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Snoshredder21 Feb 9, 2007 5:34 PM

Newark, Nj
heres NJ's largest city, not too many threads here
(not the best photos but shows most of the city)
my friend

Buckeye Native 001 Feb 9, 2007 5:45 PM

Newark's looking good :tup:

LostInTheZone Feb 9, 2007 6:02 PM

I can never decide if I like Newark Penn Station or not. It's really saved by its functional, efficent layout, and the quality of its details, but, it almost feels like a 1980s PoMo interpretation of Art Deco. The main waiting room is excellent though.

elsonic Feb 9, 2007 6:12 PM

there's a subway in Newark?

Evergrey Feb 9, 2007 6:27 PM

awesome photos of a mysterious city!

-GR2NY- Feb 9, 2007 6:51 PM

I just remember standing in line @ penn station as some dorky lookin dude asked literally every question possible to the guy behind the window while some tough guy in the line verbally threatened to beat his ass if he didnt hurry, guess this guy really needed to get to manhattan as he offered 50 bucks for the last seat too.

Jersey Mentality Feb 9, 2007 7:03 PM

Thanks for the thread but you didnt show most of the city you just showed the CBD.

Jersey Mentality Feb 9, 2007 7:04 PM


Originally Posted by elsonic (Post 2621940)
there's a subway in Newark?

yes indeed

Jularc Feb 9, 2007 7:28 PM

Wow a city that has alot of potential!

Anyway who was the president who got to Newark and started touring around until he realize that it wasn't NYC? Or is that not a true story?

Snoshredder21 Feb 9, 2007 7:53 PM


Originally Posted by Jersey Mentality (Post 2622052)
Thanks for the thread but you didnt show most of the city you just showed the CBD.

true but im a student here and im not goin into the nieghborhoods to take photos, and i have limited time,

shoulda took some shots of the Prudential Center for the devils(go rangers), ill do that next time

ColDayMan Feb 9, 2007 8:28 PM

Great shots!

Complex01 Feb 9, 2007 8:36 PM

Thanxs for sharing...

OhioGuy Feb 9, 2007 8:41 PM

Good to see Newark on here. Thanks! :)

ChrisLA Feb 9, 2007 8:52 PM

I like, thanks for sharing.

Stratosphere 2020 Feb 10, 2007 1:52 AM

It has potential, and good to know that the rebound of Newark is still on a roll.

JivecitySTL Feb 10, 2007 3:05 AM

Any city in the shadow of New York falls under a shadow of coolness... Newark is no exception!

Ex-Ithacan Feb 10, 2007 4:29 AM

Always a pleasant surprise to see a Newark thread. One of the most comprehensive Newark downtown tours we've had here. Thanks for reminding us that NJ is more than malls and pine barrens.;) :D

James Bond Agent 007 Feb 10, 2007 5:53 AM

Great stuff!

mSeattle Feb 10, 2007 7:33 AM

Impressive and lots of potential. Putting one or two glassy 40 floor buildings in that skyline would bump it up with all the supporting cast already in place.

olga Feb 10, 2007 1:45 PM


Luis_RiodeJaneiro Feb 10, 2007 6:32 PM

very cool !

Wheelingman04 Feb 11, 2007 4:22 AM

Very nice. When I go to NYC, I usually park in Newark and ride the PATH train into town.

boden Feb 11, 2007 2:43 PM

Newark is always interesting.

MJPhilly Feb 11, 2007 5:20 PM

Thanks, like everyone said, it's good to see more of Newark.

bartzman Feb 12, 2007 12:37 AM

i used to think "newark" was how the east coasters pronounced "new york" ..i did'nt even realise it was an entirely differant city

anyways, great pics of a city i had almost forgotten about

Gerrard Feb 12, 2007 9:27 PM

One of the highest rates of cancer in the country because of all the refineries.

Snoshredder21 Feb 12, 2007 10:03 PM

couple more i have

Military Park
Basilica Of The Sacred Heart

excel Feb 12, 2007 10:14 PM

Cool photos.

MplsTodd Feb 12, 2007 11:25 PM

Nice tour of a very under represented city!

When I lived in New Jersey 15 years ago, we'd go into Ironbound every now and then for dinner. They had lots of pretty good Spanish restaurants along Ferry Street (or Market Street). It felt safe back then and was just on the other side of the RR tracks from DT. That may be another place to check out!

Jersey Mentality Feb 13, 2007 1:59 AM

^ Yeah that Portuguese food is great, i take pictures of the food when I go

Jersey Mentality Feb 13, 2007 2:21 AM


Originally Posted by Gerrard (Post 2627881)
One of the highest rates of cancer in the country because of all the refineries.


Is this some Jersey myth you heard from your neighbors who drove through on the turnpike? because I went to wikipedia, google, and and found nothing except:

Newark black men had age-adjusted cancer rates comparable to those of Washington, D. C., but lower than the other three American city blacks. Rates for Newark black women were generally similar to other American black women. American blacks, like those of Newark, had cancer rates higher than the African blacks in three out of four countries studied. Only blacks of Rhodesia had cancer experience like that of American blacks. Except for cancer of the cervix, the African blacks had generally lower rates compared to the American blacks for the ten sites investigated. However, high rates did occur for certain sites, e.g., esophagus and bladder cancers in Bulawayo, Rhodesia. Newark blacks also had higher rates for certain sites (prostate, lung, breast and cervix) compared to Washington, D. C., and certain other U. S. cities. Thus, the total risk of malignancies to develop among Newark blacks was no greater than that expected, based upon the four U. S. cities' experience.
Which bascially means the cancer rates in Newark are about normal. This is from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. This was a national and international comparison so I guess the 3 cities they didnt mention are in the U.S. and Africa.

pwright1 Feb 13, 2007 11:20 AM

My birthplace is looking good. I will always love Newark. So many great memories as a kid growing up there. I remember my first day of kindergarden at Maple Avenue School. Thanks for the memories.

Casa101 Feb 13, 2007 3:39 PM


Originally Posted by elsonic (Post 2621940)
there's a subway in Newark?

It sure does! The only subway system in New Jersey. Like everyone said, great potential and hopefully the new Devils arena will foster some of the revitalization.

Ex-Ithacan Feb 13, 2007 5:43 PM

^ just curious. Are there going to be some associated parking structures with the new arena? Seems to be located in a fairly dense area from the looks of the pic.

soleri Feb 13, 2007 6:37 PM

Newark is one of those cities that is better than its reputation. It will get better, too. So close to all that pricey Manhatten real estate! What an enviable place to be.

-GR2NY- Feb 13, 2007 7:11 PM

Why do people say it smells bad? I've never noticed any weird smells in that area....

LostInTheZone Feb 13, 2007 7:23 PM


Originally Posted by soleri (Post 2629803)
Newark is one of those cities that is better than its reputation. It will get better, too. So close to all that pricey Manhatten real estate! What an enviable place to be.

I beg to differ. While I was pleasantly surprised the first time I was through the Ironbound, Newark absolutely deserves its reputation. Outside of its 9-5 office district downtown and a few government-sponsored "culture" projects, there ain't much there. It's pretty much Detroit- miles and miles of bombed out early 20th century tract housing, brownfields, grayfields, empty factories the size of cathedrals. Harrison will probably end up becoming the place to move, since its currently basically a blank slate with a PATH station in the middle of it, and without Newark's corrupt, stagnant government, it will probably be easier to redevelop. The Ironbound is a fairly well-kept Spanish/Italian/Portugese neighborhood, but it's small- Elizabeth and New Brunswick have more street life. Some of the vacant land is filling back in with low-income housing, but it generally just a modern version what Jane Jacobs would call the "gray areas" that made up most of Newark back in the day- vinyl two-flats with a garage on the first floor, set back from the street, no retail, doomed to fail as they age.

Dowtown Newark will probably come back, it's well set up to do so, and some of the 1920s office towers near Penn Station are already being converted to condos. But a lot of the rest of the city basically need to be rebuilt from scratch, and so far they're doing a bad job with that.

The Newark City Subway is actually pretty interesting. It was built in an old canal bed that was roofed over to create Raymond Boulevard. It was built as a subway-surface trunk for trolleys, like the Green Lines in Philly or Boston. The surface routes were discontinued a long time ago, but the ramps still remain, and maybe one day they can be rebuilt if the city fills in right. They recently opened a surface extension to the DL&W Broad Street station that also serves the baseball stadium.

I guess my point is, Newark does indeed have a lot of potential, but it's a couple decades before it's going to approach anything close to 'healthy'.

giovanni sasso Feb 13, 2007 7:24 PM

nice pictures. i just passed through newark on sunday.

NEWARKNJREP Jun 22, 2007 2:02 AM

great job!!!i like it when people are educated and realize what a great city newark is americas third oldest large has a functioning subway...a major airport most cities envy(although it outgrew itself)..a major seaport,one of the nations on the nations busiest train stations...great architecture throughout the entire city with an abundance of mid and high rises making for a beautiful skyline...jersey city is also an awesome skyline!!!

BnaBreaker Jun 23, 2007 5:04 AM

Bang Bang! Newark kills.

Canadian Mind Jun 23, 2007 7:19 AM

Lol, I dunno if this was Newark, or the real southern tip of North Bergen, but there was a kick-ass pizza place. Pretty much all I remember of that portion of the area, I spend most my time up around North Bergen High School or in New York while I was out visiting friends. Lots of Latinos in NB though, wholly shit. Almost as many Latinos there as there are Asians in Vancouver.

MolsonExport Jun 26, 2007 4:22 PM

Interesting. Good to hear that it is on the rebound. Must be one of the smallest cities in North America with its own subway.

HoosierGuy317 Jul 12, 2007 10:21 PM

Newark reminds me of Baltimore a little bit.

KillerIman Jul 12, 2007 11:39 PM

great pics of brick city

Surrealplaces Jun 9, 2008 6:30 PM

Good pictures. I never see pictures of Newark. The most I've ever seen, is whatever I've seen off of the Sopranos.

crisco disco o o Jul 24, 2008 5:55 PM

i was once stranded here for several hours because someone committed suicide by jumping in front of the train i was on.

dunbrine47 Sep 21, 2008 2:08 AM


Originally Posted by -GR2NY- (Post 2629890)
Why do people say it smells bad? I've never noticed any weird smells in that area....

Get yer ass on the Turnpike with your windows open.

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