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Hackensack Discussion / Directional dysfunction
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:12:17 am »
I think I see an error here: Salem can't go up to's an east-west street.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Sears Future
« on: July 31, 2020, 11:25:32 pm »
It's official. Start saving your money for all that Sears stuff you wouldn't have been caught dead buying a few months ago.

Hackensack History / Re: Old images
« on: July 28, 2020, 09:07:01 pm »
Took a Hackensack cruise through eBay and found these images. The Oritani one doesn't look familiar and I don't think I've ever seen the old bus terminal mistaken for an airline terminal before.

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And - right on cue - today's Hackensack Chronicle (pg. 2, third and fourth words of the caption) reminds us what this thread's all about (you mean she's NOT the crane?):

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Think of it:

Tenants of the luxury apartments will be moving their bowels on the site of a great local daily newspaper Stephen A. Borg turned to trash.

Here's what I'm thinking: Hundreds of Record employees - including YOU - must have also moved their bowels there in the many decades that The Record and its bathrooms were on the River St site.

What's the difference? It's the same ol' sh*t, isn't it?

And what does any of this - and the post that precedes it - have to do with a thread about the poor quality of the writing in the newspaper?

Posts should only be in one relevant thread.

Try to keep that in mind.

If you followed the above directions, you might have thought they canceled the event. There was nothing/nobody in the east wing parking lot. Eventually, I found my way to the main (west) parking lot on Comet Way where all the action was.

I had one of these saliva tests done 2 months ago in the Lodi DMV lot. It was pretty quick and easy and today in Hackensack was no different. Well, ONE thing was different. Although the above notice states that antibody tests are only for those who've had a previous positive test (I haven't) and who brought those test results with them, they offered me one.

Surprisingly, it turns out they hadn't used their daily ration of 200 tests by the time I was there at 2pm (I was #181). I told them that the reason they were still available was probably because too many people went home when they found an empty east wing parking lot.

I didn't shoot at the Lodi one, but managed to take a few quickies today, including the 3 shots that make up the below photo stitch (click to enlarge). I had to shoot  fast and hope that they lined up. They did.

I HAD to get a closeup of the last shot. You don't see a sign like that very often.

Hackensack Discussion / A Middle School field project?
« on: July 15, 2020, 11:40:46 am »
Anyone know what's going on at the Middle School grounds?

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The saliva test (it's better than a stick up your nose)

I got to photograph Charlie 3 times: at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic in 1979, at the Savoy in Manhattan in 1982 (as part of a "Carmine Appice & Friends" show, where the below picture was taken), and in Champaign, IL, in 1985 at the first Farm Aid Benefit Concert.

Always a great show................

Usually, I'm shooting fireworks for about a week leading up to the 4th and sometimes beyond, so it feels a little weird to be doing almost nothing in that regard..................but EVERYTHING is weird this year, so you roll with it.

Of course, Hackensack's fireworks got Corona-cancelled, but some thoughtful neighbor put on a short show in the municipal parking lot behind me on 7/3. I caught the end of it and combined that video with the 7/4 Empire State one.

On the 4th, I managed to get a few shots from home, courtesy of some local - and probably-unlicensed - pyrotechnicians. The images with the full moon were probably in Teaneck, while the others were most likely in Hackensack.

I wanted to see if I could capture the ones going off on 7/4 on the Empire State Building on video, but it was pretty hazy and not easy to see the ESB from 10-12 miles away. I may have zoomed in a bit too much - over 42x is not recommended and this was 51x - and it was difficult to maintain a focus, but at least I got something:

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I was glued to my window and my binoculars for 45 minutes and saw absolutely nothing. I've seen video that shows the planes went by the GWB, so unless they flew under the bridge, I have no idea why I didn't see a single thing.

If anyone got any pictures of the event, please post them.

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