Gaskin’s of North Long Branch

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  1. Barbara says:

    I remember going to Gaskin’s Fish Market with my mother when I was a little girl. It was the go-to place for fresh fish. The store was packed on Fridays during Lent and the day before Christmas Eve.

    Side-note — My husband proposed to me at Gaskin’s Beach.

  2. Mike Sheehan says:

    The pictures show, but the story doesn’t mention, the little Italian ice store between the two fish markets. We walked there from the Res often, and for some reason, called it “The Big Dip.”

  3. Keith says:

    I used to work at the fish market, now condos. I met my a girl who worked there and is now my wife. I remember Helen very well and of course George. Great times!!

  4. Tobe Cioffi says:

    They also made great lemon ice.

  5. Paulette says:

    My grandparent’s home was adjacent. We loss our home to the city, it’s now Seven Presidents Park. I park along the edge of the entrance to view the ocean. It’s the first thing I do when I arrive. Usually the last thing before departing to go back home. I have fond memories of running in Gaskin’s fish market. The ice and Ms. Gaskin preparing the seafood to sell. The metal trash cans. I frequented the Italian ice store. These are memories I’ll cherish as long as I live.

  6. Thelma Everhart says:

    I grew up in the house adjacent to the fish market at 189 New Ocean Avenue. I remember Charlie Gaskin and his brother who we played with. My father used to send us there to get whiting fish to fry for breakfast. We also loved the lemon ice store between the two markets. The good memories are overwhelming — when I think of how at night we would watch the trucks unload the fish they caught from our bedroom window. They also used to put a large shark outside of the market during the summer months to attract people.

  7. Gracie says:

    Gaskin’s was a fun ride we would take as a family — especially on ‘no meat’ Fridays and Sunday afternoons. Dad would drive us from Red Bank to Long Branch for fresh fish, a cup of chowder or yummy Lemon Ice (lemon seeds and all) It’s a happy memory from my wonderful childhood.

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