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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Teterboro Airport
« on: January 16, 2009, 04:53:34 PM »
No need to my good man. A couple of keystrokes and I am back on Runway 4 heading back into the wild blue yonder or in my case, the the deep blue sea.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Teterboro Airport
« on: January 16, 2009, 03:30:54 PM »
Here is something really interesting, if not prophetic.
Microsoft has a program  known as FLIGHT SIMULATOR X which allows a player to select a type of aircraft, an airport, time of day and weather conditions from a list. I have the program and one of the aircraft that you can select is an Airbus 321 which is almost identical to the plane that went down yesterday. You can select an airport including Laguardia. Coincidentally the default runway is runway 4 which is the same runway that the US AIR flight used. The default time for the afternoon is 2:37 PM which is almost an hour before the US AIR flight departed.
What this all means is that a player can simulate almost the exact route in almost the same plane and experience what the pilot experienced within the same time frame.
The scenery component is true to life including the location and runway configuration at Teterboro Airport as well as the Hudson River location where he set the plane down.
Of course I have tried to duplicate the flight on the simulator with the expected results for one who has never flown a commercial aircraft.
The one thing that becomes apparant is that this pilot only had a few seconds to make his decision whether to try Teterboro or ditch the plane in the River. Luckily for Hackensack, he made the right decision.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Teterboro Airport
« on: January 16, 2009, 12:54:21 PM »
By now everyone has heard about yesterdays crash of an airliner into the Hudson River and the heroic efforts of the pilot to save the passenger's and crewmember's lives. If you read the articles in all the papers today, you can see that an air traffic controller "suggested" that the pilot attempt a landing at Teterboro Airport. The suggestion was made while the aircraft was somewhere over the Bronx.
As we know, the Bronx is north of Hackensack and Teterboro Airport is south of Hackensack. Fortunately the pilot disregarded the suggestion and ditched the aircraft in the Hudson River.
If the pilot had chosen the Teterboro Airport option, the flight path may well have taken the plane right over Prospect Avenue.
You can figure out the rest of the this scenario.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Obit: John Solari
« on: January 15, 2009, 10:24:55 AM »
John was a true gentleman. Whether you stopped in once a day, once a week or once a month, he knew your name and treated you as a guest and not just a customer. Marco has learned well from his father.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: UFO siting in Hackensack
« on: January 03, 2009, 05:34:21 PM »
Could the siting have been an UFF -- an Unidentified Flying Funeral along Anderson Street?

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Teterboro Airport
« on: December 19, 2008, 02:49:08 PM »
If that ordinance is still in effect, why not send Constable Norm Levin on to the roof of the Excelsior, take down the tail numbers of the offending aircraft, then rush to Teterboro or Newark Airport and hand a warning to the pilot telling him that he shouldn't do that anymore or he will get a ticket. Problem solved! 

I apologize for the typo. PROSPECT AVENUE

Bill Niclas used 261 prospect Avenoe as his address.

I believe that the gentleman you are referring to was Bill Niclas. Bill's wife was Mildred Niclas.
If my memory is correct Bill was a senior staff accountant with a major corporation, which may have been Mobil. During the 1970's Bill was a fixture at City Council meetings both as an officer in the Homeowners Association and representing himself. I am sure that if you search the City Council minutes from the 1970's and look under his name, you will find his name and address which he gave when he spoke.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Eyes of Hackensack
« on: December 06, 2008, 09:03:51 PM »
The ayes have it. We've been framed.

Signing off.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Eyes of Hackensack
« on: December 06, 2008, 07:19:19 PM »
Fortunately for me I had a lot of CONTACTS back then who gave me directions. 

Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Eyes of Hackensack
« on: December 05, 2008, 07:14:03 PM »
Couldn't see me; but sent me to a guy on Route 4 who told me that things were looking up .

Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Eyes of Hackensack
« on: December 05, 2008, 11:28:30 AM »
I called this guy; but, he is not taking new patients.

Hackensack History / Re: Main: Arnold Constable
« on: November 05, 2008, 08:29:34 AM »
Main Street's decline didn't begin overnight and wasn't caused by just one event like the closing of Arnold Constable.
 The malls were a new phenomenon. Free parking! No parking tickets! Heating in the winter! Air conditioning in the summer! Lighting at night! Credit cards! Money back return policies! Night time shopping! One stop shopping! Food courts! Sales! Major chains! Atmosphere! Professional marketing efforts! Co-op advertising and seasonal promotions! Security! etc. etc. etc.

Adding to the above, there was a changing population dynamic and more women were driving who preferred the ease of parking at the malls. Price and convenience outweighed customer loyalty.

Need I say anymore?

Hackensack History / Re: Hackensack - A City in "Motion"
« on: October 31, 2008, 07:30:24 AM »
The sign was erected behind the Route 4 east Mobil station as a result of the marketing  efforts of Mr. Irving Rheingold (sp) who had employed male strippers in his go go emporium behind the sign. Needless to say his enterpreneurial venture brought regional media attention to the City. Needless to further say that this venture was short lived.

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