With everyone's favorite Joisey crime drama, "Boardwalk Empire," scoring mega-director Martin Scorsese his first Emmy on Sunday, expectations are high for the prohibition-era series' new season. A big part of what critics and fans have lauded the show for is its meticulous re-creation of the decadent (and dangerous) environs of old Atlantic City. Ah, for the cut-throat days of yore, when bootleggers and mobsters were the only undesirables prowling the AC boardwalk. Now there are Snookies and spray tans to contend with.
In anticipation of the new season, which premieres Sunday at 9pm ET on HBO, take a look at some choice listings in Atlantic City today. If you squint, you can almost catch a glimpse of its bygone glory days.
Boardwalk Empire Today: Atlantic City Homes
Emmy Special: 'Boardwalk Empire' Real Estate
Location: 819 N. Massachusetts Ave.
After decades of re-development, this 1921 boathouse is one of the few remnants of Nucky Johnson's boardwalk empire. And for a home that's seen the better part of a century, it's still remarkably alluring.
It's not every day that you find a Queen Anne-style home just steps away from the boardwalk. But this is Jersey -- where buyers flout conventions with hairspray-hardened resolve. So why not have the best of both worlds and plunk down in this beachside Victorian?
It might look more "Jersey Shore" than "Boardwalk Empire," but this six-bedroom, beachfront property is perfect for family outings. Well aware that vacation homes attract uninvited guests, the broker notes that the home includes separate "in-law quarters."
The view from this two-bedroom condo by the water is definitely a departure from the rows of beach houses that define AC. Turn your attention to the interior of this swanky apartment, though, and you'll understand the appeal.
Now's your chance, Mr. Money Bags, to own a huge chunk of the Atlantic City boardwalk. This four-bedroom behemoth has room enough to park up to 10 cars and a 600-square-foot deck for panoramic views of the sea.