Atlantic City (New Jersey)
Atlantic City is a city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 200 kilometers south of New York.
Location and data
The City of Atlantic City has about 40,000 inhabitants. Together with other cities such as Cape May (approx. 4,000 inhabitants), Ocean City (approx. 15,500 inhabitants) and several other coastal cities over 350,000 people live in the region.
Atlantic City is known for its variety of casinos, theme parks, museums and other things to do as well as for its beach and held annually since 1921 Miss America contest, but were moved in 2006 to Los Angeles. In 1976, gambling was legalized in Atlantic City. Nevertheless, his fame remained, at least over the country's borders, behind that of Las Vegas. Seen locally the city is one of the most popular destinations for a short break from the city of New York.
In the " Boardwalk Hall ", which was known as "Atlantic City Convention Hall " before concluded in 2001, 90 million U.S. dollar renovation, is one of the largest organs in the world, the organ of the Atlantic City Convention Hall, at events can be visited.
The American television series Boardwalk Empire of the pay -TV channel HBO is set in Atlantic City during Prohibition in the United States. The series was inspired by Nelson Johnson's book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth adapted, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City.
On his 1982 released album Nebraska Bruce Springsteen sang about the city with the same song.
The main industry is tourism. The hinterland of the city is used for agriculture. In many places wine production.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Jack Abramoff, political lobbyist
- Robert Agnew, sociologist and criminologist
- James Avery, Actor
- Helen Forrest, singer
- James Hillman, depth psychologist and author
- Leavander Johnson, a professional boxer
- Harvey Mason, jazz and studio musician
- Sam Most, Jazz Musicians
- Duncan Schiedt, jazz photographer and author
- Bruce Seldon, Boxer
- George Smathers, politician and member of the Senate of the United States
- Valerie Solanas, author