Asbury Park Press Looking To Close Neptune Office

Office was considered state-of-the-art newspaper facility when it opened in 1985

The Asbury Park Press is putting its Neptune office building on the market and will begin to look for a new location, the newspaper reported Thursday.

According to the newspaper's website, "The company's manufacturing facility moved to Neptune from Asbury Park in 1980, followed by its news and business office operations in 1985."

The Route 66 office was considered state-of-the-art when the newspaper moved from its much smaller facility at Press Plaza in Asbury Park. The newspaper went beyond the warehouse look that was typical of media offices, and created a high-tech, modern facility with a cafeteria, a nurse's office and a running trail.

More information can be found here: http://www.app.com/article/20130110/NJNEWS/301100032/Asbury-Park-Press-puts-Neptune-building-up-sale

wookfish January 11, 2013 at 02:08 PM
my bad..
Tom January 11, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Why is this a news story? The are just moving?
richard nicoletti January 11, 2013 at 02:43 PM
You're right, Mr. Marlboro. Those big conglomerates ruin everything they touch. I read the Press for 30 years; had to quit when it decided to go ultra-liberal.
sickofcrooks January 11, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Exactly, it was actually listed as "Breaking News" last night and when I asked why this was considered breaking news, my comment was deleted.
Xavier January 11, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Everything is breaking news on Patch. They get a little crazy around here with that tag line. Kind of annoying.
The Liberal Crusader January 11, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Have you actually read the Press? Nowhere is there a left wing bias. Clearly you either think every piece of media except Faux News is left wing, or you can't read.
The Liberal Crusader January 11, 2013 at 04:27 PM
He probably insulted both, with good reason.
jerseyswamps January 11, 2013 at 05:58 PM
AAP may be liberal but don't think you'll do better at Patch. Patch was launched by AOL which is now together with the Huffington Post.
Thomas A. Blasi January 11, 2013 at 08:20 PM
For your information the Asbury Park Press ran a story in today’s issue of their own paper (Friday) on the subject. According to the article, the Press Building on Rt. 66 will be sold, the Press will then rent space in a smaller facility and also they are closing their Toms Office. Not mentioned in the article but word has it that they are encouraging employees to take an early retirement package. First the Fort, now the Press, the handwriting is on the wall. This has nothing to do with liberals or conservatives, the patch or the Huffington Post, it is a sign of the times.
Thomas A. Blasi January 11, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Correction to the above posting: " . . . they are closing their Toms RIVER Office."
PeopleAnnoyMe January 11, 2013 at 09:42 PM
How does this article bring up such stupid comments from you people?? Does anyone have a job, or something else to worry about.. Every friggin time I read an article then the comments it's all nasty people with nasty things to say...
Patience January 12, 2013 at 12:20 AM
I enjoy reading it for the local news and happenings but more and more often I find myself going to the Patch or pretty much anywhere on the internet. The Daily Mail in London actually has better coverage of many stories here in the U.S. than we do...
jerseyswamps January 12, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Your momma annoys me.
Opinionated January 12, 2013 at 01:13 AM
It is amusing to see our Press defenders resort to name-calling because they defend an antiquated news outlet whose ideas and beliefs like their own have been relegated to the trash bin of history. Their editorials sound more like the whiny ravings of a petulent child than a responsible news outlet. Again like the Press defenders sound here. In desperation, they resort to publishing the toxic words of racists, like Eugene Robinson to boost sales. Pathetic. Maybe they can hire the racist from ESPN. It seems he's looking for a job. The Press stopped reflecting any community a long time ago. When the Charms Building was being demolished, where was the APP? Asbury Park made a deal to keep that place standing with the developer. There were a lot of qustions about the condition of the structure. Not only was the APP silent, I personally called them to see if they would cover the razing. They asked me for directions to the site! Now that's sad.
Opinionated January 12, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Now here is a "lovely" tale of how news agencies, like the APP ignore when one of their own (BBC) has a scandal. No one seems to understand how such behavior goes unchecked. Try the word "cover-up". foxnews.com/world/2013/01/11/report-details-depths-bbc-monster-child-sex-assaults/
Slippery Slope January 12, 2013 at 02:23 AM
White, Christian , married, heterosexual males with moral values and a job that believe America is great and the founding Fathers were patriots, were ridiculed and mocked every day in the Asbury Park Press. We are called racists and bigots and homophobes and neanderthals by the editors and columnists. Icancelled my subscription years ago because of their liberal bias. Good bye and good riddence.
Mr. ? January 12, 2013 at 03:39 AM
Hey I'm one of those people! Your right! Maybe I will cancel my subscription too. Then when all of us "nasties" cancel, the APP can move into a storage unit!
Thomas A. Blasi January 12, 2013 at 04:19 AM
Gannett, the parent corporation of the Asbury Park Press cannot be hurt even if the Press goes out of business. Gannett owns USA Today and a host of other newspapers.
Thomas A. Blasi January 12, 2013 at 04:21 AM
Yesterday the fort, today the Asbury Park Press, tomorrow the race track OMG!
Irina January 12, 2013 at 11:07 AM
@right wing nut And what were you smoking beforee you posted. You sound like a fool.
Irina January 12, 2013 at 11:11 AM
The APP has been a rag for a long time....since Gannett took over. Now it's value is comparable to The Enquirer, The Star and other rags that report about 3 headed babies and I was impregnanted by an alien creature. Since Hollis Towns took the reins it got even worst. I'm seeing more reliable and honest news reporting on The Patch.
Thomas A. Blasi January 12, 2013 at 05:06 PM
AND CONSIDER THIS: When one goes to their favorite fast food store or wherever they purchase the Press, there are so many OTHER newspapers to choose from including the Star Ledger, USA Today etc including on line newspapers. Clearly we have a choice. Unless one works for the Press and his or her job is in danger, this should not be a problem.
foggyworld January 12, 2013 at 06:31 PM
That doesn't seem fair to the Patch. I have had a couple of instances where I complained and I must say the editor of the Berkeley Patch is straight shooting and just trying very hard to cover this complex story of a storm called Sandy. She tells you up front what her political leanings are and yet most of us read the stories and jump to the comments which are written by folks who hold all sorts of views. To me, the Patch is a breath of fresh air. The Editor is if anything more than willing to let all sorts of opinions fly around and it's a shame if we who write those comments don't understand that more than politics are involved in this very complex mess we are in. Yes, there certainly could be streamlining of the administration of the programs and towns and committees and it would help if more towns supplied the Patch with in depth information about just what the rules of these many games are. But there is a time for specific finger pointing if you know someone is not doing his or her job but this storm was neither a gift from the democrats or the republicans and when the chips are down it is going to be up to New Jerseyans to pitch in and help any and everyone in need. The more we can do for our communities, the less we will need government help. And Governments on all levels are flat out broke. So when you finish typing here, head for a troubled spot and donate and hour or so of your time to helping things get better. We will all be better off for it.
foggyworld January 12, 2013 at 06:38 PM
I disagree with that. Patch seems to let all sorts of ideas through and only censors things most of us would agree are not fit for print. The Patch articles seem to be straight forward and are the product of journalism: yes, they can make mistakes but they are willing to correct them and they invite community participation via the comments section which is a whole lot larger than the space devoted to the articles printed which tend to be objective. HuffPo also tends to let ideas float from folks from left to right but that can't be said for say The New York Times which seems to cherry pick responses from readers so that they primarily fall in line with that paper's editorial outlook. The Patch isn't doing that. Thank God. It's time to be grateful for the few things that are working and it would help if people would think through what they are writing and not just sling mud. We have enough of that to clean up!
foggyworld January 12, 2013 at 06:44 PM
It's not just the Daily Mail. Newspapers from Canada to Europe and yes, Russia, are publishing articles that we need to read. The Drudge report lists so many world newspapers in its left hand column that it makes it easy to get news from other nations but with the understanding that those papers, just like ours, tend to have their own agendas. US papers are awful when it comes to covering stories that are taking place in other countries which in fact will affect us as well. Give Drudge's left hand column a try because it's quick and certainly helps me try to understand things from other nations' points of view. And there are liberals and conservatives in their streams of journalism but at least they try to cover more than their own backyards.
Mr. Marlboro January 12, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Hey, since you are commenting, I guess you are a member of the group too!
fed up January 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Right on the mark brother. Or sister
Dame Bridgid January 26, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Do not forget they publish USA Today too. They also own a lot of ABC, NBC, & CBS affiliate stations around the country. I stopped buying the Asbury Park Press years ago when I was unable to get any news on the rare "subway series" that Autumn. In my paper they omitted details for The World Series from their sport section because I was not in that precise area of the Gannet distributorship allowed to receive it(without paying more money, of course!). The wanted me to purchase a second paper just to read that story alone. The local town news can be gotten on line now, making them obsolete. Goodby Press dinosaur, heading for the La Brea tar pits! About time!
Dame Bridgid January 26, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Sorry for the typo, that sentence should have read "They wanted me to purchase a second paper, just to read that story alone.".
Dame Bridgid January 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM
The Asbury Park Press did little to keep my readership. I commented on the fact that they lost my custom, & why. Closing their offices indicates they have a financial difficulty. My comment is appropriately linked to the topic under discussion. Your rant, however, is not. Please feel free to exit, if we bother you as your name indicates.


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