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i would love to know what brain surgeon thought it was a good idea to plant trees on Salem St, between Main and Moore...  besides for the fact that the street is too narrow for trees, it is scratching the crap out of every truck that comes in contact with them, and the trees themselves are getting a beating...  and when people drop anchor in front of the restaurant and park, you have no choice but to run into the branches...  not good planning...   Not every street needs a tree canopy on it....
Photography...........the way I see it (Moderated by BLeafe) / Sidewalk trees
« Last post by BLeafe on November 20, 2019, 11:00:25 AM »
Well, I thought we were done with this crew, but a day after I made the previous post:

1. This truck showed up with about 20 baby trees (and an oil-burning Cat)..........

2,3. ........and started occupying more spaces - this time on the western edge of the E lot, right under my window.

4. The trees were taken one by one, probably to Main St.

5. The loooooooong truck that brought them here backed out of the E lot and wound up facing the wrong way on one-way Ward St. It inched forward until oncoming cars wouldn't let it get through and it wound up having to back up to Union St and somehow turn around.

6. I decided to go to where I thought the trees' final destination was and - sure enough - I saw all these scrawny-looking things poking out of new Main St sidewalks between Passaic and Ward streets. Anyone have any idea what kind of trees these are and what they might eventually look like when they're untied and grown up?

7,8. They happened to be in the process of planting a tree right across the street in front of the YMCA when I was there.

9. On my way back home, I got a sunlit shot of a bunch of the remaining trees.

10. Later, I saw that they added a pile of dirt.

11. Three days later, they added a container of dirt to more spaces - this time about 30-40 feet to the east of the trees.

12. The same day, a lazy dirt hauler ignored the one-way signs on Ward St to take a shortcut, but managed to be overshadowed, stupidity-wise, by a New York driver who not only ignored the parking-within-six-inches-from-a-curb rule, but did so in front of a DRIVEWAY.

13. Here's what the spaces looked like after they removed the last tree (but not the dirt). They're still parking vehicles there overnight.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: The "old style" street signs
« Last post by johnny g on November 19, 2019, 09:23:06 AM »
I'm guessing you're talking about this one Chief?
Hackensack Discussion / Re: The "old style" street signs
« Last post by Chief Oratam on November 18, 2019, 05:15:18 PM »
Johnny  time your in town on the corner of Linden and Clinton  theres a sign that has to be from the early 1900's ....I have tried to post a picture of it....but I just can't seem to get it to go.....The sign is being cared for I don't think its going to get taken down but one never knows....the one on Standish has been changed out.....
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Our horrible streets, roads and highways
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on November 18, 2019, 12:33:12 PM »
I buy a Tesla with air suspension to deal with our horrible roads
Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Ling is listing...
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on November 17, 2019, 04:28:32 PM »
A great job of rewriting earlier reports about the rescue effort for the U.S.S. Ling.

"Get me rewrite" undoubtedly reverberated through that newsroom. In other words, old news.
This project seems to be winding down.


1. You've seen the top of the first image before. The bottom half shows the end result.

2,3,4. Scrubbing up and (filling in) some of the spaces they used in the E lot.


5. I don't know if the two main items are there because one hit the other or not (I doubt it), but it just struck me as an interesting potential photo stitch when I saw it.


6. Well, just when I thought they were done clogging up the spaces, they dump more stuff and some of it's in the handicap space (their space allotment was the southern edge of the E lot from State St up to the handicap space). Back in July, you may recall that they were made to move a pile of dirt after they put it in the same place. It took 4 days for them to finally do the right thing. THIS time, however.............


7. .........they not only didn't move anything a WEEK later, they also added 3 pieces of excavation equipment - one of which took up the rest of the handicap space - but they also LEFT IT ALL THERE WHEN EVERY OTHER ALLOTTED SPACE WAS EMPTY! AND NOBODY DID ANYTHING ABOUT IT...............NOT THE HPD OR ANYONE ELSE! SHAMEFUL!



Good riddance to this thoughtless bunch!

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on November 10, 2019, 12:00:11 PM »


In the past week, The Record promoted pies, extolling bakeries as close as Englewood and as far away as Morristown, and (201) magazine devoted an entire glossy issue to desserts. The Dessert Issue was labeled "The Best of Bergen."

Last Wednesday's Better Living cover story, written by Food Editor Esther Davidowitz, praised 10 North Jersey bakeries for their pies. Davidowitz, a fashionably thin woman who could pass for a Jewish grandmother, looks like she never eats desserts.

(By the way, Davidowitz and the other food writers at The Record and call themselves @NorthJerseyEats. I suggest a change to @NorthJerseySucks.)

The cover of the November 2019 issue of (201) only shows glazed donuts and lemon slices for some reason, but inside you'll find lavish praise for more bakeries with photos of their owners, some of whom look like they've eaten too much of their own sugary desserts.

Readers who are diabetic likely were repelled by the sight of so much sugar in one place. I never eat dessert, and felt like throwing up.

One could argue the editors of the Gannett-owned Record and (201) magazine are irresponsible in publishing so many pages devoted to pies and other desserts. Too much sugar, like excessive salt, can and does kill.

Industry lobbyists have spent millions bribing Congress to hide the amount of sugar listed on the government-mandated nutrition labels. Sugar is the only ingredient listed in grams, but unless you know how many grams there are in a teaspoon (about 4), you may not realize that 5-ounce cup of yogurt with fruit you're enjoying has 4 or 5 teaspoons of sugar in it.

Now, The Record and (201) are complicit in this coverup.

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