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Paul Goldfinger photo.  Ocean Grove beach 8/4/17. Click to enlarge.

JIMMY BUFFETT:

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Moe Demby©  Heck Avenue in Ocean Grove, NJ.  Blogfinger.net staff photo. July 2, 2017.

THE MILLS BROTHERS:

 

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Ocean Grove Non-fishing pier.  Re-posted from September 13, 2015. By Bob Bowné.  OG Lifestyles.  Click to enlarge.  Special to Blogfinger.

DAN LEVINSON’S ROOF GARDEN JASS BAND:

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The Albatross. Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove.   Blogfinger photo ©

From Samuel Taylor’s  poem :    Ryme of the Ancient Mariner:

“With my cross-bow,
I shot the albatross.

‘Twas right, said they, such birds to slay,
That bring the fog and mist.”

But now, in Ocean Grove, Joe Grove has something similar to say about the Albatross, but he is referring to an old hotel on the Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove, NJ.

“The Albatross has been functioning as vagrant housing. It seems the B and B’s of Ocean Grove have a 10 day stay limit for guests and to circumvent this limitation one simply has to change rooms. The Albatross is apparently applying a 90 day limitation and has basically converted into vagrant housing. The residents from the Whitfield and La Pierre are staying there under contract with a state agency.

“To have a B and B  on the Pathway between the Great Auditorium and the boardwalk pavilion operating under this charade is pretty amazing. The integrity of the surrounding area has negatively impacted other residents, and the vagrants in the Albatross have definitely left their mark with cigarette butts and other trash inconsiderately tossed on the streets.

“Hats off to the owner of the Albatross which has become just another menace to society…”

There had been talk that the owner of the Albatross would like to turn it into condominiums, but we don’t know for sure. It had some moments of fame on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

As portrayed on HBO–cast as an early 20th century hotel; which it is. Blogfinger photo of the TV showing Boardwalk Empire (HBO).

The Albatross appears in “Boardwalk Empire”

But why can’t these old hotels succeed as they did in the past?  The Manchester Inn seemed successful, but the owner wanted condos….and then it burned down.  Single family homes resulted.  But others deteriorated like the Whitfield which was demolished and will become single family homes.  One recently tried to become a drug rehab center.  And yet others have become condominiums with pseudo-Victorian facades and no parking, increased congestion, and no character.

But Neptune’s elected officials  should  owe their allegiance to the citizens of the “historic district” and not to developers.  The ideal should be a historic town that brings comfort and beauty to the residents and the visitors.  It should be a place with honesty, light and air.  It should attract art, music, children, flowers, teenagers, yard sales, dinner on the porches, bicyclists, film festivals, ice cream, theater, girls in summer clothes, good eateries, diversity, and more….not trash and scum in Wesley Lake, not politicians in the shadows,  and not cigarette butts on the ground.

Too bad for the owners, but the dying old hotels should revert to single family homes.  Why did the Township bother to write a master plan?

And what will happen to Ocean Grove in the future—maybe it will become like Ocean Grove, Australia, which now bears no resemblance to Osborne’s dream.  It’s a surfers’ town now. Maybe that’s OK.  Some wouldn’t care if our Grove were to drift away to become something else.

BLOSSOM DEARIE:

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NJ Marathon in Ocean Grove 2011. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

NJ Marathon heading south  in Ocean Grove 2011. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

 

MATTHEW WILDER   “Break My Stride.”

“Ain’t nothin’ gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down, oh-no
I got to keep on movin’
Ain’t nothin’ gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh-no, I got to keep on moving'”

 

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July 4 parade on Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Running the swan show is Proprietor Linda Occhipinti.. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

July 4 parade on Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Running the swan show is proprietor Linda Occhipinti. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

 

MEL TILLIS:

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OG Beach. June 2015. School's out, and these coeds chose the Grove. Ocean Grave? No way! Paul goldfinger photograph. ©

OG Beach. June 2015.  School’s out, and these coeds chose the Grove.   Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©

MADDIE AND TAE   “Fly”:

“So keep on climbing, though the ground might shake
Just keep on reaching though the limb might break
We’ve come this far, don’t you be scared now
‘Cause you can learn to fly on the way down”

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Summer, 2014. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Summer, 2014. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to Seymour.

THE ANDREW SISTERS   “The Three Caballeros.”

 

 

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Victor and Tiffany on Mt. Hermon Way. Sept. 2010. Paul Goldfinger photograph ©

Victor and Tiffany on Mt. Hermon Way. Sept. 2010. Paul Goldfinger photograph ©

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB   “Veinte Anos”

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Ocean Grove 2005. We need more events like this. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Ocean Grove 2005. We need more events like this. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

BEVERLY KENNEY:

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