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Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Ling is listing...
« Last post by irons35 on September 20, 2018, 09:49:50 PM »
after it flooded though.  still have to get the people responsible for flooding it in the first place. 
Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Ling is listing...
« Last post by vsasson on September 20, 2018, 11:41:04 AM »
Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on September 19, 2018, 10:10:12 AM »
I was surprised when The Record decided to devote 3/4 of the front page of Monday's Better Living section (plus 1/2 of page 3) to - of all things - BAGELS.

I was shocked when they devoted  3/4 of the front page of Tuesday's Better Living section (plus 3/4 of Page 2) to...............BAGELS!

I was ASTOUNDED when they devoted  3/4 of the front page of Wednesday's Better Living section (plus ALL of Page 3) to...............................MORE FRICKIN' BAGELS!!

The Monday and Wednesday articles contained lists of North Jersey's best bagel shops (one listed 10 and the other, 11). Only 5 shops made both lists. That means that each list is at least 50% inaccurate, according to the other list.

This is worse than when they ran multiple articles about hot dogs in the beginning of the summer.

Are they finished? Will I find more of this tomorrow after they've already wasted 4.5 pages of ink in 3 days on boring bagels?

This is "Better Living"?



1. All the heavy concrete blocks got moved to another location on the site.

2. Time to go to another job somewhere

3. Hackensack meets Fort Lee (with Teaneck in the middle)


4. More vertical beams are in place, but my river view remains intact for a little while longer. By the way, I'm told that steel will only go up to the second floor and above that will be all wood.

5. Sun/Beams


6. The night view with some more steel beams up

7. The morning sun shows basement beam work.


8+9. As I understand it, on this level, the Main St side is residential and the State St side is garage. The bottom of #9 - a photostitch - has me a little worried. Sometimes, a stitch can cause bending on the edges. I'm hoping that's the case here.

10+11. Remember this? Since there's now some verticality, it's time to start taking similar shots as the structure rises.

12. Since the next image blocks the beautiful white steeple of the First Presbyterian Church, I wanted to include this shot so that my friend, Steve McClelland - the pastor - knows that there's still a nice view of his steeple from Main least for a little while.

13. This photostitch shows the current morning view of the entire Main St side of the project, as seen from E. Ward St.

14. This stitch shows such a great view of my neighborhood. It's s shame that it won't be visible from this Main St vantage point anymore (of course, it wasn't visible until about 8 months ago, so that's one reason I'm shooting what I can while it's still there).

15. For all you Sears freaks................

16+17. Site sights

18. This is where those heavy blocks were moved to. BTW - "CBH Care" (Comprehensive Behavioral Health Care) was the largest group affected by the change. They occupied most of the largest demolished building - the yellow-brick one that wrapped around Main, Ward, and State streets. The frames behind the blocks pop up in the next picture.

19. How nice of the construction company to leave these frames here for me to shoot through. There's usually something different left behind the frames every week for me to shoot.

Click to enlarge images. Clicking the photostitches usually enlarges them to a point where you will have to scroll from left to right to view the whole picture.

And, of course, all images and text in Parts 1 and 2 (and everywhere else) are ęBob Leafe.


1. The night view with some steel beams up


2. The site, haze, 80-ton crane, fire trucks across Main St

3. The crane operator appears to have heavy steel beams hanging overhead and weighty concrete blocks underfoot - not a good place to be in a 2-dimensional world.

4. Basement beam-connecting



5. From home: the concrete pumper truck and its ridiculously-long arm is being fed by a constant stream of cement mixer trucks.

6. The pumper's flexible arm is being manipulated to spread concrete on the yellow floor liner, but the most interesting part is the guy in the red shirt, who is controlling the crane via his pouch.

7. This small photostitch shows the Ward St view of the mostly-covered cement floor.

8. The view from Main St

9. Cement closeup

10. It looks like fun, but I hope this guy didn't wait there too long.

11. The last floor section and probably the last cement mixer truck

12. Cement closer-up

13. I like this shot not only because of the super-long handle, but the steel beam vaguely resembles a guitar neck.

14. The crew takes a break.............probably waiiting for the new cement mixer truck to get hooked up to the pumper. They're at the far southern end of the site and I'm on Ward St, at the far northern end.

15. The site engineer on a very precarious-looking perch

16. This looks like a fun ride at an amusement park (The Flying Fan?), but it's actually a motorized troweling machine - used to finish off concrete slabs.

Click to enlarge.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Hackensack schools, facilities upgrade, new school
« Last post by vsasson on September 18, 2018, 02:28:21 PM »
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Five To One
« Last post by Editor on September 17, 2018, 10:10:46 PM »
This is the end (of The Doors references, unless someone else comes up with something really clever).
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