The Forest Hill Home Tours Return in a Banner Year for Newark
The Forest Hill House & Garden Tour is returning to Newark this Saturday, giving history lovers a chance to peek inside the oldest and most opulent homes owned by prominent Gilded Age families and turn-of-the-century captains of industry.
The Drama of the Newark Concert Halls… and the Theaters That Were Left Behind
Newark was at one point the center for culture and arts in New Jersey and has many once grand theaters to show for it. Now, however, when a Newarker wants to go see a movie or play, they are relegated to traveling to the suburbs or crossing the Hudson River.
Ghost Towns in NJ That Deserve a Day Trip
Ghost towns in NJ are a reminder of the state's rich history and offer a glimpse into the past. These New Jersey abandoned historic places are worth a day trip.
This 19th-Century Building in Downtown Newark has a Secret Staircase
The Howard Savings Institution, at one time the oldest bank in Newark, was housed in a neoclassical building at 770 Broad Street that has a secret staircase.
Why are So Many Historic Buildings in Newark Still Being Demolished?
Demolitions in Newark’s historic districts are the new normal.
Klang Klang Klang, Gone’s our Trolley: The Loss of Newark’s Transit Autonomy
Public transit is the only effective means for Newarkers to get around our city, and at one time, it was a fast, efficient, and timely endeavor. So why has it become so lousy?
Preservationists Fighting to Save Home of Freed Slave in Montclair
A group of preservationists is trying to buy the former home of a freed slave that is for sale in Montclair.
These City Hall Buildings Have an Important Place in New Jersey’s History
These five city halls — ranging in styles from Neoclassical to Art Deco — made a statement about the importance of New Jersey when they were built.
Newark’s Industrial Past is Vanishing, but the Dietze Building Gets New Life
A Victorian-era brick factory in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark could be converted into a mixed-use building.
Dinner, Drinks, and Ghost Hunting at The Beacon
Spoiler alert: No ghosts were spotted during the events of this article, but it wouldn’t be hard to believe on All Hallows’ Eve!