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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Uncle Floyd on Main Street today
« on: May 16, 2018, 11:41:55 AM »
Was thinking... "I wonder if he will stop at Record King, if it still exists, and if Craig is still there".... Lo and behold, his first stop. I went to school with Craig. Grammar school through High school. Also, you could subtitle this "Everything you want to know about Cisco networking".

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Kazimir's Pets closing
« on: March 23, 2018, 05:02:47 PM »
My friends and I used to go there all the time. Would also go to Robin's Pets on Essex street. We always had pet turtles. Little green ones, painted turtles, snapping turtles and box turtles. Always checked out all the animals, was like going to a mini zoo. Used to be many of the department stores had pet departments too.

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Hackensack History / Re: Hudson Street question
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:40:57 PM »
I left Motor Age in 1981. I dont know when they moved to Bogota.

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Hackensack History / Re: Hudson Street question
« on: February 04, 2018, 04:32:07 PM »
I remember both. I worked across the street from there about 1980, at Motor Age. I was never in the bar though.

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Welcome back. Hope your feeling better. Your contributions have been missed. I used to work at HUMC when I was teen during around 75-77 time frame, as a dishwasher. It actually paid pretty good for the day, over $8 an hour for P/T work after school. Back then though, it was not a medical center, it was only a hospital. Guess that's just a term used nowadays though, like calling my vehicle an automobile instead of a car.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Shops at Riverside Renovations
« on: September 16, 2017, 06:23:06 PM »
Maybe it was Pier 1 Imports?.... hmmm, way to hijack a thread, huh?

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Shops at Riverside Renovations
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:02:04 PM »
Wasn't World Imports on 17N in Rochelle Park? next to the Hole in the Wall? I think they sold some furniture and decorative items. If it's the place I'm thinking of they had a tiger skin rug (I'm sure it was fake) that as a kid I really wanted.... and no I am not a decorator or into fashion. Just thought it was real cool.

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Born and raised in Hackensack 1958-1984, then 2 years in Garfield, now over 30 years in Fremont, CA.

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Hackensack History / Re: Hackensack's 1963 Memorial Day Parade
« on: February 15, 2017, 02:08:52 PM »
I believe the luncheonette was called Stelje's or something similar. I attended Hackensack Middle School from 70-72 an would take the
#80 bus to school. When we got dropped off we would walk over there and get a toasted and buttered english muffin for about 45 cents. I think at that time State street was still 2 ways, or maybe only 2 ways from Mercer St. north to Passaic. I recall folks unloading sides of beef from train cars in back of the Armour building. There was also the big bus depot across State St. from the Armour building and a small diner on the other corner. The "J&M" diner?

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Question about Lodi Street
« on: January 28, 2016, 07:32:18 PM »
I recall a bar across the street from Martino's. Would just run in there occasionally for a 6 pack. Don't recall the name, rather nondescript.

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Hackensack History / Re: Remembering Fanny Meyer Hillers
« on: November 02, 2015, 02:30:18 PM »
Hillers was a great school. I had Mr. Fox for my 5th grade teacher in 1969. A great teacher and person. Other teachers I remember were Mr. Wilson and Mr. Decter. I think Mr. Parino taught Art there at some time during my years there. There was also a custodian named Charlie. He was tall and thin, was there a long time I believe. Really nice guy. Friends with everybody. He would sometimes let us in the gym after school or on an occasional Saturday. That couldn't happen today, too much liability. Simpler times. Mr. Kaminsky was the Principal. Remember that scene in "A Christmas Story" when Flick licked the flagpole and his tongue got stuck to it? That happened one year to a student. He pulled his tongue off and there was blood everywhere in the snow. It was horrifying for us little kids. I'm sure he lost a miniscule of blood, but seeing it on the snow freaked everybody out.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Martino's Market
« on: August 24, 2015, 12:36:36 PM »
Used to eat at Martino's occasionally. It was good. They did not have the buffet at the time. It was whatever daily special they had. Foschini's was a great bakery. I believe they supplied all the Italian bread to the Hackensack school system cafeterias. Another good little place for lunch was Paul's Market on South Main St, around by Pink St.

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Hackensack History / Re: Questions about Hackensack eateries..
« on: August 24, 2015, 12:31:14 PM »
ah.. Helen's Hut, that is what it was, when I used to hang out in that part of town. Again, I never ate there as it always looked like empty. Looks like I missed out.

On another note, Coast Automotive was mentioned in a post and I saw online that Andrew "Andy" Salnick, who, with his family owned Coast, passed away. He was a great guy, friendly, funny and always letting us teens hang out in his store, talking cars with him, his workers and his customers. A wealth of racing knowledge passed through that place. We always purchased our speed parts from Coast. Me and my buddies kept a bunch of pretty cool cars running and upgraded through Coast. 67 Mustang, 63 Nova, 66 Chevelle, 70 Chevelle, 70 Duster, 56 BelAir. Good times. Sad to see Andy leave so early.

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Hackensack History / Re: Questions about Hackensack eateries..
« on: August 11, 2015, 05:35:00 PM »
In my 20's I used to go to the Capital on Saturday mornings and have breakfast at the counter while reading the Daily News. It was always slow there on Saturday. Decent food, cheap prices. The place on the corner of So. State and Lodi used to be a pizza place when I hung out in that neighborhood in the mid seventies. King Pizza? Pizza King?.... I never went there. There seemed like there was never any activity there, so I figured it probably wasn't good.

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Hackensack History / Re: Questions about Hackensack eateries..
« on: August 11, 2015, 04:43:54 PM »
It was Pinto's on Green St, north of Lodi. They had the best muscles in marinara sauce. The place was always jumping off on a Friday or Saturday night, 45-50 years ago. The establishment on the corner of Lodi and Green was at one time named the Capital Restaurant. I believe the building was owned by the Santora family who lived upstairs and the mom ran the restaurant for many years, then leased it to other operators. The dad was a custodian with the Hackensack school system. All/many of the sons worked for the Sunshine Pickle factory that was located behind the building. I think the son I was friends with is still with Sunshine, but out in Las Vegas now.

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