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Paul Goldfinger photograph ©. August, 2018.   Click to enlarge.





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Founders' Park, Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©

Founders’ Park, Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photograph. © 2017



PEGGY LEE:    “September in the Rain”   from the album  Ladies of the Great American Songbook.



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Ocean Grove beach. by Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff ©

Ocean Grove beach. Winter.  By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff ©  Click to enlarge.



A.R. RAHMAN    From the film The Hundred Foot Journey.   “You Complete Me.”


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OG North End looking through the looking glass into A. Park. Paul Goldfinger © A. Park looking through the looking-glass* into O. Grove’s North End. Paul Goldfinger ©


Brought to you by the Committee to Save OG's North End. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©© Evening at the OG  North End. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©


  • “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There” is the name of Lewis Carroll’s 1872 book. (just a few years after OG was founded.)
  • Alice found a wondrous world. (as we find every day at our beautiful open-to-the-ocean North End)  but also Alice found that logic was reversed, as it is in the hands of all the North End culprits who are supposed to be doing right for the people of Ocean Grove.

Ya know:  If you walk on our boards, for most of the distance, you cannot see the beach or the ocean. That is because of the dunes created after Sandy.  People used to set up chairs near the boardwalk railing or towels to relax, get some sun and admire the view.  The same for the benches that face east.  But you can still do that at the North End of Ocean Grove…”for the people, of the people, and by the people .”

The beach and ocean front are supposed to be reserved for we-the-people for recreation, swimming, fishing, etc by order of laws going back to Roman times.

But the forthcoming North End development will block the views and the flow of breezes, and  the light for visitors and those who live in that neighborhood.

And can this re-development plan stand up to our Master Plan?    Let’s hope that the HPC can stand its ground,

But don’t depend on the Home Groaners.  They have been on the wrong side of all this since 2008.


RYAN GOSLING AND EMMA STONE  from La La Land:  “A Lovely Night.”




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A tale of two bicycles on a Sunday in Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger © Sundays also change in the Grove




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Bridge to somewhere. Ocean Grove.  Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net  New Jersey Avenue crossing. Click to enlarge this night scene.



RUFUS WAINWRIGHT  from (live)  Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall:  “If Love Were All.”



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Auditorium Square Park. Ocean Grove, NJ. October, 2018. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©



FRANK SINATRA     (First heard in the 1946 film “Three Little Girls in Blue.”)


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Boardwalk Pavilion. c. 2005. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Silver gelatin print. ©

Boardwalk Pavilion. Ocean Grove.   c. 2005. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Silver gelatin print. ©



JOHN BARRY   “Somewhere in Time”



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OG Dark One. May, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Wesley Lake  Ocean Grove side. May, 2015.  Can you see a star?    By Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge.


Here’s a classic but largely unknown Doo Wop song called “I See a Star” by the Roulettes.

If one reviews the internet world of Doo Wops, this group is known, but I never heard of them or of this song.

But this song has all the classic doo wop components.

Any comments by any of those fifties survivors who danced to this music or just played 45’s on a little player which you could take on a date or listen to in bed?

Paul Goldfinger  Editor   Blogfinger.net


c. 1958 ?? Internet photo


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Christmas Eve, 2007. Main Avenue. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

Christmas Eve, 2007. Mt. Hermon Way. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.



JIM BRYANT FROM WEST SIDE STORY—-Jim, it’s Santa who’s coming.


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