Last weekend’s weather was perfect for the beach or the boat! The boat above was cruising along Avalon’s north-end beach just outside Townsend’s Inlet, as beachgoers relaxed on the sand and in the surf.
OUTDOOR DINING was approved last week by Stone Harbor’s Borough Council, and will allow restaurants to serve food at outdoor tables on private property or portions of the sidewalk. Stone Harbor joins Avalon, which also approved outdoor dining as a way to help restaurants recover after being restricted to take-out service only. Outdoor dining will begin June 15th.
OUTDOOR RETAIL was also approved in Stone Harbor, immediately allowing stores limited outdoor operations through June 15th, at which time even non-essential stores can have customers inside while adhering to social distancing and mask requirements.
MORE BRIDGE WORK! The 96th Street Bridge is undergoing more emergency repair work to its drawbridge span during the overnight hours, and will close to vehicular traffic from 8pm to 6am Monday through Thursday. This round of repair work will address a structural girder that has deflected due to the buildup of rust, plus small cracks that had previously been discovered in other structural members. Work is expected to be completed about June 25th. During the overnight hours vehicles should enter or exit Stone Harbor via Avalon Boulevard or Ocean Drive Bridges.
SPEAKING OF AVALON BOULEVARD, a bit more work is going on there, too. Additional lane closures will occur from June 8th to 11th and again from June 15th to 17th, as crews patch cracked road surfaces. Traffic will flow in alternate directions between 8am and 4pm on those days.
6ABC (WPVI) in Philadelphia ran a news story about the reopening of the Jersey Shore, broadcasting from Stone Harbor last week. Watch the three-minute clip here: https://6abc.com/
FISHING HAS BEEN GREAT! Good catches of flounder have been occurring in the back bays, including both keepers and “shorts.” Offshore the first catches of tuna have been reported and are increasing. Party and charter boats are running if you’d like to spend a day on the water.
DOLPHIN SIGHTINGS have occurred all over recently along local beaches. Last week they were outside Townsend’s Inlet and along Avalon’s north end beaches; more were spotted swimming along Stone Harbor’s beach a few days later. On Sunday a large pod of dolphins was feeding on fish at the mouth of Cape May Inlet.
MAKING THE VERY BEST OF IT! Things have been a little bit different here this spring, but they’re gradually returning to normal. In the meantime, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the shore–just like you always did! Take a walk on the beach; set up your chair on the sand and read a book; swim or surf; watch a sunset; order takeout and enjoy dinner on the deck; visit your favorite street end or municipal dock and throw a line in the water; visit your favorite ice cream shop. These quintessential shore activities are all available, and are as enjoyable as ever!
9816 Second Avenue, #7, Stone Harbor, $419,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201825
301 80th Street, #22, Avalon, $795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201906
303 102nd Street, Stone Harbor, $1,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201832
10014 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $1,595,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201894
46 W. 18th Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201834
66 W. 18th Street, Avalon, $1,885,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201835
10209 First Avenue, Stone Harbor, $2,340,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201902
140 105th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,799,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201841
159 27th Street, Avalon, $2,899,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201863
114 110th Street, Stone Harbor, $3,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201867
123 7th Street, Avalon, $3,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201869
10 27th Street, Avalon, $3,395,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 201865
Properties Under Contract:
10726 Third Avenue, A-6, Stone Harbor, $659,999, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 201080
429 22nd Street, East, Avalon, $699,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 200521
301 109th Street, Stone Harbor, $874,900, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 201789
2318 Dune Drive, Avalon, $949,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 201853
234 16th Street, Avalon, $1,345,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 201192
237 48th Street, Avalon, $1,495,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 188894
4749 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,575,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 201404
261 60th Street, Avalon, $2,695,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 201875
284 7th Street, Avalon, $2,895,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 200401
472 22nd Street, Avalon, $3,695,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 201697
35 East 17th Street, Avalon, $3,950,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 201570
4718 Ocean Dr., Avalon, $5,995,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 201372
571 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $220,000, SOLD MLS#: 200987
558 Old Avalon Boulevard, Avalon, $860,000, SOLD MLS#: 201005
1100 Ocean Drive, #203, Avalon, $1,150,000, SOLD MLS#: 187820
375 24th Street, Avalon, $1,900,000, SOLD MLS#: 200190
219 19th Street, Avalon, $2,380,000, SOLD MLS#: 201337
4385 Fourth Avenue, Avalon, $3,600,000, SOLD MLS#: 189829