: Atlantic City’s Steel Pier Regresses (One Woman’s Opinion)

Atlantic City’s Steel Pier Regresses (One Woman’s Opinion)




 
Atlantic City’s Steel Pier Regresses (One Woman’s Opinion)

The new owners of Atlantic City’s Steel Pier plan to resurrect the diving horse act much like the original attraction made famous in the 1920’s.

The Jersey ShoreThe plan was announced this week, when the Casino Redevelopment Authority approved its contribution to the first phase of the Steel Pier improvement project.

The diving horse act made two month reappearance in 1993, but was cancelled following protests by animal rights groups.

The new Pier owners claim the diving horse is iconic, and people need to look at the big picture.  They claim this small part of the Steel Pier redevelopment will bring family entertainment back to Atlantic City.

To the developers my question is, what are you thinking?  I would never bring children to a spectacle like this.

Jeff Hirst, a New Jersey native who now resides in Ohio, has started an opposition petition.  This proposal to bring back diving horses to Atlantic City outrages me, if this outrages you too sign Jeff’s petition.

 
 
 
  

     
Comment balloon 9 commentsLaura Giannotta • February 03 2012 09:08AM

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Good morning, Laura....diving horses?????  what ARE they thinking???  I've never heard of such an event..... hope it doesn't happen....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 6 years ago

Back in the 20's & 30's it was all the rage!  I'm with you Barbara!  (Go Patriots!)

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 6 years ago

Many thanks, Laura, for spreading the word about the petition I started. The Steel Pier's new owners really ought to rethink bringing back this cruel and horrifying "attraction." 

Posted by Jeff Hirst over 6 years ago

Jeff, thank you for your initiative!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 6 years ago

Diving horses ? That sounds a little more than slightly crazy....just vote no !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 6 years ago

Good morning laura-I remember hearing about the diving horses and thought it was awful back then. Still do, hopefully it will be stopped. Ciao!

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) over 6 years ago

Laura, it just doesn't sound like entertainment to me.  Maybe we should ask the horse and until it says "YES" lets take the wait an see approach :))

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 6 years ago

Dear Laura,

I doubt the diving horse will attract the attention they want. People in the 1920's did not have Iphones, TIVO, YouTube and XBox so this may have been an attraction to see a spectacle, but today the only ones they will attract will be PETA...AGAIN. I would not hold your breath to see this act. I am with you 100%!!

Betina

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 6 years ago

Thanks all for you're comments.  The new owners of the Steel Pier in Atlantic City have decided NOT to bring back the diving horse!  I wonder if it was all for the publicity???

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 6 years ago

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