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Linden Street Construction
« on: November 06, 2009, 04:50:02 PM »
After what seems like at least a year, work has recently resumed.



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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 08:30:03 AM »
The guy over in McManus told me that the owner of this project lost millions and millions of dollars in the Madoff Ponzi Scandal.  Like so many others, he was fooled by the stature of Madoff, his seeming invincibility.  He said it was reported in the newspaper.

That's why this project has been delayed for so long.  Now that the Cancer Center is almost done, this is going to be the only "BIG" project being built in Hackensack.  At least someone is carrying the ball.

People don't realize that national events have an impact on Hackensack.  300 and 310 Prospect Ave, and two buildings on Park Street were caught up in the S&L Crisis. When was that one, 1989 ?

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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 06:24:31 PM »
Onward and upward:
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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 08:55:11 PM »
As of today............
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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2010, 03:30:06 PM »
Another year, another floor.

How many floors is this building supposed to have? It's going to be luxury condos, right?



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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2010, 06:11:40 PM »
That's the top floor. Yes, condos I believe.

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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010, 06:21:43 PM »
My understanding is there will be 5 levels of "stick", which is wood-frame construction.  That is the maximum allowed under building code.

Let's hope there is no fire before it's done and all the fireproofing is installed between the units.

All I can say is "Remember the Avalon".  Edgewater, a number of years back.  The fire was so intense it burned down all the houses across the street.

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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 06:14:20 PM »
Oooo! Color!

Harbinger of Spring?

Statement of financial stability?

New dorm for the New York Jets?



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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010, 06:40:47 PM »
Maybe the Editor can dig up the old newspaper stories about the lumber yard fire across the street where the shopping center is now. If Ol' Homer is correct, it was about 50 years ago and one of the biggest in the City's history.

The YOU TUBE folks would have had a field day with that one.

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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010, 06:57:35 PM »
That was the Comfort Coal & Lumber fire in the late 50s.

Is all that visible wood in the condo building causing you to make a sinister connection?



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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2010, 08:20:59 PM »
Certainly not.
Just thought that I would add a little bit of historical perspective to the neighborhood since probably 99% of the current residents weren't living there when Comfort Coal was in operation.
Just think: Ike was  the president then; Holy Trinity had a high school only a few blocks away; you could grab a decent meal at Sam's; and, the Board of Ed. had  just added a modern outdoor bell and buzzer system at the Middle School.

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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2010, 09:16:27 PM »
....a little bit of historical perspective to the neighborhood....Holy Trinity had a high school only a few blocks away....and the Board of Ed. had  just added a modern outdoor bell and buzzer system at the Middle School.

After the fire, electricity was discovered and the now-amplified Middle School noise got so loud, you could hear it all the way out to the Blauvelt Estate in Oradell, where Hiram Blauvelt - the president of Comfort Coal & Lumber - once lived.

Coming full circle, it's only fitting that the condo building be named after him - Hiram House of Hackensack (even though all the kids at Brownson High will snicker and call it the Harem House).

Ya gotta love history...............



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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2010, 09:25:52 PM »

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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2010, 09:56:48 PM »
And now if you really want to get into this whole thing, GOOGLE into Comfort Coal, Hackensack, NJ and there is a whole story about the Blauvelt Mansion and  good old Hiram.

 Don't know who the developer is; but, if he is looking  to name this development, here is a start: Rite Aid Residences or Comfort Coal Condos.

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Re: Linden Street Construction
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2010, 11:09:04 PM »
Don't know who the developer is; but, if he is looking  to name this development, here is a start: Rite Aid Residences or Comfort Coal Condos.





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