2-"Maybe..if ur an idiot and walk around the neighborhoods at night"
1. "Oh true"
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 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?
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 going with a few of my colleges to see a musical down near the IDT building.
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
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 2: HOLY SHIT! How many times have you been shot??
Person 1: None, I live in evergrove street south Newark.
person 2: I see...