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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on October 13, 2019, 11:30:37 AM »
What an incredible waste of time.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Maywood no longer sending to HHS
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on October 13, 2019, 11:28:02 AM »


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
« Last post by BLeafe 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".  ;)

As a really big and long time fan of the Masters myself I wish there was more footage of that lineup...I knew Daniel Rey casually many years ago and he mentioned to me that playing with Baker was a highlight in his career. Funny coincidence relating to Hackensack as well, there was a studio in the 90's called Big Blue Meenie (now in Jersey City I think, formerly out of a house on Davis Ave), but the owners were from Syracuse (where the Masters) hailed from. The one owner was a drummer, and had a chance to join the Masters but declined. The spot was filled by Baker.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Sears Future
« Last post by johnny g on October 08, 2019, 01:14:27 PM »
Although I haven't been in that (or any) Sears in many years, the Hackensack one along with the Library (to me) seem to be the last anchors of my Hackensack upbringing. At least we still have Lido and B-W Bakery right? Those don't seem to be going anywhere
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