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Socializing at the market. Paul Goldfinger photograph.8/17/19 ©


Sunset Saturday market was busy. 8/17/19. Blogfinger photo © Very good heirloom tomatoes here.


This is the sort of small neighborhood events that OG needs to bring people together.

FYI:  The Italian baker from Paterson has fine sfogliatella ( sea shells with crispy, flaky pastry, and inside there is sweet lemony cheese.)  He also has fig bars and a terrific variety of authentic breads plus cheeses from Italy.



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Casino Gallery #3. Asbury Park. Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net


BØRNS   “Past Lives.”  from the album Dopamine”


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Springwood Avenue. Paul Goldfinger © 6/4/19   Click to enlarge.



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This published image is by photojournalist Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. Undated. ©



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Asbury Park Saturday farmers market (Sunset Ave) 8/15/15. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net

Asbury Park Saturday farmers market (Sunset Ave) 8/15/15. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge. 


THE FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE     “Today’s Teardrops.”

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Saturday morning in A. Park at the intersection of Main St. and Cookman Ave.   This tutu run is to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. 4/27/19 Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©  Click to enlarge.



Paul Goldfinger photo. 4/27/19. ©  Blogfinger.net


This is the first (pre-season) Blogfinger edition of “Girls In Their Summer Clothes.”  Perhaps you were expecting short shorts, bikinis, black leggings, thongs, or summer dresses, but these runners were having fun with their colorful campy outfits, just right for running 2.2 miles in public.


REMINDER:  THE NJ MARATHON will breeze through Ocean Grove on Sunday morning, April 28.

The race begins in Long Branch at 7:30, and Ocean Pathway/boardwalk will be near the end, so around 9-9:30 am in the Grove.





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Dusk, Asbury Park boards. Paul Goldfinger ©. Blogfinger.net. Click image to enlarge.


SONNY STITT    “At Last”

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Photo shoot at the Asbury Park Dog Beach. 7/26/15 Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Photo shoot at the Asbury Park Dog Beach. 7/26/15 Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to read the shirt.


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Asbury Park. June, 2014. Three is a lucky number. The lovely lady in the middle is Rose of Washington Square.   Paul Goldfinger photo. ©   Do the math.

JAZZMEN TOO NUMEROUS TO COUNT:  Warren Vaché, Randy Sandke, Wyclif Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Joe Temperley, Howard Alden,  Eric Reed, Rodney Whitaker, Joe Ascione and Scott Robinson at the JVC Jazz Festival.

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Ocean Grovers enjoy walking to downtown Asbury for restaurants, special events, music and a lively bar scene. Paul Goldfinger photograph for Blogfinger.net.

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor@Blogfinger.net

In 2016  we posted an article about the praise being lavished upon A. Park.

2016 AP rankings

Last spring Money Magazine named AP as having the second best beachfront in the US, ahead of many famous locations in California, Texas, etc.   “Asbury Park offers the classic combo of beach and boardwalk,” the magazine says.

The Asbury Park Press also reported that list.   Asbury has also been ranked high for the city’s “cultural scene.”  In 2017 it was named the “coolest small town in America.”

But,  not so fast.  Asbury has recently  been reported to have the second highest violent crime rate in the state.  And, according to the AP Sun, the city has been named this February to the “top 50 worst cities to live-in across the nation.” Similar reports have been mentioned in articles in the AP Press and the AP Patch.

Among the statistics, the city is reported to be high in poverty rankings, low median incomes, and high median home prices.

So, which is it:  best or worst?

Blogfinger:   The best or the worst?    “It depends on where you stand.”

NANCY LAMOTT: “Not Exactly Paris.”

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