(NJ.com) — If you step off the beach in Asbury Park and slide into a bar wearing a Speedo or string bikini, you’re technically breaking the law. And a former city councilwoman is trying to make sure you know it.
For decades, there has been a little-known ordinance in the Monmouth County city banning bathing suits on the boardwalk. “No person clad in bathing attire shall be on the boardwalk or the public walks adjacent thereto,” it reads.
Louise Murray, chairwoman of the local Republican party, said she no longer sees the law enforced and is worried skimpy attire at the boardwalk’s bars and restaurants is threatening to wipe away Asbury Park’s image as a “classy” Jersey Shore town. So she brought the issue to the city council and lobbied members to crack down on offenders.