Despite the recent rapid growth of Newark, the neighborhood around the historic Mount Pleasant Cemetery has remained somewhat desolate. Now, two new developments could bring two hundred residents to formerly abandoned properties.
A symbol of Newark’s past is becoming a part of its future as an industrial facility in one of the city’s most dense neighborhoods is being converted into residential use.
From Revolutionary relics to scenic tree-lined streets of historic homes, gaslights, and churches, New Jersey’s capital is filled with historical landmarks, most of which are open to the public.
From the 'Cake Boss' bakery to a 1950s cheesesteak restaurant, the city of Hoboken has begun a campaign to recognize its 25 oldest businesses.
In this series, Jersey Digs explores a small suburban hospital in Orange, New Jersey, that became a landmark institution.
Newark could have the prettiest neighborhoods in America… but only if we gave the humble rowhouses the same dignity as the greatest mansions on Ballantine Parkway.
In commemoration of their 30th anniversary, the museum is reaching “deep into its collections archive” to decorate the Hoboken Elks Lodge in a 19th-century style for their upcoming spring fundraising gala on Saturday, May 14th.
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.
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.
Geographically, Jersey City made more sense. However, for reasons you might not think, Manhattan eventually beat Jersey City to the title.