The Local List: a photography community

Every morning photographer Suzanne Spitaletta begins her day by photographing the sunrise from the beach in Asbury Park. She has photographed over a thousand sunrises which are documented in a visually stunning Instagram account where she is known as @Suzanne_AP. She says “Asbury Park has beauty unlike anywhere else. We have this diverse community of talented musicians and artists and we live alongside this amazing architecture on the beach”. The consistency of her morning ritual and beautiful photography have earned her a large following. It turns out that a lot of people check in every day to see the sun rise in Asbury Park. Two years Read More

The Roastery

Today we highlight a city business owned by a woman and we’re starting where most of us do in the morning, at the Asbury Park Roastery. In 2007 owner Alli opened the original roasting shop at 803 Second Avenue (between Main Street and Memorial) and also operates our favorite, the boardwalk shop, in the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall. The roastery specializes in selling freshly roasted coffee, primarily fair trade and organic as well as a line of fine-quality, organic loose leaf teas, accessories and breakfast treats. A large cup of their delicious coffee will only set you back $2.50