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As Construction Boom Continues, Social Media Influencers are Becoming Preservationists

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In the next decade, thousands of new residences in Newark and Jersey City will vie for space with existing landmarks. A new class of social media influencers is hoping they can help salvage this history through stunning imagery.
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Kastner Descendant Dreams of New Life for Historic Newark Mansion

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In 1890, the Kastners bought a plot of land in what was then the German district, and hired a talented, but lost-in-time architect to build them a "beer-baron mansion" with Franz’s initials – FJK – etched over the doorway, a feature that came crashing down earlier this year.
Essex County Jail Preservation

Old Jail Could Inspire Youth to Stay Out of Prison — but Only If...

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What better way to enshrine the lessons we’ve learned from decades of mass incarceration than by transforming the remnants of Newark’s first penitentiary into a gathering place — be it a museum or community center — that might bring about the end of a problematic legacy.
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Jersey City’s Bergen Arches Preservation Coalition Joins High Line Network

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A group that has long promoted a plan to convert an abandoned rail line into a shared-use nature trail just gained membership into a notable non-profit started by the co-founder of Manhattan’s High Line.
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Jersey City Seeking Operator to Renovate, Re-Open Historic Loew’s Theater

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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 Hall Renovation

History Unearthed as Jersey City Hall Renovation Continues

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A project to restore the historic Grove Street building revealed some interesting history.
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Jersey City, Hoboken Holding Virtual Government Meetings Amid COVID-19

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Jersey City will be holding their second remote council meeting this week and two Hoboken boards are switching to a virtual format as restrictions on group gatherings remain in place.
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NJIT’s Plans to Modernize Its Campus Could Cost Newark Some History

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Turn-of-the-last-century architecture could be torn down, but fortunately not without consulting Newark Landmarks.
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Imperiled Newark School Holds Key to Lost Chapter in City History

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The Newark-based Hanini Group has purchased the 19th century school and only time will tell if the historic structure will be preserved.
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1870s Plainfield ‘Show Home’ Boasts Marble Floors, Modern Design Elements

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The French Second Empire style home now for sale is situated in the Hillside Avenue Historic District.

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