Tag: Michael Cook

Episode 34: Paradise & the Empress Hotel

Amy & her special guest co-host local journalist Michael Cook continue our series of conversations about the covid pandemic and its effect on Asbury Park’s local businesses while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Amy & Michael talk with JoJo Crisci, manager of Paradise, & Kristin Chesney, manager of the Empress Hotel. They discuss the good, the bad, & the ugly unique challenges of running a LGBTQIA safe space in a pandemic.