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Nucky’s Home Base: The 1920’s Ritz-Carlton Atlantic City

              Today the address 2715 Boardwalk & Iowa Avenue in Atlantic City, NJ is home to the Ritz Condominium Association, officially losing its Ritz-Carlton luster in 1982. However, the redbrick rectangular structure still holds … Continue reading

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Prohibition’s Legend: Enoch “Nucky” Johnson

To many people in the 1920’s, Enoch “Nucky” Johnson was the man who ran Atlantic City with a velvet fist, the Jazz Age Titan and the undisputed “boss” of the political machine. Today, Boardwalk Empire fans identify Johnson with television … Continue reading

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The Melodic Protest: America’s Songs of the Prohibition

In the era of Prohibition, artistic expression became a way to communicate dissatisfaction for the ban on alcohol and hatred for the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The ratification was certified on January 16th, 1919, prohibiting the “manufacture, … Continue reading

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Before DO AC, America’s Playground & Monopoly City Thrived.

In New Jersey, the phrases “Always Turned On”, “DO AC”, or the simple nickname, “A.C.”, awaken the imagination with radiance from the gleaming lights, abundance of casino chips, flowing drinks, flashy shows and the sparkle of the Atlantic Ocean, echoing … Continue reading

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About April-Chrystal Holmes

Hello, readers! I’m April-Chrystal, a born and raised New Jerseyan, with a sense for adventure and a love for history and communication. I’ve traveled all over the world and emerged myself in several cultures, including a Study Abroad semester in … Continue reading

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