TURNING THEIR ATTENTION TO SUMMER…

Not everyone’s thinking about the beach. (Click to enlarge)

Summer rolls in this weekend. “Unofficially,” as they say, though there’s no mistaking the change of gears, outerwear and mindsets that accompanies the arrival of Memorial Day and lasts until the first school bus of summer pulls up in September.

redbankgreen intern Stacie Fanelli hit the streets of the Green this week to gather some thoughts of summer.

What’s your favorite local summer hangout?

“Either here [J. Rooster] or Jamian’s in Red Bank.  It’s nice how’s the door’s wide open to street.”

Jeremy Haney (owner of J. Rooster, a new bakery/cafe in Fair Haven, lives in Old Bridge)

 

What’s your favorite local summer hangout?

“I fish a lot, so I’ll be doing a lot of fishing at Sandy Hook and Island Beach State Park.”

Ken Barker, Middletown

Will you be going to the beach?

“I’m not a big sun person and we have a beautiful deck at home, so why do I have to go to the beach?”

Pat Barker, Middletown

What do you look forward to most this summer?

“I look forward to sitting outside eating. This place (Broad Street) has a tendency to be like live theater. I look forward to seeing more action around here.”

Mike Rovere, Red Bank

What do you look forward to most this summer?

“Everyone was looking forward to the fireworks, but those were canceled, so there goes that. Just a lot of people to town would be nice. I sit on the bench almost daily with a cup of coffee and watch people go by.”

Joe Buonacquista, Red Bank

What do you look forward to most this summer?

“I’m looking forward to swimming in the ocean every single day.”

Jimmy Ryan, Sea Bright

 

 

Will you be at the beach in the next few months?

“I’m staying away from the Jersey Shore. It’s the personality of the shore. I love the beach, but I hate the shore.”

-Joe Lamicela, Middletown

Will you be at the beach in the next few months?

“I’ll be off Sandy Hook [in Sea Bright]. The locals call it Via Ripa. There are no Bennys there, so it’s great.”

-Megan Massa, Middletown

 

What’s your favorite local summer hangout?

“Outside at New Corner Restaurant. I don’t have much of a family. They’re like my family. I’ve adopted them; they’ve adopted me.”

John Hutzley, Red Bank