Shaq tower is happening thanks to Shaquille O’Neal, Queen Latifah, and Boraie Development LLC. It will be the largest residential building in Newark with 32 stories, 3070 apartments and 74 of them will be affordable housing. Shaw and Latifah are Newark natives.
What’s old is new again
Another beautiful old building in the heart of Newark will potentially become a beautiful, modern 18 story apartment complex.
We are sure you have heard of Noah’s ark, but have you heard of Newark’s Ark?
A group of artists were granted permission to paint objects around Newark, including the dull electrical boxes. Now they’re going to be colorful and vibrant. These are more great examples of boosting people’s spirits around the city.
Knowing the prison was built by John Haviland, who also built Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, it would be nice to see this turned into a museum as ESP was. But if it cannot be saved, what you think will come of it?
The City of Newark, Newark Housing Authority, and Invest Newark launched a program to provide eligible Section 8 recipients with the chance of owning a house. The properties will be sold to qualified people through a lottery process. Each is $190,000 with a 20-year loan with a 4% interest rate.
If you’re in the market for a house, pricing will be dropping like they’re hot.
Sadly, 53 years after the 1967 protests, history is repeating itself. It’s not sad that protests are happening, but rather, it’s sad that it still has to happen in 2020. It’s time for a change.
This is going to be beautiful when it’s done.
Some Newark based artists are on the front lines sharing their work, interacting with the community and lifting spirits.
Newark’s Serratelli Hat Company, located near Rutger’s Medical School in Newark, was honored by New Jersey Business manage with a 2020 New Good Neighbor Award. Here is their feature.