3rd oldest city in the U.S. behind Boston and New York City. The butt of many jokes nationwide and on Television shows, because many writers and comedians are orginally from there. Pronounced "Noork" by residents. Historically, a great city second only to New York, but in the last one-hundred years experienced a sharp decline, due to poor municipal planning and the 1967 riots, from which it has never recovered. See white flight and urban blight. It is broken into five distinctive wards, the central ward, the north ward, the south ward,see Weequahic, east ward see ironbound and the west ward, see vailsburg.
The central ward and south wards are home to absolutely nothing.
The north ward is home to many great Italian restaurants and Branch Brook park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead, see New York's Central Park.
The east ward is home to many Portugese and Brazilian residents and many great Portugese restaurants often right next to each other.
The west ward is the most suburban, marred by South Orange Avenue and it's open air drug market.
Newark is the sad victim of New Jersey's odd tribalism and suburbanites' strange belief that each suburb is better than the other, especially Newark. Which has made investors afraid to invest in the city and invest in second rate New Jersey cities such as Jersey City and Hoboken, and financial boondoggles such as the Meadowland's Xanadu (which is located in a swamp). Most people that pass through Newark are mildly surprised that it is not as bad as they thought or had heard. An unnatural fear and many urban legends about the city prevail. New Jerseyans often shun any major project planned in Newark such as, the NJPAC and Devil's Arena, citing that no one will attend events there, but are usually proven wrong when attendance exceeds expecation and would rather projects be in surrounding areas such as Harrison, Hoboken or Jersey City, which to people not from New Jersey are totally indistinguishable. Often people think they are still in Newark when they visit surrounding areas because they ARE indistinguishable.
A possible cultural center of New Jersey, but somehow, not. Probably because New Jerseyans believe that everything should be spread out throughout New Jersey, contributing to horrible, backed up traffic conditions.
Suburban girl: I was going to Harrison and I took a wrong turn, I ended up in Newark! I locked my doors, I was so scared!
Suburban girl2: Oh my God! What happend?
Suburban girl: Nothing! But, I got out of there really fast!
Suburbanite: So where are you from?
Newarker: I'm from Newark.
Suburbanite: *after a long pause* You're from the Ironbound right?
Largest city in New Jersey. Not as shitty as everyone thinks it is. Many of the people need to control their guns though. Downtown as a lot a buildings and soon will have the new Newark Arena for the Devils NHL Team. Newark has four colleges. NJIT, Rutgers, Essex County College, and UMDNJ. Also has one of the busiest airports in the world, and its own little subway system.
1-"Will i get shot in Newark?"
2-"Maybe..if ur an idiot and walk around the neighborhoods at night"
1. "Oh true"
New Jersey's largest city, located on the northeast, very close to New York, founded in 1666, also known as brick city, Newark is a city with a lot of history. With a majority of black residents, Newark is also known for it's violence and one of the highest index of STD's in the nation. Divided in the downtown, north, south and ironbound wards. The Ironbound is the portuguese/brazilian ward, which happens to be the nicest part of town, in which the real state boom helped the construction of 2 family houses where before there was only old industrial buildings. The Ironbound has seen a increase in the Ecuadorian people recently.
Newark is NOT a nice city
Largest city in NJ. Located in North Jersey, it has a suprisingly large and clean airport. Newark started out as a very industrial city and used to have a higher population. Now Newark is what you would call ghetto, not as bad Camden but still a high crime rate. I wish they would clean it up and stop the gang violence cause New Jersey is in need of a thriving metropolis.
I love NJ but we should clean up Newark,Trenton, and Camden.
A busy, fun city. The biggest city in New Jersey. Also known as Brick City.
With it's own airport and along with ghettos, and cultural buildings. You can do anything in this city. Also broken up into different ethnic groups: Dominicans, blacks, Ricans, whites.
I'm goin' to Newark 'cause I heard it be poppin'.
I'm going with a few of my colleges to see a musical down near the IDT building.
A city in New Jersey, not as bad as most people think, the nice parts are very nice, and the bad parts are full of crackheads, dope fiends, and homeless people. Quoted by Funk Master Flex on New York's Hot 97 radio as 'Toe Tag City' Newark New Jersey has a relatively high violence rate. Cops in Newark are very good at spotting people who aren't from the area, and will pull you over very fast if they spot you. Newark also has the purest Heroin on the entire East Coast.
1) Yo lets go get that fire shit in newark
2) Ok but since your white you better get in the back, they pull us over if they see a black and a white dude together
3) Hurry up i wanna get high
Lots and LOTS of guns! Over 100 murders every single year which is more than NYC, Chicago, Miami, and some years, even more than detroit!
But, that's only if you live in the bad areas. There are some nice areas, where lots of crime doesn't go on. Newark is a fun city, lots of things to do and lots of nightlife.
Although if you end up in East Newark at night, lock your doors and roll up your windows, oh, and bring a gun.
Person 1: I'm from Newark
Person 2: HOLY SHIT! How many times have you been shot??
Person 1: None, I live in evergrove street south Newark.
person 2: I see...