Newark Awakening: A Downtown Rises

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Newark Awakening: A Downtown Rises includes over 180 pages of vibrant images featuring Newark’s historic architecture, public art, universities, spurring economic growth, and industrial settings. Black and white images of the City’s oldest streets and businesses start the photographic journey, transitioning into colorful images depicting restoration, revitalization, and beautification. Page by page, this book takes you through all that the City’s downtown has to offer while inspiring one’s imagination to envision what’s next. Quotes by The Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka and other Newark trailblazers are laced throughout to emphasize Newark’s renaissance.

The images and words in this beautifully bound project will memorialize the City’s vigor, shaping the perception of Newark by being a tangible art piece capturing the changes and present-day for residents, visitors, and commuters alike. This project will serve as a declaration for Newark as a progressive and empowered city on the rise!

Newark Awakening: A Downtown Rises ($45.00) is for sale at the Newark Downtown District’s Then ANDD Now Exhibit located at 1180 Raymond Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102 and at the Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau (GNCVB) located at 58 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102. The book will be on sale on the NDD’s Amazon store, coming soon.