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The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the 389 Main Project
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2018, 04:04:14 PM »
As mentioned in the previous post, the groundbreaking ceremony for the 389 Main project took place today (though the first 3 pictures were actually taken yesterday):


1. Parts of the E lot that were closest to the site were off-limits to all but the ceremony attendees.

2. A man who was walking on State St stopped to check out the banner.

3. I decided to document how the tent fit in the grand scheme of the neighborhood on the only late afternoon of its existence here.

4,5. An hour before the guests started arriving today, an effort was made to gussy up the reserved spaces. It doesn't appear to have helped. In fact

6. Just before the ceremony started, I got an idea of how many people might attempt to throw dirt at me.

The speakers (in order):

7. Jon Hanson, Founder and Chairman of the Hampshire Companies (and inducted just last Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame)

8. Max Dorne, Director of Development for Claremont Companies (the people doing all the destruction/construction)

9. Bill Hanson, President of NAI James E. Hanson (the Hanson Realty office on State St was the first building knocked down for this project). He spoke for about 3 seconds - I was lucky to get this one shot of him.

10. John LaBrosse, Mayor of Hackensack

The Groundbreaking:

11. This shot includes the 4 speakers, most of the City Council, a certain HackensackNow Editor and 7 people I dont know.

12. The 4 speakers and 2 people I dont know


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Tuesday's wild, quickie storm
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2018, 01:32:42 PM »
I didn't get to shoot the really good scenes of this because I was too mesmerized by the giant amounts of dirt that would suddenly head skyward.............."Oh, wait - I've gotta take a picture"................and this was the only halfway-decent shot I got.



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389 Main Project is on the way up
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2018, 03:15:01 PM »
Initial verticality:

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Re: Tracking the 395 Main St rehab project
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2018, 09:07:31 AM »
Jeez, how about a cross street or some other info to locate this project for those who don't know every inch of Hackensack.....

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Re: Tracking the 395 Main St rehab project
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2018, 10:30:20 AM »
Jeez - how about actually reading the thread?

There might also be a picture or two to help you out.



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Re: Tracking the 395 Main St rehab project
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2018, 09:11:27 AM »
So I guess every reader has to be a Sherlock Holmes. "Look, Mary, that steeple looks like the Presbyterian or is it the Catholic church ......"

Meanwhile, circulation of The Record has plummeted, thanks to your critique of the Sports section:

https://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/2018/06/gannett-admits-circulation-of-record.html

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Re: Tracking the 395 Main St rehab project
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2018, 04:12:05 PM »
So - for every picture - you expect me to provide cross streets and other information for every background building that has nothing to do with any of the rehabilitation activities in this thread? There's about as much chance of that happening as there is of you sneaking in a third plug in as many days for your Record article.

Of course, if you were to give me exclusive credit for the paper's plummeting circulation.....................nah, no one's dumb enough to think that.

All silliness aside, I'm glad that you're getting so much out of this thread - it's every writer's dream.


Well, that was a riveting diversion. Now, back to business.



The cement pumper truck arrived first thing Monday morning, unfolded its tentacle and did its thing.

I'm tempted to make reference to Jed Clampett's "CE-ment Pond", but I won't.


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Re: Tracking the 395 Main St rehab project
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2018, 01:45:21 PM »
1. I had a lot to do on Monday, so was up early (early for me, anyway) and saw this guy already working on the site at 6:49am.

2. At 11:24am, I saw this looooooooong truck on Main St and knew that if it managed to maneuver the exit to the Ward-to-State tight road curvature, it would be perfectly-placed for a truck/site shot for a second or two as it rolled by. Somehow, it managed to back into the site perpendicularly a minute later.

3. Most people who walk by the site barely give it a glance, but at 5:54pm, these 3 spent a few minutes there. Future tenants? Still looking for a table at Alfonso's?

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Re: Tracking the 395 Main St rehab project
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2018, 02:40:28 PM »
Love this thread.  Thanks Bob.


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Re: Tracking the 395 Main St rehab project
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2018, 02:38:35 PM »
Chure, man. Here's some more:

1. They finally put a banner on the fence at Main and Ward to show what's coming.

2. Looking north

3. Looking south

4. Spray and shoot


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Re: Tracking the 395 Main St rehab project
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2018, 01:36:56 PM »
This is a better version of the first shot shown in the post showing Hackensack's 4th of July 2018 fireworks (http://www.hackensacknow.org/index.php/topic,3743) because the 389 Main hole in the ground has been brightened to show its illumination by the fireworks. And I'll probably post it again next year to show the huge difference with the 5-story building that goes in that hole.

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