There were no surprises in the MMM polls about whether or not Asbury Park should sanction topless bathing on the 8th Street beach. Male respondents favor it 62%-37% and female respondents were evenly divided. If the ordinance passes on July 7, there will probably be more men on topless beach than women.
For those of you for whom topless isn't enough, and for those who want to make history, on July 11 at 3PM, The American Association of Nude Recreation is seeking to break its own Guinness World Record for the largest skinny-dip in history. The record was set last July when 13,648 people across North America all skinny dipped at the same time. Of the 13,648, 808 were at Gunnison Beach, Sandy Hook, according to the AANR's local affiliate, Friends of Gunnison.
But I digress. Back to Asbury Park. Our new poll question is "How would a topless beach in Asbury Park impact your decision to visit the city?" The council should consider the economic impact of such a important decision.
Voting ends Friday at noon.