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Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« on: November 21, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ



A brief tour around the downtown of New Jersey's largest city: Newark

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 05:20:31 AM »
Interesting article, I see East Orange on the map. I stayed there this past Sept and caught the NJ transit into NY. Its very easy to naviagte on there transit system.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 07:20:09 AM »
Interesting.  My main reason for being in Downtown Newark was because I stopped to visit college classmates who live in East Orange and commute by train to Manhattan for work.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 09:29:53 AM »
The last picture looks like some of the buildings that were in downtown Jacksonville but have since been torn down.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 10:48:25 AM »
I didn't realize Prudential was based in Newark. Pretty neat. Other than that, what a crap-hole! Sorry, had to get in a dis on New Jersey.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 12:44:10 PM »
A couple of years ago we wanted to do a family visit to NYC between Christamas and New Years.  It turned out to be a record setting week for tourists in NY and no rooms were available even at then average sky-high rate of $400/night.

We found that staying at the then newly renovated Hilton at Newark Penn Station for $99/night was the deal of the year.  The hotel is connected by overhead enclosed crosswalks to Penn Station and several hi-rise office buildings.  Without ever stepping outside, we had all weather access to transportation, shopping, banking, post office, restaurants, etc.  Trains to NYC's centrally located Penn Station ran about every 20 minutes for over 18 hours a day.  The trip was cheap and only 10 minutes, less than many Manhattan subway or cab rides.  You couldn't beat the convenience on either end of the trip.  For the security conscious, police where everywhere at the stations even at 1 AM.

I highly recommend this route to anyone visiting NYC who wants the equivalent of great access without the price.  As mentioned, the station also connects to Newark Airport.  We arrived by car and the hotel had adequate parking.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 02:21:37 PM »
I went to Newark to go to the airport back in '86 (from NYC, and to Jax) then I got the hell outta Newark via plane on my way to Jax; Newark is not exactly a place to raise a family; I'll just leave it at that.

Why does it matter if a city's F-500 is DT or not? F-500 is a F-500 suburban, or DT, period. Oh yeah, Cassat, and Edgewood where W/D is based is "really" out there in the sticks. ::)
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 02:57:48 PM »
A company with major offices in downtown could be a major factor in its development.  However, in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter.  Like the rest of the stats listed, its just a general comparison between two places. 
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 03:08:48 PM »
I didn't realize Prudential was based in Newark. Pretty neat. Other than that, what a crap-hole! Sorry, had to get in a dis on New Jersey.

Me and you are gonna brawl.  ;)

but yea Newark is a dump.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2008, 03:13:21 PM »
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Other than that, what a crap-hole!

I have stayed in Newark twice in the last 2 years and really hate it. Last time I stayed in Elizabeth right next to the airport because of a canceled flight. It was a trying 12 hours to say the least.

There was billboard next to the hotel the read:

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Newark, NJ
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2008, 03:27:48 PM »
I didn't realize Prudential was based in Newark. Pretty neat. Other than that, what a crap-hole! Sorry, had to get in a dis on New Jersey.

Me and you are gonna brawl.  ;)

but yea Newark is a dump.


Haha sorry Steph. Didn't mean to diss your beloved state. You can beat me up tonight at the bar.