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Hackensack Discussion / Hackensack History
« on: April 11, 2011, 11:02:13 PM »
Back in the 60's before the Beetles made long hair on men a common sight there was a middle aged gent who I always saw downtown with a ponytail...something not seen on a man since the days of powdered wigs.

This was a respectable looking man who was just beginning to go a bit gray, dressed in jeans and may have driven a cab. Unlike some younger forward thinkers who endured the ridicule of those who thought they were a threat to America I never saw anyone treat this man with anything but respect.

I just wondered if anyone remembers him besides me and could fill in the blanks as to who this unique Hackensack person might be. 

Hackensack Discussion / Speaking if photography...
« on: March 19, 2011, 12:44:30 PM »
This sounds like a prime photo op depending on clear skies tonight. A Supermoon courtesy of our orbiting neighbor being at it's closest distance in 19 years.  Sorry about the advertisement it comes with the video clip.

Hackensack Discussion / question about Hackensack
« on: March 17, 2011, 10:17:42 PM »
Was there ever a swimming hole at the corner of Anderson St. and River St. on the N.E. corner across from Sears where the park is? I thought I remember a place to swim there but I may be thinking of the one further North across from Continental Plaza.

I also remember the small amusement park and zoo that was at the location of the garden apt.s on Old New Bridge Rd. behind what was the Donut Shop,  also just South of one of the biggest auto junk yards in Bergen County the final resting place of a couple of my old clunkers that were worth more dead than alive and running.

Hackensack Discussion / does anyone remember
« on: March 07, 2011, 08:25:45 PM »
a couple of area businesses that are long gone due to progress, in this case Rt.80 joining Rt.17.

The places I have in mind are Frankie's Market on Rt.17 in Lodi and Stumpy's Motorcycle shop about in the same area on the East side of 17 but probably a few years earlier back to the mid 1950's.

Frankie's was a great place to shop in a flea market type set up with merchants in stalls selling everything from jewelry to clothing and all things in between, some decent Italian fast food too as I recall.

Stumpy's was the only place to get anything related to motorcycles including helpful advice and interesting info from the man himself. Stumpy gained his name in an accident that left him missing a leg.

Harleys of all ages and values could be found at Stumpy's along with the N.J. State Police bikes that were retired when it was decided that the Chrysler 300 was a more reliable ride in all kinds of weather when patrolling the GSP and the NJ Turnpike.

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