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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Our horrible streets, roads and highways
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on September 10, 2019, 10:39:59 AM »

As I write this, a 3-man crew from a local construction company is installing new, larger catch basins on Euclid Avenue, between Prospect and Summit avenues. And wheelchair ramps at Euclid and Summit avenues were installed in anticipation of the first paving of the street in nearly 30 years.

The other blocks of Euclid -- between Prospect Avenue and Main Street -- were repaved several years ago, but this last block wasn't included in the work.

Euclid is among 11 streets that will be repaved before the end of the year, as listed in the city's Fall 2019 newsletter.

1,2. Bricks: onward and upward

3. This is when I wish my unit was 3 or 4 stories taller so I could try to figure out what he's doing.

4. (STITCH) First floor: red brick.............second floor: RED STICK

5. More cars with interesting tops/hoods/etc.


6,7,8. Lunchtime

9,10. A little redder + Resisto Red backing flapping in the breeze

11. No clue

12. Second floor brickwork


13. I thought it was some sort of mirror, but it appears to be a roof hatch cover.

14. Lifeline keeps him from being part of Main St.

15. Whatever it is, it's the first one I've seen on the roof.

16. It looks like someone lost a contact lens.

17. Getting ready to start laying brick on the Ward St side


18. Laying brick on Ward St. This was not an easy shot to see (or to time) without binoculars from a block away through a chain link fence to get both brick and trowel.

19. Not sure, but he might have been praying to either the trees of Teaneck or the high-rises of Cliffside Park before climbing down.

And - as I must mention from time to time - all photos and text are ęBob Leafe. (if a question mark shows up before my name - as it does on my browser - it's a copyright symbol)

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8-30-19 (remainder)

1. First day of brickwork and the Fraco mast-climbing scaffold ready for second-floor work

2,3. Full building and closeup shots on the first night that I can't see through the first-floor window openings


4. 8-31 roof toss and 9-1 collection of roof tosses

5. The blue Genie arrives.

6. Window work has altered the angle of reflection of the building in the next image. I think it's an improvement.


7. This building is about 3 clocks away on River St.

8. The Ward St side of 389 Main, the First Presbyterian Church and a plane coming into Teterboro Airport

9-20. Another walkaround

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1-4. Each day has similar shots that I've mixed for comparative reasons.


5. The company whose name is stuck on every window

6,7,8.  7 explains 6.

9,10. Creators of the Crimson Corner

8-30-19 (partial............continued in next post)

11. Brickwork begins.

12,13. The Crimson Half-Corner

14. I'm starting to like this as a red building. It might become the most distinctive building in town if it stayed that way

15. This man is facing the sun, which is reflecting off the section of building behind him, painting both man and machinery as red as that roll of Resisto he's carrying.

16. More brickwork on the State St side

17. Here's a sight you don't see every day.................or ever.

18. Brick dust

19. This stitch was taken toward the end of the first day of brickwork.

20. STRANGEST SHOT OF THE DAY: During my walkaround, as I approached the site while walking north on State St from Passaic St, I saw this on the dashboard of the first vehicle parked on State after the site entrance. There was no one in the vehicle and no one around........and I was TEMPTED, but...................

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« Last post by GTSEABEE on September 06, 2019, 02:38:37 PM »
        Are you a war veteran? Have family members that served in the military? Hackensack High School has a web site listing veterans from all wars from Hackensack or ties to Hackensack. From the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Destert Storm-Gulf War, and Afghan-Iraq Wars.  Please visit the web site and look for family or friends that served in those wars and have biographies and photos. Many of those killed in action have extensive biographies. Many of the veterans listed graduated from HHS. Know of someone not listed? Information can be sent to the admin of the site and then added. Need a photo posted? Have stories of yourself, family members or friends?

Go to the HHS website, scroll down to ENTER VETERANS WEBSITE, click on HOW IT BEGAN to learn how this project was born. Enjoy!
Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on September 05, 2019, 03:12:35 PM »

Teterboro Airport -- used by corporate titans, and the rich and famous -- is the biggest source of annoying aircraft noise over homes in Hackensack, Teaneck, Englewood and other towns in Bergen County, but The Record has never treated the Port Authority owed airport as the nuisance it is.

Efforts to change the flight path of business and private jets to avoid roaring over Hackensack University Medical Center, Prospect Avenue high-rises and schools have been unsuccessful, and the noise-reporting complaint line has had little effect in reducing the racket.

When Malcolm A. Borg was publisher of the Hackensack daily, he pushed for the creation of an aviation museum at Teterboro, and in 1986, he invited Stephen Berger, the new executive director of the Port Authority, for lunch in Borg's private dining room along with a few editorial staffers, including me, who covered the bi-state agency at the time. The first words out of Borg's mouth were on the order of, "What the f--k is going on with the aviation museum?"

The Record did manage to muster enough coverage to kill a proposal to allow bigger jets, like the 737, to land there, but hasn't consistently campaigned to get rid of the older, noisier aircraft that use the airport

Now, at least 2 sensational articles in The Record have identified Teterboro as the hub of Jeffrey Epstein's sex-trafficking ring:

"From his mansion in Manhattan to his ranch in New Mexico and his island in the Caribbean, Epstein allegedly used his fleet of private jets to deliver dozen of sex slaves -- some as young as 14 -- to celebrities, royals, and famous politicians, according to statements ... in criminal and civil court filings since 2008, some of which were first released to the public last week," Staff Writer Christopher Maag reported in a story reprinted in the Hackensack Chronicle on Aug. 23, 1979.

Good luck trying to get anyone to do anything about the endless noise from Teterboro now.[size]
Still had no idea when the pedestrian bridge would reopen, so I checked it out on the 24th (closed) and 31st (open).


1,2.  Still closed, shot through the fence

3. Side view

4. There was some sort of orientation for new students (I think) on the Teaneck side. After checking out 8-24-19 on the FDU site, I found this:

"Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

All new students and their families are cordially invited to participate in the Procession and the Illumination Ceremony on the Metropolitan Campus, an FDU tradition to welcome our new students.

The Procession will begin in front of the Student Union Building, wind through campus, and across the FDU footbridge to symbolize our new students crossing into the start of their college careers."

Could be a slight problem, considering that the bridge was still closed that day.


5. Open!

6,7.  The eastbound walk across

8-12. Westbound

13. Had to turn around to check out the #24 Clippers jersey that just strolled past me................yep, early-90s Seton Hall star Terry Dehere, who played for the Clips in the mid-90s.

14. Another side view.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on September 02, 2019, 03:37:34 PM »
What a mess The Record's been this Labor Day Weekend - ESPECIALLY the sports section! It only took 3 days to gather the same number of flubs that I usually find in a week-and-a-half (which, in itself, is extremely sloppy to begin with).

Saturday, August 31 - Sunday, September 1 - Monday, September 2, 2019

1,2. After the Five (the first of two), we start off with a big NON-SPORTS error from yesterday. I placed it here because it's a two-parter that ended today (8/31).

Everything else is sequential and the publish dates are below each image.

The last four images feature a familiar theme.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on September 02, 2019, 11:47:11 AM »
Because of the 20-image limit per post, I usually post these when I've accumulated 18-20 of them. This one's slightly short of that because of the absolute flub flood that has occurred in the last 3 days that will follow this post later today.

Labor Day, indeed!

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: M&M Building Renovations
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on August 28, 2019, 06:36:35 PM »
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