Atlantic City Journals

Year End in Atlantic City

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A December 2005 trip to Atlantic City by Ishtar

Park Lane Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey More Photos
Quote: Our stay there was all the more memorable because I was on crutches and could not move.

Park Lane

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Hotel | "The Park Lane"

Park Lane Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Sky Auction gets regular visits from Chuck, who is always looking for the ultimate deal. And because I am now on crutches, I can’t get around as easily as I’d like to. In fact, I spent many, many hours indoors because of my inability to move. However, within walking distance are mini marts and video stores galore.The Park Lane is not an easy place to research on the Internet (RCI property), so we are left clueless as to what awaits us. It sits across from the huge Sands Hotel & Casino, and its guests can use the Sands Parking facilities at no charge. Were it not for a small red awning displaying its name, we would be hard-pressed to find the Park Lane. The main door looks no larger than ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 2, 2006

Park Lane
117 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

B-52 Gourmet Vietnamese Restaurant

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B-52 Gourmet Vietnamese Restaurant Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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What kind of restaurant would call itself B-52 and get away with it? Van Tran grew up in Vietnam, 100 miles from the Cambodian border. His is a story of gratitude for U.S. soldiers who fought to bring his people democracy. He pays tribute to the effort by putting his heart and soul in every morsel he delivers.AC has a healthy community of Vietnamese expats; the majority of casino dealers hail from Vietnam. That would also explain the Christmas Eve Concert delivered by a Vietnamese chorus.Ventnor Avenue is an important street here in that it has its own directional sign in Atlantic City. Its origin is somewhere at the end of what is Casino Row. It is mostly residential, but it is peppe...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 2, 2006

B-52 Gourmet Vietnamese Restaurant
5200 Ventnor Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08402
(609) 822-5252

The Corner Deli

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The Corner Deli Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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This eatery was one of the few places open on Friday night, December 23rd. We had parked the car and were able to obtain a wheelchair for me from the hospitality desk; take heart in that the use of the chair is gratis if you stay within the confines of the Sands. From the ground floor, take the escalator or the elevators to the third level, where you will find the Corner Deli.Here, the rattle of spilling coins is replaced by Christmas music, which is driving me up the wall. Three of us have been seated for a late dinner. As I look around, I realize that Las Vegas, this is not. Nostalgic murals depicting the Atlantic City of old can be seen from my vantage point. There is a buffet setting in ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 3, 2006

The Corner Deli
Sands Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey

What's New in Atlantic City?

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View from the Boardwalk Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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What’s changed in Atlantic City since I was here last at the turn of the century? We were here when everyone thought the world would come to a standstill in 2000; remember the Y2K scare? Of course, we rang in the New Year at Caesar’s without a care in the world.  Not a gambler by nature, I am usually reluctant to go to gaming destinations; and if I do, it’s the nickel slot machines. Ever since I won $200 at Black Jack, I haven’t had the courage to do a follow up act. But Atlantic City is close enough to New York to lure the occasional gambler, with comps, prizes, free rooms and the like. It has changed quite a bit in the last five years, and these are some of the things I noticed which point...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 4, 2006

Good info to have

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Bob Marley aficionados Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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If you plan to spend a week or more in Atlantic City, hanging out in a time share resort, you may want to jot down some of this information which will help in making your stay more enjoyable. The very first thing I had sworn to recommend to everyone is that you must, absolutely must have pizza from Papa John’s . They will deliver, should the weather be totally inclement as it was the day we enjoyed it. A large pizza will cost you $9.99, it will be piping hot when it arrives and so fresh, it’s impossible to resist emptying the box. Pacific Avenue is peppered with pizza places, but this is the one. You will need to stock your refrige...Read More