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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2009, 07:31:11 pm »
Then I guess YOU won't be bidding........


If you want, I can probably still get you one with all the toppings for a phenomenal nominal fee. :-X



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2009, 08:54:12 pm »
Maybe we should terminate this discussion. As they say in the sheet piling / brick  sewer rebuilding business -- we don't want the editor to sheet a brick. He yelled at us once about making spectacles of ourselves.

We can always start up again when someone brings up sheetrock.

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2009, 11:17:18 am »
We got a potty training book for our 2 year old daughter.  On the inside cover appears the following quote which I thought applies nicely to this topic too:

"Everything flows"

- Heraclitis

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2009, 11:51:09 am »

" Except when the pipe is busted"

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2009, 03:00:20 pm »
"Everything flows"

"Except when the pipe is busted"



Sorry, Homer. EVEN though the pipe is busted, water was FLOWing today (see photos).

SO.........I think that Pearl Jam's "Even Flow" is most appropriate.


BTW - I asked a worker when he thinks they'll be done. He really didn't know, but acknowledged that it could be next week.
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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2009, 04:37:35 pm »
 EVEN FLOW !?!?!?!?

Your photos remind me more of OH CALCUTTA

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2009, 05:03:21 pm »
You DO know that "Oh! Calcutta!" was the first nudie musical, right?

The title was not a reference to an Indian city, but rather to a phonetic play on the French phrase "O quel cul t'as!" which means "What an a$$ you have!"

I'll pass on your appreciative words to the crew.  :laugh:



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2009, 05:47:44 pm »
Yes, I know the full story including the punctuation and the translation. Didn't think that many of the message board contributors would remember a 40 year old "theatrical production".
That being the case just take the word 'oh" from my previous posting and you / they will catch my drift. As for the workers, they will catch the drift as it flows eastward over their ankles.

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2009, 04:20:21 pm »
I wonder why there hasn't been so much as a peep about any of this in The Record or The Chronicle. This is weeks-long major roadwork and detour on a road that's not exactly a side street.

There are possible historical interest angles - could the 120-140 year-old bricks used in the construction of the broken pipe have been made at one of the numerous brickyards in Little Ferry that existed at the time?

How has this affected places like Holman Moving Systems, whose huge trucks can barely get into their Anderson St entrance on a good day, or their neighbor across the street - the Second Reformed Church - whose parking lot entrance is directly opposite Holman's?

So I asked both, "How's business?"

I REALLY thought Holman's would be greatly impacted, but, apparently they're able to squeeze their trucks in most of the time with some cooperative juggling by the road crew. Since that's not always possible, the occasional truck will sit in a nearby street or park lot, if necessary.

The Second Reformed Church got on the phones and called every one of their members to inform them that it would be services-as-usual and that they could approach the lot from Ward St. Apparently, it worked because there was no noticeable drop-off in attendance.


These are stories that local citizens would be interested in reading about in their paper. How many read about it here?

People are asking me why there's been NOTHING about this in any of our papers. In the absence of a real reporter who could get the word out to thousands of people about the day-to-day operations, I'm happy to relay anything I happen to find out, but I'm no reporter and shouldn't be the sole source of info.

If for no other reason than to provide day-to-day detour notices, I think The Record owes the people of Hackensack and anyone else inconvenienced by this work some real coverage and information.

Why aren't they getting it?


WHERE IS THE RECORD?

WHERE IS THE CHRONICLE?



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2009, 07:25:07 pm »
sorry friend,if therses not a whiff of scandal or controversy neither the record nor its neglected step- daughter ,the chronicle ,cares

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2009, 10:04:44 pm »
Regarding the bricks, they probably came from the Hackensack Brick Company or one of the other brick producers along the River in Hackensack and Little Ferry. Don't forget that about 130 years ago the contractor or supplier couldn't exactly load the bricks on forty footers and deliver them to the site after getting off Route 80. The bricks were hauled to the site on horse drawn, flat bed wagons so it only made sense to obtain them from the closest local supplier.
Keep in mind also that there is a large brick arch sewer line beneath lower Main Street and probably other large streets in the older parts of Hackensack. This holds true in other cities where large trunk lines were built before the start of the 20th century.

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2009, 04:58:23 pm »
Things appear to have slowed down considerably, but I don't know why. I'm told there was yet another collapse of old brick pipe closer to Main St and that whatever they did before at the other collapse points will have to be repeated at the new one.

I hadn't heard any noise during the afternoon and took a walk over there at about 3:15. It was like a ghost town.

Picture 1: that block of Anderson St now probably looks much like it did when the brick pipes were put in - a dirt road.......minus the horse "bricks".

Pictures 2 and 3: there's now a temporary above-ground black sewer line that bypasses the work area (and probably helps to let things dry out underground). This line runs along the south curb from near Union St almost to Main St.

Picture 4: the Second Reformed Church word-plays about having their own "problem", but has a better solution (I don't think you'd want to look for any messages inside the broken sewer pipe).



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2009, 03:53:42 pm »
It's now a week later and even LESS is happening..............like ZERO. The last piece of heavy equipment was hauled away yesterday. I know there's a lot of work still to be done and I would think that it would be in everyone's best interest to get this road open ASAP, but................

What could be the cause of the delay? Negotiations? Waiting for parts? Start of the football season?

Photos from today:

1. Nada

2. Oh wait.........there WERE some new additions! Bags of clothing and mattresses! Anybody wanna speculate about that?



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2009, 04:48:01 pm »
When a contractor pulls his equipment off a job this big before it is finished there is usually one underlying issue:

DOLLARS

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2009, 06:49:32 pm »
Is there running water for the apartments located in that area?

 

anything