Opinion: Newark Needs to Focus on Small-Scale Development

By Chris Kok Newark is going through a development spurt. Downtown and the Ironbound are seeing large scale construction, while a scattering of smaller scale development is occurring throughout the other neighborhoods of the city. Downtown, in particular, saw thousands of units come onto the market in the past decade: Teacher’s Village, the Hahne Building, One Theater Square, and the Walker House. Likewise, new mid-rise … Continue reading Opinion: Newark Needs to Focus on Small-Scale Development

Leave the “Renaissance” Behind

By mantunes Renaissance: 1. the great revival of art and letters, under the influence of classical models, which began in Italy in the 14th century and continued during the 15th and 16th century; also, the period during which this movement was in progress. 2. any revival, or period of marked improvement and new life, in art, literature, etc.  Newark is a city that often fixates … Continue reading Leave the “Renaissance” Behind

Wards of Action: African American and Latino Citymaking in Newark

By Karolina Dos Santos I was watching the virtual meeting on March 4th, 2021 about the proposed Aries Water Treatment Plant in the Ironbound and something Senator Teresa Ruiz said stuck with me. She said, “I’m a North ward resident born and bred and raising my daughter here. But I will tell you that what will impact one ward, one street, one block, one neighborhood … Continue reading Wards of Action: African American and Latino Citymaking in Newark

Community Supported Agriculture in Newark: Nourishing Soil and People

By Evelyn Kalka “What is a CSA, and why should I care?” Fair question! Community Supported Agriculture, in its true form, is a way to produce nourishing and flavorful food that is financially feasible for farmers. Diverse, small to mid-scale, organic and regenerative farms have an uphill battle competing in today’s industrialized food system. You might call them the Don Quixotes of food production. To create … Continue reading Community Supported Agriculture in Newark: Nourishing Soil and People

Five Bike Rides Through Newark

By Sophie Ziner You’d love to ride your bike in Newark, you tell me, but you just don’t trust our drivers. Listen, I hear you. But cycling in Newark is less risky and more pleasant than you might think, with plenty of options for cyclists of varying abilities. And, while it’s absolutely true that Newark streets have their share of hostile suburbanites in SUVs flying … Continue reading Five Bike Rides Through Newark

Summer Nightlife Guide

By Justin Williams As COVID-19 vaccination rates steadily increase, it appears life might be returning to a “new normal” this summer. This means we can enter public spaces with increasing confidence and support some of Newark’s nightlife establishments that have suffered greatly as a result of the pandemic. For newcomers and people born and raised here alike, Newark’s nightlife scene(s) is a little less well-known … Continue reading Summer Nightlife Guide

“Where are The Black Winemakers?”

By John Ward “Hello, welcome. What can I help you find today?” When you enter CoolVines Newark, inside the downtown’s Hahne Building, you will hear this greeting. It is a quick way to welcome and engage our customers to start talking about the products that most interest them. It is an interaction that happens all day every day, a phrase repeated so often that it becomes … Continue reading “Where are The Black Winemakers?”