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I didn't want a repeat of last year when I didn't get this out until March, so even though it's got more stuff in it, I worked on this for almost every waking hour of the last week-and-a-half and got it done today.

Hope you like it.

Hackensack Discussion / Patches
« on: December 19, 2019, 12:25:00 PM »

Begins tomorrow and runs through Christmas Day.

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While I was doing a projects shoot, I happened to come across this one going on at 133 River St, right across from where The Record building was. This was a Bergen County administrative building that housed the Probation Department and was right next door to the Hackensack Bus Terminal.

In the background of the second image, you can see other equipment working on The Record site. The last stitch has a weird glitch in it.

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You need a break from all the projects updates (more of which I'll be posting soon). While I was out shooting construction at those sites in and around Main St last Tuesday morning, I also shot some unrelated interesting things.

1,2. I was fortunate to see this photo op at The Green when I was shooting the 50 Main site. Dunno who the gentleman is, but he was cooperative and posed. The second shot shows what he was doing there. I didn't get his information, so if anyone knows him, please let him know about these pix.

3. This is the first I've seen or heard about this place, so this doesn't look like Hackensack to me (yet). The name makes it sound like a fun place, but when half of the "enticements" appear to be cigars and hookahs, I think I'll pass.

4. Cleaning your nails (I'm guessing that's what he's doing) before lunch is always a good idea.

5. This is the first time I've seen bikes in the Fourth Watch lot.

6. Interesting-looking barbershop..............

7. These were scattered in front of some electronics(?) store on the west side of Main St, just south of Salem.

8-11. "Oh, look! Balloons! I have a sudden urge to buy a car!"  (Does that really work?)

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I hope my watermark doesn't get pooped on.

Hopefully, that's not the holiday bird you have in your oven, but in any event, Happy Thanksgiving!

Hackensack Discussion / Fourth Watch Motorcycle Club on Moore St
« on: November 22, 2019, 03:56:34 PM »
1. Ever noticed this fenced-in building on Moore St?

2. Or this sign in front? Sounds slightly ominous, but they're all good guys (and girls).

About the Fourth Watch: The primary goal of this club is to share the common interest of motorcycling while developing a bond between law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics/EMTs and military personnel. Our members are both career and/or volunteer. ​We wish to remember the legacy of our fallen colleagues and assist our brothers and sisters in their time of need through fundraising and other activities.

3. Interested? Head for the monthly open house.

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Well...........the reflection of it, anyway.

As the clouds move out, the Empire State Building - which is a couple of buildings to the left of the Bogota smokestack - still has its head in those clouds. The sun is reflecting off NYC buildings and the reflected light is illuminating the smoke from the PSE&G facility in Ridgefield, while Hackensack's Current on River project on River St  (bottom) appears to support both states.

Click to enlarge the photostitch.

11 (partial link)

I just posted the above this evening. Please copy and paste it to view on YouTube, but before you hit "Enter", add a small "g" to the link to make it work. If I added that here, it would open here and would probably not be viewed by most on YouTube. You have to view it on YouTube to read the full story and perhaps comment.

The first image and the story under it pretty much explain everything and the last image shows the damage done. Hopefully, you'll enjoy everything in between.

An injustice has occurred and I'm trying to see if this will help reverse it. If you're not shy about commenting on YouTube, maybe this'll work if there's enough support.

If you think it's worth it, please pass the link along to anyone you know with eyeballs and a heart.........but don't forget to first add the "g" to the partial link if you do.


We lost one of my top 2 favorite drummers yesterday: Ginger Baker (Keith Moon was the other).

I got to photograph Ginger 3 times in the latter part of his career: twice with the Jack Bruce Band at a 1990 show at The Ritz in Manhattan (below pic) and at some event having to do with him and Jack signing a couple of special pieces for the Hard Rock Cafe on 57th St. The third time was later that year after he joined  one of my favorite bands of 1990, Masters of Reality, at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, where I got to do a private shoot with them before the show in the club and on their tour bus. There are a couple pix on my site under "Baker".

I REALLY like this version of "John Brown" that they did live in the studio:

(it takes about 90 seconds to get going)

Rest in peace, you crabby genius.

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Anybody go to this?

None of the offerings were of any interest to me, so I was happy to skip it. But then I got a Nixle notice that the Atlantic St garage was offering free parking and later I saw a portable stage being driven past my window, so I drove to the garage's top deck, took a few shots from that top level and drove home.

Here's my 5 minutes of shooting at around 6:30pm (and who did those wack cheerleading chalkings? "Yay for Hackensack"?)

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Well, I shoot everything else from my windows and roof, so why not this right next door?

I didn't shoot the entire project...........I couldn't SEE the whole thing, so here's what I thought was interesting.

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