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Five years ago, I posted the above link. Because the stated effect was probably visible at different times of the year anywhere in the county that had a view of the Manhattan skyline, I posted it on the Bergen County Historical Society's forum (which I also moderate) - hence, the BCHS link.

For over a year now, that forum has been down, due - supposedly - to some very minor-sounding problem. Months later, it still wasn't up, so I inquired when the "minor problem" would be fixed. I was told not to worry and that all the tons of historical content were there - as in "not lost".

It may be “not lost”, but it's still "not visible". All subsequent inquiries regarding the resurrection of the forum have been completely ignored. This is VERY disappointing, coming from an organization that takes great pride in unearthing and displaying local history. There must be some secret reason why they've buried this particular trove. Whatever that reason is, it can't be a good one if it lessens the amount of material that’s been available to the public for years.

So what I'm getting at is that - for some unwilling-to-be-discussed reason - the link doesn't work.

The “good” news is I’ve just posted a more fleshed-out version of the Hackenhenge effect on my photoblog:


https://iaintjustmusic.bobleafe.com/?p=6652





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10-1-18

Half a block of State St is closed because of water company digging - NOT because of the construction vehicles.


10-2-18

1. Lotsa dirt loads

2,3. Despite their alabaster covering, the Michelin Twins now work on a dirt truck.
 
4. The dumping

5. The piles

6. The flattening


10-5-18

1. Shouldn't the guy have the hat?


10-7-18

1. Traffic light colors!

2. The State and Ward crosswalk to the site

3. It's been a long time since this area was flat.


10-9-18

1,2. Pipes & Pix


10-10-18

1. More heavy equipment waiting to be unloaded

 2,4. Maybe a little too heavy - as this vehicle was backing onto the site from the street, I heard a popping/cracking sound. A few seconds later...............damaged driveway.


Click to enlarge.

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That's what the "photographer" in the top row appears to be trying to do.

Her twin in the lower level seems to be trying to capture the foolishness of whatever it is going on directly above her OR maybe it's just the continued sequence of the top row.

Who knows? I just observe and document.




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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 18, 2018, 05:46:26 PM »
more Fives & Flubs

Only five 5s? I won't say they're finally cutting down because if I do, there'll be 20 next time.





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Hackensack History / Re: Demolition of The Record building
« Last post by BLeafe on October 16, 2018, 05:15:17 PM »
1,2. The Record lost its name from the front a while ago, but not its address.

3,4. A little more destruction was evident on the south side.

5. Tagged by the wrecking crew?

6. Although I could hear a lot of destruction going on, I couldn't see any machinery or falling debris, but I could see evidence of it on the other side of this bay.

7. Behind the southeast corner was a large pile of discarded steel girders.

8. Meanwhile, on the flip side................


Click to enlarge.



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Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Ling is listing...
« Last post by BLeafe on October 16, 2018, 04:37:26 PM »
1. From this angle, the Ling looks rather listless.........and loooooooong. This is - by far - my best shot/stitch of it.

Aside from the sub, there are 3 other projects in the picture: one new, one being renovated and one dying.


2. To be fair to the other side of the Court St bridge, I also took this while I was there.





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Photography...........the way I see it (Moderated by BLeafe) / Re: Projects update
« Last post by BLeafe on October 16, 2018, 02:20:08 PM »
Four shots from 3 projects:

1. The very first shot of the 435 Main (former Holman Moving) project, taken across Anderson St from the Second Reformed Church's parking lot. The crane's been sitting there for a couple of weeks and the sheeting (asbestos remediation?) was only there the morning I shot this and gone by afternoon.

2. Current on River from home

3. The Tyvek-ed Current on River

4. 240 Main


Click to enlarge.



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Background: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/bogota/2018/02/01/bogota-riverfront-development-moves-forward/1041465001/


1. You may remember this pre- and post-demolition posting from January 2015, taken from the Hackensack River Walkway by Costco.

The rest of the photos were taken last week:

2. (also from Costco) The cranes look very far apart in this photostitch.

3. Moving around the bend in the river to the walkway behind Pep Boys makes them look a lot closer.

4. From a little further north on the same walkway, I got this long stitch of the entire scene.

5. After crossing the Court St bridge, I got this really wide stitch of the site. You can see the red top of the same fence on both sides of the image.


I may come back periodically, but I have enough projects to shoot on my side of the river.


Click to enlarge and scroll away on the stitches.


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