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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 Park. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Asbury Park. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

 

ARTHUR PRYSOCK WITH COUNT BASIE: “I Worry ‘Bout You”  (1965)

 

 

 

 

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8th Avenue on the east side of town. November, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

8th Avenue on the east side of town. Lift up thine eyes unto the Lord.  Asbury Park. November, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

TERCER CIELO :   Mariachi de San Diego

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Asbury Park, N.J. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Asbury Park, N.J. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©  left click  Re-post 2013.

FRANKI VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS

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BLOGFINGER PHOTO. October, 2019.  Main Street at Sunset Park.

 

Sunset Park. A. Park, NJ.   Paul Goldfinger photo. October 10, 2019. Blogfinger.net©  Click to Seymour.

 

 

THE BLACKWELLS.   From the soundtrack of The Green Book.   “You Took Advantage of Me”

 

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Asbury Park. Zombie Day.   Oct. 5, 2019. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

THOMAS FATS WALLER:

 

 

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Asbury Park dog beach. July, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Asbury Park dog beach. July, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

This image was originally posted on Blogfinger in the summer of 2016. And now, while we are on the subject of revealing bathing suits, let’s take a close look at this photo.

Sure the yellow suit is interesting, but it’s not everything it’s cracked up to be.  No this image also  tells us something about the broad-minded folks in A. Park.

Maybe we can borrow some mojo from the A.Park crowd and let’s nag the CMA until they grow some wider boundaries and offer a dog park or a dog beach in the Grove.  Sure you can take your dog on the beach in the winter, but it is in the prime season that we have huge numbers of dogs–resident and tourist owned.

And here is a musical tribute to the lovely woman in that yellow bathing suit:

THOMAS MATO BLANCHOT

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

 

BILLIE HOLIDAY

 

 

 

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