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Might be a nice shot when the project's finished.

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Sorry - that's my mistake.

All fixed.

Their high-end tenants will need SOMEWHERE classy to shop when Sears folds.

This is  a goldmine for Family Dollar.

Hackensack Discussion / The Holman/Waypoint project (435 Main St)
« on: Yesterday at 11:30:02 AM »
On Wednesday, December 5, they finally started blocking off the sidewalks on the Main St, Anderson St and Maple Ave sides of the building and left no gaps in the fence-covering for photos. Fortunately, I can see what's going on in the back from my roof - 7 floors up - though it's a bit chilly up there lately.

The next day, demolition started. I had taken a shot of the Anderson St side of the fence-covering in the morning, but by the time I went out to do the ground-level shots, I noticed that the image of the new building in the covering -  which had been well down from Main St in the morning - had been moved much closer to Main by the afternoon. Better optics, I guess. Plus, there's a more captive audience stopped at the light as you get closer to Main.

Since I can't be on the roof on the other side of my building all day, I'm only going to be able to get bits of pieces of the demolition process, unlike the 389 Main project, which is straight out from my living room window, so I'm going to miss segments of the 436 Main progress.

I probably won't get over to Maple Ave much, so I made sure to get over there on the first day to shoot a stitch. It wasn't an easy one because I had to hold the camera above my head to clear the fence-covering. It's a pain to try to line up side-by-side shots in that situation.

On the far right of the stitch is the yellow-bricked former Holy Trinity School - the alma mater of Editor, me and many members of this site. I noticed that my current residence is also in the picture, so I took the last shot, which shows an angle I never saw before of the garden apartments of Anderson St, the Second Reformed Church, the top of my building behind it and the First Presbyterian Church's steeple.

Going back to the stitch, I can see that I’ve come a long way in 60 years…………….. 2 blocks!

From Wikipedia: A waypoint is an intermediate point or place on a route or line of travel, a stopping point or point at which course is changed......waypoints most often consist of a series of abstract GPS points that create artificial airways—"highways in the sky"—created specifically for purposes of air navigation that have no clear connection to features of the real world.

So the residents of this building can claim they live in the middle of something that has no connection to the real world? I guess that makes sense. After all, Sears is right across the street and they're in a similar situation..

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: December 04, 2018, 05:10:38 PM »
I didn't expect to be posting in this thread again so soon, but today's edition was a MESS. I found about a dozen problems and - surprise, surprise - all but one were in the sports section............and THAT one was sports-related.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:01:03 PM »
FIVES & FLUBS (Chapter 346)

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...but apparently not great for Johnnie, who's behind by two lengths.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Signs around the city
« on: November 23, 2018, 04:32:07 PM »
I know there's one of these signs high above Main St, just south of Anderson and facing Sears, but I just recently saw this one from home. It's right next to the tracks by Passaic St.

Think this sign will result in any boat donations?

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Clinton Place Halloween Decorations
« on: November 23, 2018, 01:00:00 AM »
I asked you three different questions about your post (which, by the way, had nothing to do with this thread's topic of Clinton Place Halloween decorations) and your reply addressed none of them.

It doesn't appear that the name of the site is what needs to be changed.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: November 21, 2018, 10:45:12 AM »
Fives & Flubs

Sorry - there is just SO much stupidity this time around that there is no room for the frequent Fives.

Let's start with a horrible Hackensack Chronicle flub.

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76 Main

(taken on 11-14-18)

It's been over 3 1/2 years since this fire.

What's changed?

149/153 Main

(taken on 11-11 and 11-14-18)

The Hole

(taken on 11-11-18)

210 Main

(taken on 11-14-18)

Main & Salem

(taken on 11-14-18)

Current on River

(taken on 11-8,10,14-18)

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Clinton Place Halloween Decorations
« on: November 20, 2018, 03:05:06 PM »
No, I'm not going into details,

Why post a story if you won't give details?

We don't know anything we didn't know before you posted that.

Besides the social news site, what is your definition of a "reddit"?

This is a local history site............what will researchers learn 50-100 years from now from that post?

Details, please.

10-31-18 and 11-1-18

1,2. Gettin' serious on the garage part of the project.


3-7. The Sunday walkaround: when I can shoot things that I can't shoot (or see) from home.


8. I see this man fairly often, riding by slowly and surveying the scene.


9, 10, 11. Steel girders will soon arrive to fill in all the ground openings


12. Our little nor'easter


13. Washing the mud off his boots after work before getting into someone's vehicle for the ride home


14-20. Another Sunday walkaround

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