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Re: THE 210 MAIN ROOFTOP SCULPTURE CONSTRUCTION
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2019, 10:35:03 AM »
March 6-11:

The scaffolding contained this tent-like structure, which is now gone. The scaffolding remains, but I couldn't tell you what's changed.


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Re: THE 210 MAIN ROOFTOP SCULPTURE CONSTRUCTION
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2019, 03:00:35 PM »
3-11+13-19

1. The yellow thing starts to come off.

2. It's gone and what looks like fourteen horizontal bars remain (currently: eight)

3. More luxury for the future 210 Main tenants! A giant over-the-air TV antenna has been added!

4. The antenna was removed because it didn't have enough rust to match the sculpture. Meanwhile, this huge man shores up the sculpture...............or it could be someone working down the street at The Hole who photobombed my shot.


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Re: Projects update
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2019, 03:30:40 PM »
Current on River - 8


The Hole (whose name should probably be changed soon to 150-170 Main, right?) - 4

1. Liftoff and splashdown from Moore St

2. Splashdown from Main St

3. Half of the site from Moore St includes 210 Main with its new hat.

4. Same as above, but it's a stitch that shows the entire site from Moore (and the hat).


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Re: Projects update
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2019, 04:47:50 PM »
Let's take a stroll up Main St:

149 Main - 3


210 Main - 7

Somebody I know was concerned about front preservation of this building, so this is for you, E.

1-3. Entrance and light fixture intact

4,5. This is the view looking in through the front door all the way back to the Moore St entrance. I just noticed I'm partially in the mirror's reflection. The second image is a zoomed-in version of the first showing workers at the back entrance.

6. The next image was taken through the window that's just south of the main entrance.

7. The first picture the new tenants will take (well, maybe the second)


240 Main - 3

Hey - they got the name on it: "Meridia".

They'd better change it fast:

October 8, 2010: The FDA finally recalled Abbott Laboratories' obesity drug Meridia today. The nail-in-the-coffin was a big new study showing that the drug can increase heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlangreth/2010/10/08/meridia-recall-shows-how-fda-has-changed/#1e00dd716cd9

This has been known since 2010 - how are the owners not aware of this?


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5 projects updates: 149 to 170 Main St
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2019, 01:35:17 PM »
149 Main (2)

Front and back


153 Main (7 - where the furniture store fire was)

All but the first picture were taken from the State St side.


157 Main (2 - The Battleground store)

Pix were taken from the front and back doors.


157A Main  (1 - Kids Rule store)


150-170 Main (6 - formerly known as The Hole)

Clockwise stitches (except for #4):

1 - from Main St

2 - from Mercer and Moore

3 - The project's storage lot between Moore and River streets - across River St, you can see piles of dirt where The Record used to be (two projects in one shot).

4 - Whatever these are...........they're OK.

5 - Southeast corner of the project

6 - South side of the project, plus the front of 149 Main


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Three other project updates
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2019, 03:46:25 PM »
Current On River - 8

1,2 - These were taken from home.

3 - Stitch from SW corner

4 - Stitch from NW corner

5 - Closeup of Berry St side of NE corner

6 - Stitch from NE corner

7 - Stitch from SE corner

8 - Stitch of western side of project



Main & Bridge streets - 1

Taken from Moore St..............the lot is finally cleared



210 Main - 3

It's in everyone's flight paths, whether taking off, landing or just passing through.


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Re: Projects update
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2019, 11:25:39 AM »
I haven't had a chance to shoot all the Main St-area projects on a regular basis lately, so here's what I haven't posted yet, mostly from 5-30-19 and mostly working my way north:

1. A stitch of The Record site (5-30-19)

2. 153 Main - where the furniture store fire was last October - was FINALLY cleared out sometime in May (5-30-19)

3. The Hole (170 Main): 4 shots from various angles, including a stitch (5-30-19)

4. 210 Main - Two shots of the road closure in front and one of a delivery in the back on 5-30-19

5. Current on River - Nine shots from 4-17-19 to 6-12-19:

   a.  C on R under NYC on 4-17-19

   b, c, d, e. - The NW corner, the closed lane on River St, the SE corner, worker on River St side (all on 5-17-19)

   f, g. - The SW corner, the view down Berry St from Main (both from 5-30-19)

   h. - The view of 3 projects - including C on R - from the Hackensack Walkway at FDU on 6-3-19. Since it also includes the Anderson St Bridge, it's really 4 projects.

   i. - The SE corner on 6-12-19


I'm working on a 6-project stitch that I'll post later.


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Projects update 8-11-19 (Part 1 of 4 - Essex St to 153 Main)
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2019, 02:10:16 PM »
I'm overdue.

I just don't go out when it's hot and humid, but Sunday morning was so nice, I spent about 3 hours and must have walked 3-4 miles as I traversed Main St from Anderson to Essex and back with a side trip into Bogota, shooting almost ALL of the ongoing projects, so I can hibernate again for another month or two.

There's so much stuff, I'm gonna have to make 4 posts (there's a 20-image limit per post). Although I didn't shoot them in this order, I'm listing them sequentially from south to north. I shot a few other things that caught my eye, so I'm just going to intersperse them within the sequence.

The Bogota project has its own topic, so here's everything else:


The Alfred and Mary Sanzari Garden

This is that little pocket park at Main and Essex across from the Bergen County Courthouse.



The Bergen County Courthouse area

One from the park, one from General Poor, two golden oldies on the roof and dome



50 Main

1. The sign at Moore and Bridge - first floor says "Restaurant", "Office", "Cafe" and "Snack".

2. Stitch from Washington Place

3. Stitch from Moore looking northwest

4. Looking toward Main St from Moore



76 Main

Stitch with a glitch



149 and 153 Main

1. 149 Main

2. 153 Main, where the furniture fire was last October

3. Odd stitch showing the north side of 149 Main, taken from the back left side of the previous photo. Also visible on the far left is a bit of the 170 Main Project across the street.

4. Rear interior view of The Battleground store at 157 Main, the first store to the north of 153 Main

5. 149 Main's interior from the back

6. This was taken a few doors south when I was walking back to an alley to get me back onto Main St. 149 is the tall building on the far left. The long awning says "135" and the green and white sign below it says "Tati's Salon", which fronts on Main St next to the other end of the alley.

7. Meanwhile, here's what the alley itself contains: "Greetings from THE SACK". (do you know ANYBODY who refers to Hackensack as "The Sack"? I don't.)

8. On a somewhat sadder note, I thought The Battleground and Kids Rule were coming back after the fire at 153. Apparently not.


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I'm not sure of the addresses of a couple of these so one or two may leak over the given boundaries.

1. This was behind 157 Main (The Battleground store).

2. "Dinning"? Oy! No wonder they went out of business.

3. This was right on the NE corner of Main St and Demarest Place. They had all those loudly-colored wigs in their windows.

4. You know where............and when.

5. What The Record site looks like. I think I recall reading that whatever's to be built would be on higher ground to preclude flooding. This appears to be that higher ground.



170 Main (formerly "The Hole")

1. I actually took this on July 16 from the steps of a building on Moore St, but never got a chance to post it. I'm glad I saved it because they've added another story since.

2. This is an easy project to shoot from all corners, so here's the northwest one at Main and Mercer.

3. The southwest one on Main St

4. The view from Moore and Atlantic (also shows parts of 149 Main and 210 Main)

5. The southeast corner - you can see where Moore St gets blocked off up to Mercer

6. Moore St from the blocked-off point looking north to Mercer

7. The northeast corner from Moore and Mercer



A new parking meter on Moore St


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Projects update 8-11-19 (Part 3 of 4 - from 210 Main to 240 Main)
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2019, 04:12:07 PM »
210 Main

1. the north side of the building

2. the front (west side - I couldn't shoot this straight on and back up enough to fit it all in because the sun was right behind the top part and if I stepped one foot back, I'd be in the sun and blinded.)

3. Main entrance.............literally and street-wise

4. The view inside from the main front door

5,6. As you saw three photos up, there is a door on either side of the main entrance. These are the views inside the northern and southern doors, respectively.

7. A view of the sidewalk work in the vicinity of the main entrance

8. This shows the southern and back sides of the building.

9. Full view of the back (east) side of the building

10. The view inside the back door

11. This is the alley between 210 Main and its northerly neighbor.



This is a morning sun view that caught my eye in a storefront on the west side of Main St.



240 Main

This is The Meridia - a wraparound project that fronts on Main, E. Salem and Moore streets. I'm sorry, but I can't shake the knowledge that Meridia is the name of an obesity drug that was banned in 2010. I'm sure it's a lovely place, but the name is unfortunate.

1. This is the view on the corner of Main and E. Salem

2.  The Cap Diner on the same corner

3. The view from E. Salem and Moore

4. The view on Moore St looking back towards E. Salem

5. For old times' sake, I walked around the back of the above image to capture this contrast of dwellings.


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Projects update 8-11-19 (Part 3 of 4 - from E. Camden to Ward, plus EGRETS!)
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2019, 06:00:00 PM »
Current on River

A quick walkaround produced the following:

1. The southwest corner on E. Camden

2. Same corner, different view

3. The southeast corner (River St and E. Camden St)

4. Open-door policy on 6 of the 8 apartments in this River St image

5. The rest of the River St side to E. Berry St.

6. Looking back from the other side of E. Berry St

7. The northwest corner from E. Berry St



Sunny Sunday morning alfresco table for one at Subway (bring your own chair)



Festive sign on State St near Ward St



Now the egrets. As mentioned earlier, I walked over to Bogota to shoot a WAY overdue update on the project that's replacing the old Hess tanks along W. Fort Lee Rd. On the way back, I crossed the street to get some shots of the USS Ling from both the concrete company and the Court St bridge. Those will be placed in the Ling thread.

When I got on the bridge, I noticed a large egret. I wanted to try to get some shots of it in flight because they're such graceful birds in the air. After taking a couple of shots, I noticed a second - and much smaller - egret. Omigod - is this a mother and offspring? The larger bird seemed to be watching over the smaller one as it hopped into the water and went for long strolls under the bridge. I couldn't see it, but "Mom" stood her ground patiently and after a long while, the smaller one came back.

I noticed a couple of differences that I attributed to changes that probably occur between fledgling age and adulthood. The beaks: the big one's was yellow and the other one's black. Their feet: the big one's were black and the other one's were yellow.

I like the fish-catching shots better than the semi-in-flight one. The last shot's a video still.

I spent about a half hour taking pictures of them before I realized that I was only halfway done with my walk and had at least a mile to go.

Today, I decided to send some pix to a birder friend to see if they were great egrets or snowy egrets. But first, I looked online to see if could figure it out. The first picture I saw had two egrets in it: one was large, had a yellow bill and black feet. The other was much smaller, had a black beak and yellow feet. It could easily have been the same "mother and child" I had just photographed...................but it wasn't the same anything.

The big one was a great egret and the smaller one was a snowy egret! I had simply photographed two different types of egret that just happened to be hanging out between the Court St Bridge and the Ling.

So much for my touching "family" story...............but the pictures and video are still worth it (I think):





All in all, I'd say it was a pretty interesting and productive walk.


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Re: Projects update
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2019, 10:03:58 AM »
great wildlife pictures !!!

 

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