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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Light Pollution (Photos)
« on: March 09, 2006, 12:05:34 PM »
Thank you for your information.

One thing I didn't write about was the fact that I DID contact PSE&G a few years ago. They were shown many of the pictures I showed in my original post here. Some of their people came up here one evening to see for themselves and eventually adjusted one or two lights.

Many of the other offending lights were on private property and PSE&G said that meant they would have to be contacted by those property owners initially to get anything done. That's when I encountered the in-person problems with those property owners, who never bothered to contact PSE&G, so nothing got done.

A few weeks later, PSE&G readjusted one of the "corrected" ones so that I now can see the light again. They insisted that all were "in compliance".

When they were here, PSE&G also noticed that my block had no streetlight, said, "we'll get right on that".........and never did that either, so you can guess that my faith in PSE&G is not real high at the moment.

I did not contact NJBPU at the time, so that information is most welcome. Thanks again.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Light Pollution
« on: February 25, 2006, 10:39:31 AM »
<< If you think about it, the only reason you SEE anything is because light is hitting an object, and some of that light is bouncing from that object directly into the iris of your eye. >>


Reflected light has nothing to do with the situation I described. I'm not talking about any light bouncing off anything else - that's a whole 'nother problem.

I thought the pictures made it abundantly clear that this is about light coming DIRECTLY from the source. I can SEE the inside of the light boxes. The first thing that these lights hit is my eye - not the ground or cars or anything else. Reflected light certainly adds to light pollution, but, in that case,  I would not be in the direct beam as I am now.


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Hackensack History / Re: Hendrix at George's Club 20 (Hackensack)
« on: February 05, 2006, 12:54:40 PM »
There are sooooo many variations of this show out there on LP and CD. I don't think I've seen this particular 7-song LP before. My CD-R has 10 songs, but only 4 match with this LP. I think I once saw a 20-song version somewhere.

I just listened to the first cut ("Drivin' South"). Jimi is introduced as "Jimmy James" - the name he went by back then, but there's no mistaking that voice when you hear it (BTW - he had a band in 1966 called "Jimmy James and the Blue Flames").

During that introduction, he's asked, "What are you gonna do, Jimmy, on this Christmas plus one?", so that should confirm the performance date of December 26, 1965.

Too bad I didn't cruise a block off Main St. that night.

If you don't win the album, Editor, you can copy mine if you want.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Rainbow over Hackensack
« on: February 04, 2006, 08:09:03 PM »
<< "fried leafe" >>

Thank you for at least supplying the context - otherwise, it would make me seem to be some sort of burnout.

Yeah, my food and I are still getting cooked by Nextel. The state never bothered fixing the error they admitted making (they thought my rooftop apartment was an empty elevator room and told the FCC that there were "no adverse effects"!).

Frying for my art, I guess, (and taking a LOT fewer pictures from my roof).

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Hackensack History / Re: Unidentified Chinese Restaurant
« on: February 01, 2006, 06:02:31 PM »
That was the Asia Garden Chinese-American Restaurant at 6 Banta Place (Hack. 3-7157).

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I remember Santa and his sleigh all lit up and strung between the Packard's towers. I could see it every year from my street - Cumberland Ave - in Teaneck (yeah, I lived in Teaneck - sue me).

Does anyone remember a small, open-air trampoline park on the Packard's lot near the tracks circa 1960? I think you paid by the half-hour of usage.

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Hackensack History / Main St. Memories
« on: February 01, 2006, 05:11:14 PM »
I used to cruise the drag from about 1964-1969 and remember when it was PACKED on Thursday nights from the court house to Sears and beyond, with many cars having New York plates. Generally, we'd make a bunch of orbits (two-way street then) between the library and the court house and after every dozen or so, it was time to go to McDonald's in River Edge. This process was repeated over and over, finally ending with my friends finishing the evening by hanging out at the Fairmount Diner (Fran the waitress!). Of course, we wore our Nicky Newark jackets from Kartch's.

I had (among others) a jacked-up, customized '63 Grand Prix with a name painted on the sides of the front quarters ("Prix-fection") AND a '64 Chevy Impala Super Sport at the same time.

One night, a Hackensack cop stopped me for a loud glasspack muffler on the Prix and yelled that he "didn't want to see this car on Main St again tonight". "Yes sir, officer", as I went home and came back with the Super Sport and smiled at the cop.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Rainbow over Hackensack
« on: February 01, 2006, 04:40:03 PM »
I can see my building in that first picture.

Since this is my first day as a member, I don't know if this is considered spam or not - I'm sure Editor will delete this if it is - but my first contact from him was a result of an image of mine that was published in The County Seat showing the YMCA and a rainbow landing on St. Joseph's Church in Bogota.

Click here to see my pictures.  Click "Hackensack, NJ" on the left and you'll see 90 pictures of Hackensack, including the rainbow over the YMCA.

You might also find a band or two (thousand) on the site, including Hackensack's two big rock stars - originally known as Joe Linquito and Leslie Weinstein - Joe Lynn Turner and Leslie West.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: HOLY TRINITY ALUMNI
« on: February 01, 2006, 04:26:42 PM »
I attended both Holy Trinity schools -  the old one where the parking lot is from grades 1-4 and the "new" one from grades 5-8, graduating in 1961.

We actually had an 18 1/2 year reunion in December 1979 in the cafeteria.

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Hackensack History / Re: Golf Range on Hackensack Avenue
« on: February 01, 2006, 04:18:52 PM »
I remember seeing the very tall netting for the Hackensack Ave golf/driving range right by the exit off Rt. 4 west to Hackensack Ave. south.

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Hackensack History / Re: Hendrix at George's Club 20 (Hackensack)
« on: February 01, 2006, 04:10:59 PM »
Jimi Hendrix/George's Club 20

Hendrix did indeed play at George's Club 20 and the location given is accurate (address: 20 Bridge St). At the time, he was playing guitar with King Curtis and the date is probably in the last week of 1965 or possibly the first week in 1966. I have a CD-R of the show, and I've heard that there is apparently a longer one available.


"Hackensack Blues" album

The Hackensack Blues album is a Canadian product that has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with Hackensack, aside from possibly being named because of Jimi's friendship with George. I have 2 copies of that album. It doesn't say where it was recorded, though it shows a picture supposedly of Hendrix in a NY studio for "first mix".

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