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Look Out AC: MTV's Jersey Shore 2.0 has landed. Other Towns Said "No!" Mansions, Casinos, Mini-Golf

Photos by R.C. Staab and Whitney Ullman

Seaside Heights said never again! Berkeley Township, Toms River and Brick Township said not at our beach. And in Lavalette, a citizen stood up at the council meeting and said, "Please, no Snooki!"

That didn't stop MTV's Jersey Shore 2.0. They're back at the Shore, ready to transform another's town image, for good or bad.

495 Productions, the production behind MTV's Jersey Shore and now MTV's Jersey Shore 2.0 has secured permission to film in a 8-bedroom house on Atlantic Avenue, the far northern end of Atlantic City. It's one block south of the Absecon Inlet and two blocks west of Boardwalk and the beach. See photo below.

2.0 features a whole new cast which ruffled the feathers of old Jersey Shore cast including Snooki, Mike "The Situation" and frequent AC DJ Pauly D who complained that MTV and the new cast would be exploiting their original show.

From behind the house, a fence has enclosed the backyard. Note the camera.

Other than radio station WFPG's story, there's been no news stories or photos/videos of the cast. Hey fans, where do you think you might glimpse the cast? How about:

New North Beach Mini Golf

Golfing at the Newest AC Mini Golf Course

North Beach Mini Golf is a new miniature golf course and bike rental business closer the beach on Euclid Avenue. It's a multi-level 18-hole miniature golf course that contains various props that pays homage to the uniqueness of Atlantic City. Bicycles and a Surrey bike are available for rent and concessions including ice cream.

The Jersey Shore 2.0 cast might also be:

Climbing the Absecon Lighthouse.

The tallest lighthouse on the Jersey Shore is the Absecon Lighthouse overlooking Absecon Inlet. Construction began in 1854, with the light first lit three years later. Climb the lighthouse for an amazing view of the northern end of Atlantic City and Brigantine and a view of the Jersey Shore 2.0 house. Stop at the gift shop for a variety of Atlantic City memorabilia.

Rolling dice at the newest casino

At the northern of the Boardwalk is a sleek glass tower that's the tallest building in the city and can be seen for miles in every direction. The Ocean Resort Casino is the newest casino in Atlantic City and a popular place for gamblers and non-gamblers to spend the night. Next door is the redone Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City. Of the nine casinos in AC, these are two of the most popular and might well make it on TV with the Jersey Shore crowd.

The cast might also be stopping by to see Broadway's "Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles", the Broadway show that's getting a run at the Hard Rock, August 19-28.

Mansions along the Boardwalk

The Boardwalk's southern section from the Ventnor border reflects another time when Atlantic City was the major seaside resort on the entire East Coast. The neighborhood of Lower Chelsea reflects a more suburban feel, and many of the homes maintain their early 1900s architectural style.

World War I Memorial

In a busy traffic circle where Route 40 meets Atlantic Avenue is O'Donnell Memorial Park with a striking classical structure that honors World War 1 soldiers from Atlantic City. The rotunda houses a 9-foot bronze statue titled Liberty in Distress.

World War I Memorial

African American Heritage

One man’s passion for collecting has been turned into a museum with about 15,000 artifacts that tell stories of African Americans and their contribution to and impact on Atlantic City and the surrounding area. It's located in the Noyes Arts Garage on North Mississippi Avenue near the exit of the Atlantic City Expressway. About eight blocks north is the Civil Rights Garden that honors the long journey of black Americans to achieve freedom and equality.


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New wind turbines west of the marina district.

When did Atlantic City get its name

Cape May to the south and Long Branch to the north established themselves as seaside destinations long before Atlantic City which was challenged because it could only be reached by boat. By 1850, Dr. Jonathan Pitney, a local physician, and a group of businessmen arranged for a railroad charter. Two years later, a civil engineer from Philadelphia, Richard B. Osborne, designed the city's layout and proposed the name Atlantic City.

Tips for visiting Atlantic City

What's New: Nothing new to report as the entertainment industry returns to normal.

Access and Parking: The city has direct access from the Atlantic City Expressway that ends four blocks from the beach. Two blocks west of the Boardwalk is Atlantic Avenue. It's the main thoroughfare in the city running south into Ventnor. A block east toward the Boardwalk is Pacific Avenue which leads to the six casinos on the Boardwalk and the parking lots closest to the beach. Parking is not free and can be expensive. Here's the official parking map.

Amenities: There are restrooms and showers has several locations on the Boardwalk.

Beaches: Free.

Starring Role: AC is famous throughout the world and in Hollywood, which has featured the resort in Atlantic City, King of Marvin Gardens, Eddie and the Cruisers, Warrior, The Bounty Hunter, Homeboy, The Pick-Up Artist, Snake Eyes, Godfather III, Celebrity, The Money, Marnie, Ocean’s 11, The Lemon Sisters, Desperately Seeking Susan, Eddie and the Cruisers and now MTV's Jersey Shore 2.0

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