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By Paul Goldfinger. © July, 2014. Asbury Park, NJ

By Paul Goldfinger. © July, 2014. Asbury Park, NJ  Click to enlarge

DORIS DAY.  Here’s how it works:  You go to Rome and visit the Trevi Fountain.  Then you turn around and throw your money over your shoulder into the water. Then you get your wish.  Really?   And “thrown by three hopeful lovers.”  But who’s keeping score?

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Cathedral Assembly at the Shore. Asbury Park. By Paul Goldfinger © May 9, 2016.

Cathedral Assembly at the Shore.  Asbury Park. By Paul Goldfinger © May 9, 2016.   Click to enlarge.

EUGENIA ZUKERMAN, “Flower Duet”    From Lakme. Act 1,  arranged for flute, oboe, and piano. Composed  by Léo Delibes .

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Grand Avenue at First Avenue, across from the library. that building was built in 1881. Paul Goldfinger photo.

Grand Avenue at First Avenue  Asbury Park across from the library which was built in 1881. Paul Goldfinger photo©  Click to enlarge.

 

Got nine minutes for Joshua Bell and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, opus 64. II, Andante?  It is with Neville Mariner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  (London)

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Casino in Asbury Park is the access from Ocean Grove. The artist is Porkchop. Photo by Paul Goldfinger. © July, 2015.

Casino in Asbury Park is the access from Ocean Grove. It is literally an Asbury connection for any Tom, Dick or Calamari.     The artist is Porkchop. Photo by Paul Goldfinger. © July, 2015.  Click to watch her eyes.

 

MARTHA WAINWRIGHT   from the soundtrack of The Aviator

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Bus in front of me on Main Street, A. Park SEpt. 2016. Blogfinger action photo (taken while stopped at a light) ©

Bus in front of me on Main Street, A. Park, Sept. 21, 2016, was purchased by Bruce Springsteen for the A. Park Senior Center where the AP seniors can relive their glory days.    Blogfinger action photo (taken while stopped at a light just when the light turned green.) ©  Click to enlarge.

 

By Paul Goldfinger,  Traffic Editor @Blogfinger.net  (Re-post from 2016)

Bruce Springsteen has always been generous at the Jersey Shore, especially in Asbury Park where he and other musicians spread their musical wings and found their voices. Bruce just published his memoirs called, what else, “Born to Run.”.  It is over 500 pages, but early reviews say that it is a wonderful book, written in a style similar to his music.

This photo was taken in the jaywalking capital of the world—Asbury Park.    I don’t know why, but people there love to cross Main Street against the light.  Just today I was cut off by a bicyclist who suddenly crossed against the light in front of me, while not even looking to notice whether I would run him over or not.  So if you do try to jaywalk in A. Park on Main Street, you’d better be  born to run.

My theory about automobile and pedestrian risks in Asbury on Main Street is that the place is too small and too populated for the amount of cars; too many distractions and jaywalkers and buses and taxis and deliveries, and double parking for its own good—especially in season.

Plus, click on the photo to see a driver heading south making a westbound turn onto Third Avenue while about to run over a woman crossing the street.  Ironically, they both had green lights  indicating that everybody over there needs to pay attention and follow the rules.

I did not notice that drama until I viewed the photo. I was too busy reading the rear end of Cousin Brucie’s bus.  So, I was merely following the mandate of some bumper stickers which say, “Watch my behind and not hers!”

If you drive along or through Memorial Drive in Asbury there are all sorts of stop sign issues which can create hazards.  The photo below shows an OG car (ours–Eileen driving on 4th Ave.) which was clobbered on 4th Avenue when some jerk ran a stop sign at the intersection with Memorial Drive. She miraculously had minor injuries.

The Asbury driving chaos is out of hand. We have hazards in OG, but we don’t usually have the traffic congestion found in AP mostly all the time. (2020: The turn lanes will help, but Memorial Drive is still a problem)

OG car destroyed on Memorial Drive in AP after a driver breezed through a stop sign. The occupant had relatively minor injuries. Blogfinger photo. ©

OG car destroyed on 4th Avenue  in AP after a driver breezed through a stop sign on Memorial Drive.  Blogfinger photo. ©

 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  “Glory Days.”

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The colors of Asbury. the other side of Asbury Park. By Paul Goldfinger ©. 2015.

The colors of Asbury. the other side of Asbury Park. By Paul Goldfinger ©. 2015. Click to enlarge

LESTER YOUNG  with the OSCAR PETERSON TRIO

 

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Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Trinity Church.  Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to further illuminate.

LOUDON WAINRIGHT III   (From HBO’s Boardwalk Empire)  “Carrickfergus”

 

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Asbury Bier Hall. This placed was crowded on a Sunday night including patrons on the roof. It was not excessively noisy when we walked by. May 24, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Asbury BIERHALLE  by night. This place, facing Wesley Lake and OG, was crowded on a Sunday night including patrons on the roof. It was not excessively noisy when we walked by. May 24, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

We are reposting this 2015 article  in 2019 because of the comments, which are of interest if you enjoy hearing the “parking blues.”

Soundtrack by the fabulous Santana (below.)

And if you would like to meet a “black magic woman,” check out our Halloween article about the “Witches of Heck Avenue.”

OG witches Halloween 2019

 

SANTANA:   “Black Magic Woman.”

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Mattison Avenue, A. Park. Paul Goldfinger photograph. © Summer, 2019.

 

JACK TEAGARDEN:   “A Hundred Years From Today.”

 

 

 

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Trinity Church. Asbury Park. Paul Goldfinger © September 2019.

 

BILLIE HOLIDAY

 

 

 

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