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6-10

1. Tree truck

2. Gonna need cement sidewalks around the building to plant them in

3. Door chores


6-11

4. Whatever it is, I hope it's supposed to be slightly bent.

5. Quadro-cleaned


6-12

6. Building at half-masked


6-13

7. Garage finally has a cement floor

8. What sidewalk?

9. Another front door at Main and Ward

10-12. New trees on State, Ward and Main

13,14. Big building has its own moon.


6-17

15,16. Tree support


6-18

17,18. New sidewalks


6-19

19. A heavy cross to bear

20. Getting rid of the old sidewalks


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Property Taxes
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on June 24, 2020, 11:41:18 am »
Just saw this. LOL. What would be so terrible that people might vote for me (anyway, I won't be running for office again) or a candidate like me?

You prefer Main Street the way it was?

I would like to identify all of the people who are profiting tremendously from redevelopment, not the developers, but people like the Gelbers, former Mayor Jack Zisa, the former head of the business association who spearheaded the redevelopment and too many others I don't know.
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Masked citizens - the Coronavirus
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on June 24, 2020, 11:35:39 am »
VISITING MANHATTAN STILL EASY AS CITY EMERGES FROM LOCKDOWN

We discover a public monument to Duke Ellington and lots more


http://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/2020/06/manhattan-was-our-oyster-as-we-visited.html
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Community Soapbox / Re: Eating In + Eating Out
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on June 22, 2020, 04:08:15 pm »
FOOD AND PLASTIC PACKAGING DON'T MIX

You May Be Eating a Credit Card's Worth of Plastic Every Week

https://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-more-we-learn-about-plastic-and.html
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Photography...........the way I see it (Moderated by BLeafe) / Goodbye, megacrane?
« Last post by BLeafe on June 19, 2020, 08:33:14 pm »
On Wednesday morning, a second crane was visible at the 150-170 Main site. It must have been a changing of the guard, because by Wednesday afternoon, only the newcomer was seen.

After that.............nada.


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Property Taxes
« Last post by ericmartindale on June 17, 2020, 06:25:13 am »
Yes Victor, that's how gentrification works.  Bring in one large development, and suddenly everything nearby is worth much more, for two main reasons.  (1) because a new and higher use has been established for the neighborhood, and theoretically other properties can be redeveloped (2) These are higher-income residents, and their spending power means that higher-end restaurants and retail can flourish in the vicinity. That also increases the business climate and attract more business. Even office use will be attracted.

One would have to look at the census reports from 2010 to establish the identity of the neighborhood, which I have not done.  But it's common knowledge that the downtown neighborhood is sparse, just a few people scattered about, living above storefronts, and just a few nearby homes and buildings. The population is low. They basically working class, and very heavily Latino and Black. The new neighborhood is middle to middle-upper income, and there will be significant numbers of Whites and Asians moving in. It'll be a very different neighborhood.  I'm sure they will be heavily supportive of "progressive" politics, whatever their background is. People wanting to live in a diverse downtown neighborhood are usually of that mindset. Who knows, they might even vote for Victor Sasson. God help us.
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5-27-20

1,2. No masks?

3,4. Oh, I get it - it's a room-sized mask!


6-1-20

5. It looks like the phone company lassoed a bear in the tree.

6. Reinforcements

7. The accommodations

8. Almost a shower at the Y


6-2-20

9. Unusual shape for a construction site delivery.............what could it be?

10. It's a tree-truck!

11. Unloading the first one..........

12, 13. It's the room-masking guys again - this time, wearing masks to protect their necks.


6-3-20

14. Ugly lamps on the lower floor


6-8-20

15. Uh-oh.....those lights weren't there yesterday. Still awaiting word on whether they're temporary or not.......... (they better not be!).


6-9-20

16-20.  Four shots from a walk around the building and one from home


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I understand that Hackensack had COVID-19 testing in the HHS parking lot today.

I hope they had a better turnout than what I saw at Bergen Regional at 10:25am on May 29:

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