Archive for the ‘Ocean Grove Jewel Contest’ Category

Photograph by Paul Goldfinger.  April, 2014.©

Photograph by Paul Goldfinger.   Repost from April, 2014.©

ALAN WEST AND STEVE BLACK   “Small Town Saturday Night”  from their album Set One

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Paul Goldfinger ©. July, 2018.





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This historic OG home is set off by beautiful gardens in a double lot at 116 Heck Avenue.  Blogfinger photo. June 28, 2017.

THE BEACH BOYS.    “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

Wishful thinking: “Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up
in the morning when the day is new?”

This song was released in 1966, about the start of the sexual revolution. Will they perform it in the Great Auditorium this summer?

“Contest Winner.”  Email us with your name and address and our people will contact your people about the prize.

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This house is #100 Cookman Ave. Sciencechic wins the  OG prize which will make her do backflips on the balance beam near the bocci courts with one hand on her iPad.  Blogfinger photo ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

When we think of Ocean Grove architecture, we usually think Victorian. But if we are looking for funky, sexy, charming, cozy, cuddly, cute, and affordable, we think of OG’s collection of delightful cottages. You probably have at least one on the street where you live.

SOUNDTRACK:   A dose of irony for those of you who have a love nest in an OG cottage — by torch singer Sylvia Froos  c. 1930’s

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unset back-lights this gorgeous Victorian home in Ocean Grove, NJ. Stephen Goldfinger photo, Blogfinger staff. 8/3/16

Sunset back-lights this gorgeous Victorian home  at 107 Central Avenue in Ocean Grove, NJ.   The car is a 1925 Chevy wagon.    Stephen Goldfinger photo, Blogfinger staff. 8/3/16


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Here is a link to a post we published about this home in 2011 when it won a Beersheba Award



COUNT BASIE:  “Little Darlin'”

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Ocean  Grove duplex says, "Where am I?"  Blogfinger photo.  October, 2014. ©

19 Webb Avenue.  “Winner” is the winner or our OG Jewel contest.  Blogfinger photo. October, 2014. ©  Click to enlarge.

BILLIE HOLIDAY    When you live near the ocean, you do have to ask questions like these:

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Ocean Grove Cottage.  Blogfinger photo. ©

Ocean Grove Cottage. Blogfinger photo. ©


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Landscaping adds allure to this Victorian.  Blogfinger photo 7/14. ©

Landscaping and a wrought iron fence add allure to this Victorian at 25 Heck Avenue.  Blogfinger photo 7/14. ©  Click on image to enlarge

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  “My Oklahoma Home” from We Shall Overcome—the Seeger Sessions

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Ocean Grove, N.J.  Paul  Goldfinger photo ©

64 Clark Avenue. The current owner has been here for over 40 years. Ocean Grove, N.J. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  re-posted from Aug, 2013.


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Ocean Grove.  May12, 2014.  By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. May 12, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge

Everyone loves those Ocean Grove cottages.  I discovered this one by accident.   You had to actually walk by it to notice it.  I paused to admire this entrancing Victorian. It made me feel that I had discovered a very special place from another era.  An older gentleman was standing on the porch. (I consider anyone older than I to be an older gentleman.)

Our eyes met, so I had to do something.   I came closer and I told him that I was from Blogfinger.  He never heard of BF  (that happens a lot as I travel around the Grove).  He looked at me quizzingly.   I said, “We’re an Ocean Grove web site, and I would like to put a picture of your beautiful home on the Internet.”

“That’s fine,” he said.

“Do you have a computer?”   I asked.

“Yes,” he said.

“Well, here’s my card.  May I take some photos of your home ?”  (I really wanted him to go inside for this shot.)

“I’ll just go inside now,” he said.

“Thank you,” I said as I got out my iPhone and took a few frames  (the light was excellent).  I did it quickly because I imagined that when he went inside, there would  be a termagant who would yell, “No way José”

But everything was fine, and you get to see a very very Ocean Grovey cottage.

The contest winner is OGJaimie.  He will collect his prize at Seasons at 69 Main Avenue—Unique Gifts and Goods for Him, Her and Home.

LEE WILEY with “Oh!  Look At Me Now.”   (Joe Bushkin wrote this song, and Frank Sinatra made it famous while performing with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra)


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