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Hackensack Discussion / April the Giraffe is giving birth RIGHT NOW
« on: April 15, 2017, 09:27:43 AM »
I just found this. Apparently, millions have been following this and almost a million people are watching this live right now.

Two legs are already sticking out as she's walking around.

It looks like this could go on for a while.

I know - it's not the kind of post you usually see on this site, so maybe I'll delete it after it's over. But, on the off-chance that this is of interest to anyone, enjoy(?).

I knew that the artwork had changed there a while ago, but yesterday was the first chance I had to go shoot it, so here is a 6-picture photostitch of it. There's one obvious glitch (look for two "NZ"s and the roofline above them), but overall, I'm happy with it.

Click to enlarge and scroll away.

Hackensack Discussion / Midtown Bridge to be replaced
« on: April 11, 2017, 05:45:46 PM »
Looks like the artillery is in place.


1. Two World Trade Center rises.

2. My old Hitachi sits atop the VCR-Printer-Small Fridge snowy-peaked mountain awaiting the technology trash haulers.

3. This is the brightest and shiniest I've ever seen the First Presbyterian Church's steeple since its recent makeover.

4. The steeple photobombs the First Baptist Church's school flag.

5. Someone on the first floor of my building has apparently enlisted Divine Intervention in keeping those windows and doors closed (I know the landlord didn't do it).

6. Window installation

7. Stuffed bra

8. Interesting cloud colors on the moon

9. Photographing Ladies Liberty while stopped at the light at Mercer and Main. I love candids - especially when compared with the posed shot the Hackensack Daily Voice recently ran (no sun on one poor guy's face). Here's the Rutherford DV version:

10. & 11. Each truck gets four bucketloads...........always shoot on the fourth one.

12. & 13.The sun's blinding rays were reflected off this Jersey City building right into my living room on March 4 and 5.

14. Meanwhile, about a dozen feet west of the previous image stands this cool guy, who's about 7' tall. I think this is my favorite shot of the year so far.

15. This just in: after yesterday's storm passed, I saw the top few floors of 432 Park Ave in Manhattan sticking out above the clouds that appeared to hover over the Hudson River..........but it's hard to be sure about where the clouds actually were from looking at something that's 5-7 miles away in a two-dimensional picture. BTW - the illuminated building in the lower center is the Marlboro House on Main St in Ridgefield Park.


I called the rectory, but they wouldn't give out their email addresses.

If anyone's interested, I emailed the link to this topic to Father Paul - the Holy Trinity Church pastor.

His reply:

That was cute.
God bless
Fr. Paul

Hackensack Discussion / Partial collapse of local church's catacombs
« on: April 01, 2017, 09:15:01 AM »
Holy Trinity's catacombs and reliquary, which extend for about a block underground, suffered a partial collapse early this morning that affected the church and some of the neighboring buildings.

Since this is so close to me, I was able to get a shot of some of the damage from my roof.

Here's the story:


Hackensack History / Re: Where is this?
« on: March 30, 2017, 07:27:21 PM »

Hackensack History / Where is this?
« on: March 30, 2017, 02:02:01 PM »
Omniscient editors and members of Hackensack's bravest are ineligible (unless no one else gets it).

Late Friday afternoon, I saw that there were EMERGENCY NO PARKING  SAT. 7AM-3PM signs posted on every meter for all 28 spaces along the southern border of the E municipal parking lot. What could possibly be going on to occupy all those spaces on a Saturday? In my nearly 3 decades here, I've never seen anything that did that.

As of 9 or 10am Saturday, I still didn't.

A little after 10:30, a green school bus..............sorry, "fun bus"...........pulls up and horizontally occupies 4 spaces behind the First Presbyterian Church. Five or six more of these buses could have occupied the rest of the allotted space, but that was it - the one, fun bus.

The driver got out and unloaded a landing mat and a plastic slide that stretched from the bus' bumper alllllll the way down to the ground. What thrills! Around the slide were traffic cones and what appeared to be a folding plastic fence, in case one of the children overslid the runway. He later added a small basketball net that I never saw get used and a trampoline that remained on its side throughout.

Every time I walked by my window, I looked out to see what was going on and saw nothing except for two occasions when a boy had just safely landed from the slide to the delight of his mother and two little girls who also used the slide. At that point, the man packed everything up and left. It was 1pm.

I'm hoping that a lot more went on that I didn't see and that whoever paid for everything got their money's worth, but you have to wonder when one bus occupies 28 spaces that were reserved for eight hours and leaves after two-and-a-half.

Oh well. I'm sure a fun time was had by all - however many that was.

Wanna get in on the fun? The last picture hooks you up if you're looking for a fun job.


Hackensack Discussion / Re: Sears Future
« on: March 22, 2017, 11:23:03 PM »
the headline on daily voice is horribly written.

Did you read the first sentence? ("...the corporate owner is pointing pointing to online shopping...")

Hackensack Discussion / Re: About "Stella", et al.
« on: March 18, 2017, 08:22:02 PM »
A lot of people are apparently not happy with this situation, including Stephen King:

Does anyone actually remember a storm the Nether Channel named "Janus"? A couple of pictures were posted on that FB page that showed the unfortunate placement of graphics (below) and people on the set.

Serves them right.


Hackensack Discussion / About "Stella", et al.
« on: March 15, 2017, 09:59:59 AM »
Colbert gets it (go to 4:11 on this video from last night):

Only the National Weather Service is authorized to name storms - not some self-serving TV channel named Weather.

Peru, huh?

I wonder if our friend, Alfonso, was among them. It wasn't long after that that he opened his Don Alfonso (Peruvian) Restaurant on State St which served lots of fish dishes.

I've been busy for the last 9 or 10 months with a self-imposed project involving every non-music-related photo I've ever taken (with many months to go) and I came across some negative film I shot in early 2001 which included this colorful image.


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