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At about 9:20 this morning, I saw these two safety-vested people walking up and down State St between Ward and Passaic, taking a picture every 30 or 40 feet or so - first of the rehab property from this side of the street and then aimed in my direction from the property side of the street. I wonder if he got a picture of me taking his picture. I wonder if they get double time for working on Sunday. How can I get in on this?

I'm just guessing this is connected to the rehab project and not to conversion of State St to two-way, which starts a week from this Wednesday.

Maybe I should start separate threads for whatever I shoot of both projects.

Whaddaya think, boss?

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......or so The Record would have you believe - twice - in today's paper (assuming you don't know how to spell):
(Sasson would like this one)

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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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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 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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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 / 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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I heard a familiar sound overheard on Monday, but saw nothing in the sky because it was foggy. It happened more than once - almost consecutively.

The third time was the charm. I could barely make out something in the sky and took a picture in that direction. If you squint at the first image below, you might be able to make out that it's an Osprey and there are usually a few in the sky around Memorial Day, using Teterboro as a base. So I'm guessing what I heard were 3 of them arriving.

I heard the sound again yesterday coming from east of me and took the picture of one somewhere over Teaneck (I think).

I suspect you'll be hearing them more often between now and Monday.

The Holy Trinity Church annual carnival is next week and this online reminder shows a picture of an exciting new ride that adults are quite familiar with.

Despite the long lines it always generates, I don't think they'll make much - if any - money on this one.

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13 taken from its roof.

1. The front entrance from behind

2. The ladder caught my eye on this one.

3. A two-photo stitch

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Hackensack Discussion / Lot of pink
« on: May 11, 2017, 11:40:43 AM »
Seen in the City Hall parking lot on Tuesday (Paint the Town Pink is a community-wide effort presented by Hackensack Meridian Health to raise awareness of the importance of annual mammography and women’s wellness.):

Not sure how that works, but I found this in today's Record. The article mentioned Main and Demarest, but not Essex.

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