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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Hackensack University Medical Center
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on Yesterday at 03:36:39 PM »

Hackensack University Medical Center apparently is subsidizing the city's performing arts center. That's my conclusion from seeing the hospital's name on the marquee: "Hackensack Meridian Health Theater" when I went there last weekend to see "Nunsense" (Englewood Hospital and Medical Center also has rebranded itself as Englewood Health).

I guess it would be a stretch if both hospitals called themselves "life" as in Hackensack Meridian Life or Englewood Life. So, it's good to see the hospital is contributing to the city beyond the $4 million a year in lieu of property taxes being paid to the city each year for 6 years.

I don't know for sure, but I'm skeptical of the $3-million-a-year CEO's claim that HUMC is an economic engine for Hackensack. I'm sure city services far outweigh what is spent in the city each day and don't know how many of the employees actually live in the city. To me, the hospital is a burden on the neighborhood, whose residential character has been destroyed by endless expansion, and so busy I hate to go there the few times a year I have to.

I posted photos and videos of the show at the performing arts center on Instagram and used the abbreviation HPAC, but later saw the acronym HACPAC on the TapIntoHackensack news site. I loved the show, but found legroom in the 2nd-floor auditorium to be limited.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on May 17, 2019, 01:33:03 PM »
I have 5 things in the "5 things" section and the last one also has a flub which leads right into the never-ending flood of flubs:

Hackensack Videos / Emergency siren system test 5-16-19
« Last post by BLeafe on May 16, 2019, 09:05:03 PM »
I'm guessing this is coming from across the river again. It's a little less ominous this time AND it's got "music"!

5-10-19 to 5-13-19 (19)

(1-19) In the second shot, the hard hat looks to be precariously-balanced on the guy's head. If you look at the images where the tallest blue scaffolding is behind the concrete elevator shafts on the left, THAT is the approximate height of the finished 5-story building, so I'm not only losing the river view, but half of Teaneck as well. Slightly on the plus side, a couple of the poorly-aimed local security lights no longer show up in my living room and will now delight the new 389 Main tenants.

In the fifteenth picture, you can still see some river and the last few river sparkles that I will ever see from here.

In the last four pictures - taken today - concrete construction continues on something on the Main St side. (5/14 - I just got word from the site super what that is: "Those are the metal pan steel stairs. They get bolted and welded to concrete walls, then stairs and landings get poured with concrete.")

And then the rains came.

And for one glorious day, I'm all caught up.

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5-8-19 (9)

(1-9)  After last night's rain, I noticed a big puddle in the middle of the new (and supposedly-flat) concrete-floor. I asked the site super about it and here's his reply: "The floors here get a coating on top of them, anywhere from 1/2'" TO 1". It varies. Its called a leveling course. Once all framing is installed, they get a self-leveling solution poured onto all floors."

Fifth pic: so it's not only the river that'll be gone from my view, as evidenced here by my new view of the "IAN ASSOCIATION" building (as the fourth-floor walls start to go up). Actually, I've already lost the view of Main St (and River St) that I gained last year. The ninth pic's scaffolding and wood planks show that the fourth floor will wipe out most of the river for me.

5-9-19 (11)

(10-20) After a shot from home, I got a Nixle notice that said one lane of Main St was closed from Passaic to Ward, so that told me that something might be going on on the Main St side of the building. It turned out to be nothing relevant, so after a couple of flying wood street shots, I went back home to find that they had just put up the picture window frame for the unit of some future tenant who will have my three-floors-lower river view. For the rest of the day, fourth-floor wall construction continued (and was completed, as the last compilation image shows).

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5-4-19 (continued) (3)

(1-3) As noted in the previous post, the first three images are photo stitches from 5/4's walkaround. They face south, southwest and north, respectively.

5-6-19 (3)

(4-6) I'm tempted to call the guy in the sixth pic "Robin Troweler", but if you're not a 70s music freak...................

5-7-19 (13)

(7-19) I woke up to the view of a familiar piece of equipment that might not be seen again on this project: the very long-armed cement crane. I couldn't see where it was being used on the second floor until they got to the corner of Main and Ward. The last picture is a night shot after rain fell. The next post will begin with an observation having to do with that rainfall.

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I'm gonna have to split up days and continue them in the following post because there's just too much to shoot and I have to stay within a 20-images-per-post limit.

5-2-19 (4)

(1-4) Wood City

5-3-19 (9)

(5-13) Check out the sixth picture. What are the chances that I would capture a certain numbered/lettered mid-air delivery, happen to have that wood utilized facing me a couple of hours later and make the connection between the two from nearly a block away and 4 floors higher? (as he hurts his arm from patting himself on the back)

5-4-19 (7)

(14-20) Three stitches from 5-4 will begin the next post.

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Hackensack History / Re: Dunn Brothers Jug
« Last post by Editor on May 13, 2019, 10:39:58 AM »
I'm told that they were also know at the Hackensack Cash Grocers at 211-213 Main.
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