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Mid-town. Theatre District. Paul Goldfinger photo. c. 2013. Blogfinger.net

Mid-town. Theater District. Paul Goldfinger photo. c. 2013. Blogfinger.net.  NYC Street Series.   Click to enlarge. ©


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By Paul Goldfinger      Editor@Blogfinger.net


Every year, the day after Labor Day, it feels like we are getting our town back.  It’s almost like magic, because it is so less congested—many hundreds of cars and people simply vanish.  It reminds me of the show Brigadoon where a small town in Scotland vanishes and then reappears, albeit, every one hundred years.

Here is a song from that original Broadway cast with Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy, selected by Eileen who loves Brigadoon.  “The Heather on the Hill.”

Of course, we have Rosa Rugosa on the dunes.


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From the musical MAME.   It’s Angela Lansbury:  —PG

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One of the many glorious numbers from Paul Simon’s musical Capeman. While it had a very short run due to production flaws, (e.g. I read it ran way too long, over 3 hrs), I also recently read it may be made into a TV musical of some sort. I hope so because it really deserves a wide audience. SG   (Stephen Goldfinger)

Check out this video on YouTube:

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Zombie Walk #7. Asbury Park. Paul Goldfinger photograph. © @Blogfinger

Zombie Walk #7. Asbury Park.  Oct. 4, 2014.   Paul Goldfinger photograph. © @Blogfinger   Click to enlarge


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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.


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By Eileen Goldfinger, Food Editor @Blogfinger.net


July is blueberry time in New Jersey. A favorite way to enjoy them is in pancakes.

You’ll need a nonstick griddle. Heat on medium.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and place two parchment lined cookie trays in the oven.

This will keep the cooked pancakes warm while you  cook the remainder of the batter.


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups buttermilk

2 large eggs, lightly whisked

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted for the batter

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted for the griddle

3 cups fresh blueberries

pure maple syrup


Preheat griddle.


In a large bowl whisk together the first four ingredients.

In a medium size bowl whisk together the buttermilk, eggs and butter.

Gently mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and then fold in the blueberries.

Do not over mix the batter, leave it lumpy, or the pancakes will become tough.

Brush a thin layer of butter on the griddle. Drop a 1/3 of a cup of batter on the griddle.

Flip the pancakes when little bubbles begin to show on the top and the bottom begins to brown. Allow the second side to brown. Then transfer pancakes to the trays in the oven.

Add more butter to the griddle as needed. Continue making pancakes, keeping the finished ones warm in the oven.

Serve with real maple syrup.

Makes 12 pancakes.


Have a cup of Joe with your pancakes, and,  at the diner, be careful how you  say “I’d like a short stack ” to the waitress.

“COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP.”   From the Broadway show  “70, Girls, 70” by Kander and Webb who wrote Cabaret.

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Across the street from the Shark River near the S.R.Marina. June, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger. © Left click for larger version

Across the street from the Shark River Marina.  A lone survivor from Sandy 2012.   By Paul Goldfinger. © Click for larger version. Re-post from 2013..

GRADY TATE.   “My Ship.”    From his album Feeling Life.  (Composer Kurt Weill for the 1941 musical “Lady in the Dark.”)

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View across Sunset Park. By Paul Goldfinger. c. 2012 ©

View across Sunset Park. By Paul Goldfinger. c. 2012 ©   ( Re-post 2014)

KRISTIN CHENOWETH.      This time of year, there is often a concern that someone who should come home will not be present.

Here is Kristin Chenoweth’s live performance of “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again,” by Andrew Lloyd Weber, from the Phantom of the Opera.  

It’s from Kristin’s  concert album, 2014,  called  Coming Home. It was recorded at the Kristin Chenoweth Theater in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Kristin Chenoweth.

Kristin Chenoweth.

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Central Park. Summer, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Central Park. Summer, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge

TONY BENNETT:  (Music by Jerome Kern;  Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein III.  1939 for Broadway and the movies)

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