Asbury Park Spotlight – Madame Marie’s
As the summer celebration of Asbury Park and all of it's amazing attractions, and today we're going to focus on one of the most enduring spot on the Asbury Park Boardwalk.
We're talking about the legendary Madame Marie's. And it ll started way back in 1932 when Marie Costello opened her Temple of Knowledge. She was known as the Gypsy Queen of the Boardwalk.
Most people associate this legendary booth on the boardwalk with Bruce Springsteen but it's pretty amazing to know that it was going strong 3 decades before the eventual 'future of rock 'n roll' would strum his guitar outside the small booth.
For the record, according to Atlas Obscura, Madame Marie believed his future to be a pretty good one, and nobody alive in the past 7 decades could argue with that assessment of Bruce.
Madame Marie passed away in 2008 and her impressive career spanned an unbelievable 76 years. She was a true Asbury Park Boardwalk legend and will always remain part of the folklore of this amazing city.
And of course Madame Marie's is still there in it's rightful spot on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, and is run by Marie's granddaughter Dainze Costell.
And by the way, if you thought Bruce Springsteen was the only celebrity to seek the words of Madame Marie, you'd be mistaken. Many Convention Hall performers including Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and another pretty successful singer from the Garden State named Frank Sinatra.
Madame Marie's is located on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, at 1150 Ocean Ave. If you're visiting the boardwalk for the first time, this is one of the many stops worth making. A true piece of Jersey Shore history!