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Ambassador Program Expands on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk [AUDIO]

The Atlantic City Tourism District has kicked off the summer with an expanded Boardwalk Ambassador program to help both residents and visitors.

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They can give you directions, show you where a great restaurant is or how to find the best shopping. The men and women dressed in neon shirts that line the boardwalk in Atlantic City are also there to keep you safe.

“We think of them as a roaming concierge.  They can answer questions, tell how to get back to your hotel, tip off police” said Susan Thompson, deputy executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

“They have been stationed along the boardwalk since Memorial Day and so far they have been really well received by both residents and guests” said Thompson.

By the end of June, sixty Ambassadors will line the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Its all part of the tourism district and Governor Christie’s clean and safe initiative.  “Restaurant options, transportation services, helping police, they are doing it all” added Thompson.

The CRDA will be spending $1.6 million on the program this summer.

AC’s Famous “Rolling Chairs” Celebrate 125th Anniversary

Atlantic City’s “Rolling Chairs” that have been a boardwalk tradition since June 11th, 1887 celebrate their 125th anniversary today.

What began as a whimsical way to enjoy its seaside location and has since grown into a unique mode of transportation, Atlantic City’s “Rolling Chairs” have been an option for Boardwalk travel since June 11, 1887.

A reenactment is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the world famous Boardwalk.

Two antique rolling chairs provided by Royal Rolling Chairs, Inc. will be gliding from opposite ends of the Boardwalk, pushed and utilized by actors in circa 1800 period clothing. “Its been a whimsical way to enjoy the boardwalk for years and we are honored to be celebrating this milestone” said Thompson.

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