Asbury Park, city (1990 pop. 16,799), Monmouth co., E N.J. An Atlantic resort noted for its beach, boardwalk, and convention hall, it declined in the late 20th cent. but has undergone a revival in the 21st. There is a pinball museum. The burning liner Morro Castle grounded off the beach here in Sept., 1934, with the loss of 125 lives. In the 1970s the city was known for Bruce Springsteen and other local rock musicians. In 2012 parts of the city suffered significant damage from Hurricane Sandy.
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