Long Branch, New Jersey
|City of Long Branch|
Church of the Presidents
The First Seaside Resort, Friendly City
Map of Long Branch in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Long Branch, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||April 11, 1867 (as Long Branch Commission)|
|Reincorporated||April 8, 1903 (as city)|
|Named for||"long branch" of Shrewsbury River|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Body||City Council|
|• Mayor||John Pallone (term ends June 30, 2022)|
|• Administrator||George Jackson|
|• Municipal clerk||Kathy L. Schmelz|
|• Total||6.283 sq mi (16.274 km2)|
|• Land||5.274 sq mi (13.660 km2)|
|• Water||1.009 sq mi (2.614 km2) 16.06%|
|Area rank||251st of 566 in state|
17th of 53 in county
|Elevation||23 ft (7 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||71st of 566 in state|
6th of 53 in county
|• Density||5,824.4/sq mi (2,248.8/km2)|
|• Density rank||88th of 566 in state|
9th of 53 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885285|
Long Branch is a beachside city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 30,719, reflecting a decline of 621 (-2.0%) from the 31,340 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,682 (+9.4%) from the 28,658 counted in the 1990 Census.
Long Branch was formed on April 11, 1867, as the Long Branch Commission, from portions of Ocean Township. Long Branch was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, based on the results of a referendum, replacing the Long Branch Commission.
Long Branch was a beach resort town in the late 18th century, named for its location along a branch of the South Shrewsbury River. In the 19th century, theatrical performers of the day often gathered and performed there. It was visited by presidents Chester A. Arthur, James A. Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, William McKinley, and Woodrow Wilson. Seven Presidents Park, a park near the beach, is named in honor of their visits. The Church of the Presidents, where all seven worshiped, is the only structure left in Long Branch associated with them.
President Grant and his family summered at their beachfront cottage in Long Branch the first year of his presidency in 1869 and for most of the rest of Grant's life. During this time, Long Branch came to be called the "summer capital". President Garfield was brought to Long Branch in the hope that the fresh air and quiet might aid his recovery after being shot on July 2, 1881, an incident that left the assassin's bullet lodged in his spine. He died here on September 19, 1881, exactly two months before his 50th birthday. The Garfield Tea House, constructed from railroad ties that had been laid to carry Garfield's train, is in Elberon.
The famous Long Branch Saloon of the American Old West, located in Dodge City, Kansas, was given its name by its first owner, William Harris, who had moved west from Long Branch, New Jersey, his hometown.
Originally a resort town with a few hotels and large estates and many farms in the early 20th century, Long Branch grew in population. Italian, Irish and Jewish immigrants settled in during this period. During the 1930s, the city used government policies to enforce racial segregation against Blacks at local beaches, assigning all black applicants for beach passes to a single, segregated beach.
By the 1950s, Long Branch like many other towns had developed new residential spots and housing to make room for the growing population. Many of the former farms of Long Branch were transformed into residential suburbs. Many of the estates and a few old historic resorts (with the addition of many new ones) still remain.
In the early 20th century, Long Branch lost much of its activity as a theater spot. In addition, the opening of the Garden State Parkway in the mid-1950s allowed shore visitors to access points further south, which added to Long Branch's decline. The civil unrest of the 1960s caused riots in neighboring Asbury Park, and many fled the shore cities for the suburban towns west of the beach. Decades later, the older, more dilapidated parts of the resort town were condemned and redeveloped, in part by using eminent domain legislation.
Long Branch still continues to be a popular resort area. Many people from New York City travel or settle into the area to escape the crowded city and enjoy Long Branch's beaches. The area also attracts some tourists from the Philadelphia area as well.
On October 29, 2012, Long Branch was one of many shore communities that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Although Sandy's winds were powerful, Long Branch's position between Long Beach Island and Sea Bright gave Long Branch a much larger wall of security because it could not be engulfed by surrounding waters. Despite this mainland advantage, there were still several instances of flooding in Long Branch during the storm. Many residents went without electricity for as long as two weeks. The boardwalk was destroyed; the city began rebuilding it in 2015, and it reopened in April 2016, making it the last boardwalk damaged by Sandy to be rebuilt.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 6.283 square miles (16.274 km2), including 5.274 square miles (13.660 km2) of land and 1.009 square miles (2.614 km2) of water (16.06%).
There are several distinct neighborhoods and areas in the City of Long Branch, each with its own character. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include Branchport, East Long Branch, Elberon (served as ZIP Code 07740), Hollywood, Kensington Park, North Long Branch, Pleasure Bay and West End. Other areas include North End (once known as "Atlanticville"), Beachfront North and South (including Pier Village, adjacent to the site of the former Long Branch Pier at the foot of Laird Street), Downtown and Uptown. As the city's redevelopment initiatives continue to expand, the lower Broadway area (a portion of the city's Downtown) will become an Arts District.
In years past, Long Branch was a major destination for beachgoers, along with Asbury Park, and enjoyed an upscale connotation with tourists. Long Branch is home to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, named for the United States presidents who visited the fashionable resort town, including Ulysses S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Rutherford Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson and James Garfield.
Long Branch's fame as the Nation's First Seaside Resort waned in the years following World War II. The defining moment marking the end of this era occurred on June 8, 1987 when the largest fire in the history of the city destroyed the landmark amusement pier and adjoining Haunted Mansion, "Kid's World" Amusement Park and other businesses.
Broadway Center is a planned entertainment and commercial hub of Long Branch, as envisioned by the City Government and Thompson Design Group, who created the Master Plan for the city. This complex is planned to offer retail shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and two performing arts theaters as well as 500 new residences sitting atop a 1,500 car parking garage. It will be designed by the architectural firms of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK).
Portions of the city are part of a joint Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) with Asbury Park, one of 32 zones covering 37 municipalities statewide. The city was selected in 1994 as one of a group of 10 zones added to participate in the program. In addition to other benefits to encourage employment and investment within the UEZ, shoppers can take advantage of a reduced 3.3125% sales tax rate (half of the 6 5⁄8% rate charged statewide) at eligible merchants. Established in November 1994, the city's Urban Enterprise Zone status expires in November 2025.
1930-1990 2000 2010
The 2010 United States Census counted 30,719 people, 11,753 households, and 6,875.505 families in the city. The population density was 5,824.4 per square mile (2,248.8/km2). There were 14,170 housing units at an average density of 2,686.7 per square mile (1,037.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 65.30% (20,060) White, 14.21% (4,364) Black or African American, 0.55% (170) Native American, 2.13% (655) Asian, 0.08% (24) Pacific Islander, 13.24% (4,067) from other races, and 4.49% (1,379) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.07% (8,624) of the population.
The 11,753 households accounted 26.3% with children under the age of 18 living with them; 36.2% were married couples living together; 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. Of all households, 31.0% were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the city, the population age was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.8 years. For every 100 females, the population had 100.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 98.3 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $52,792 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,549) and the median family income was $56,778 (+/- $4,202). Males had a median income of $36,404 (+/- $3,363) versus $33,397 (+/- $4,036) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,381 (+/- $2,212). About 11.5% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 31,340 people, 12,594 households, and 7,248 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,008.6 people per square mile (2,318.1/km2). There were 13,983 housing units at an average density of 2,680.9 per square mile (1,034.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 68.03% White, 18.66% African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 7.08% from other races, and 4.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.67% of the population.
There were 12,594 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,651, and the median income for a family was $42,825. Males had a median income of $37,383 versus $27,026 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,532. About 13.9% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Long Branch is governed under the Mayor-Council (Plan A) form of municipal government under the Faulkner Act, enacted by direct petition as of July 1, 1966. The government consists of a mayor and a five-member City Council, whose members are elected at-large in nonpartisan elections to serve four-year terms of office on a concurrent basis.
As of 2020[update], the Mayor of Long Branch is John Pallone. Members of the City Council are Dr. Mary Jane Celli, Bill Dangler, Mario Vieria, Dr. Anita Voogt and Rose Widdis. The mayor and city council members serve concurrent terms of office ending on June 30, 2022.
Federal, state and county representation
For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 11th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Vin Gopal (D, Long Branch) and in the General Assembly by Joann Downey (D, Freehold Township) and Eric Houghtaling (D, Neptune Township).
Monmouth County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members who are elected at-large to serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Director and another as Deputy Director. As of 2020[update], Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City, term as freeholder ends December 31, 2022; term as freeholder director ends 2021), Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley (R, Hazlet Township, term as freeholder ends December 31, 2021; term as deputy freeholder director ends 2021), Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township, 2020), Nick DiRocco (R, Wall Township, 2022), and Patrick G. Impreveduto (R, Holmdel Township, 2020).
Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon (R, 2020; Ocean Township), Sheriff Shaun Golden (R, 2022; Howell Township), and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (R, 2021; Middletown Township).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 13,442 registered voters in Long Branch, of which 4,293 (31.9%) were registered as Democrats, 1,783 (13.3%) were registered as Republicans and 7,358 (54.7%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 8 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 64.5% of the vote (5,421 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 34.5% (2,897 votes), and other candidates with 1.0% (81 votes), among the 8,470 ballots cast by the city's 14,289 registered voters (71 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 59.3%. In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 61.2% of the vote (6,171 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 35.7% (3,600 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (98 votes), among the 10,090 ballots cast by the city's 14,433 registered voters, for a turnout of 69.9%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 58.0% of the vote (5,724 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 40.5% (4,001 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (99 votes), among the 9,870 ballots cast by the city's 14,563 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 67.8.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 57.4% of the vote (2,621 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 41.1% (1,876 votes), and other candidates with 1.6% (71 votes), among the 4,677 ballots cast by the city's 14,129 registered voters (109 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 33.1%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 48.1% of the vote (2,714 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 44.7% (2,523 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.7% (320 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (48 votes), among the 5,645 ballots cast by the city's 13,812 registered voters, yielding a 40.9% turnout.
Long Branch's public schools are operated by the Long Branch Public Schools, serving children in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide, which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority. All Long Branch Public Schools are free, including the district's preschool programs which are full-day and accommodate children ages 3–5 years old. Long Branch schools offer free breakfast each morning for the students. In addition, Long Branch Public Schools provide free summer programs for most of the summer.
As of the 2014–15 school year, the district and its 10 schools had an enrollment of 5,732 students and 492.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.7:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Lenna W. Conrow School (433 students; in grades PreK-K), Joseph Ferraina Early Childhood Learning Center (429; PreK-K), Morris Avenue School (337; PreK-K), Amerigo A. Anastasia School (598; K-5), George L. Catrambone Elementary School (859; K-5 - new for 2014-15), Gregory School (626; 1-5), Long Branch Middle School (1,115; 6-8), Long Branch High School (1, 278; 9-12) and Audrey W. Clark School / The Academy of Alternative Programs, an alternative education program 
George L. Catrambone Elementary School was constructed at a total cost over $40 million for a facility that was designed to house 800 students in a facility covering 109,000 square feet (10,100 m2) for which construction began in 2012. With the start of the 2014–15 school year, a realignment of the district closed West End School, converted Morris Avenue School for early childhood use and repurposed Audrey W. Clark School for alternative education.
Seashore School is a private K-8 school, with class size limited to 16 students.
WRLB "Radio Long Branch" signed-on June l, 1960 at 107.1 FM. Since December 1996 the call letters have been WWZY.
Roads and highways
As of 2010, the city had a total of 89.49 miles (144.02 km) of roadways, of which 80.10 miles (128.91 km) were maintained by the municipality, 6.26 miles (10.07 km) by Monmouth County and 3.13 miles (5.04 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Long Branch is connected to New York City and Northern New Jersey via NJ Transit trains running on the North Jersey Coast Line. The Long Branch station, located three blocks away from the beach, marks the end of electrified trackage, with passengers continuing south must change to diesel-powered trains. A second station is located at Elberon district just north of the borough of Deal. In the past there were stops in the West End neighborhood and on Broadway, but they were closed to reduce travel time to New York City.
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Long Branch, New Jersey has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa). Cfa climates are characterized by all months having an average mean temperature > 32.0 °F (> 0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (≥ 10.0 °C), at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F (≥ 22.0 °C) and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. During the summer months at Long Branch, a cooling afternoon sea breeze is present on most days, but episodes of extreme heat and humidity can occur with heat index values ≥ 95 °F (≥ 35 °C). During the winter months, episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < 0 °F (< -18 °C). The plant hardiness zone at Long Branch Beach is 7a with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of 3.9 °F (-15.6 °C). The average seasonal (November–April) snowfall total is 18 to 24 inches (46 to 61 cm) and the average snowiest month is February which corresponds with the annual peak in nor'easter activity.
|Climate data for Long Branch Beach, NJ (1981-2010 Averages)|
|Average high °F (°C)||39.8
|Daily mean °F (°C)||32.5
|Average low °F (°C)||25.2
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.59
|Average relative humidity (%)||64.9||62.0||61.0||62.3||66.5||70.8||70.1||71.5||71.6||69.6||67.5||65.6||67.0|
|Average dew point °F (°C)||22.0
|Climate data for Sandy Hook, NJ Ocean Water Temperature (16 N Long Branch)|
|Daily mean °F (°C)||37
According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Long Branch, New Jersey would have an Appalachian Oak (104) vegetation type with an Eastern Hardwood Forest (25) vegetation form.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Long Branch include:
- M. H. Abrams (1912-2015), literary critic, known for works on romanticism.
- Aida de Acosta (1884-1962), socialite and the first woman to fly a powered aircraft solo.
- Richard Anderson (1926-2017), best known for his role as Oscar Goldman, in both The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman TV series and subsequent TV movies.
- Arthur Hornbui Bell (1891-1973), attorney who was the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey.
- Joe Benning (born 1956), member of the Vermont Senate who has represented the Caledonia District since 2011.
- Clint Black (born 1962), country music performer.
- Jeff Blumenkrantz (born 1965), actor, composer and lyricist.
- Clara Bloodgood (1870–1907), stage actress.
- Dorothy Borg (1902-1993), historian specializing in American-East Asian relations.
- MarShon Brooks (born 1989), basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets.
- Frank Budd (born 1939), wide receiver in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins who once held the world record in the 100 yard dash.
- John Cannon (born 1960), former defensive end who played nine seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Rick Cerone (born 1954), former Yankee catcher who played for eight major league baseball teams, and was part of the New York Yankees for seven years.
- Jo Champa (born 1968), actress, producer and model.,
- June Clark (born 1900), jazz trumpeter who later managed boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.
- Connor Clifton (born 1995), ice hockey defenceman for the Boston Bruins of the NHL.
- Paul Cohen (1934–2007), awarded the Fields Medal for developing forcing to show the independence of the continuum hypothesis and the axiom of choice in axiomatic set theory.
- James M. Coleman (1924-2014), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly and as a judge in New Jersey Superior Court.
- Tom Constanten (born 1944), musician, former keyboardist for the Grateful Dead.
- John D'Amico Jr. (born 1941), who served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and served in the New Jersey Senate in 1988 and 1989.
- Bob Davis (born 1945), former NFL quarterback whose career included three seasons with the New York Jets
- Sean Davis (born 1993), professional soccer player for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.
- David Doubilet (born 1946), underwater photographer.
- Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), lived in Long Branch for a short period of time until his home burnt down.
- Samuel Feltman (1899-1951), computer scientist and weaponry expert.
- Joan Field (1915–1988), concert violinist.
- Tom Fleming (1951-2017), distance runner who won the 1973 and 1975 New York City Marathon.
- James A. Garfield (1831–1881), 20th President of the United States, died in Long Branch.
- David Garrison (born 1952), actor most noted for playing Steve Rhoades on Married... with Children.
- Richard T. Gill (1927–2010), Harvard University economist who became an opera singer at midlife.
- Vin Gopal (born 1985), politician who represents the 11th Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate.
- Sonny Greer (1895–1982), jazz drummer, best known for his work with Duke Ellington.
- John Faucheraud Grimké (1752-1819), father of abolitionists Sarah Grimké and Angelina Grimké.
- Sarah Moore Grimké (1792-1873), abolitionist and women's rights activist, briefly lived in Long Branch while caring for her father.
- Garret Hobart (1844–1899), 24th Vice President of the United States, under William McKinley.
- Winslow Homer (1836–1910), stayed in Long Branch in 1869, while he produced paintings of Victorian women strolling the boardwalks.
- Deborah Lee James (born 1958), 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force.
- Jim Jeffcoat (born 1961), professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills from 1983 to 1997.
- Ed Jones (born 1952), former defensive back for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League from 1976–1984, who won five Grey Cups for the Eskimos and was a CFL All-Star from 1979–1981.
- Julius Katchen (1926-1969), concert pianist, best known for his recordings of Johannes Brahms's solo piano works.
- Raja Feather Kelly, choreographer best known for his work on Off-Broadway shows which combine "pop and queer culture".
- Jim Kerwin (born 1941), retired basketball player and college coach.
- Connie Lawn (1944-2018), independent broadcast journalist who, at the time of her death, was the longest-serving White House correspondent.
- Thomas G. Labrecque (1938-2000), business executive who served as President, CEO, and COO of Chase Manhattan Bank.
- Norman Mailer (1923–2007), novelist.
- Jonathan Maslow (1948-2008), author who wrote extensively about nature, with a focus on obscure and little understood animals.
- Karen McCloskey (born 1951), rower who competed in the women's quadruple sculls event at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
- Sam Mills (1959–2005), linebacker who played 12 seasons in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.
- Julian Mitchell (1854-1926), director of the Ziegfeld Follies.
- John Montefusco (born 1950), Major League Baseball pitcher 1974 to 1986 for the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and New York Yankees.
- Frank Pallone (born 1951), member of the United States House of Representatives since 1988, who served on the Long Branch city council from 1982 to 1988.
- Dorothy Parker (1893–1967), writer and storied member of the Algonquin Round Table, whose birthplace at 792 Ocean Avenue has been designated as a National Literary Landmark.
- Robert Pinsky (born 1940), Poet Laureate of the United States from 1997–2000.
- Brian Pulido (born 1961), founder of Chaos! Comics and writer of comics books such as Lady Death, Evil Ernie and Purgatori.
- Jim Quirk (born c. 1940), NFL on-field official from 1988 to 2008.
- Harry Ray (born 1946), R&B vocalist who was a member of the groups "The Moments" and "Ray, Goodman, & Brown".
- Richie Rosenberg, trombonist who performed with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes.
- Jason Ryan (born 1976), pitcher who played two seasons for Minnesota Twins.
- Fred Schneider (born 1951), singer, songwriter, arranger and musician, best known as the frontman of the rock band the B-52's, of which he is a founding member.
- Scott Schoeneweis (born 1973), a relief pitcher who played for the New York Mets, among other teams.
- Bruce Springsteen (born 1949), born in Long Branch and raised in Freehold Borough, New Jersey, wrote "Born to Run", "Thunder Road" and "Backstreets" in a cottage at 7 1/2 West End Court.
- John Strollo (born 1954), college football coach.
- Danny Stubbs (born 1965), who won multiple National Championships with University of Miami and two Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers as a defensive tackle.
- Meghan Tierney (born 1997), snowboarder who represented the United States at the 2018 Olympics.
- Ivy Troutman (1884-1979), Broadway actress.
- Chase Untermeyer (born 1946), United States Ambassador to Qatar.
- Anthony M. Villane (born 1929), dentist and politician who was elected to serve seven terms in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1976 to 1988.
- John Villapiano (born 1951), former professional football player who played in the World Football League and politician who served on the Monmouth County, New Jersey Board of chosen freeholders and the New Jersey General Assembly from 1988 to 1992.
- Phil Villapiano (born 1949), former NFL linebacker who played in four Pro Bowls and was a part of the Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XI winning team.
- Constance H. Williams (born 1944), politician who served from 2001 to 2009 in the Pennsylvania State Senate.
- Earl Wilson (born 1958), NFL and CFL player
- Morris Wood (1882-1967), champion speed skater during the early 1900s.
- Bernie Worrell (1944-2016), keyboardist and founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic.
- Mike Zapcic, podcaster and cast member of the AMC reality TV show Comic Book Men with Kevin Smith.
In popular culture
- The AXS TV reality series, Bikini Barbershop, is set in Long Branch, at Bikini Barbers located on Ocean Boulevard.
- In the HBO series, The Sopranos, Long Branch is the setting for Adriana La Cerva's nightclub, the Crazy Horse (see "The Telltale Moozadell"). In the episode "The Blue Comet", the house in which Tony Soprano hides out towards the end of the series is near the beach in North Long Branch.
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- Kansas Fun Facts and Trivia, Legends of America. Accessed January 8, 2018. "The Long Branch Saloon really did exist in Dodge City, Kansas. One of the owners, William Harris, was a former resident of Long Branch, New Jersey and named the saloon after his hometown in the 1880s."
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- Spahr, Rob. "Last of N.J.'s Sandy-damaged boardwalks finally reopens", NJ Advance media for NJ.com, April 12, 2016. Accessed September 9, 2018. "Long Branch - The day after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Jersey Shore, city officials went out to check on the beachfront and found a destroyed boardwalk and the bluffs upon which it sat severely eroded.... On Monday afternoon - flanked by city, county and state officials and wearing shorts and sandals - Schneider cut through a ceremonial ribbon to finally mark the reopening of the boardwalk, which was the last in New Jersey to reopen after Hurricane Sandy."
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- Sheldon, Christopher. "Long Branch Will Realign Elementary Schools After West End School Closure; The Audrey W. Clark School will also have a new purpose after redistricting.", Long Branch - Eatontown Patch, September 6, 2013. Accessed August 20, 2014. "Kindergarten classrooms will be pulled from the district's current elementary schools and placed into the Joseph M. Ferraina Early Childhood Learning Center and Lenna W. Conrow School, which are currently preschools. The Morris Avenue School will also become an exclusive early education center after serving as a home for pre-kindergarten to third grade students."
- Welcome, Seashore Day Camp & School. Accessed January 8, 2018.
- Schweiger, Tristan J.; and Jones, Janeen. "Diocese celebrates CXXVth anniversary", Asbury Park Press, October 28, 2006. Accessed July 3, 2012. "And in Long Branch, Holy Trinity School graduated its last class in June before closing its doors because of dwindling enrollment."
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- Grimes, William. "M.H. Abrams, 102, Dies; Shaped Romantic Criticism and Literary 'Bible'", The New York Times, April 22, 2015. Accessed November 12, 2016. "Meyer Howard Abrams, known as Mike, was born on July 23, 1912, in Long Branch, N.J., where his father painted houses and later opened a paint and wallpaper store."
- "New Jersey 350th Anniversary Programming", New Jersey State Library. Accessed November 12, 2016. "Aida de Acosta from Long Branch, NJ was visiting Paris during the summer of 1903 when she saw Alberto Santos-Dumont's flying dirigible and asked him to give her lessons -- after three lessons, she flew the craft solo for two hours..."
- Krebs, Albin. "The Faces Are Familiar", The New York Times, September 5, 1976. Accessed March 4, 2011. "Richard Anderson, boss of 'The $6-million Man,' who hails from Long Branch..."
- Staff. "Jersey Klan Head Sued By Ziegler Kin; Eloping Pastor's Parents Seek $1,596 Paid, They Say, to Avert Embezzlement Action. He Was Freed By Court Couple Declare They Acted Without Advice -- Minister and Wife Now in Virginia.", The New York Times, March 13, 1926. Accessed September 9, 2018. "Alleging that they paid $1,596.96 to Arthur H. Bell of Long Branch, King Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey, to save their son, Roscoe Carl Ziegler, from prosecution on a charge of embezzling Klan funds, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ziegler of Milford, Pa., filed suit today in the Court of Chancery here to recover the money."
- Senator Joe Benning, Vermont General Assembly. Accessed January 5, 2018. "Joe Benning of Lyndon, Caledonia County, Republican, was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, on December 7, 1956. Occupation: trial lawyer. Joe graduated from Mater Dei High School in New Monmouth, New Jersey, in 1975"
- Knopper, Steve. "Eagles soaring on a second wind" Archived 2007-02-16 at the Wayback Machine, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 4, 2002. Accessed May 2, 2007. "When Black was a kid in Long Branch, N.J., a cigarette company came through town sponsoring a talent contest."
- Sweetland, Phil. "From Newark (and Environs) to Nashville", The New York Times, July 21, 2002. Accessed July 3, 2012. "'I was born in Long Branch, but my parents were living in Red Bank, so that's what I think of as my birthplace,' Mr. Black said."
- Filichia, Peter. "Jersey's Jeff Blumenkrantz brings 13 characters to life in Murder For Two", Asbury Park Press, April 13, 2014. Accessed November 12, 2016. "These days, 13 isn't at all an unlucky number for Jeff Blumenkrantz. The Long Branch native must play a total of five women and eight men in 90 intermissionless minutes in the off-Broadway musical Murder for Two."
- Storms, A. D. The Players Blue Book, p. 204. Sutherland & Storms 1901. Accessed November 12, 2015. "Mrs. Bloodgood is an actress whose transit to the front has been very rapid; not by undeserved promotion, for she is a most discreet, sympathetic and convincing actress, and has well merited her promotion. She was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, in 1870, her mother was Miss Annie Sutton, a sister of Mrs. Lloyd Aspinwall, her father is Mr. Edward Stephen, a well known lawyer in New York."
- Saxon, Wolfgang. "Dorothy Borg, 91, East Asia Scholar At Columbia, Dies", The New York Times, October 28, 1993. Accessed November 13, 2016. "A native of Elberon, N.J., she graduated from Wellesley College and earned master's and doctoral degrees at Columbia University."
- Stephenson, Colin. "MarShon Brooks is happy to play for Nets, return to his New Jersey roots", The Star-Ledger, June 27, 2011. Accessed July 3, 2012. "MarShon Brooks knows all about the New Jersey Nets. Though he grew up in Atlanta, Brooks was born in Long Branch and lived in New Jersey until he was 6."
- Frank Budd Archived 2016-01-13 at the Wayback Machine, database Football. Accessed April 8, 2008.
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- Klapisch, Bob. "Home Team: The pride of former Yankee Rick Cerone is being the father of daughters Jessica, Carly and Nikki" Archived 2010-11-19 at the Wayback Machine, (201) magazine, June 2010. Accessed March 3, 2011. "Cerone's goes out of his way to dispense this advice. He's divorced, splitting time between his two homes in Woodland Park and Long Branch, making the daily drive to Bergen to see his daughters growing up on and off the field."
- Biography, Jo Champa. Accessed November 12, 2016. "Jo Champa was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, on January 23rd, 1968."
- Tucker, Mark. Ellington: The Early Years, p. 217, University of Illinois Press, 1995. ISBN 0-252-06509-3. Accessed November 12, 2015. "Miley's replacement, June Clark (from Long Branch, New Jersey, Greer's hometown), plays lead trumpet sweetly and accurately, occasionally adding melodic and rhythmic embellishments to make his part hotter."
- Basie, Count; and Murray, Albert. Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie, p. 71. Da Capo Press, 2002. ISBN 0-306-81107-3. "That is where I used to go to listen to a hell of a combo that June Clark had in there with the great Jimmy Harrison on Trombone. I'm pretty sure that I first met June through Dougie, because both of them were cornet and trumpet players from Long Branch."
- Boyd, Joshua. "Former Hitmen star Clifton makes NHL debut with Boston Bruins", United States Premier Hockey League, November 17, 2018. Accessed November 19, 2018. "Clifton, born in 1995 in Long Branch, N.J., joined the Hitmen as a 14-year-old in 2009, playing for the Hitmen's team in the former Empire Junior Hockey League (the forerunner of today's USPHL Elite Division)."
- Macintyre, A.J. "Paul Joseph Cohen" Archived 2010-12-25 at the Wayback Machine, London Mathematical Society. Accessed March 3, 2011. "Cohen's origins were humble. He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on 2 April 1934, into a Polish immigrant family."
- Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey, 1970, p. 410. Accessed January 23, 2018. "James M. Coleman Jr. (Rep., Asbury Park) Assemblyman Coleman was born February 17, 1924, at Long Branch."
- Tom Constanten - Biography, Country Music Television. Accessed March 3, 2011. "Tom Constanten, composer and second keyboardist for the Grateful Dead, was born on March 19, 1944 in Long Branch, NJ."
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- Fitzgerald's Legislative Manual, 1984, p. 211. Accessed February 1, 2018. "11th District (part of Monmouth) John D'Amico Jr., Dem., Oceanport.... Mr. D'Amico was born in Long Branch Jan. 24, 1941. He attended Red Bank High School and Harvard College, where he received his degree, cum laude, in 1963."
- Bob Davis Archived 2007-02-08 at the Wayback Machine, database Football. Accessed December 15, 2007.
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- Nash, Margo. "Photography; Beneath The Sea, With Fins And Lens", The New York Times, June 11, 2000. Accessed September 17, 2013. "IN the 19th century, when Long Branch was the first seaside resort in America, Winslow Homer painted seascapes there.... At his house in Elberon, which is now home base, Mr. Doubilet displays a 7-inch shark's tooth."
- Guide to the City of Long Branch, New Jersey Documents Archived 2017-04-25 at the Wayback Machine, Jersey History. Accessed September 25, 2006.
- Hall of Fame Inductee: Samuel Feltman, United States Army Ordnance Corps. Accessed November 1, 2019. "Mr. Samuel Feltman was born at Long Branch, New Jersey in 1899 and entered active duty at Sandy Hook Proving Ground in February 1918."
- "Joan Field, Concert Violinist, Finds Relaxation in Native Long Branch" The Shore Press, January 28, 1945.
- Jongsma, Joshua. "New Jersey native Tom Fleming inducted into NY Road Runners Hall of Fame", The Record (North Jersey), November 2, 2017. Accessed November 3, 2017. "Days before his favorite marathon, longtime Montclair Kimberley Academy coach Tom Fleming joined a prestigious group of running icons.... Fleming, born in Long Branch and raised in Bloomfield, attended Bloomfield High School, where he began competitive running."
- David Garrison, Playbill (magazine). Accessed November 12, 2016. "Born: Jun 30, 1952 in Long Branch, New Jersey"
- Fox, Margalit. "Richard T. Gill, Economist and Opera Singer, Dies at 82", The New York Times, October 28, 2010. Accessed September 9, 2018. "Richard Thomas Gill was born in Long Branch, N.J., on Nov. 30, 1927; his mother, Myrtle, taught piano and voice."
- "State Senate Hopeful Vin Gopal on his Ranney Foundations" Archived 2018-11-18 at the Wayback Machine, Ranney School, February 6, 2017. Accessed November 27, 2017. "The Class of 2003’s Vin Gopal, a Long Branch resident, is currently running in the 2017 electoral race for the New Jersey State Senate’s District 11, which includes 18 towns in Monmouth County."
- Balliett, Whitney. "The Talk of the Town: Sonny Greer", The New Yorker, April 12, 1982. Accessed April 8, 2008. "He was born William Alexander Greer Jr. in Long Branch, New Jersey."
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- "Vice Presidents of the United States: Garret A. Hobart (1897-1899)", United States Senate. Accessed March 3, 2011.
- "Nominations Before The Senate Armed Services Committee, First Session, 113th Congress: Biographical Sketch Of Deborah Lee James", United States Senate, 2013. Accessed November 27, 2015. "Date and place of birth: November 25, 1958; Long Branch, NJ.... Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School, High School Diploma, June 1976."
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- Ed Jones, Pro-Football-Reference.com. Accessed July 26, 2018. "Born: June 29, 1952 (Age: 66-027d) in Long Branch, NJ"
- Staff. "Music: Hero from Long Branch", Time (magazine), March 1, 1954. Accessed October 8, 2017. "The musical hero of Paris last week was a 27-year-old pianist from Long Branch, N.J. (pop. 23000) named Julius Katchen."
- Kourlis, Gia. "This Choreographer Can Make Your Play Move Raja Feather Kelly, who has left his mark on several Off Broadway shows, specializes in what he calls 'virtuosic behavior.'", The New York Times, June 11, 2019. Accessed June 30, 2019. "In Mr. Kelly’s own artistic life, theater came before dance. He grew up in Fort Hood, Tex., and later moved to Long Branch, N.J., to finish high school where there was a performing arts program, the Westwood Players."
- via United Press International. "Tulane Sharpshooter Jim Kerwin Getting The Eye", The Dispatch, December 7, 1961. Accessed April 1, 2020. "Kerwin, a 6-3-, 190-pound junior from Long Branch, N. J., has picked up this season where he left off."
- Lawn, Connie. "Long Branch Day For Connie Lawn", Huffington Post, December 14, 2016. Accessed April 5, 2018. "What does one do with a key to a city? I am not certain, but my profound and humble thanks go to my home city of Long Branch, New Jersey and to Molly McCluskey of my beloved National Press Club in Washington, D.C.... Hope I don’t have to march in any parades or ride on any floats, as I did during my days in Long Branch High School!"
- Atlas, Riva D. "Thomas Labrecque, 62, Dies; Ex-Chief of Chase Manhattan", The New York Times, October 18, 2000. Accessed February 13, 2020. "Mr. Labrecque was born on Sept. 17, 1938, in Long Branch, N.J. He was the third of eight children born to New Jersey Superior Court Judge Theodore J. Labrecque, who was of French Canadian descent."
- Norman Mailer Archived 2007-04-05 at the Wayback Machine, New York State Writers Institute. Accessed May 2, 2007. "Norman Mailer, a formidable presence in American letters for nearly six decades, is the author of novels, creative nonfiction, short stories, essays, and screenplays and an ex political candidate for Mayor of NYC and public persona who was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on January 31, 1923."
- Fox, Margalit. "Jonathan Maslow, 59, a Journalist and Naturalist, Dies", The New York Times, February 24, 2008. Accessed October 16, 2017. "Jonathan Evan Maslow was born on Aug. 4, 1948, in Long Branch, N.J."
- Karen McCloskey, Sports Reference. Accessed September 9, 2018. "Born: June 16, 1951 (Age 67.085, YY.DDD) in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States"
- Smith, Timothy W. "Mills at 37: The Little Linebacker Who Could", The New York Times, January 9, 1997. Accessed September 17, 2013. "When Sam Mills was growing up in Long Branch, N.J., he loved to tag along with his older brother and play pickup football games with the bigger boys."
- Staff. "Julian Mitchell Dies; Directed 13 'Follies'; Was Ill Three Weeks -- Started as Call Boy and Staged Eleven Victor Herbert Operettas.", The New York Times, June 24, 1926, p. 21. Accessed September 9, 2018. "Julian Mitchell, well-known stage director, died last night at 11:40 in the Monmouth Memorial Hospital in Long Branch, N. J. He became ill three weeks ago at his home in Long Branch and last Sunday was operated on for stomach and bladder trouble."
- Hurte, Bob. John Montefusco, Society for American Baseball Research. Accessed September 9, 2018. "On September 3, 1974, John Montefusco from Long Branch, New Jersey, arrived at Dodger Stadium, one hour before that night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants."
- Frank Pallone Jr., Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 30, 2007.
- Dorothy Parker's Birthplace: A National Literary Landmark on Jersey Shore. Accessed July 10, 2007.
- Robert Pinsky – Poetry , Boston University. Accessed January 8, 2018. "Born in 1940 in the seashore resort of Long Branch, New Jersey, Robert Pinsky attended Long Branch High School, Rutgers College, and Stanford University, where he held a Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing."
- Jacoby, Lars. "Zombies a scream for horror aficionado", The Arizona Republic, October 16, 2007. Accessed March 3, 2011. "America's love affair with the undead began in 1968 with the release of director George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, which changed the vision of horror forever. It was at that time 7-year-old Brian Pulido, of Long Branch, N.J., got caught up in the feverish outbreak of the film, which set his life into a dimension of horror he would never escape - and that's just fine with him."
- "NFL official Jim Quirk proud of his Long Branch roots", Atlanticville, June 28, 2001, backed up by the Internet Archive as of January 29, 2006. Accessed January 8, 2018. "Jim Quirk is one such person. A National Football League umpire since 1988, Quirk looks back on his beginnings at Long Branch with reverence, and remains thankful for the experiences he had as a member of the Green Wave’s program."
- Jordan, Chris. "Romantic 'moments' in Plainfield", Home News Tribune, August 22, 2009. Accessed September 14, 2012. "'Sexy Mama,' 'Special Lady' and 'Look at Me,' dedicated to late member Harry Ray of Long Branch, were among the group's classics performed."
- Wilkowe, Ellen S. "Man with a horn", Asbury Park Press, February 8, 2009. Accessed February 4, 2011. "After joining the Jukes Rosenberg moved to the Shore area and lived in Belmar, Long Branch and even across from the Stone Pony he said."
- Jay Ryan Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine, The Baseball Cube. Accessed January 13, 2008.
- Lustig, Jay. "'Rock Lobster,' The B-52's', NJArts.net, August 2, 2015. Accessed June 24, 2019. "The B-52’s formed in Athens, Ga., in 1976, but its two most high-profile band members have Jersey roots: Fred Schneider was born in Newark and grew up in Belleville and then Long Branch; Kate Pierson was born in Weehawken and grew up in Rutherford."
- Wagman, Jake. "He is Mount Laurel's Angel", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 21, 2002. Accessed December 26, 2007. "The parents of World Series pitcher Scott Schoeneweis want to set the record straight. Yes, he was born at a hospital in Long Branch, Monmouth County."
- Staff. "Fans grab Long Branch cottage where Bruce Springsteen penned 'Born to Run'", The Star-Ledger, December 16, 2009. Accessed March 3, 2003.
- Goldstein, Stan. "Bruce Springsteen Rocked Here", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, May 15, 2009, updated September 10, 2010. Accessed July 13, 2015. "Long Branch - 23. 7 1/2 West End Court -- Springsteen has said in interviews that he wrote 'Born to Run," "Thunder Road" and "Backstreets" while living here.... 24. Monmouth Medical Center -- Bruce was born here on Sept. 23, 1949. It then was known as Monmouth Memorial Hospital album."
- John Strollo, Duke Blue Devils football. Accessed April 28, 2020. "A native of Long Branch, N.J., and graduate of Long Branch High School, Strollo earned a degree in education from Boston College in 1976."
- Danny Stubbs Archived 2007-02-05 at the Wayback Machine, database Football. Accessed October 1, 2007.
- Meghan Tierney, Team USA. Accessed June 24, 2019. "Birthplace: Long Branch, N.J."
- Staff. "Ivy Troutman, Actress, Hemingway Character", The New York Times, January 16, 1979. Accessed September 9, 2018. "Miss Troutman was born and went to school in Long Branch, N.J."
- Charles Untermeyer, Texas State Cemetery. Accessed November 14, 2007.
- Staff. Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey, Volume 202, Part 2, p. 251. E. J. Mullin, 1987. Accessed September 1, 2016.
- Staff. Fitzgerald's Legislative Manual, 1988, p. 245. Accessed September 3, 2016.
- Phil Villapiano Archived 2008-10-07 at the Wayback Machine, database Football. Accessed December 15, 2007.
- Constance H Williams, Pennsylvania State Senate. Accessed November 5, 2017. "Constance H. Williams (D), born in 1944, in Long Branch, N.J., daughter of Norma and the late Leon Hess; Rutgers Prep. Sch., 1962"
- Earl Wilson, justsportsstats.com. Accessed September 6, 2014.
- "Wood Wins Skating Championship; Long Branch Expert Outclassed All Competitors at Race Meet on Verona Lake -- Slow Time Made on Account of the Lumpy Ice Surface.", The New York Times, January 31, 1904. Accessed August 29, 2019. "Morris Wood, the Long Branch (N.J.) skater, who has held the one-mile skating championship of the United States for the past two years, not only successfully defended his title at that distance, but also gained the honors at one-half and five miles at the amateur speed skating championship meeting under the auspices of the Amateur Skating Association, held at Verona Lake, Verona, N.J., yesterday afternoon."
- Lustig, Jay. "Plainfield's Bernie Worrell - Parliament/Funkadelic alum - graduates to his own band", The Star-Ledger, March 19, 2010. Accessed June 30, 2011. "Worrell, who grew up in Long Branch and Plainfield and has lived in Lebanon Township for the past decade, is collaborating with another former Parliament/Funkadelic music director, guitarist DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight, in a new band, SociaLybrium."
- Michael Zapcic, AMC (TV channel). Accessed August 29, 2019. "Zapcic, who resides in Long Branch, NJ, is busy rebuilding his comic book collection after Hurricane Sandy flooded his home and destroyed some of his most prized possessions."
- Spahr, Rob. "Jersey Shore bikini barbershop that inspired TV show is Sandy's latest victim", NJ.com, May 9, 2013. Accessed September 17, 2013. "Long Branch – Beautiful women... in bikinis... cutting hair. Bikini Barbers – the beach-themed hair salon on Ocean Avenue that was the focus of the raucous AXS TV series Bikini Barbershop: Jersey – has closed and Hurricane Sandy is largely to blame."
- Oshinsky, Matthew. "Sopranos On Location", New York Sun, March 27, 2007. Accessed September 17, 2013. "10: Crazy Horse Club Long Branch, N.J. - After growing up around mobsters and eventually becoming engaged to Christopher, Adriana La Cerva wanted to have a business of her own, so Chris set her up as the manager of Crazy Horse club."
- City of Long Branch website
- Long Branch Public Library and Children's Library
- Long Branch Public Schools
- Long Branch Public Schools's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Long Branch Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Seashore School's website
- Long Branch Chamber of Commerce
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