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I'm hoping that all the leaves fall before I lose the view, but I wouldn't put any money on it.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 11, 2019, 01:39:58 PM »
Six days later............20 more Fives & Flubs (actually, 23, but I combined a couple of them to fit them all in my 20-item-per-post limit).

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1,2. Netting deliveries, unentangling and unfurling


3. Windy afternoon

4. What started out as a sideways "U", became...

5. ... an (almost) sideways "I", blowing in front of the newly-netted Ward St scaffolding. This necessitated...

6,7,8. ...a one-block road trip to capture this one-day sight from different angles.


9,10. From over a block away, I'm guessing that bricks were being picked out on the building's SW corner and cut to fit specific needs.

11. Meanwhile, over in the NW corner, bricks are handed up one at a time. I had to take a few shots to get this right because you can't see detail this tiny in the viewfinder of a pocket camera.

12. A tub of mortar is being mixed and a shovelful is taken out.

13. I noticed something strange going on up on the roof. It appeared that sticks or branches were being inserted into the roof. What on earth could THAT be? Some kind of garden?


14. Oh, I know! He's going to cover them with animal skins and make teepees to cover the builder's low-income housing obligations. What else could it be?

15. The 4th-floor workers await delivery of something that's still on the first floor.

16,17. Playing "King of the Mountain" on his truck until some oncoming metal scaffolding chases him away.

18. Calling "Thank you" down to the crane operator for yet another tub of delicious mortar.


19. The tables are turned (slightly) as MY building reflects the sun off THEIR windows. It's nowhere near as dominant as their red is at sunset, but - unlike that red - it WILL be permanent for their tenants. Revenge is ours!

20. So it's not gonna be a garden, nor will it be teepees for low-income tenants, so WHAT THE HECK IS IT?

Oh, wait.......a Western Union telegram (Google it) just came in from the site boss: "Those are the water lines and refrigerant lines that will go into rooftop units for the units in the building. There will be big units that fit over those pipes on the roof where air conditioning & heat comes from to feed the units below."

How boring. I was looking forward to shooting the teepee tenants and related activities on that roof for years to come. Oh well - maybe the big units will block out the blazing Foschini Park field lights.

Stay tuned.....and... to enlarge.


1. The view from across the river in Terhune Park in Teaneck (gotta go back at high tide).

2,3. The cylindrical concrete palette looks less artistic without the brick (and the yellow pat of butter that was in the center). I couldn't lift the cylinder, but I got the brick for a memento (its markings match the previous pic of it).

4. I'll probably shoot most the vehicles I see that have the red building reflection on them for as long as that situation exists.

5. Fall sunsets begin in Fort Lee and Hackensack (and nowhere else!).


6. Waiting for the brick delivery

7. Didn't have to wait long


8,9. I'll be shooting each stage of the brickwork. 9 is a photostitch, so click to enlarge.


10. Putting together the scaffolding on the Ward St side


11. After a light rain, the red building is reflecting off the two roofs of the small building across the street.

12. I was hoping for a rainbow over the building after the storm, but its timing wasn't right.

13. I DID notice that the roof hatch was open, but at this stage of construction, a little rain getting in isn't a concern.

14. The dark exiting storm and the bright sunset made it a good time to shoot a living-room neighborhood photostitch view. Who knows how many more opportunities there will be to do this while the building is still red. PLUS, you can see a project going up in front of Sears on the left that will block most of Sears from my view, so this may turn out to be a doubly-rare shot.


15,16. Night shots

17. Delivery of another floor of scaffolding components

18,19,20. Deliveries of brickwork components, including a tub of mortar

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1. I'm guessing that the V that was half-created by the pole stands for "VERY unsafe"? The picture brings to mind an original Met: Ed Crane-pole.........oops, Kranepool.

2. The delivery guy gets his ducts in a row (groan) while the work crew brings in the carriers of heat and A/C.

3. Reconnecting the fence after the delivery

4. The Fraco thing is positioned to facilitate the 3rd-floor brickwork.


5. The view from the NE corner of Main and Anderson

6. I have no idea what this cylindrical concrete thing is or who created the red, yellow and black palette with the strategically-placed brick, but it was the first unintentionally-artistic piece I've seen on the site.

This just in from the site boss: "That big round piece of concrete slab that brick was on, is a core hole drilled out underground from the foundation wall where the water main line for the building comes in from the street water main."

7,8,9. More scenes on the State St side


10,11. More deliveries


12. Working their way around to the Ward St side

13. Sun reflection from one of The Modern's towers in Fort Lee


14,15. From home

16-20. Walkaround

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A couple of months ago when I heard he was ill, I realized that I hadn't seen what he looked like in a long time, so I hit Google Images was quite surprised.

I didn't know he (or is it "she"?) sang "We're Not Gonna Take It".  ;)

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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...and that's why they pay me the big bucks.

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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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 05, 2019, 11:12:01 AM »
This is a record, Record - one to be ashamed of: FIVE days later, here are 20 more FIVES & FLUBS!

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 04, 2019, 10:50:35 AM »
Sorry to disappoint you, but the Chronicle was delivered to my home in the NoPass section (North of Passaic) this morning.

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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