A building at the corner of Halsey Street and Central Avenue in Downtown Newark that previously contained the 31 Central art studios is expected to be replaced with a 10-story development. Now, new information about the proposed project involving L+M Development Partners and Prudential Financial has been released.
The city and Friends of the Loew’s have agreed on a Request for Proposals that would restore the facility through a $40 million revitalization, making room for both national concerts and community events at the iconic building.
Jersey City could soon approve an ambitious project that now consists of theater spaces, multiple retail storefronts, and two 11-story apartment towers that include affordable units.
The popular cultural event will be expanding across the Hudson River for their 19th year, as the Mile Square City’s north end will be accommodating parts of the festival.
Join us at the SW corner of 575 Manila Avenue, this Sunday at 5:30PM for a Hanukkah menorah lighting. The community is also invited to write positive messages, mitzvahs, and prayers on a new interactive mural.
Artist Kristin DeAngelis talked recently about why she closed her three-year-old art gallery in The Heights, 107 Bowers Gallery, and what she'd like to see in that space.
“The arts community has really moved into this area,” Mayor Turner said. “There are small-time artists, painters. If they get 15 by 10 feet of space, they can use it for a boutique. We could have food stores, a sandwich place.”
The non-profit organization Project for Empty Space recently leased 20,000 square feet in downtown Newark.
“While we live next to the arts capital of the world, if we don’t keep the arts alive here, what the future of this city will look like, a bedroom community for Wall Street?”
Jersey City Transforms Four Shipping Containers into Entrepreneurial Offices Known As ‘Container Village’
The City of Jersey City has transformed four shipping containers in a Bergen-Lafayette parking lot into storefronts for small businesses and artists, a “micro-entrepreneurial venture” that they’ve dubbed “Container Village.”