Ho-Ho-Kus train station.

A town bordering Ridgewood. Although there are family histories and church documentation about early pioneers, one of the earliest written notices that specifically mentions Ho-Ho-Kus is the 1698 Van Emburgh deed. It records the purchase, for thirty-two pounds ten shillings, of half of a 500 acre patent of land by David Provoast and Johannes Van Inburgh from Issac Kingsland to whom it had been granted by the Proprietors of East New Jersey. A transcription from the original document states: “Hoghakas (Ho-Ho-Kus) in ye Provinse of East and New Jargy ye 2d of may ano Dom 1698 There apaired before me Pieter Johnson and Jaccomintie his wife & Declared This within instrement to be There vollantary act & Deed as wittnis my hand.”IMG_6307

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Tri Level Split on a Quiet Cul De Sac

Are split level homes outdated or underrated??

The split-level design is believed to have derived from the ranch, which, in turn, was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s low-profile, horizontal Prairie homes and no-frills Usonian houses. The split levels divided public and private spaces through short half levels.(Per realtors mag)

Split-levels look more substantial yet their quasi-stacked designs are still compact and could be affordably built on smaller lots. The tri-level layout contains a lower-level family room and garage, mid-level entry and public rooms, and upper-level bedrooms and bathrooms.

Many of these homes in Ridgewood are affordable.

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Ridgewood Bus Terminal

It is the transportation hub located at the intersection of Oak St and Dayton St in downtown Ridgewood. The train station is a 5 min walk from here. The routes served from here are to NYC (Port Authority terminal) mid town Manhattan, George Washington Bridge Bus Station (serving uptown Manhattan ),Hackensack , Paterson and Garden State Plaza mall (Westfield Mall-the largest mall in New Jersey, the third-largest mall in the New York metropolitan area, and one of the highest-revenue producing malls in the United States…

There is a paid parking lot close to the terminus .

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Ridgewood Train Station

The Village of Ridgewood is a small town in close proximity to Manhattan .The train station is located at the one end of East Ridgewood Ave,which runs through the middle of the town and could be called the main arterial road.Trains run between Hoboken and Suffern. Commuters can board a train from here and reach NYC in approximately 45 min .

Took these pictures while returning back from work. It was raining and a little foggy …