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Old 04-02-2016, 03:55 AM
 
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:23 AM
 
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Default Newark's $16.7M Real Estate Deal: Springfield/Belmont, University Heights

Newark's $16.7M Real Estate Deal: Springfield/Belmont...
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:29 AM
 
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Default 77 Apartments Coming to University Heights in Newark

Essex County Place: 77 Apartments Coming to University Heights in Newark
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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Newark is without a doubt improving - in the downtown, IronBound, and University Heights districts. Other surrounding areas touching these districts have also seen a slight bit of improvements.

Newark you must also realize has dramatically improved from 20 years ago, where many people felt they "couldn't walk down the street". When you take into account how bad Newark once was, the city has surely improved. I loved in a loft downtown on Mulberry St, two blocks from Prudential Center, maybe 10 minute walk to Penn Station, and commuted to work in Brooklyn and had an awesome life there. The loft was huge and un-adultered and divided like virtually everything in Brooklyn is today. This kind of a life can be had in Newark.

The rest of Newark has not improved aesthetically. Only in the way that those neighborhoods are not as notorious as they once were. Newark is improving because of the proximity to NYC. The far flung wards away from downtown, north Newark, and suburban Newark, will in theory eventually improve, but nobody knows when. Those neighborhoods are "dead zones" unless you grew up there. You will likely have no affair of any significance there other than cheap housing.
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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From Ras Baraka's Facebook page:

Today we broke ground for the construction of a $20 million luxury residential complex on Ferry Street in the #Ironbound. Upon completion in 2017, “The Continental” will offer 89 residential units and 10,000 square feet of commercial space. Residents at the 135,000 square foot complex will enjoy a 3,000 square foot “contemplation” garden, a 1,200 square foot outdoor recreation area, indoor parking, a Wi-Fi lounge, a special event space and an exercise room. We are continuing to transform #Newark not only by bricks and mortar, but through the hope and #prosperity these projects provide for our residents. #EastWard #Transformation #WeAreStrong #WeAreNewark

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Old 04-08-2016, 03:23 PM
 
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From Ras Baraka's Facebook page:

Today we broke ground for the construction of a $20 million luxury residential complex on Ferry Street in the #Ironbound. Upon completion in 2017, “The Continental” will offer 89 residential units and 10,000 square feet of commercial space. Residents at the 135,000 square foot complex will enjoy a 3,000 square foot “contemplation” garden, a 1,200 square foot outdoor recreation area, indoor parking, a Wi-Fi lounge, a special event space and an exercise room. We are continuing to transform #Newark not only by bricks and mortar, but through the hope and #prosperity these projects provide for our residents. #EastWard #Transformation #WeAreStrong #WeAreNewark

Great news!
The comments on there complaining about it being luxury lol.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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The comments on there complaining about it being luxury lol.
I responded back
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:29 AM
 
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Newark's more down trodden areas would be vastly improved with two simple changes: city cleanup and repaving the streets and sidewalks. If you want to be fancy, plant trees during the repaving process.

Why has Newark not been able to do this yet? The poorer areas have a huge trash and ugly streets problem and immediately things could look better if those problems are addressed... two easily fixable issues.

My biggest problem with the trouble areas is how ugly they are. And the problem lies with the city more so than the residents. Those areas need way more green space and trees, clean, uniform sisewalk pavements and new roads. That right there will make troublesome people more uncomfortable and the quality of life 35x better.

Destructive people can't dwell in areas of construction. That's given.
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:26 AM
 
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Have relations improved between Latinos and Spaniards, and the Brazilians and Portuguese? There was a lot of contention between the various groups when I lived there. It was also during a time when Spaniards were leaving and now there aren't that many left. I don't know if the Portuguese population declined compared to 20 years ago.
I notice that the councilman and those in power or in charge (like the school administration for the schools around the Ironbound) are the Portuguese. I've never seen Brazilians in one of these positions. Is that changing?
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:11 AM
 
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Default Newark is 1st for solar in the northeast!



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