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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Coles Brook Flood Commission
« Last post by ericmartindale on Yesterday at 11:50:11 PM »
I believe there is room for a large flood retention basin to be created along Coles Brook between the Summit Manor apartments near Beech Street and the adjacent apartments in Maywood.  The buildings are over 200 feet apart. Each could have a fenced setback of 15 feet. That would leave 170 of width for flood retention. This open area is bisected by the Lodi spur railroad, so there could be 2 basins, one on each side of the tracks.

This would help reduce the amount of water in Coles Brook downstream, and could be slowly released over 24 hours.

This is just one potential flood retention possibility.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Songs mentioning "Hackensack" and other local towns
« Last post by BLeafe on Yesterday at 07:30:00 PM »
Multiple New Jersey town names in a song goes all the way back to Dave Van Ronk in 1985?

Try 1959 and Tommy Facenda, who crammed a lot of New Jersey towns/schools in one of 30 local versions all over the country of a hit called "High School USA". The New York version was the hit around here (New York stations............what do you expect?), but here's the Jersey version that I'll bet ol' Homer remembers:

And of course anybody who ever heard a drill sergeant count cadence in basic training:

I know a girl from Hackensack
...............................                    Last three lines left to the reader’s imagination or memory.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Songs mentioning "Hackensack" and other local towns
« Last post by Editor on Yesterday at 02:13:41 PM »

“It was a bar gig, and I just shouldn’t do bar gigs. I should do concerts in concert halls, and I learned my lesson,” he explains. “It was just the ambience of the whole thing, trying to play to a bunch of people who were more interested in drinking than in listening to music.”

Yep.  Only Hackensack has bars with people more interested in drinking than listening to music.  We're unique that way.

(He probably sucked!)
Since the last of the bricks and concrete chunks was carted away yesterday and they started adding............something (electrical conduits?) the Main St wall today, I'm guessing that the halfway point of this tear-down-build-up project has passed.

I didn't know that when I visited the site yesterday and stood in the middle of the pit and took 15 to-be-stitched-together photos while turning in a circular manner, but today I consider my timing to be fortunate: this photo marks the end of the demolition (and I'm half-done). It starts and ends facing Ward St and the glitches are minimal.

Click to enlarge, scroll all the way to the left to begin and then scroll slowly all the way to the right to see it as I did while shooting.

Hackensack Videos / Re: Flooded Hackensack NJ 4/16/18
« Last post by Editor on Yesterday at 08:44:46 AM »
Madison Street, near Route 4. It runs adjacent to Cole's Brook.
Hackensack Videos / Re: Flooded Hackensack NJ 4/16/18
« Last post by johnny g on Yesterday at 07:26:33 AM »
Wow that's crazy, reminds me of my days on Hudson street....where was this footage shot?
Hackensack History / Re: 1919 Soldiers' Welcome Home
« Last post by GeorgeHedges on April 18, 2018, 09:35:46 PM »
These photos are from my great uncle George Hedges of a parade but did not identify the location.  For years I've been trying to figure out where they  were taken and although I suspected Hackensack, I couldn't find anything until I read this post.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: 2018 School Board election
« Last post by vsasson on April 18, 2018, 12:19:52 PM »
The results on are incomplete and inaccurate. Here are the unofficial but accurate results:
Hackensack Discussion / Re: A guardrail does its job at the 395 Main project
« Last post by BLeafe on April 18, 2018, 11:25:10 AM »
I took this shot a week before the accident. It includes the circled guardrail and the car's possible landing area, had there been no guardrail.

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