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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Free parking on Main St
« on: Yesterday at 09:20:01 AM »
It's been extended through April:


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Masked citizens - the Coronavirus
« on: March 30, 2020, 11:35:00 AM »
Click to enlarge image AND click mp3 link to hear the Mayor:



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Hackensack Discussion / Coronavirus on Main Street - Part 3 of 3
« on: March 29, 2020, 03:27:23 PM »
The 8th image is the other cute one with its R.E.M. song reference. Of course, it's from The Record King, which just happens to be across the street from the Hugs and Kisses cutie. Friendly block between Berry and Camden.........

The 12th pic (Domino's Pizza) is the only one I've ever seen that says they'll put your order on the hood of your car, which I guess magically lessens the amount of Corona cooties you'd get if they handed it to you. Here's a better idea: tell them to open the hood and place it on your engine to keep it hot until you get home.

There are two final images that belong here. One shows what I think is a Corona-infected clock on the CVS building at Main and Atlantic and the first 3 words of the other picture offer hope for a future where these signs won't be needed anymore.

Until then, remember to sing the chorus of Prince's "Raspberry Beret" to pass the time during your 20-seconds of hand-washing.



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Hackensack Discussion / Coronavirus on Main Street - Part 2 of 3
« on: March 29, 2020, 03:12:58 PM »
The first 3 images finish up the east side of Main St and then the trudge north on the west side begins with the remaining 17:



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Hackensack Discussion / Coronavirus on Main Street - Part 1 of 3
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:55:52 PM »
I took a walk last Thursday - 3/26 - from my apartment to the pharmacy at Anderson and Linden. The first thing I saw after crossing Union St was a new sign at the SE entrance to Anderson Park (first picture). I started wondering if there were any signs in the Anderson Street businesses' windows. There were (next 4 pictures) and they were from a hair studio, Walgreen's, The China Palace and the Hackensack Convenience Store.

When I returned home, I started wondering about Main St. For all the wrong reasons, these are historic times and this is a site that holds most of the history of Hackensack. 100 years from now, historians will also wonder about this horrible virus and its effect on the city. It's our duty to provide accurate glimpses of what's going on. I would urge every member to post photos and/or tell stories of whatever they happen to see that tells the local Coronavirus saga for the benefit of future researchers.

I want to show what Main St looked like during this COVID-19 nightmare, so I took a 2-mile walk on Friday morning, March 27, from Anderson St to the Courthouse and back to photograph every closed sign. There were 50 of them - 17 on the east side of the street and 33 on the west side. I did not photograph any of the "Open for delivery or pickup" signs of all the open food businesses.

Some of the messages were businesslike and some were personal and hand-written. Two were cute. Note that one of the hand-written signs from Anderson Street (4th image) is nearly identical to one from Main Street (16th image).

I have a limit of 20 images per post, so this will be shown in 3 posts. The Editor will be happy to learn that all the pictures - which originally totaled 16.6MB - have had their combined weight reduced to 5.6MB.

If anyone wants to know where the first cute one was posted (the "No handshakes, no hugs, no kisses" sign) and might be thinking of patronizing that place of business when this is all over, it's in the picture right after the sign.

So here are the 5 Thursday Anderson St shots and the first 14 Friday ones - plus the store photo - heading south on the east side of Main St):


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This came in about a half-hour ago

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Masked citizens - the Coronavirus
« on: March 28, 2020, 01:55:58 PM »
More from Lamebook:


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Hackensack Discussion / Crappy idea
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:11:55 PM »
This just in...........

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Masked citizens - the Coronavirus
« on: March 23, 2020, 12:53:17 PM »
Bunch of people in the Fairmount section went out to sing The Gambler in honor of Kenny Rogers who died today.

Along those lines...........this is great. Read the story and then scroll down to listen to Jeremy Ross' post:

https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2020/03/23/chicago-residents-belt-out-citywide-bon-jovi-singalong-after-stay-at-home-order/23959029/

The rest are not so great, with the exception of Takahiko Sugimura's post.

Now if only we could get the Prospect Avenue high-rises to ALL try this, it might be heard citywide.

Can you imagine?



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2-23-20 (3)

Glass, glass and still glassless:


2-24-20 (5)

1,2. Bringing water lines (I think) into the building on Ward St

3. That can't be good.

4. The bucket worker has just removed some of that white material from the wall and is tossing it 5 floors down.

5. Working near the roof that's below St Joseph's Church in Bogota (which stands in front of Cliffside Park high-rises)


2-25-20 (1)

Interior stuff


2-27-20 (3)

1. Scaffolding planks delivery

2,3. Making the dirt road entrance a little more solid


2-28-20 (2)

1. Crane delivers apartment interior material.

2. Ever see a truck towing something and parking perfectly in two spaces that are on opposite sides of the divider? Did he pull in? Back in? My money's on pulled in.


3-1-20 (6)

1. New sign - old address (it was changed to 395 Main almost 2 years ago)

2,3,4,5. Walkaround

6. Back home


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