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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Vote Tuesday: Open Space Referendum
« Last post by ericmartindale on November 07, 2018, 01:16:43 PM »
Great news on the landslide voter support for this initiative.  I'm going to try and appear before the Hackensack Environmental Commission and try to get support for either direct acquisition or conservation easement on the 3 hill lots adjacent to Borg's Woods, especially the one closest to Fairmount Avenue, which people think has street frontage to Fairmount Ave, but it does not. 

My guess is that the three lot owners would probably prefer a conservation easement, if they want preservation at all. And one with a guarantee that no trails will be lain out on the lots. At least a conservation easement will be less money to come up with. I'm guessing a few hundred thousand, tops, will be enough. In 1995, two other hill lots totally 1.0 acres were added to the land preserved in 1994, and those lots totalled $91,000. In 1994 money.  Land is worth more now, I'd say.

One of the owners is the house on Summit Ave that just spent a few hundred thousand on rehab (Summit west side near Poplar Ave), and recently cut down all the huge Sweetgums on the front yard. They are the most magnificient fall foliage tree in our area, and it was a loss for the beauty of Summit Ave. This house owns the "fenced lot" along the trail that parallels the ridge.  I am most doubtful of this owner, but you never know.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Lido
« Last post by johnny g on November 07, 2018, 09:13:03 AM »
Wow I wonder what it's going to look like...and what finally brought this on. Will they remove the payphone by the door?  :P
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Hackensack Transit Connector
« Last post by ericmartindale on November 07, 2018, 02:26:50 AM »
Nice find.  Yes, it looks like a resurrection of the former shuttle route, but I'm betting that it will run up State Street instead of Main Street, because NJ Transit is removing all buses from Main Street, and moving them to State Street, as part of the 2-way conversion project.
Hackensack History / Re: Demolition of The Record building
« Last post by BLeafe on November 06, 2018, 02:15:24 PM »
I took a bunch of shots, but this stitch is all-encompassing of the demolition progress as of two days ago.

Click to enlarge.

Hackensack Discussion / WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T FORGET..............
« Last post by BLeafe on November 05, 2018, 03:40:16 PM »

All that jive you hear every mid-term that THIS one is the most important one of your life is finally true!

And don't overlook the Hackensack-only Municipal Question about establishing  a Municipal Open Space, Recreation and HISTORIC PRESERVATION TRUST FUND!! (personal emphasis on that last part - see ballot question below)

How many times has someone here mentioned saving and preserving some part of an historic building that has just been torn down, only to be told there's no money for it and nowhere to put it?

Passage of this referendum could provide the opportunity to change that.

Click to enlarge and vote in favor of preserving our history.

Hackensack Discussion / A Century of Progress (?)
« Last post by BLeafe on November 02, 2018, 05:00:50 PM »

(re 1920 Hudson River trains)

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Hackensack Transit Connector
« Last post by itsamike on November 02, 2018, 06:46:39 AM »
The vaguest hint of a route appears in the surprisingly-hard-to-find schedule.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Hackensack Transit Connector
« Last post by ericmartindale on November 02, 2018, 05:19:25 AM »
Sounds like a resurrection of the once-popular shuttle that ran Main Street, Anderson Street, Prospect Ave, and Essex Street. Joseph Campagna and myself headed up that effort so many years ago, starting around 1993, and the proposal was part of the whole plan to revitalize the business community by bringing large-scale residential development to the downtown center.

There were lots of things that went wrong with the original shuttle, including them breaking down too often, making it free instead of charging something nominal, and not implementing the advertising plan as originally proposed. I guess it's time to try again.

Does anyone know, what is the new route ?
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