jim Barnes
    Who ever votes yes in yet another moron who hs a stick up their ass just like this old hag who started this crap. Its the beach. If u don't wanna see it DONT GO! I know there's gonna be a thousand Aholes who say "it offends me" or "I don't wanna be subjected to seeing that" well lemme tell u now. Its not our fault ur selfconscious and insecure bcause that's what you are if you vote yes. Burn in a fire.
  • Kyle 2012/06/28 17:18:29
  • HarleyCharley 2012/06/28 17:16:49
  • Silent Bob 2012/06/28 17:16:32
    Silent Bob
    It's the beach! Don't be such a beach ;D

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