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Old Posted Jul 8, 2009, 4:32 AM
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NYC, Paterson, Newark: from atop a mountain

The Garrett Mountain Reservation is located on one of the ridges of the Watchung Mountains in Passaic County, New Jersey. They are primarily composed of volcanic basalt and were formed in the prehistoric rift valley of the Newark Basin. It's about 500 feet tall, which passes for a mountain around here.
We'll start with Paterson...

Far north end of Paterson. The Nabisco building in in Fair Lawn.


Central Paterson. On the left is Eastside HS, famous for principal Joe Clark.


21st Ave area


The infamous Alexander Hamilton housing projects, one of the major drug distribution points in North Jersey.


looking north on Main Street






Passaic County Courthouse dome in central downtown








Spring Street building next to I-80


Neat blue factory


NJ Transit platform on Market St






This is a random 24-story office building in Orangeburg, NY, just north of the NJ border. It's about 15 miles away. Hudson Highlands and possibly Bear Mountain rise behind it. The forest in the foreground is shading the wealthy suburbs of northern Bergen County, NJ.




SE over South Paterson towards Manhattan


Passaic, NJ to Midtown


Part of Jersey City


Passaic and lower Manhattan


Passaic and Secaucus. Spot the Manhattan Bridge




Pacific Street in South Paterson


Passaic to Midtown




Downtown Passaic in foreground. Visible beyond are the Meadowlands Arena and the hideous new Giants Stadium in East Rutherford.


Old Giants Stadium visible






The Ailanthus Tree is my favorite plant










A street in northern Clifton


Newark, 14 miles to the south. The two residential hi-rises in the foreground are near Route 3 in south Clifton


Garfield/Lodi with Fort Lee skyline on horizon. In the left part of the skyline you can see the George Washington Bridge towers




Hasbrouck Heights in the foreground, the western slope of North Bergen, and then the Upper West Side






The Verrazano, which has to be over 20 miles away


Newark. You can see the control tower at Newark International at the right


Hackensack's tri-segmental skyline


Peeking over the Palisades, you can see the Bronx's two tallest towers.


Paterson, NE towards the Hudson Highlands


Paterson












Off the mountain, driving through downtown Paterson






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Old Posted Jul 8, 2009, 4:47 AM
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Great thread, very cool perspectives. Thanks for sharing, much appreciated.
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Wow what great shots. Paterson hasn't changed a bit.
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Excellent vistas!

And I love the charming building in the middle of this shot.
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Awesome! Paterson looks like a pretty busy little town.
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EXCELLENT thread. The New York tri-state area is like its own little world (that's not so little).
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About four months ago I drove through that Main street in Paterson. Great views from that NJ 'hill'.
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Great visibility that day! Must've had northwesterly winds blowing through. Thanks for a different perspective of NJ/NY.
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Nice pictures. What's with that skyscraper in Orangeburg?
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I've been to everyplace in these pictures yet I never saw it from that prospective...thanks for sharing-great pics!
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It's good to see NYC's satellite cities featured here. As we can see Paterson appears quite dense, containing an array of structured, scrambled within each other. Very good set!
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What a great vantage point! Excellent shots, thanks!
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I think I need to pay this place a visit next time on the East coast. Excellent shots
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Great zoom shots Thundertubs!! I never realized that the topography was that intense so close to NYC. I always thought it was further west near Pennsylvania! Thanks!!
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Nice pictures. What's with that skyscraper in Orangeburg?
It's part of a larger office complex called Pearl River Plaza or something.

It's sort of an edge city near the Palisades Center mall.

These shots are really amazing. I need to do more exploring in this general part of Northern NJ.
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It's part of a larger office complex called Pearl River Plaza or something.

It's sort of an edge city near the Palisades Center mall.

These shots are really amazing. I need to do more exploring in this general part of Northern NJ.
The building is part of Blue Hill Plaza in Pearl River, NY. It is in a stereotypical suburban town and it towers over everything. In fact, I can see it from my window right now.
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Very nice photos! I like!
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tubs, do you live in that area. great shots. great vantage point. the few times i went to paterson i loved it. I plan on going back this month or august to finally see those falls i keep missing and want to find my way up this mountain. just don't know who to get there? directions? or guide?
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