While vacationing in Ocean Grove, developer James A Bradley acquired 500 acres of land he later named Asbury Park. His architecture vision formed a town with large Victorian summer homes, a wooden walkway around the shore, had boosted the countries second electric trolley system, and enough hotels to accommodate several thousand people. By the 1980's the resort was known throughout the country. The 1930's saw Asbury Park as the hottest town on the Jersey Shore. Today after decades of trouble, some political corruption, and some economic hardships, a rejuvenated Asbury Park is emerging. On a lucky day you may catch "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen at the Stone Pony singing songs that once made this resort famous.