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Zombie clowns—October, 2017  A. Park.    Paul Goldfinger portrait.    Did someone say, “Send in the clowns?”  C’mon Stephen, cut it out.





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Paul Goldfinger ©   Asbury Park, 2015.  Click to enlarge. Blogfinger.net







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This photo was part of a NY Tines article on July 5 (linked in our Asbury Hotel piece). Photo by Tony Cenicola. They had a Mermaid Parade (a la Coney Island) ©

This photo (A Sunday in July 2016)  was part of a NY Times article; photo by Tony Cenicola. Asbury Park  had a Mermaid Parade (a la Coney Island). Posted 2018 in Blogfinger.


BEIRUT:    “A Sunday Smile.”


“All I want is the best for our lives, my dear
And you know my wishes are sincere
What’s to say for the days I cannot bear
A Sunday smile, you wore it for a while…”



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Asbury Park boardwalk near the Casino looking north. Photograph by Rich Despins of B. Beach. Special to Blogfinger ©

Asbury Park boardwalk near the Casino looking north. Photograph by Rich Despins of B. Beach. Special to Blogfinger ©  Re-post from 2017.







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Asbury Park bridal party. Undated. Paul Goldfinger. ©



FAITH PRINCE FROM “Guys and Dolls.”




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By Moe Demby. March 22. 2014. Blogfinger staff photo

By Moe Demby. March 22. 2014. Blogfinger staff photo





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Cookman Avenue energy, AP, Paul Goldfinger photo 9/7/20. 6 pm ©  Click on photos to enlarge.


Cookman Avenue Labor Day restaurant scene. 9/7/20


Bonney Read seafood restaurant. Interior.   9/7/20. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge


By Paul and Eileen Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net.

Cookman Avenue was cordoned off to permit restaurants to serve outdoors.  It was Labor Day, so we put on long pants and went there, walking over the bridge from the Grove.   All the eateries seemed busy. The atmosphere was festive–fitting the holiday.

It was our first time out to dinner since before March, so it was quite special. It was a mood elevator and was therapeutic.

Hardly any patrons seated for dinner along the Avenue were wearing masks, although most were wearing them who were walking around on the avenue.

Bonney Read is a fine restaurant, and although there was some indoor seating, spaced wide  (see above,) most of the patrons were outside and distancing.  We were sitting outside on the Bangs Avenue side where hardly any seats were taken, so we felt quite safe.

The food, as expected, was excellent, but it is expensive.  I had 6 oysters for $20.00 and a fish platter with a 10 oz. swordfish steak that was superb.  It was $32.00.    I also had a gin and tonic made with gin distilled in A. Park. Eileen had a white wine, peel and eat shrimp with spices and a Cesar salad.

The bill was $120.00 and we left a generous tip.   But the occasion was so special, that we didn’t fret too much about the cost.  And the atmosphere, the show on Cookman, the beautiful evening, the fine service, the delicious cuisine,  and the psychotherapy made it all worthwhile.


BENNY GOODMAN:   “Rose Room” from the soundtrack of The War.






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630 Mattison Avenue,  A.P. Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net photo. ©  Click to enlarge.

This is not a review, so if you go to Amici, please send us your review.   Blogfinger@verizon.net

ANDREA BOCELLI     “Marinarello”

“By the sea
we make love,
heart to heart
having a good time.”


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Paul Eichlin of OG in the A. Park Casino. He has a cigarette dangling from his lips as if he made his bones in some speakeasy on Bourbon Street. Paul Goldfinger photo July, 2016. © Click to see Paul better.



“The Sea Song”


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Paul Goldfinger in Asbury Park. Dec. 5, 2019. ©


JACK NICHOLSON:   “La Vie en Rose” from the soundtrack of the film Something’s Gotta Give.

“La Vie en Rose” was the song that made Piaf internationally famous, with its lyrics expressing the joy of finding true love and appealing to those who had survived the difficult period of World War II.[9]


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