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Princeton University. By Paul Goldfinger. © To visit the campus you have to show the guard your SAT scores.

Princeton University. By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Blogfinger.net.   Re-posted from 2016.
To visit the campus you have to show the guard your SAT scores.

EMMY ROSSUM

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Paul Goldfinger photograph. © 2013  Click to enlarge.

Paul Goldfinger photograph. © 2013  Click to enlarge.  Re-posted from 2013.

THE TWO OF US:

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North side of Ocean Grove—in the Mountains. Paul Goldfinger © April, 2019.

 

KEITH URBAN:

Keith Urban

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Captiva Island, Fla. Paul Goldfinger ©   Click to enlarge.

 

DAVE STEWART AND THE SECRET SISTERS   from the Blackbird Diaries.

 

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Sunday, April 5, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Ocean Grove.    April 5, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

ENNIO MORRICONE    from the film Once Upon a Time in America.   “Deborah’s Theme.”

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At the OG north end, a Grover family returns from AP. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©

At the OG north end, a Grover family returns from AP. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click left.

KAREN O. and EZRA KOENIG (From Vampire Weekend.)  Academy Award nominee 2014.   “Moon Song” from the movie “Her.” But this is a studio version duet.

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By Paul Goldfinger.

By Paul Goldfinger. © 2014

DAVE’S TRUE STORY.  “Blue Moon”

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Central Park. Silver gelatin print. NYC street series.

 

PAUL SIMON AND DION:   “New York is My Home”   From the album Stranger to Stranger.

 

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Chicken Road #2. Paul Goldfinger © March 17, 2019. Blogfinger.net.


EMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL from their album Old Yellow Moon. “Back When We Were Beautiful.”

 

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2nd Life Bikes. April 2004. Photos by Paul Goldfinger ©

2nd Life Bikes. April 2014. Photos by Paul Goldfinger ©. Left click  Re-post from 2014.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger

Kerri Martin, the Director of Second Life Bikes” at 21 Main Street, right outside the OG gates and a little to the right, presides over an ocean of used bicycles within a cavernous space that looks like it could house a brewery or an armory. Kerri founded this “community organization” in 2006 when she ran it out of a garage as a sort of bike church.

 

Kerri Martin. Director. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Kerri Martin. Director. By Paul Goldfinger ©

The idea is to help the community and promote solid values through the “resurrection” of bicycles and secondarily of endangered poor kids. She says the program “changes the destiny of people and bikes.”

 

People donate old bicycles to the group, and they are fixed up by a team of 3 experts: Kerri, Pete and Terry. Then the bicycles can be purchased from $60.00 up or given to kids free through the “Youth Earn a Bike” program. Kids ages 12-18 must work 15 hours to get a bike. They learn how to use tools and restore life to damaged cycles.

By Paul Goldfinger ©

By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

Kerri is quite famous around these parts for her witticisms which she writes by hand on a blackboard outside the shop. She says that she is giving vent to her “inner comedian.” The program has been covered by national media, but now Blogfinger gets a shot.

 

I brought over my son’s Huffy which had been ridden twice before the brakes failed. Pete, a bike repairman and raconteur found that the bike was fine, but it had been assembled wrong. So much for the great deal at Walmart. Pete is originally from Jersey City and he used to do darkroom photography, so we had a few things to talk about. Pete has a short graying pony tail; maybe I should get one of those.

 

Kerri isn’t sure what this building was used for in the past, but it stood empty for many years before Kerri and her biker gang took over four years ago. I felt like Bob Bowné at the silk mill when I roamed around taking photos. But unlike the silk mill, this strange building has humans and cats roaming around still.

 

Kerri said that another blogger was due in for an interview and photoshoot, but, at least for today, Blogfinger got the scoop.

 

2nd life cat has 7 more. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

2nd life cat has 7 more. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

The crew at the 2nd Hand Bikeland also consists of volunteers, and visitors are welcome. You Grovers should walk over there and step inside. It is a fascinating and unique treat. You might even be inspired to make a donation—the 2nd Hand biker gang wants to buy the building and continue the good deeds at that very special location

BARBRA STREISAND from her greatest hits album:

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