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This exactly as I found him in my building's trash. It's like someone positioned him so that the one eyeball would be visible.

Lucky for the photographer...............not so much for Lucky.

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Hackensack Videos / Re: Great drone footage of Hackensack's downtown
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:11:09 PM »
You know what I can see in that cover shot?

Remember these first two shots from 2015?

That's the boom that's circled in the last shot - a screen shot from this video - and it's protecting about 30' of Teaneck from an oil disaster.

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This was a fairly sturdy double rainbow that stayed up longer than usual.

Of course, this picture shows none of that other that the sturdiness, but it does show midtown Manhattan.

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People take some ridiculous selfies in the E Lot for some reason.

Check this guy out.

I took the second one from my car.

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CBH is two stories. Double that and add a floor. I might get a little bit more trees, but the river is gone.

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CBH was the main tenant at 395 Main/400 State - the yellow brick building on the corners of Main, Ward and State.

Every weekday, they helped vanloads of disadvantaged people who came in the morning and left at 3pm.

Last week, I started noticing some of the workers carrying a box of papers or files to their cars. By Friday afternoon, moving guys were carrying chairs and file cabinets out of the building and rolling them to a truck (first picture).

There were very few cars in the parking lot this morning, so that kind of cinches it.

Why am I concerned about this? Totally selfish reasons. It means that work will probably start soon to bring down that building, the Don Alfonso Restaurant and ultimately, the Hanson real estate office, which appears to still be functioning. When that all happens, a 5-story monstrosity will go up that will totally block my view of the river and a LOT of other things.

The second image shows the before and after. In the bottom "after" section, EVERYTHING in that white rectangle - including the empty white panels - will be the new building. It measures the full 5 floors. I'll be lucky to see the horizon

I'm not happy, but I do understand progress.

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Well, maybe not.........

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Got a little better shot the next day of the aircraft buzzing the courthouse (and poor Enlightenment).

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: The next great controversy?
« on: May 31, 2017, 09:00:40 AM »
I spoke with one of the involved parties yesterday and I'm told that everything has been settled.

Hackensack History / The Five Local Drive-In Theaters
« on: May 30, 2017, 12:00:00 PM »
In today's Record:

How many did you get to?

I'm not sure about Ramsey/Rt 17, but I know I hit all the other ones.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: The next great controversy?
« on: May 29, 2017, 10:13:17 PM »
The type of tree is irrelevant. His issue appears to be that he doesn't want his property line moved unilaterally. Assuming that his opponent is Hekemian, would his 50-year-old fence supersede anything that might have been transferred by the Oritani Field Club, whose ownership of the property exceeds 90 years?

Hackensack Discussion / The next great controversy?
« on: May 29, 2017, 01:43:31 PM »
While I was circling the grounds of the Oritani Field Club yesterday in search of phantom apartments, I came across this undated notice on the periphery of the OFC's western edge that appears to have either been ignored or is a bit too late.

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Hackensack History / Re: Oritani Field Club sold - closes in 2015
« on: May 29, 2017, 01:30:02 PM »
I found this headline in today's Record. I took the pictures yesterday.

See any apartments?

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Hackensack Discussion / Moore Street projects
« on: May 29, 2017, 01:15:03 PM »
I skipped the Moore St side of the project at Main and Mercer because it looks pretty much the same as it did last year. Any word on why progress still seems to be stalled?

The first 5 pics show how things are looking at 210 and 214 Main from the back. I found the open hole in the bank wall and the accommodating interior light tempting, but I didn't have my vault-opening tools with me.

In the last pic, I'm not sure what project is slated for the NW corner of E. Salem and Moore, but it appears to go all the way down to the library.

And, of course, you can see the work at the old Oritani Field Club on E. Camden at the end of Moore St.

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