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Hackensack Discussion / Re: How does this work?
« on: March 31, 2021, 12:16:38 PM »
If it was NYC it MIGHT apply  :o

Hackensack Discussion / Re: B&W Bakery Crumbcake
« on: March 15, 2021, 06:51:05 AM »
Got one yesterday for my mother in law's birthday...Was better than it's been lately, I wonder if the Fallon thing made them step it up a little bit?  :o

Excellent collection Bob! My first car was a 73 Vega that my dad bought me from someone up on Summit Ave. He haggled him from $300 to a "measly" $275. The fender had rot on it (the joke of Vega's is that they "rusted on the showroom floor") It was gold with a black interior. My dad felt it was "safe" for me cause it was a little 4 cylinder and I wouldn't "get into trouble" with it. Anyone who had a Vega used the expression "Fill it up with oil and check the gas" It burned a lot of oil, like yours did I'm sure. As the months went on the cars got bigger and faster, and after a few accidents and tickets for speeding and racing my dad WISHED I still had that Vega  :o

Hackensack History / Re: Hackensack Record King
« on: February 16, 2021, 06:27:19 AM »
I happened to be searching Uncle Floyd on You Tube and found his Uncle Floyd New Jersey and was happy to find his Hackensack episode, and a nice visit to the Record King

Nellie was a nice lady, she always sat in the same spot and often I'd sit down and chat with her.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Woolworth Residences
« on: January 26, 2021, 06:20:45 AM »
Nice presentation, super expensive one would expect I guess. The old United Jersey spot is in the same price range. Still cheaper than Manhattan, probably Jersey City or Hoboken too.

I'm happy that Bowler City still exists. They never changed the sign, I haven't been in there since I was probably 15 years old. I wonder if the inside was ever redone

Hackensack Discussion / Woolworth Residences
« on: January 25, 2021, 06:19:25 AM »
So it appears we're going "retro" as well as modern with this new building going up? I saw the sign on Main St yesterday and the building is under construction. No images are on line yet though.
Is this at the exact spot where Woolworth's was? I thought the original building was now a dollar type store now..

The Les Paul Jr I have is an homage to him...back in the days when he would buy them from pawn shops for next to nothing.

Hackensack Discussion / Merry Christmas!
« on: December 25, 2020, 10:21:12 AM »
Hey gang, hope you all have a wonderful day :)

Hackensack History / Re: Here's something you've never seen before
« on: December 22, 2020, 12:46:29 PM »
Lowits yes! I couldn't remember that name. Good stuff :)

Hackensack History / Re: Here's something you've never seen before
« on: December 21, 2020, 06:57:52 AM »
That school bus is awesome too! Where did you guys have to buy your school uniforms?  Ours were from somewhere on Main St but I don't remember the name. They came to Immaculate Conception and measured us a few weeks before they'd be ready

Hackensack Discussion / Re: "THE SACK"
« on: December 06, 2020, 07:56:30 AM »
I hear your points Eric, but I don't see how simply working downtown equates to more retail customers in the independent businesses...From what I've seen most of the new businesses are food places, and since all the new apartments and condos being built are (in my opinion) to attract more people who most likely work in NYC what really does downtown have to offer in the way of being a "complete" city?
How many dollar stores does Hackensack have? Do the new residents really need probably a dozen barber shops? The years I spent in Lyndhurst I would definitely say that if you wanted to you never really had to leave the town. 2 supermarkets, plenty of chinese or italian spots, mexican or caribbean food as well..Carvel, Dunkin Donuts, TJ Maxx, places for pet supplies, bagel shops, etc...and it's absolutely a commuter town as well. Sadly I agree that Hackensack began to get a really bad rep in the 80's, I too remember one specific homeless shelter right on E Kansas St a few blocks from where I lived...the bus station was always cluttered with homeless as well, when I was at Guy Ross Chevrolet I saw them constantly. It's really a tough idea that up on Summit Ave there's million dollar homes and down on Railroad Ave and the surrounding areas it's still very rundown. How does a city bounce back like they're predicting, or expecting?

Hackensack Discussion / Re: "THE SACK"
« on: December 05, 2020, 02:54:15 PM »
I've had this discussion with many people over the years, trying to pinpoint when the Main St businesses started to fail. Was it when the GSP became an indoor mall, and people didn't have to shop from outside anymore? Was it when they closed the Fox and the Oritani, and more people got cable TV and decided to stay home and watch second run movies, instead of going shopping, getting dinner and taking in a movie?
Was it when Woolworths closed? Cedar Lane in Teaneck always seems to be busy (am I wrong?) When it comes to Main Street, a Starbucks or even a Dunkin would probably be welcomed of course. A familiar name surrounded by independent businesses. I may be a bit out of the loop on the day to day downtown, but am I wrong? We all now what our Main St was back in the day...but will it ever be again? Was there less people around, therefore needing less parking? Did more people take mass transit? I'd love to hear opinions on this...

Hackensack Discussion / Found something interesting on eBay today
« on: November 29, 2020, 08:44:06 AM »
Unused book of matches from Guido's. I don't remember exactly when it became the Stony Hill but it must have been late 80's/early 90's I'm guessing?

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