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Hackensack Videos / Great drone footage of Hackensack's downtown
« on: June 19, 2017, 04:17:28 PM »

Hackensack Videos / June 2017 Lightning Storm
« on: June 05, 2017, 07:11:59 PM »

Hackensack Videos / USS Ling/Naval Museum Tour
« on: June 01, 2017, 03:19:24 PM »

Hackensack Discussion / 5/5/17 Flooding
« on: May 05, 2017, 05:27:06 PM »

(Cablevision subscription required)

HFD Special Operations vehicle had to be towed after stalling in high water on S. Newman.

Free Classifieds and Announcements / Missing Pitbull
« on: April 27, 2017, 07:42:55 PM »
If anyone is missing a pitbull, Hackensack Police Department has it. It was last seen near Baldwin Park.

Events & Calendar / Teterboro Meeting
« on: March 28, 2017, 02:20:47 PM »
[The following was sent to me for posting]


A meeting has been scheduled where residents can express their concerns to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about the numerous flights over our area.  Residents are primarily concerned about the safety of such flights over this densely populated neighborhood, as well as the noise and pollution. More recently, there have been few flights because of temperature, season, etc., but you only have to remember what it was like last summer.
The meeting is set for Wednesday, April 26, at 7:00 PM, 90 Moonachie Avenue (not Street), Airport Administration Building, Teterboro, in the conference room.  Parking is available at the site. 

The Hackensack Condo/Co-op Advisory Board has been in contact with various government agencies to have planes rerouted. This request for your attendance is being made to residents of all buildings in the area through the Hackensack Condo/Co-op Advisory Board. Only with a large turnout can we hope to garner the needed attention to have the FAA reconsider their actions.

The FAA had conducted a trial where planes would be sent over Route 17, rather than over our area.  However, at the completion of the trial period, they found there was “not sufficient usage” to justify it becoming permanent.  In the opinion of the Hackensack Condo/Co-op Advisory Board, the test should have ensured that sufficient traffic flew over Route 17, so that a proper evaluation could have been made.


This meeting is being held by TANAAC (Teterboro Noise Abatement Advisory Committee).

Hackensack Discussion / Sears Future
« on: March 22, 2017, 08:48:37 PM »

If the store ever closes, I wonder if this building might make a good candidate for school expansion. I heard that the school district was once interested in the old Arnold Constable Building for Pre-K through 3rd. In the end, Bergen Community College bought it. Lost opportunity.

Hackensack Discussion / Winter Storm Stella
« on: March 14, 2017, 06:58:02 PM »
The storm did not live up to the hype, though I'm not complaining.

This was cute:

Hackensack History / Kiddie Wonderlands (River Edge)
« on: March 14, 2017, 03:22:58 PM »
This was posted by Semafore in a 2007 topic about W.T. Grant and other stores on Main Street. I thought I'd start a new topic since this neat video recently surfaced on YouTube. Kiddie Wonderlands was located just over the border in River Edge. Garden apartments are located there now, across from Historic New Bridge Landing.

I love those hand-crank trains!
Ah Kiddieland!
Until I read the comments on 5 and 10 cent stores, I hadn’t thought about Kiddieland for years. It was located on the southeast side of  the intersection of Main Street and Hackensack Avenue on the border with River Edge (The streets have been “rearranged” since then and it appears on recent maps to be where the extension or Grand Ave meets Main Street) When I was 13 in the summer of 1953, a year before I could get “working papers” that allowed me to work legally, my mother learned that the owner of Kiddieland “hired” young boys to lead ponies around a pony track. Since one of her friends had a son my age working there, she told me to go up there and see “if they were hiring” rather than to “laze around the house all summer” (my older brother had been working the past two summers at Maplecrest Beach “mudhole”). Although the pay wasn’t regulated by anything like minimum wage and it was always a mystery what we would get paid (depending on the “gate”), which was never very much, I remember it as one of the most fun summers I ever had. Not only were we expected to lead little kids around a dusty track on ponies but actually take care of the ponies…feed, water, curry, exercise during the day ;D ;D ;D ;D. We got there early in the morning and stayed until closing, so it filled my summer. Since there were a band of us boys with piles of straw to wrestle in, ponies to ride and little or no supervision, it was a great experience (imagine an employer taking that risk today!). That was the summer when 3D comic books and 3D movies came out, so much of our modest income was spent on those. On rainy days we would go en mass to the movies and no one would sit near us since we smelled of horses.  The other memory seared into my brain was the seriousness the owner showed when he pointed to the image of FDR on a dime and intoned “ he was one of the greatest man to ever live”

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