Brick City Newark N.J. is the largest city in the state, population approximately 281 thousand, because of crime and poverty. The name Brick City originates from the bricks that thirty the city population decreased from a high of half a million during the late 1950s and early 60’s city streets use to be paved with. The name has nothing to with drugs or drug use. Currently it also the name of a documentary on the Sundance Channel about the efforts to revitalize the city.
Newark N.J. is Brick City