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Hackensack Discussion / Kazimir's Pets closing
« on: Yesterday at 04:42:23 PM »
1. from their Facebook page

2. I took this while driving by today.


Join the Bergen County high school students against gun violence at the Bergen County Courthouse from 10am to Noon tomorrow. It's free and you don't need tickets, but they would like to receive donations to pay for this.

Hackensack Videos / Snow Nudge at 395 Main
« on: Yesterday at 03:15:00 PM »
If the waving arms inside the smaller vehicle are any indication, that guy's not too happy.

1. I can't help but wonder if there's any connection between the sign and, containers.

2. These ladies probably won't be able to use those containers.

3. Maybe they're familiar with the front entrance of this building.

4. Couldn't the customer or the delivery guy just walk the order over from the Noches de Colombia restaurant on Main St?

5. Slow day for deliveries (or maybe they're walking them over to Ward St)

6. In case anyone hasn't driven on Rt 4 westbound by Forest Ave in Paramus lately, this is what's replacing the Forum Diner.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Projects update ("Current on River")
« on: March 22, 2018, 02:31:01 PM »
From two days ago:

1. Waiting for the top piece to be lowered (hey - what's that guy in the lower right doing?)

2. Daring laddermen............especially the guy on the right

3. King Kong of New Jersey

(what's written on YouTube):

The Last Wurl (sorta like The Band's "Last Waltz", but WAY less musical)

A Wurlitzer piano - Model 2880 - was found inside the 395 Main St (Hackensack, NJ) demolition site.

From a distance, it looked to be in fairly decent shape, so efforts were made to give it away before it would have to be trashed.

There were no takers. A close inspection showed that it really wasn't as nice as we thought. You would need mega-musclemen to turn it upside-down and shake all the debris out of it.

When I was notified that today might be its last day, I went over to the site to hit the keys to make some know, give it a Last Wurl.

This video shows that it plays as well as I do.

Adios, 88s.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:18:52 AM »
More sloppiness: in today's Record, whoever writes the photo captions doesn't know the difference between "photographs" and "photographers"...............TWICE in the same article.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: March 18, 2018, 01:30:47 PM »
Compared to what it once was, I pity The Record too, but I pity their readers much more. Have you read all the online vitriol against what they've done to this paper?

"Absolute garbage at this point. As bad as a handout. It appears Gannett, and the shameful people theyíve installed to run the operation, couldnít care less about the embarrassing product."

"Itís a slap in the face to those of us who counted on The Record for so many years to bring us localized journalism."

"...riddled with typos. I mean, come on, an occasional error is one thing, but every day I see several and it is annoying. Isnít the business of editors to, well, to EDIT?!?"

"An example of the Recordís crappy editing: I was reading about a football game last weekend. There was no final score in the headline or body of the article, just intermediate scores during a comeback scenario. Bush league."

Other complaints: local coverage is skimpy, more than half of the GOOD staff were let go and their content was replaced by articles from the Asbury Park Press, USA Today and other non-local sources, the print is much smaller, customer service has gone WAY downhill, they will not re-deliver if they missed you, the paper it's printed on has recently become very low-grade, and they're asking for large increases in the subscription rate for all these negatives.

There's actually not ONE thing I can think of that I could call an improvement since the takeover.

Can you?

Binge-watching - the practice of watching multiple episodes of a television program in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming.

This article doesn't recommend watching multiple episodes of a television program.......... it says to watch one episode of 5 different shows - hardly binge-watching and hardly worth taking up 80% of the front page of the entertainment (Better Living) section.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Projects update - NOT HOUSEBROKEN
« on: March 16, 2018, 02:35:44 PM »
It's short and - please - no jokes about Hu Flung Dung.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Projects update (PART 2)
« on: March 14, 2018, 04:56:46 PM »

Main/Salem/Moore - 7 stills

Current on River - 8 stills, 2 stitches (#2118 shows what's at the very top of that huge crane and in the last image, the telephone wires don't line's a big glitch, but it's better than the previous attempt that cut a moving car in half)

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Projects update (PART 1)
« on: March 14, 2018, 04:47:14 PM »
These were all taken last Sunday and will be split into 2 posts:

The Hole - 1 still and 2 stitches

147 Main - 1 stitch (what's supposed to be built here?)

210 Main - 5 stills, including 2 of the FRONT of the bank that someone was concerned about. It looks fine.

Main/Salem/Moore - 7 stills

Current on River - 8 stills, 2 stitches

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: March 14, 2018, 03:43:04 PM »
Another month of Five Jive from The Record (11 of 19 are just from the Sports writers):

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With all the buildings in the 395 Main St project having been torn down with only the cleanup left, I find myself with lots of little video bits that just didn't fit in elsewhere, so I have no real use for them.

Determined to find a way to inflict them upon you anyway, I separated them into two piles: one having to do with all the steel beams and the excavators that had to separate them out from the rest of the rubble to be recycled and the other one having to do with Sparky - the guy who has to cut the overly-long beams so they fit into the containers that haul them away.

When applied to steel, his cutting torch provides all the excitement that this crashing bore of a video can muster, making these two piles of vidbits into one big pile of flick.

Personally, I like the thumbnail better.

Free Classifieds and Announcements / Re: Free upright piano - UPDATE
« on: March 12, 2018, 04:01:45 PM »
The piano is finally standing (on 3 legs) inside the the demolition site gate on State St between Ward and Passaic streets. I went over and took some more pictures this morning. It's a Wurlitzer and has not been cleaned up at all. It's got that lovely crushed-concrete patina. The Model number is 2880 and it's circa 1986.

The video shows the same model being played.

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