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Ocean Grove. April, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

DAVE STRYKER (guitar) with JIMMY HEATH  (tenor sax. age 88 from Philadelphia)   from Stryker’s new album (3/15) Messin’ with Mr. T   (to honor Stanley Turrentine, jazz tenor sax man)

—This song is “In a Sentimental Mood” by Duke Ellington:

 

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Paul Goldfiinger photo. © June, 2016.

Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Paul Goldfinger photo. © June, 2016. Blogfinger.net

“Leonardo da Vinci once said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Simplicity in design calms us and somehow inspires us, not only in architecture but also in other forms of design.”  (from Houzz.com)

The jewel effect is when you shop for a diamond ring, and the jeweler only brings out one at a time, to stand alone in the light without compromise by others.  That’s why we like to show Ocean Grove houses all alone–one at a time.

Phillip Smith, musician from Ocean Grove playing Gershwin with Joseph Turrin on piano.   “Someone to Watch Over Me.:”

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This design was approved by HPC, but many Grovers believe it doesn't fit in.  Blogfinger photo.  June, 2016. ©

This new “Victorian” design was approved by HPC, but many Grovers believe it doesn’t fit in. Blogfinger photo. June, 2016.   Ocean and Webb. ©  Click to enlarge

 

#30 McClintock is being  fixed up. It looked similar to this before. But is this sufficiently Victorian?  Blogfinger photo, June 3, 2016.

#30 McClintock is being fixed up. It is described as an 1875 Victorian by the realtors who have priced it at $800,000.   It looked similar to this in the past.  But is this design sufficiently Victorian to satisfy the people from the National  Register? ? Blogfinger photo, June 3, 2016.  What do you think?

 

 

There are many amateur architects and designers in OG.  They love to watch the construction of new Victorians as well as the remodeling of the 0ld.  Do any of  you want to comment on the job being done in Ocean Grove to maintain our historic designation?

ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST OF ZORBA:     “No Boom Boom” in Ocean Grove

 

 

 

 

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Photo by Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff.  July, 2014. ©

1958 Nash Metropolitan parked in front of 64 1/2 Broadway, Ocean Grove.   Photo by Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. July 30, 2014. ©

The owner of this OG jewel is Lori  Press. She contacted us to say,   “Thank you for featuring our little Ocean Grove jewel – “La Vie en Rose” and our 1958 “So Cute” Nash Metropolitan”.  Our address is 64 1/2 Broadway. It was exciting to see it on Blogfinger.”

JACK NICHOLSON recorded my favorite version of this song for the soundtrack of  “Something’s Gotta Give.”

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