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Hackensack Discussion / It's finally over!
« on: January 20, 2021, 01:03:26 PM »
No explanation needed - you either felt it or you didn't about an hour ago.

I haven't had occasion to use the Midtown Bridge for quite a while, but when I visited Foschini Park on Sunday, I headed over in that direction and saw something I wasn't aware had even started yet: construction where the municipal parking lot across from Bowler City (Parking Area C) was.

Is there a catchier name for this project than how I titled this post? Did I hear "Gateway" somewhere?

I walked around the site and took some pictures - nothing very exciting.

The fifth picture is a blowup of something attached the subject of the fourth pic. For some reason, it's now my monitor's current wallpaper.

Y'all know the eighth image.

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..............doot in doo doo

Been getting a couple of blazers lately. The towers are The Modern 1 and 2 in Fort Lee near the GWB, 5 or 6 miles away from me. You can see the top of the GWB's New Jersey tower in the 6th pic.

I got up too late yesterday, so I went to a different window and caught the rising sun reflecting off one of the windows on the steeple of the First Presbyterian Church on my block.

All dates are below each image.

Click to enlarge all but the last one.

Hackensack Discussion / Easy last-minute Christmas lighting for your house
« on: December 23, 2020, 12:30:13 PM »

Hackensack History / Here's something you've never seen before
« on: December 02, 2020, 06:45:01 PM »
I sure haven't.

I just found this and I don't recall EVER seeing it before. This is a scan of a 3" x 3" print.

This is the Holy Trinity School Bus on September 17, 1953: I just turned 6, so this must have been at the beginning of first grade for me in the old HTS building where the parking lot is now.........and Mom - of course - got a shot of me exiting the bus after school.

To me, this is like finding the old Aerosmith van on American Pickers.

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Hackensack Discussion / "THE SACK"
« on: November 26, 2020, 10:50:58 AM »

"Longtime residents have always known the city as "The Sack."?

I've been connected to Hackensack longer than most and I've never heard that nickname until recently. It's a terrible name. Two things immediately pop into mind when I hear it. "Sad Sack" - an old comic - is one of them and if you look that name up in Wikipedia, you'll see the other one ("sack of sh*t") in the very first paragraph.

What do you all think about the nickname? Let's take a vote.

I could see this from my living room (first pic) when it began, so I headed right over and took the first half of this video (and the below stills). Later that afternoon, I was on top of 389 Main - which is still not finished yet - on that same corner and shot the second half of the video while laying flat on my stomach on the corner of the roof (the pix from the rooftop shoot will be posted soon). Fun stuff!

The last two shots were taken 3 days later.

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Hackensack Discussion / 2020 General Election Results in Hackensack
« on: November 04, 2020, 03:30:01 PM »
Everybody far?

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Everything's weird in 2020, including Hackensack's weird street where EVERYONE'S home is properly weird for Halloween. What's so weird there in this armpit of a year?


I guess that makes sense since trick-or-treating will not be normal this year (though it IS allowed).

I've shot the full-blown versions of Clinton Place in past years, but didn't even give it a thought this year until I happened to be driving on that street today. It was pouring rain, so I decided to shoot the few Halloween decorations I saw from the car.

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I haven't shot here in probably 3 years, but they seem to be changing the murals more often, so I'd better start paying more attention, because there's always great stuff here.

Before I could even start, I got interrupted by a bunch of stupid fish crows who were trolling for food in the garbage. This seems to be the season for these dopey-ass birds, who sound as bad as they act.

1. This one flew from the garbage can to a fence with his prize piece of aluminum foil, started to shake it and then dropped it. I'm sure his friends were impressed.

2. The Bergen Bench Players put on a show for a spellbound audience, while............

3. .........this one watched from the garbage seats.

4,5. I moved on from the noisy amateurs to the stars of the show. These were the best entries on the east-facing wall and............

6. ........the entire south-facing wall was dazzling (it's a photo stitch - click to enlarge).

Events & Calendar / Free COVID-19 testing in Hackensack 10-19-20
« on: October 18, 2020, 02:20:58 PM »
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Hackensack Videos / March for Jesus? Ward St, Hackensack 10-11-20
« on: October 13, 2020, 02:36:47 PM »
I heard an amplified voice addressing Jesus on Sunday afternoon, looked out my window and saw this on Ward St.

I have no clue as to what, who, or why (when was 4:33pm).

Anybody know anything about  it?

RIP, Whitey.

I can't be the only one here who used to love watching this guy pitch (or can I?).

I took this shot of Whitey, heavyweight boxer Gerry Cooney and Cooney's manager Victor Valle in the locker room of Yankees Spring Training camp (where he did NOT pitch this day) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in 1982.

Whitey looks absolutely thrilled to be there, doesn't he?

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