By Paul Goldfinger ©

By Paul Goldfinger ©



BILL WITHERS.  “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone.”


September in the rain


Ocean Grove. Lake Avenue. September 30, 2016 By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. Lake Avenue. September 30, 2016.  By Paul Goldfinger © This image was inspired by Paul Strand’s  1916 photo “The White Fence.”



DINAH WASHINGTON:  “Though spring is here, to me it’s still September…in the rain.”



lone tree 2-1

Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania.   Paul Goldfinger photograph.  Undated.



LOS LOBOS:  “Sabor a Mi.”




Ronald Naldi. Ocean Grove Great Auditorium.  Jean Bredin portrait.  Blogfinger.net




PEGGY LEE with Sy Oliver and his orchestra



I know that we have posted this image before—the birth of our son Michael.   But I don’t think we posted the actual magazine article. The journal Hospital Physician chose this photo.


The obstetrician, Carmel Cohen, MD, was struggling to deliver Michael because a shoulder got stuck  (“shoulder dystocia”) and that’s why his gown was falling off.  I stood there planning to take pictures, but I was frozen in place due to the drama.

The last resort procedure would have been to fracture his collar bone; but then Michael popped out and reached to the sky. And then I tripped the shutter.

Some years later we went for a bike ride and Michael crashed into a parked car.  So he got to break his clavicle himself.



By Paul Goldfinger. Untitled. 2015. © By Paul Goldfinger. Untitled. 2015. ©





This song, written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1939, was performed in the 1952 film Las Vegas Story by Carmichael and Jane Russell (va-va-voom!)



Central Park conversation.



Central Park. By Paul Goldfinger ©

If you eat all the blueberries in that bag you will regain your memory, your energy and your libido.   (Penny wins the caption contest)   Re-post. Paul Goldfinger photo.




Great Auditorium audience for jazz concert, but this song got everyone involved. Paul Goldfinger photo





Nocturnal coming and going at the OG side of the Asbury Casino. What will the future bring in the Grove?  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.


Paul Goldfinger,  Editor,  Blogfinger.net

Is it too much to expect the Coaster to verify the facts before posting everything that comes their way?

In the September 9 issue they published  a quote regarding a very important topic for our town by someone who has no facts to back up his statement.

The article is entitled “Starving Artist Says Business is Still a Challenge” by Ed Salvas.  It consists of an interview with Arnold Teixeira, the restaurant’s manager, who is eminently qualified to offer his opinions about his business.

But he had something provocative to say about Ocean Grove:   “He also knows the community is changing. Once a year-round community, he’s seen a drop in the number of year-round residents and weekenders.”

Ocean Grove is a fascinating town with changes occurring over time in many areas such as demographics.

But Mr. Teixeira decided that he was qualified  to draw conclusions about important demographic “changes” in the Grove.

Demographics need to be quantified with precision, because such “changes” would be important to know and could impact other areas such as the real estate market, the census, the rental market, and  the cultural  and business life of the town.

Texieira’s  opinion, as reported by the Coastericans, is nothing but speculation. There are no facts.

However  his comment does raise some important issues.  Reporter Ed Salvas should have sought out  facts, but he did not—typical of the Coaster.   Maybe they should stick to less controversial topics such as  “bartender of the week.”  Their motto should be, “No questions asked.”

I hope we will hear from some local experts such as real estate agents regarding these topics.



From the 1933 movie 42nd Street:



NJ Turnpike near Newark Airport. Paul Goldfinger photo. 9/15/21©



THE NIGHTHAWKS.  “You Made Me Love You”



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