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Paul Goldfinger photo. August, 2018. Civil War memorial. Asbury Park, NJ  ©

Here is a link to a BF piece about the war memorial in Belmar where there is a statue of a doughboy (WWI)

Belmar Doughboy


MATT GLASER   “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

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1954 V-8 Chevy 3100 pickup truck.   Cookman Ave in A. Park. August, 2018.   Be careful not to steam up the windows. This was a year when the cops got out of their cars with flashlights and roamed the lovers’ lanes.   And yes, the cars had radios by then.  Find Alan Freed.




And, if you did have a car at that time, and if you are cruising the avenue downtown with your windows open, and if you wanted to persuade a girl to take a ride, you might play this on your radio while cranking up the volume


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Paul Goldfinger © 2017. Ft. Myers, Florida West Coast. Click to enlarge.


“The Story of Tonight” from Hamilton.

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How cute is this cottage?   Blogfinger photo August, 2018. ©

KEVIN CHAMBERS  (OG historian):

A moving history:

This cottage was first built on the North End by the OGCMA and used as a tool shed in the early 1870’s. It was then moved to Main Ave and used as a ticket booth for the Circle Bus Line than ran in O.G. and then moved to the back of the lot facing Heck Ave where it stands today.

It is one of about ten cottages built in the style of a tent that have survived in the Grove.


We have a contest winner.  See comments below.

JAMIIROQUAI:   From his Valentine’s Day album


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August 4, 2018.   This is a marvelous example of seaside architecture. This home belongs to a woman whose birthday it is.    Her family “flocked” her to celebrate.   Blogfinger photo ©   We have a contest winner.  See the comments.



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Paul Goldfinger ©. July, 2018.





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Lovely Marine Park in Red  Bank.    Blogfinger photo. June, 2018.  Click to enlarge. ©  No contest winner.


Cast of the Broadway show Neverland.

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Paul Goldfinger photo in Ocean Grove, NJ. , As seen from Asbury Park.    June 19, 2018. ©



The winner of our “name that Jersey Shore town contest” is Jennifer Thomas of Ocean Grove.

KEVIN KLINE AND JOHN BARROWMAN.    From the movie soundtrack of De-Lovely

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Paul Goldfinger photo. June 13, 2018. © Lovely restored homes on Broad Street in Red Bank, mostly professional offices now.  Blogfinger photo.


Jennifer of Ocean Grove won our “name that Jersey Shore town contest.”  She will be contacted regarding her prize:  “Flag Day”—a signed and numbered print by OG artist Jack Bredin  (see below.)   He has been likened to Grandma Moses, but he is no grandma.



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This “shore town” is not a beach community; more of a “Garden State” sort of place. All photos by Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net  Click to make the plants grow.   May 30, 2018


There is a huge selection of bedding plants.    Blogfinger photo.


Best pots around. Monmouth County. Blogfinger photo.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

In 1663, the Parker family received a land grant from the King of England.  The land was farmed by the family and was turned into a farm market in 1908.

From the Sickles web site.

Eileen likes to go there for spring flowers to plant.  They have a fine selection.  They also have a market where you can get gardening equipment, baked goods and a deli counter.   We were there recently and had coffee and rugelach  (pretty good for such a Waspy place—in the heart of Rumson country.)

If you want to take a lovely ride and make believe you are in the heart of Connecticut’s “Gold Coast” drive north along the Ocean picking up Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park.  Pass through Deal, Long Branch, Monmouth Beach, and Sea Bright, riding between the Ocean and the Navesink River.

When you get to the bridge across the river to Rumson, turn left there and continue driving along Rumson Road.  You will be impressed.  The estates are a feast for the eyes.

Keep going until you come to Sickles Farm  (no apostrophe)   They have parking and they have a playground and a ball field.

ELLEN GREEN from A Little Shop of Horrors:  “Somewhere That’s Green.”

Editor’s note:  the winner of our name that town contest is Pat.  When she emails us with her name and a workable email address, we will arrange her prize of  a Jack Bredin signed and numbered print “Flag Day.”

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