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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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Hackensack Discussion / Middle-class home in Elmwood Park, NJ?
« on: October 02, 2019, 11:31:25 AM »
So says AOL..........

Nice pool. I just can't figure out what middle-class section of Elmwood Park this shows.

Maybe this is what replaces Marcal?

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.........and my golden girl, Enlightenment up top!

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: September 30, 2019, 12:47:02 PM »
Six days later - not exactly a sign of improvement - here are twenty more Fives & Flubs:

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You may remember me writing about my unrelated, wheelchair-bound (cerebral palsy) friend, Eric Leefe, in the past, but if not:,3126,3385,3712

We had an interesting encounter this past Sunday:

Did anyone see fireworks last Saturday? It took me 4 or 5 calls to local police stations before I found out they were coming from Little Ferry, whose PD informed me that they were part of the town's 125th anniversary celebration.

From my perspective, the World Trade Center was in the background. Got a little video too, though the focus didn't hold throughout.

There's always something interesting to see on the Hackensack River Walkway by FDU, so I went there last Saturday morning.

1. The first unusual thing I saw was a hand towel just south of the Rothman Center that said, "Built with chocolate milk". I had never seen a towel made from chocolate milk before and this is just as I found it.

2-5. Up by Dickinson Hall, I saw what appeared to be a student carrying a over his head. Did the MLK statue have the munchies? I guess not because the "delivery guy" walked right past him and headed across the pedestrian bridge. Later, I saw the guy coming back empty-handed and asked him if that was an oversized pizza.

"I wish it was", he replied.

"So what was it"?

"A game-day sign that's at the other end of the bridge". A pretty boring ending............

6. Coming back over the brand-new bridge, I saw a bunch of cobwebs on it glistening in the sun.

7. It gets worse - they were also on the back of the head/neck/shoulders of the MLK, Jr statue (though much more orderly).

8-10. I took notice of the installed bricks around the statue and saw a bunch of familiar political names. Mind you, this includes some of the 2014 version of the County Freeholders.

11,12. Another brick I saw mentioned Arnold Brown - a man I met when the statue was being installed on 10-10-14, so I put that together with part of the dedication plaque that mentions that he co-chaired the MLK monument committee and added a picture I took after the statue installation during a small celebration. Arnold and I are toasting with an adult beverage in paper cups, while I try to compose the picture properly with the other hand to include the statue, Arnold, and the dual-held paper cups.

13,14. On the way back to Johnson Park. I passed a tree-shadowed Dickinson Hall and took my first fall season color-change picture that included the small bridge between FDU and Johnson Park.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:30:01 AM »
Fives seem to be back in season and one of them is a two-fer (AND the only sports-related Five - a rarity).

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Ling is listing...
« on: September 21, 2019, 10:32:00 AM »
Of course...the letter from the Hawthorne man is outdated.

Well, let's see what Reading Comprehension 101 says:

Ignoring the fact that it was written at LEAST two months ago (the lead time for a magazine - it's not The Record, you know), the man's letter was about trying to get the very wealthy to contribute mightily to the cause of saving MULTIPLE ships that are in desperate need of restoration/salvation. As an example that's literally close to home for him, he mentioned the Ling's predicament.

So unless ALL the ships in a similar situation have been saved in the week since the magazine came out, the letter is FAR from outdated.

Unfortunately, it may never become outdated...............and neither should good reading comprehension.

Hackensack Discussion / The Ling in "Sea History" magazine
« on: September 20, 2019, 10:40:08 AM »
My picture of it is too, so they sent me a copy of the magazine and I've scanned page 5's letter from a gentleman in Hawthorne.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: September 17, 2019, 11:45:05 AM »
No Fives, but Flubs as far as the I can see:

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The roof is at a 6th-floor level and I shot this from my 7th-floor apartment a block away. This was the day that they finally appeared to have completed the roof construction work at the 389 Main St project and cleared it. The video demonstrates a small part of it.

The stills:

1-7. The last of the roof's Resisto Red goes up, the garbage goes down the hatch and the big leftover pieces get carried down by the basket crane.

8. The cleared roof


9. Vandalism?

10, 11. Red state in front, blue state in back

12. Heavy-duty window protection from.............gnats?

13. The Ward Street Brickyard


14,15. These are spools of electrical wire.


16. Why State St was closed that morning

17. Roofing leftovers (see 9-7) being carted away

18. The final Resisto Red hang-up on the State Street side?

19. First floor brickwork stitch

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1. Stitch from next to the Family Dollar store


2,3,4. from the north (Maple Ave) side

5,6. from the west (behind Anderson St apartments) side

7.  from Main St (next to Family Dollar)


8. from my living room window (part of the Second Reformed Church is in the lower left)


9-15. The first 3 are from next to Family Dollar and the last 4 are from Anderson St.


16-19. All are from Anderson St (the blocking material on the fence has been gone most of the time lately).

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
« on: September 12, 2019, 06:33:17 PM »

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