Kastner Mansion Newark Featured

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.
Christopher Columbus Statue Removed Newark Featured

As Anti-Racism Protests Sweep the Nation, Italians Stand Their Ground on Columbus Issue

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In Newark, onlookers in the dark hours of the morning, watched a century-old statue of Christopher Columbus removed from a plinth at the mayor’s orders. The city’s last statue of Columbus is still standing in the North Ward, but many believe it is only a matter of time before the 15th-century explorer tastes the waters of the Passaic River.
70 Berkeley Ave Newark Forest Hills Historic District

Residents of Newark’s Forest Hill Work to Remember Neighborhood’s History

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Two Newark organizations and the Newark Public Library have collaborated to place signs on historic homes throughout the Forest Hill neighborhood in the North Ward.
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.
321 Mlk Boulevard (sigma Pi) Historic Newark

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.
State Street School Newark 3

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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Weekend Walks: Historic Downtown Jersey City Gets Festive

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The people, parks, and historic buildings around Jersey City's historic downtown area have a very distinct character, and this time of year, a little holiday cheer.
Jersey City Heights Weekend Walk 15

Weekend Walks: Jersey City Heights, An Urban Enclave

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The Heights neighborhood in Jersey City has retained its neighborhood feel, with historic homes, tree-lined streets, and art everywhere.
40 Lindbergh Road Stone Mansion For Sale Ringoes 5

1820 Stone Farmhouse in Ringoes is Transformed into Modern Country Estate

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Architect Robert Hillier used the remnants of an 1820 farmhouse to create a rustic four-bedroom home in the Ringoes section of East Amwell.

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