Atlantic City, New Jersey
|Location in New Jersey|
|Foundation :||May 1, 1854|
|State :||United States|
|State :||New Jersey|
|County :||Atlantic County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
- Metropolitan Area :
|38,735 (as of 2016)
270,991 (as of 2016)
|Population density :||995.8 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||44.9 km 2 (approx. 17 mi²) of
which 38.9 km 2 (approx. 15 mi²) is land
|Height :||0 m|
|Area code :||+1 609|
|GNIS ID :||0885142|
|Mayor :||Frank Gilliam|
Promenade in Atlantic City with Donald Trump's "Taj Mahal" hotel-casino, which was closed in 2009
Atlantic City is a city in the United States in the state of New Jersey and is located about 100 kilometers southeast of Philadelphia and 200 kilometers south of New York . The city is known for its casinos and has a population of 38,735 (2016).
Atlantic City was founded on May 1, 1854 from parts of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township. It is bordered by Absecon, Brigantine, Pleasantville, Ventnor City, Egg Harbor Township, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Because of its location in South Jersey, on the Atlantic Ocean between marshland and islands, Atlantic City has been viewed by developers as a prime property and potential vacation spot. In 1853 the first commercial hotel, Belloe House, was built at the intersection of Massachusetts and Atlantic Avenues. The city was incorporated in 1854, the same year that the train service between Camden and Atlantic Railroad began. Built on the edge of the bay, it served as a direct link between this secluded property and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That same year, construction of the Absecon Lighthouse, designed by George Meade of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, was approved. Work began the next year.
By 1874, nearly 500,000 rail passengers came to Atlantic City each year. In Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City , "Atlantic City's Godfather" Nelson Johnson describes the inspiration of Dr. Jonathan Pitney (the "father of Atlantic City") to develop Atlantic City into a health resort, his efforts to convince the city authorities that a railroad to the beach would be an advantage, his successful alliance with Samuel Richards (entrepreneur and member of the most influential Family in southern New Jersey at the time) to achieve this goal, the actual construction of the railroad and the experience of the first 600 passengers, "carefully selected by Samuel Richards and Jonathan Pitney".
One place in Atlantic City has the status of a National Historic Landmark , the Atlantic City Convention Hall . Twelve buildings and sites in the city are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) (as of September 27, 2018).
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The city of Atlantic City has around 40,000 residents. Together with other cities such as Cape May (approx. 4,000 inhabitants) and Ocean City (approx. 15,500 inhabitants), over 350,000 people live in the region.
The Boardwalk Hall, which was known as the Atlantic City Convention Hall before the $ 90 million renovation completed in 2001, houses the world's largest organ , the Atlantic City Convention Hall organ , which is used at events can be visited.
The American television series Boardwalk Empire on the pay-TV broadcaster HBO is set in Atlantic City during Prohibition in the United States . The series was adapted from Nelson Johnson's book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City .
The feature film Atlantic City, USA deals with the city's turn into a mecca for gamers. The film The Color of Money ends with a big billiards tournament in town. The feature film American Hustle focuses on the attempt to revive the city through casinos in the late 1970s.
Atlantic City is known for its large number of casinos , amusement parks, museums and other leisure activities as well as for its beach and the Miss America elections, which have been held annually since 1921 , but which were relocated to Los Angeles in 2006 . In 1976, gambling was legalized in Atlantic City. Nevertheless, his fame, at least beyond the national borders, lagged behind that of Las Vegas . From a local point of view, the city is one of the most popular destinations for short vacationers from the New York metropolitan area.
sons and daughters of the town
- Jack Abramoff (* 1959), political lobbyist
- Robert Agnew (* 1953), sociologist and criminologist
- James Avery (1945-2013), actor
- Eddie Collins (1883-1940), actor
- Helen Forrest (1917-1999), singer
- Mark S. Geston (born 1946), science fiction author
- James Hillman (1926-2011), depth psychologist and author
- Stafford Hunter (* 1969), jazz musician
- Leavander Johnson (1969-2005), professional boxer
- Allan Kaprow (1927–2006), artist and art theorist of action art
- King Kong Bundy (1957-2019), professional wrestler
- Harvey Mason (* 1947), jazz and studio musician
- Sam Most (1930–2013), jazz musician
- Duncan Schiedt (1921–2014), jazz photographer and author
- Bruce Seldon (born 1967), boxer
- Jeremy Slate (1926-2006), actor
- George Smathers (1913–2007), politician and member of the United States Senate
- Valerie Solanas (1936–1988), writer
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