There's a new shopping center adjacent to Linden Airport which seems to be the only new thing in miles. There's a Home Depot, Staples, Shop Rite Grocery, Wal-Mart and K-Mart nearby.
Fondest memory: You'll quickly learn that New Yorkers and Jerseyites have their minutes and seconds backwards: A New York minute is the moment between the time a light turns green and the time the motorist behind you honks his horn. It's probably less than one second. A New York second is the period of time you wait for a sales clerk to get back to you after they have said, "I'll be with you in a second."
Visit the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Beautiful! Free live music outdoors in the summer and good food at the indoor restaurant.
Fondest memory: Seeing the old Yankees around the Den. The Scooter, Yogi, Sparky, Cerone, Bam Bam, and also the Cansecos.
Favorite thing: You've got to visit the Ironbound. Its narrow main thoroughfare of Ferry Street reminds one of a Lisbon main street with its vast collection of Portuguese (and Brazilian) restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, and other shops. Riverbank Park and Independence Park are also nice stops for some greenery although last I checked Riverbank was undergoing some major work. I don't know what's going on over there but the park is fenced off. Independence Park is another one of the six Olmsted designed parks in Newark (the same guy who did Central Park in New York City and the Mall in Washington, D.C.).
Fondest memory: Popcorn fights during class at Rutgers Newark. If you read my New Brunswick page, you'll know how much I hated Rutgers New Brunswick. I did my first year of grad school at Rutgers Newark and loved it. The professors were interesting, small campus and great classmates. It was a blast until stupid me picked a concentration that was only offered in New Brunswick.
Well I stayed here from 1am- 6am
so I wouldn't remember much.. haha
Fondest memory: I know it was not sunny anytime I was there... rainy and cloudy and cold there :( They seem to have a huge industrial area near the airport with many malls etc. (like a huge toys R us and ikea)
Try the Spanish Restaurants, go to Robert Treat and have lunch or maybe Don Pepe, they are all beautiful places old style, with aviance that makes you feel good.
Fondest memory: BurnetStreet: That was a street that had a melting pot of color and everyone got along, you could leave your door open all day and night and no one would bother you. beautiful place now called James Street Commons, wish I was able to move back there.
GET OUT OF NEWARK, GO SOMEWHERE THAT WILL PUT MILES ON THE VEHICLE YOU ARE IN, SEVERAL MILES. NEWARK IS A DINGY, DRUG INFESTED, CRIME RIDDEN CITY. I'M SURE THAT IT HAS IT GOOD PARTS, BUT SO FAR, I HAVE YET TO FIND THEM.
Fondest memory: HOWEVER DISAPPOINTING MY DESCRIPTION OF NEWARK MAY SOUND, THERE ARE SOME THINGS ABOUT NEWARK THAT I FIND INTERESTING, THE PEOPLE. OTHER PARTS OF NEW JERSEY HAVE MUCH TO OFFER IN THE WAY OF TOURISM, AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER PARTS.
Fondest memory: I was there in 1989 for about 10 hours, and my most amusing incident happened 5 minutes ago. For the last 12 years, I thought Newark was in New York. I've only just found out its in New Jersey. Woohoo!
Fondest memory: Wow! This was the meeting place of all the poeple in the United States Collegiate Wind Band, Tour 1999. We met there on July 4th. It was SO hot!! Atleast it was to me. We spent five days, rehearsing 10 hours a day, here in Newark. On our free time we tended to stay somewhat indoors where there was air conditioning. But the weather all around was beautiful and the people were nice.
Thankfully, I don't actually live IN Newark, but rather 12 miles away. A tourist must see our shopping malls - Woodbridge Center and Menlo Park Mall.
Fondest memory: We live 40 minutes from the New Jersey shore. The beaches are beautiful and the Atlantic Ocean the best.