Why A Journeys into Hackensack and Why Now
Journeys into Hackensack
Hackensack is on the threshold of a new era. There are holes in the ground and construction cranes around town. After years of talk and false starts, one sense that long anticipated change can be palpably felt.
As it happens, though, places familiar and thought to be fixtures of town have disappeared. Gone. Only the memories remain.
We launch this Journeys into Hackensack, as we have done elsewhere such as River Edge, Oradell, Canada and Florida to explore Hackensack's "offbeat, off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten".
However, we also do so with the above mentioned changes in mind. We hope to chronicle these places and aspects of the recent history of Hackensack before they are forgotten.
After too long a time, there is finally some good reason for optimism and excitement in Hackensack.
It will be a new chapter. May we celebrate it as we also celebrate and honor what used to be special in town - appreciating the what was, even if unknown to many now, made this new chapter of Hackensack possible.