23 Facts About Atlantic City


Atlantic City inspired the U S version of the board game Monopoly, which is reflected in the use of Atlantic City street names in the game.

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Atlantic City sold some "salt water taffy" to a girl, who proudly walked down to the beach to show her friends.

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Atlantic City led the initiative, in 1923, to construct the Atlantic City High School at Albany and Atlantic Avenues.

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Atlantic City initially relied upon visitors coming by train and staying for a couple of weeks.

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Atlantic City hosted the 1964 Democratic National Convention which nominated Lyndon Johnson for president and Hubert Humphrey as vice president.

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Atlantic City has one of the highest rates of foreclosures in the country, particularly affecting Black residents in neighborhoods segregated by redlining.

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Kuchler U S potential natural vegetation types, Atlantic City would have a dominant vegetation type of Northern Cordgrass with a dominant vegetation form of Coastal Prairie .

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Gardner's Basin, which is home to the Atlantic City Aquarium, was initially left out of the tourism district, while a residential neighborhood in the Chelsea section was removed from the final boundaries, owing to complaints from the city.

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Enoch "Nucky" Johnson followed and furthered Atlantic City's rise through the Roaring Twenties as a destination for drinking, gambling, and nightlife.

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Resorts Atlantic City was the first casino to open, in May 1978, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Governor of New Jersey Brendan Byrne.

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Atlantic City is considered the "Gambling Capital of the East Coast", and currently has nine large casinos.

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Million Dollar Pier once rivaled Steel Pier as Atlantic City's leading pier, but after suffering decades of decline, was rebuilt into a shopping mall in the 1980s, known as "Shops on Ocean One".

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Atlantic City has many different shopping districts and malls, many of which are located inside or adjacent to the casino resorts.

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Boardwalk Hall, formally known as the "Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall", is an arena in Atlantic City along the boardwalk.

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Atlantic City has become well-known over the years for its portrayal in the U S version of the popular board game Monopoly, in which properties on the board are named after locations in and near Atlantic City.

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Since 2003, Atlantic City has hosted Thunder over the Boardwalk, an annual airshow over the boardwalk.

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Atlantic City was the home of the Miss America competition, hosting the event from its inception until 2004, and again from 2013 to 2018.

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Atlantic City Race Course in Hamilton Township was a horse racing track that operated from 1946 to 2015.

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Atlantic City is located in the 2nd Congressional district and is part of New Jersey's 2nd state legislative district.

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Atlantic City County is governed by a directly elected county executive and a nine-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, responsible for legislation.

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Atlantic City Special Improvement District was a nonprofit organization created in 1992, funded by a special assessment tax on businesses within the improvement district.

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Atlantic City International Airport is a focus city for Spirit Airlines.

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Atlantic City has been featured in several aspects of pop culture.

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