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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Recycling
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on May 08, 2022, 03:06:25 PM »

I guess you can call the city's Public Works Department and speak to someone in recycling. This happened only once?
Community Soapbox / Re: The Sasson Report
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on May 07, 2022, 10:53:45 AM »
1. Less dirt = more buildings.

2. While on Camden St, I saw this guy occasionally popping out of the top floor. The next time he did, I was ready.

3. This was going on right across State St. I'm still not sure if these two work sites are related.

4. From the same spot, I did a 180ยบ and shot this PANO.

5. I shot the next two images this morning from my living room. There are at least 4 projects visible in this one, plus lovely Spring foliage colors.

6. You may have noticed someone on top of the new construction in that last shot. Zooming in shows there are two people working there and the closer one has his feet on two different ladder steps as he lifts and moves a very large wood plank that had been standing against the wall. I would NOT want to try doing that.

Click to enlarge some of them.

1. This is the notice for the closure that resulted in the above picture.

2. The next day, I received this notice. Sounds like there might be another sign going up on the Main St side.

3. I had to go food shopping that morning, but decided to first take a walk over to Main and Anderson to see if I guessed correctly. I did. There was a truck there that showed part of a sign that said "The WA". A minute later, part of a sign that was behind it was raised that said "LCOTT". I didn't know that the sign came in sections. Here's a view of the Main St side sign that only existed for a few seconds. You'll never see this again.

4. How would the sign be attached? The answer's on the wall.

5. Since it's a vertical sign, the bottom "LCOTT" piece goes up first...........

6,7. ...............and gets attached to the wall.

8. Another rare moment in time where just 1 1/2 signs are up.

9.10. There were some long waits between the important shots of this shoot, so I passed the time by taking some boring PANO pix of what else was going on around me (a turning car, a bus).

11. But I think my favorite was this block-long (at least!) HFD fire engine that cannot turn left or right off Main St. The Main St Fire Engine travels the length of Main St and then has to back up the entire length of the street to begin the process all over and constant fire coverage for Main St! Brilliant!
(.......and if you believe that............)

By the way - regarding that little black blur of a car - I was panning right to left (the direction of the southbound fire engine). The black car was moving left to right (northbound). Going with the panning direction lengthens vehicles. Going against shortens them.

12. At this point, my "quick stop" at The Walcott had lasted an hour. It took quite a while to get that first piece from truck to wall, so I decided to quickly do my food shopping (in Paramus) and see if I could make it back in time for Piece #2.

I returned via Rt 4 and Main St, which was one lane between Maple and Anderson. As I was stopped at the traffic light at Anderson, the second piece of the sign started lifting off the truck (what timing!). I took this shot from my car (this may be the only time I was ever glad to catch a red light).

13,14. I quickly parked and hustled back in time to get these shots of the top part of the sign being put in place.

15. And here's the finished product............

Click to enlarge many of these (mainly the horizontals and especially the PANOS)

From home:

1. Two floors later...........

2. The building right next to the construction is now being torn down. Not sure what building that is, but it appears to be on Camden St.

3. It turns out that I took a picture of the adjoining buildings on the Camden St. side a day earlier. The sign on the being-torn-down-building says "Venture Program". Here's information about that: It appears to be part of the Gateway High School around the corner at 295 Main.

4. It looks like there are still drawings (juvenile?) on the inside walls.

5,6. At the site later that day.........

7. As I'm shooting, I noticed yet another project right behind me on the west side of State St between the one-story Korean Church on the right and the little 7-11/Cleaners strip mall on the left. Are these two separate projects?

8. Since the gate was open, I took two steps inside to shoot a PANO of the whole lot that just had many little holes drilled into it.

9. The next day, I saw this from home (and then took another walk over there).

10. Demolition was now one room closer to Camden St (with more things on the wall).

11. Three days later, heavy metal from the demolition was being (loudly) dumped into the truck.

12. The day after THAT (Saturday, April 16) - with southward demolition (pile on left) complete to Camden St, I took this pair of shots through the fence on Berry St..............

13.............and then shot the top of the demolisher.

14. Moving over to Main St, I took this PANO shot of the whole lot, including the apparatus that was drilling all those little holes in the ground (far right).

15. I then headed over to Camden St - which seems to have been paved - to show that the partial demolition of the building next door had reached the street. It appears that the rest of that white building will also come down.

16. Today - April 18 - the demolition of the white Camden St building continues in an easterly direction.

Click most to enlarge - especially the PANOS.

I guess that name's better than "The Near Bowler City project" (but only slightly).

Most of these photos were taken about 3 weeks ago. I just never got around to posting them.

I had been curious about a very tall crane I could see from my living room, but I couldn't tell exactly where it was (The Record property?)..............and I never saw anything being hoisted by it. So I took a ride down River St and found out.

It's where the old municipal parking lot across the street from Bowler City was.

1,2. These first two shots were taken in February when I was walking around in Foschini Park and the rest were taken on March 25, when I finally saw the crane hoisting something.

3. And here is that hoist..........(big deal).

4. The first PANO of the shoot as I'm standing on the road to Bogota

5-8. Monkey bars for construction workers

9. A pause as another crane delivers a piece of equipment

10. Can anyone figure out what's going on in this 2-faced PANO?

11-13. Heading back past the monkey bars again.........

14. Race to the top..................Orange wins!

15. (PANO) I'm standing in the entrance to Bowler City looking toward the cranes' dance floor.

16. Since I parked on Moore St, I had to cross River St at a crosswalk where there's no traffic light. Northbound was stopped at Mercer St - 2 blocks away. Someone in the southbound fast lane stopped to let me cross, but no one in the slow lane could see me, so it was touch and go for a while, but I had to get this PANO shot of a banner for the 210 Main project  - the tall building on the left - that seemed to be aimed toward the Midtown Bridge project.

Click most images to enlarge.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Recycling
« Last post by irons35 on April 16, 2022, 09:32:20 PM »
because i threw it out... and I know exactly what can go in the barrel and what cannot... no pizza boxes... no dog shit... no styrofoam... clean stuff.... 
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Recycling
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on April 11, 2022, 08:57:53 AM »
And how did you know it wasn't contaminated by dog shit or something else? Was the cardboard tied up as it should be? Was there any styrofoam in there (it isn't recyclable any longer) or stained pizza boxes?
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