Live, Labor, & Leisure


Live

live.jpgWhitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Paul Simon, Ice-T, the members of The Fugees, Gloria Gaynor, Redman, Frankie Valli, Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Jason Alexander, Joe Pesci, Jerry Lewis, Ray Liotta, Bill Bellamy, and Ian Ziering all started off here in Newark.

Downtown Newark is a vibrant place to live with all the amenities of a big city.  Being the largest city in New Jersey, those that live in downtown Newark have access to the best of arts and entertainment, higher education, dining, employment, and transportation.

Residents have the added bonus of NDD services. The NDD provides extra cleaning, landscaping, security, and events to the Downtown – making the area an inviting, lively area to call home.

Community Links

  • City-of-Newark-Logo-300x270.pngCity of Newark
    Need to know something about the City? Check out the City of Newark’s website to find out more information about their services
  • Essex-CASA-logo-horizontal-872x520-300x179.jpgEssex County of CASA
    Essex County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
  • 19353517452_6faf4014c7_o-293x300.jpgNewark Light Rail
    Click here for more information about when your Light Rail train will be passing through
  • 19354803325_b63a369e0e_o-2-300x200.jpgNewark Penn Station
    Passing through the hub of Newark Penn Station? Click here to get train times and more information
  • NewarkHappeningLogo-300x89.jpgGreater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Find out what’s “Happening” in Newark
  • logocolor-300x279.jpgNJ Historical Society
    Learn more about the historical beauty of New Jersey and Newark
  • Newark-Art-Council-300x221-1.jpgNewark Arts Council
    Need more info about the bustling art scene? Check out the Newark Arts Council
  • NCED-Horizontal-Lockup-1-300x80.pngNewark Community Economic Development Corporation
    Learn more about the economic engine of Newark
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    All things Newark start with the Newark Pulse, your best source for fresh news
  • phot-300x66.pngBrick City Live
    Check out Brick City Live for the inside scoop
  • ymca_grn_rgb_r-300x230.pngYMCA of Newark and Vicinity
    For all things YMCA view what’s on their site
  • 88085_full-300x225.jpgRutgers Newark
    On two separate campuses in the city of Newark -- the Rutgers University-Newark Campus and the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark -- Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, distinguishes itself as one of the nation’s most esteemed public research universities.
  • logo-300x96.pngEssex County College
    Essex County College is an open-door public community college that is committed to providing quality educational programs and life-long learning activities at the most affordable cost.
  • berkeley-college_2014-05-14_14-39-19.617-300x180.gifBerkeley College
    Berkeley College offers career-focused programs, supportive professors with real-world industry knowledge, hands-on learning through our internship program, and a variety of supplemental programs and activities.
  • Logo_of_New_Jersey_Institute_of_Technology-300x124.pngNew Jersey Institute of Technology
    One of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century.

Apartment Homes

  • logo.pngEleven80 Apartments:

    Sensational rental residences – miles from the ordinary, minutes from everything!

    As a resident of Eleven80, you’ll enjoy convenient access to the best Newark has to offer: the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Museum, NJ Devils, PruCenter, and the best Portuguese food this side of the Atlantic!  Overlooking Military Park, Eleven80 is within steps of downtown’s five universities and major corporate headquarters including Prudential, Verizon, and PSE&G.

    With the PATH, NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak only a few short blocks away, Eleven80 is exceptionally convenient to the New York metropolitan area. Nearby Newark Liberty International Airport places the rest of the world at your doorstep.
    Live, work, and play in an exciting rental environment that offers beautifully appointed residences set in an architecturally significant art deco tower with around-the-clock, service-friendly staff and a unique collection of private amenities that includes a state-of-the-art health club and four-lane bowling alley.

    Designed with spacious and flexible layouts, Eleven80 offers studio, one bedroom, flexible one bedroom, and large two bedroom residences. The tower homes offer exhilarating city views with some residences featuring private terraces. Each light-filled residence at Eleven80 features a gourmet kitchen, marble bath, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, spacious closets, and individually controlled heating and air-conditioning.
    For more information, please visit:  http://www.eleven80rentals.com/

  • Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 5.50.19 PM.pngTeachers Village:

    Whether you are looking to rent an apartment, find a charter school or excellent daycare center for your child, play an evening game of basketball in a state-of-the-art gymnasium, or come to a great place to eat, shop and just hang out, Teachers Village offers first-class amenities in a walkable downtown.

    Teachers Village is the nucleus of a thriving downtown arts and education district. Multiple galleries and artist enclaves exist along the Halsey Street corridor, which extends north from the City Without Walls (cWOW) gallery in Lincoln Park to the Newark Museum on Washington Park, encompassing such diverse offerings as Gallery Aferro on Market Street; the Barat Foundation; GlassRoots glass studio on Bleeker Street; Rutgers University Paul Robeson Galleries; and the Aljira Contemporary Art Center Military Park.

    Teachers Village is surrounded by six universities with a community of 50,000 people, each with its own library and cultural facilities. There is also great potential for collaboration between Teachers Village and the surrounding corporate and academic community. Outreach to the universities as well as to leading corporate and institutional entities such as Audible.com, Panasonic, Prudential, PSE&G, Verizon, four major hospitals and UMDNJ Science Park, will enable Teachers Village to incubate and generate ideas and working capital within the community; and most importantly to learn and earn the skills necessary for the 21st century.

    Smart classrooms integrated within the various residential buildings provide yet another opportunity for offering after-hours classes, in arts, technology and design — or simply to advance one’s degree.

    For more information visit http://www.teachersvillage.com

  • Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 5.53.20 PM.pngRichardson Lofts:

    A jewelry factory reinvented, adding modern design and comforts to historic character!

    Located at 50-60 Columbia Street, Richardson Lofts is at the heart of downtown Newark. This impressive structure celebrates its historic past, with a grand spiral staircase and open atrium, and embraces the area’s bright future with two new stories featuring modern penthouse duplexes. All apartments in Richardson Lofts include thoughtfully designed layouts, modern features, and all the amenities you desire.

    Shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions such as the Prudential Center, surround Richardson Lofts. Take in the symphony at the Grand Hall of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, attend baseball games at Bears & Eagles Waterfront Stadium, and experience vibrant nightlife — all within walking distance. Imagine the quick and convenient commute to Manhattan, and you’ll find that Richardson Lofts is a great place to live in downtown Newark. 

    For more information including floor plans and applications: http://www.richardsonlofts.com/

  • Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 5.51.00 PM.pngStudebaker Lofts

    Introducing Studebaker Lofts, RPM Development’s newest rental property in Newark.  The building is located at 368 Broad Street and is conveniently located Downtown steps from Broad Street Train Station and the Light Rail.

    Studebaker Lofts is a mixed-income project that brings together two goals– the provision of high-quality, affordable rental housing for families and the creation of market rate rental units to continue the trend of bringing income diversity to downtown Newark. The project transformed an unutilized industrial building into 34 market rate units and 34 units affordable to households below 60% of median income. The building has served several industrial uses, including as a service center for Studebaker automobiles in the 1930’s.

    Fourteen of the market units feature 14’ loft ceilings and a built-in loft sleeping area. Nineteen of the market units also feature terraces that provide private outdoor space and bring ample light into the unit. Studebaker Lofts is conveniently located steps away from the Broadway Train Station and Light Rail. The building features an energy-efficient design in accordance with the EPA Energy-Star Program requirements and incorporates a number of sustainability measures that resulted in LEED certification. 

    For more information, visit www.studebakerloftsnj.com.


Labor

18734519743_46f999ebb7_o-1.jpgNJ’s largest city is truly conveniently located to everywhere.

Downtown Newark has over 4500 business located within its boundaries.  Top Fortune 500 businesses, such as Prudential and PSE&G, are headquartered in downtown Newark.  Household names like Verizon, Horizon, Audible, Panasonic, Rutgers – Newark, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Seaton Hall Law School all join the plethora businesses rooted in technology, education, business services, and retail, that call downtown Newark their home.

Commuting to work has never been easier.  Situated in the Downtown are five major highway access routes, less than six miles from a major international airport, Newark Penn Station hosting nearly all AmtrakNJ TRANSITPATH, and Greyhound lines on the East Coast.

Need to drive into downtown Newark? Metered parking and over 20 parking lots to make your trip convenient.  Visit http://newarkparking.org for more information on where to park in downtown Newark.


Leisure

njpac-culture.jpgSee why Newark is the culture and entertainment capital of New Jersey!

Downtown Newark has so much to offer visitors and residents: award-winning cultural and entertainment venues, exciting shows and sporting events, acres of greenery and developed parks, eclectic shopping, and diverse restaurants. Don’t forget that downtown Newark is home to the second largest mural in the United States, largest on the East Coast, Gateways to Newark: Portraits.

Newark is surrounded by five major highway access routes, with an international airport less than 6 miles from the heart of downtown. It is also and accessible via NJ TRANSIT, PATH, Light Rail, Greyhound, and Amtrak, making New Jersey’s largest city conveniently located to everything. We invite you to come and discover Newark.

Entertainment

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From Newark Symphony Hall to the Newark Museum, downtown Newark is steeped in culture and entertainment.

The world-class New Jersey Performing Arts Center is one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States. Prudential Center, home of the NJ Devils, is one of the nation’s highest grossing arenas and offers diverse sports, entertainment, and cultural events. The award-winning Newark Museum is the recipient of Discover Jersey Art’s People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Art Museum” and NJ Monthly’s Jersey Choice Best of NJ 2012. The 100+-year-old museum offers unforgettable experiences in the arts and natural sciences, and 80 galleries of world-class collections including American, Asian, African, and Classical. Children and adults will also love the planetarium and extensive family programming. History buffs will love The New Jersey Historical Society, a statewide, private, non-profit historical museum, library, and archive.

Newark’s thriving art scene is comprised of grassroots organizations, independent artists, and renowned galleries. Various art ‘pockets’ are found throughout the city and showcased each Fall at the annual Open Doors, hosted by the Newark Arts Council. For those interested in exploring the scene independently, we recommend being in touch with the Newark Arts Council – they can help map out your visit. Some of Newark’s galleries include: Lincoln Park: City without WallsSolo(s) Project House. Market Street Corridor: The Barat Foundation, home of Creation Nation, powerhouse production team behind Newark’s Art Parade; Gallery Aferro. Halsey Village: Newark MuseumGlassrootsAljira, A Center for Contemporary ArtIndex Art CenterKedar, a Studio of Art.

Arts

Cultural Links

Newark Arts Council

Bringing the transformative power of the arts into the lives of those who live in, work in, and visit Newark

The NAC and Its Mission

The Newark Arts Council was created to advance and expand the artistic and cultural resources of the City of Newark, New Jersey.

The agency provides leadership, direction, and technical assistance through partnerships with Newark’s many artists, arts administrators, community organizations, community development corporations, planning groups, economic development agencies, and the general public.

Our goal is to share resources, promote advocacy efforts, assist in audience development and public awareness of arts and culture, and to serve as a cultural resource to the community.

The Mission of the Newark Arts Council: The Newark Arts Council brings the transformative power of the arts into the lives of those who live in, work in, and visit Newark through programs, advocacy, promotion, education, and coordination.

Programs of the Newark Arts Council include:

Website & Information Services NAC has continued to publish—and to improve—its hallmark publication, the NewarkArts newsletter, a principal way that many across the state learn what’s happening in the greater Newark art scene, and augmented it with a wonderful website, www.NewarkArts.org, that showcases the work of individual artists. NewarkArts quarterly cultural calendar provides the area’s only comprehensive listing of art events occurring throughout the tri-county region.

Neighborhood Arts Programming Via the NAC ArtStart Grants Program, NAC has made nearly 80 grants, ranging from $500–$4000, to stimulate arts and cultural activity in the city’s neighborhoods and in local schools and to provide direct funding to individual artists. These innovative programs take the arts into locations that are often overlooked by traditional programs. Over seven years, NAC has awarded nearly $225,000 in grants to 80 local arts groups and artists.

Open Doors: Open Artists Studios & Available Space Tour In November 2002, NAC hosted the first Open Space Studio Tour to create awareness of Newark’s burgeoning visual and performing artists’ communities. The Tour was viewed as a means for artists who had been working in obscurity to open their studios to the public and to show the tremendous depth and diversity of art being created in this community. The Studio Tour has expanded with more locations and more artists participating throughout the downtown arts community. The Tour also boasts a large number of artists from across New Jersey and from Manhattan and Brooklyn being attracted by collaborative exhibitions between the communities.

Arts Education/Arts Learning The Newark Arts Council arts education initiative is designed for school administrators, school leadership teams, classroom teachers, artists, and community leaders who play an active role in the design and implementation of educational policy within local schools.

In collaboration with the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Lincoln Center Institute, The Newark Arts Council presents a series of Professional Development workshops specifically designed for a broad spectrum of artists including entrepreneurial artists, teaching artists, and art teachers to encourage, promote, train and hone knowledge, behavior, and skills needed in a 21st Century workforce.

Additionally, Newark Arts Council produces a Teaching Artist Directory: a resource for all schools and community-based organizations (CBO’S) in the City of Newark, New Jersey. Any public school, charter, independent and/or CBO may review the information on the NAC website and downloadable PDF and select teaching artists to work with, using school and CBO funds. Artists in this directory have received training related to a variety of pedagogies such as arts integration and NJDOE Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS) standards for the visual and performing arts.

Arts & Economic Prosperity NAC is a leader in producing information on the economic impact of the arts in Newark and the state and getting that information into the hands of government and business leaders who determine the allocation of resources. In 2006, NAC partnered with Americans for the Arts (AFTA) to replicate the benchmark economic impact study first conducted in 2001.

Artists’ Housing Through research and feasibility studies conducted by the NAC private developers have recognized the need for artists-specific housing in the city and are developing artists live/work spaces in Newark and in other areas of Essex County, with other renewed efforts being considered in Newark. NAC maintains a resource list of available spaces for artists on its website and publishes a weekly update.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has recognized the NAC with a Citation of Excellence acknowledging its efforts to support local and statewide artists via the Artists’ Studios and Available Space Tour. The Citation noted the NAC exhibits the highest standards of excellence in its artistry, operations, governance, public benefit and fulfillment of areas of Council priority.

Nightlift

NJPAC-Overhead-Night-Exterior-Chris-Lee.jpgWe Love the Nightlife!

Happy hours, sporting events, concerts, and cultural events keep Newark shining well into the evening hours. For those with an appetite for lounging, dancing, wining and dining, watching the big game, or visiting a local watering hole where everyone really does know your name, Newark boasts an impressive lineup of venues.

Both Market Street and Edison Place are home to a selection of lively and versatile restaurant/lounges that will satisfy the game watcher, the Happy Hour seeker, the party-goer, the foodie, and the business dinner attendee. Edison Ale HouseTaste Venue, Dinosaur BBQ, Mercato Tomato Pie, Redds Biergarten, and Novelty Burger.

Halsey Street is a festive, diverse neighborhood; home to a number of boutiques, lounges and eateries.

27 Mix: 27 Halsey Street;  Southwestern, Asian and Italian Fusion Restaurant in the Heart of Downtown Newark. During the warm months, the patio is hopping.  Live music on Thursdays in the summer.  Weekly specials.

Kilkenny Ale House27 Central Avenue (Corner of Halsey);  Daily $5 specials and Happy Hour; Game day hot spot.

Nizi-Sushi28 Central Avenue;  Newest addition the block, and the only sushi restaurant in the zip code!

McGovern’s58-60 New Street; One of Esquire magazine’s “Best Bars in America”. Wings, burgers, beers, all served with a side of fun.

Nico Kitchen + Bar: One Center Street; Adjacent to NJPAC.

During the summer, New Jersey Performing Arts Center offers free outdoor entertainment in Theater Square, and is home to live music and DJs spinning a variety of genres from rock to hip hop, salsa to reggae.

For the Sports Fan, come see our Professional and Collegiate teams play to win with non-stop action! For more info visit our Sports page.

Health

19353854821_aca7678efb_o.jpgDowntown Newark is Good for Your Health

A city as large and diverse as Newark will certainly have a multitude of options for various fitness levels.  Listed as one of Prevention Magazine’s “Top Ten Best Cities for Walking”, NJ’s largest city is good for your health!

The Newark Downtown District hosts a free walking club, available to all fitness levels, that hits the streets five days a week, four times a day, May through October, weather permitting. The Walking Club is led by a personal trainer who takes participants along various routes throughout the city. This is a terrific way to explore the city, meet new people, take in fresh air, and of course, increase your heart rate.

Fitness and Wellness centers including the community-based Newark YMCANew York Sports Clubs and Club Metro, have established roots in Newark, and offer a range of activities including swimming, racquetball, yoga, Zumba, personal training, fitness classes, strength training, and cardio options.

Yoga and Martial Arts Yoga and Martial Arts studios are popping up in the neighborhoods and throughout downtown. Welcome OM and Newark Yoga Movement offer various levels of Yoga practice including Teacher Training.

Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music, can be found at Monitoria Amazonias, at 30 Central Avenue, above Central Diner, on the corner of Halsey and Central, and is also offered at the YMCA.

TENNIS Tennis enthusiasts will find a number of courts, including some clay, in the Essex County Parks located in the neighborhoods: Weequahic, Riverbank, Riverfront, West Side and Branch Brook parks. Contact the Essex County Department of Parks for more information about the Parks’ courts and tennis lessons: 973.268.3500.

BIKING: As the city continues to go ‘green’, more residents are taking up cycling as a means of transportation. A terrific option for a healthy body, mind and environment, the sport is experiencing an incline in popularity, and the City’s Planning Division is working toward creating a more bike-friendly environment throughout the city, as indicated by the new bike lane on Washington Street, and the commitment of several more.  Organizations such as Major Taylor Bike Club, Brick City Bike Collective and Boys and Girls Clubs Bike Exchange offer organized rides and inexpensive bikes. Recently installed bike racks are located throughout the city.

Historic Landmarks

landma32.jpgThere is History everywhere in Newark!

2016 is Newark’s 350th anniversary.  To commemorate this special year the City has a year-long schedule of celebrations and events.  Visit http://www.nc350.org/ for more information..

There are approximately 75 entries for Newark on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. They include historic districts, buildings, parks, cemeteries, and statuary.

The following is a complete list of the Newark sites that have received official recognition, often through nominations sponsored by the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.

This list includes only places that are still in existence. Buildings that were once listed but have been demolished are not listed. The dates are for original or major subsequent construction.

Please note that the buildings are classified by their original use, in the following categories: Historic Districts; Houses; Churches; Synagogues; Cemeteries, Parks & Statuary; Office, Commercial & Theater Buildings; Industrial Uses & Transportation; Education, Health & Senior Services; and Government Buildings.

 

HISTORIC DISTRICTS

FOREST HILL All or part of 56 blocks bounded by Branch Brook Park, Heller Parkway; DeGraw, Verona, Clifton, Elwood, Mount Prospect and Second Avenues.

FOUR CORNERS All or part of 27 blocks bounded roughly by Raymond Boulevard, Mulberry Street, Edison Place, Broad, Hill, Washington & Market Streets, and University Avenue.

JAMES STREET COMMONS All or part of 21 blocks, including all of Washington Park and portions of Broad, Orange, James, Bleeker, Summit, Halsey, Washington, New, Linden, Warren, Boyden, Essex, Burnet, and Eagles Streets.; Central and University Avenues.; King Boulevard. & Washington Place.

LINCOLN PARK All or part of 10 blocks, including Lincoln and Clinton Parks and portions of Broad, Halsey, Spruce, and Washington Streets – and Clinton and Pennsylvania Avenues.

MILITARY PARK COMMONS All or part of 11 blocks, including Military and Doane Parks and portions of Broad, Cedar, Center, Fulton, Halsey, Mulberry, New, East Park, West Park and Rector Streets, Central Avenue, Park Place, Raymond Boulevard. (Note: The five blocks west of Broad Street are excluded from the State Register listing.)

NORTH BROAD STREET Rowhouses (1890s), 136-148 Broad Street

WEEQUAHIC PARK (1895) and 28 blocks approximately bounded by Elizabeth, Renner, Maple and Lyons Avenues

 

HOUSES

1711 SYDENHAM HOUSE, Old Road to Bloomfield, between Heller Parkway & Elwood Avenue

1725 PLUME HOUSE, now House of Prayer rectory, 407 Broad Street

1808 SYMINGTON HOUSE, later Continental House and Street. Philip Academy, 2 Park Place

1871 COE HOUSE, 698 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. (High Street)

1880 CLARK MANSION, now North Ward Center, 346 Mount Prospect Avenue

1884 BALLANTINE HOUSE, Newark Museum, 43 Washington Street

1889 KRUEGER MANSION, later Scott Civic Center, now vacant, 601 King Boulevard

1905 FEIGENSPAN MANSION, now Community Agencies Corp., 710 King Boulevard

 

CHURCHES

1791 OLD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 820 Broad Street

1809 TRINITY & ST. PHILIP’S CATHEDRAL (Episcopal), Broad & Rector Streets.; base of tower dates from 1744

1828-47 ST. JOHN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 22 Mulberry Street

1848 GRACE CHURCH (Episcopal), 950 Broad Street

1849 OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH, originally Second Dutch Reformed Church, later Ironbound Cultural Center, now Igreja Assembleia de Deus, 176 Edison Place

1850 CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, now medical office building, 76 Prospect Street

1850 HOUSE OF PRAYER EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 401 Broad Street

1850 NEW POINT BAPTIST CHURCH, originally South Baptist Church, 17 E. Kinney Street

1850 ST. PATRICK’S PRO-CATHEDRAL (Roman Catholic), Washington Street. & Central Avenue

1852 ST. JAMES A.M.E. CHURCH, originally High Street. Presbyterian Church, 588 King Boulevard

1855-84 SOUTH PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, only facade and towers remain, abandoned, 1035 Broad Street

1857 ST. MARY’S ABBEY CHURCH, King Boulevard. & William Street

1859-68 NORTH REFORMED CHURCH, 510 Broad Street

1861 QUEEN OF ANGELS CHURCH, originally Street. Peter’s R.C. Church, 44 Irvine Turner Boulevard (Belmont Avenue.)

1864 ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, West Market Street, Sussex Avenue

1871 ST. COLUMBA’S R.C. CHURCH, Pennsylvania Avenue. & Brunswick Street

1871-80 ST. JOSEPH’S R.C. CHURCH, now Street. Joseph Plaza and Priory Restaurant, 221 W. Market Street

1873 FIRST REFORMED CHURCH, now Iglesia Roca de Salvacion, 27 Lincoln Park

1874 CLINTON MEMORIAL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, originally Belleville Avenue Congregational Church, 151 Broadway

1874 ST. STEPHAN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Ferry Street. & Wilson Avenue

1890 FIRST BAPTIST PEDDIE MEMORIAL CHURCH, 572 Broad Street

1898-54 SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL BASILICA (Roman Catholic), Clifton & Victoria (Sixth) Avenues

1901 ST. STANISLAUS R.C. CHURCH, 146 Irvine Turner Boulevard

1920 ST. CASIMIR’S R.C. CHURCH, 91 Pulaski Street

1926 ST. LUCY’S R.C. CHURCH, Ruggiero Plaza at Seventh Avenue

1927 ST. ROCCO’S R.C. CHURCH, 208 Hunterdon Street

 

SYNAGOGUES

1884 OHEB SHALOM CONGREGATION, originally synagogue, later Metropolitan Baptist Church, now Greater Newark Conservancy environmental center, 32 Prince Street

1923 CONGREGATION AHAVAS SHOLOM, 145 Broadway

1924 TEMPLE B’NAI ABRAHAM, originally synagogue, now Deliverance Evangelistic Center, 621 Clinton Avenue

 

CEMETERIES, PARKS & STATUARY

1844 MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, 375 Broadway

1853 EVERGREEN CEMETERY, entrance at 1137 N. Broad Street, Hillside, also portions in Newark and Elizabeth

1895 BRANCH BROOK PARK, including Ballantine Parkway gatehouses

1907-31 RIVERBANK PARK, Raymond Boulevard, Market, Van Buren, Somme Streets

1911-26 (GUTZON) BORGLUM SCULPTURES “Seated Lincoln” (1911), Essex County Courthouse; “Indian and Puritan” (1916), Washington Park; and “Wars of America” (1926), Military Park

 

OFFICE, COMMERCIAL & THEATER BUILDINGS

1901 HAHNE & CO., former department store, vacant, 609 Broad Street

1912 NATIONAL STATE BANK, office building, now vacant, 810 Broad Street

1925 SYMPHONY HALL, originally Salaam Temple and later Mosque Theater, 1020 Broad Street

1926 ESSEX CLUB, now New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place

1927 GRIFFITH BUILDING, former music store, now vacant, 605 Broad Street

1927 MUTUAL BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE CO., now Broadway House nursing home, 300 Broadway

1927 STANLEY THEATER, later Italian Cultural Center, now Newark Tabernacle, 985 South Orange Avenue

1928 FIREMEN’S INSURANCE COMPANY, now office building, 10 Park Place

1929 NEW JERSEY BELL TELEPHONE, now Verizon, 540 Broad Street

 

INDUSTRIAL USES & TRANSPORTATION

1851 WATTS, CAMPBELL CO., originally machine shop, 1270 McCarter Highway

1890 MURPHY VARNISH CO., originally factory, McWhorter & Chestnut Streets

1892 TIFFANY & COMPANY, 820 Highland Avenue

 

EDUCATION, HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

1784 LYONS FARMS SCHOOLHOUSE, originally at Chancellor & Elizabeth Avenues., now moved to Newark Museum garden, 43 Washington Street

1845 STATE STREET SCHOOL, now school audiovisual center, 15 State Street

1857 EBERHARDT HALL, originally Newark Orphan Asylum, now NJIT Alumni Center, 323 King Boulevard

1875 YOUTH CONSULTATION SERVICE, originally Protestant Foster Home, 284 Broadway

1886 NEWARK DAY CENTER, originally Newark Female Charitable Society, 305 Halsey Street

1927 KENNEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, later Community Hospital, now New Salem Baptist Church, 130 West Kinney Street

 

GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

1837-95 ESSEX COUNTY JAIL, abandoned, New & Newark Streets

1906 CITY HALL, 920 Broad Street

1906 ESSEX COUNTY COURTHOUSE, King Boulevard & West Market Street

1916 ESSEX COUNTY PARK COMMISSION, 115 Clifton Avenue

1935 U.S. POST OFFICE, Federal Square, Franklin & Walnut Streets

 

All information and photos come directly from The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee website at http://www.newarklandmarks.org/landmarkslist.htm

Sports

RBA.jpgMore than Just a Game!

Downtown Newark is home to professional and collegiate teams in the WNBA, NHL, NCAA and CanAm Baseball League. Just outside of downtown there is Major League Soccer.  These family-friendly activities are easily accessible. Those who have made a home here are:

NY LibertyNJ DevilsSeton Hall Pirates play at PruCenter

Rutgers Scarlet Raiders

NJIT Highlanders, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball

NY Red Bulls play at Red Bull Arena, 600 Cape May Street, Harrison, NJ


Getting Here, Staying Here

19354803325_b63a369e0e_o-2.jpgConveniently Located to…Everywhere!

The heart of downtown Newark is situated at the cross-roads of five major highway access routes, less than six miles from a major international airport; 12 miles from midtown Manhattan, and is the arrival, departure and transfer point for nearly all AmtrakNJ TRANSITPATH, and Greyhound lines on the East Coast. NJ’s largest city is truly conveniently located to everywhere.

Several national chain hotels have locations in Newark’s downtown, providing visitors affordable and familiar alternatives to staying in pricey cities less than 30 minutes away.

The Courtyard by Marriott is located on Broad Street and Lafayette Street around the corner from the Prudential Center.  The Best Western Robert Treat Hotel has been a Newark landmark for more than 100 years and is conveniently located across the street from NJPAC. Guests staying at the Hilton Newark Penn Station, adjoining Newark Penn Station, will be in the heart of the business district, have desired amenities, as well as a super quick ride to the other side of the Hudson. The Hotel Indigo offers boutique accommodations and high-end style.

Additionally, visitors can hop on NJ TRANSIT’s Light-Rail from Penn Station and at NJPAC to travel through Newark quickly and easily.