State Commissioner Overrules Panel, Paves Way for Newark’s Tubman Statue

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Harriet Tubman Statue Newark
Approval for a Harriet Tubman monument planned in Newark was first denied, but now a New Jersey commissioner has overruled the state panel of preservationists.

Renderings Revealed as Construction Begins at 50 Sussex Avenue in Newark

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Tona Construction has begun work on a modern 15-story development set to rise in the University Heights neighborhood of Newark.

The Sins of Our Architects: How Racism Smeared Newark’s Modernist Legacy

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Bare walls of granite, concrete, and opaque glass shout “nothing to see”. These buildings insult our city’s inhabitants but are a comfort to commuters. They are fortresses to suburbia’s denial that the route of their wealth was built on sidewalks that are now lifeless.

Newark’s Uncle Willie’s Wings to Launch Two New Locations

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Uncle Willies Wings Newark
Launched by an Army veteran three years ago, Uncle Willie’s Wings is bringing both their first bar and another restaurant to Newark.

Newark Approves New Condo Development Along James Street Commons

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A historic district in Newark will soon be home to a five-story condominium project.

Kung Fu Tea Opening Location in Downtown Newark

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Kung Fu Tea 71 Halsey Street Newark
Kung Fu Tea, one of the largest bubble tea brands in America, will be setting up shop in Newark.

‘Confrontational’ Tubman Monument in Newark Rejected by State Panel

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Harriet Tubman Statue Newark
A proposed Harriet Tubman monument meant to replace a statue of Christopher Columbus that was removed in the heat of 2020’s unrest was unanimously voted down.

After Years of Planning, Construction Heats Up in Downtown Newark

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Newark Development Projects
New developments in Newark like Shaq Tower and Halo are underway alongside several adaptive reuse and preservation-minded projects that are aiming to revitalize the city’s central core.

New Renderings Out as Phase One of Newark’s Halo Starts Construction

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Halo Newark Rendering
The first phase of the three-tower complex will rise 38 stories and future portions are set to add what will become Newark’s tallest building.

Artist Paula Scher Responds to NJPAC’s Plans to Destroy Her Famous Mural

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Cathedral House 24 Rector Street Newark
Last month, NJPAC appeared before Newark’s historic preservation commission to plead its case for demolishing a protected landmark. They even hired an expert to badmouth a famous mural that NJPAC had originally commissioned and praised.