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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Projects update
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:17:19 PM »
I took these from home yesterday morning. The second one is a 2-pic stitch.

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Jeez - how about actually reading the thread?

There might also be a picture or two to help you out.

Like the swallows at Capistrano, the Ospreys have returned to Teterboro.

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These are 10 old pictures from the Union St/Passaic St/Conklin Pl area plus one old postcard of Anderson St, looking west from Union St that I haven't seen before. I've cleaned them all up a bit.

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Initial verticality:

Hackensack History / Re: Old DPW Equipment
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:27:46 PM »
I'm not sure, but this might be an 1893 Municipal Dirt Spreader (you'll have to go to YouTube to read the story - just click on where you see the YouTube logo):

Hackensack History / Old images (part 2 of 2)
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:40:58 PM »

9. Old Arnold Constable image from "The Department Store Museum" (

10. (1915-1930) Main St looking north PC, probably taken from high up in the bank building at 210 Main. We've see this type of view - usually looking south - so this is a rarer card (and look at all the houses on Moore St).

11. And here's one of those "looking south" images, probably from the same time period.

12. Driving north on Main St (probably from the 70s)

13, 14. Medal from the 1933 dedication of the Hackensack Odd Fellows Temple

15. Undated Main and Mercer photo

16. Undated Packard's image. Provided info: "Packard's stairs down to the barber"

17. RR tower by Main St and across the tracks from the Fairmount Diner

18. Undated St. Mary's School PC. I KNOW we have this already on the site, but this may be a much-bigger version.

19. I'm pretty sure this is already on the site, but I include it because Iím always amazed that there was a horse carriage factory about 3 doors down on my block.

20. When the Green Caboose was actually green, circa 1972

21. Union Hose Co, #4

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Hackensack History / Old images (part 1 of 2)
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:25:23 PM »
I have this folder of local historical images that's been sitting on my desktop for ages. Since I'm home and a bit under the weather today and have nothing better to do, it's time to post them (2 posts).

Some of these exist elsewhere on the site, but I'm too lazy/cranky today to search for them all. On the plus side, some of these may be bigger/better that what we already have.

In no particular order, they are:

1, 2. 1906 PC of house at the corner of Passaic and First. If that's actually where this house was, it would have been on the SE corner.

3, 4, 5, 6. I KNOW some of these 1876 Bergen County Atlas pages are on this site, but perhaps these are bigger.

7. Hackensack Ford nameplate

8. 1911 Hackensack River by Oscar Bluemner (no location given)

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I didn't get to shoot the really good scenes of this because I was too mesmerized by the giant amounts of dirt that would suddenly head skyward.............."Oh, wait - I've gotta take a picture"................and this was the only halfway-decent shot I got.

It's NOT about a relative who misspells the family name and has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Hackensack:

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Uncle Floyd on Main Street today
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:26:04 PM »
It's a 2-hour show that starts at the 0:02:13 mark. Like his 1990's "Uncle Floyd's New Jersey" show that visited Hackensack - which you can order here for $24.00 (it's Hackensack and Hawthorne) - most people ignore him. There are some interesting wackos, but it's a long two hours to sit through to locate them.

Try the 1:41:00 mark.

As mentioned in the previous post, the groundbreaking ceremony for the 389 Main project took place today (though the first 3 pictures were actually taken yesterday):

1. Parts of the E lot that were closest to the site were off-limits to all but the ceremony attendees.

2. A man who was walking on State St stopped to check out the banner.

3. I decided to document how the tent fit in the grand scheme of the neighborhood on the only late afternoon of its existence here.

4,5. An hour before the guests started arriving today, an effort was made to gussy up the reserved spaces. It doesn't appear to have helped. In factÖÖÖÖ

6. Just before the ceremony started, I got an idea of how many people might attempt to throw dirt at me.

The speakers (in order):

7. Jon Hanson, Founder and Chairman of the Hampshire Companies (and inducted just last Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame)

8. Max Dorne, Director of Development for Claremont Companies (the people doing all the destruction/construction)

9. Bill Hanson, President of NAI James E. Hanson (the Hanson Realty office on State St was the first building knocked down for this project). He spoke for about 3 seconds - I was lucky to get this one shot of him.

10. John LaBrosse, Mayor of Hackensack

The Groundbreaking:

11. This shot includes the 4 speakers, most of the City Council, a certain HackensackNow Editor and 7 people I donít know.

12. The 4 speakers and 2 people I donít know

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The construction groundbreaking ceremony for this project will be tomorrow morning.

The project's official address is now 389 Main St, as evidenced by the banner put up today.

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While the "5" infatuations aren't really errors, these are.

Once again, let's start with today's stellar edition of the paper - another actual page minus the newsprint. I hope my non-concise replacement print is readable after clicking on the pic.

The Record's "5" fetish continues unabated.

In an effort to keep the comment with the image (in some cases), I've taken out the unnecessary newsprint and replaced it with the comment. Be sure to click images to enlarge them - especially where I've commented within the image. Otherwise, the print may be too small to read.

Let's start with something from today's paper. This is the actual page - minus most of the newsprint - with one "5" story on top of another.

There's another "5-stack" at the end.

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