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    For those interested, Rutgers Newark is hosting a...

    For those interested, Rutgers Newark is hosting a conference tomorrow at 15 Washington on historic preservation and development in the city. Sameer Hanini and Ron Beit, among others, are scheduled...
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    Great to see some development in Camden,...

    Great to see some development in Camden, especially considering some of the SJ suburbs have struggled to get decent projects underway.
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    When might we know what it will actually look...

    When might we know what it will actually look like? As I recall, the renderings floating around are fairly old. Here's hoping for something tall, dense, and mixed.
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    That's great news, that corner always looks so...

    That's great news, that corner always looks so blighted compared to the rest of downtown.
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    Hopefully a Morristown-like bar and restaurant...

    Hopefully a Morristown-like bar and restaurant scene follows.
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    Can't speak of WingStop, but I did try Burg last...

    Can't speak of WingStop, but I did try Burg last week.

    The good:
    Loved the vibe it adds to the park. Walked over from Rutgers campus in the early evening. Having a well-lit park, with a...
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    Who says greater Newark isn't walkable?

    Who says greater Newark isn't walkable?
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    ^ sounds like something Carter Ross would...

    ^ sounds like something Carter Ross would investigate...
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    Hmm, sounds like they're attracting people with...

    Hmm, sounds like they're attracting people with suburban-style amenities, even though the developments is just outside of downtown. Sort of a trend in Newark's history...
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    What does Beit mean when he says Newark's...

    What does Beit mean when he says Newark's streetscape is superior to Brooklyn's? Is he talking about downtown only? Because I've always understood the streetscape in the neighborhoods to be pretty...
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    It's called the gateway (can't we get some more...

    It's called the gateway (can't we get some more creativity in NJ?) and it seems to have been in limbo for a while, though it's almost done now.

    Here's an older article about it. ...
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    Nice to see the city has moved away from...

    Nice to see the city has moved away from constructing suburban-style garden apartment affordable housing complexes, and adopted more urban designs.
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    Great to see some development proceeding outside...

    Great to see some development proceeding outside of downtown, especially one without any subsidies.
    The actual construction...isn't the ugliest in Newark, though that's not saying much. Detached,...
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    I agree with the above posters, it's nice to hear...

    I agree with the above posters, it's nice to hear more about developments outside of downtown. North Ward has some potential, especially since it has the lightrail, and the potential for more...
  15. Great thread idea! With so much discussion of...

    Great thread idea! With so much discussion of Jersey City booming and Newark's problems and potential, the state's 3rd largest city seems to get forgotten. Paterson seems to have done a better job...
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    Great Burlington pics. Sad that the town has...

    Great Burlington pics. Sad that the town has struggled so much, given the great housing stock, transportation proximity, and absence of many other urban spaces in SJ. They're supposedly getting a...
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    Yeah, I'm wondering how they expect large numbers...

    Yeah, I'm wondering how they expect large numbers of people to live/work in skyscrapers south of Market and west of Broad, that's a long way from the train stations. Maybe increased bus or shuttle...
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    Thanks, I knew about the rowhomes in Lincoln...

    Thanks, I knew about the rowhomes in Lincoln Park, James Street, and along MLK, was not familiar with any up in Roseville or off of Pennsylvania Ave. James Street is one of the most beautiful areas...
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    Why is it that Newark has so few brick...

    Why is it that Newark has so few brick structures? I can see in some outer areas like Vailsburg or Weequahic that were only built up in the 20th century, but Newark was a major city as far back as...
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    I can't imagine why anyone would advocate for...

    I can't imagine why anyone would advocate for passive anything in that spot. Triangle park would be at the heart of the the state's biggest city, it should be bustling, I love the idea of a theater....
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    Doesn't Newark already lead the country in...

    Doesn't Newark already lead the country in per-capita public housing? Isn't a good chunk of the city west of downtown already affordable housing developments. Granted, if this new project is dense...
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    Drove through that area today...sad to see the...

    Drove through that area today...sad to see the impressive old factory buildings go (I guess adaptive reuse wasn't in the cards?). While retail is nice, I'm not sure I like the idea of suburban style...
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    I'd much rather see the Parkway and 280 in Newark...

    I'd much rather see the Parkway and 280 in Newark buried and replaced with a combo greenbelt/mass transit, but I doubt it will happen this century.
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    Anyone know what happened to BURG? Googling,...

    Anyone know what happened to BURG? Googling, I've found several stories mentioning it opening in the summer of 2014. 6 months later and they aren't open yet, their facebook page doesn't mention...
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    What income do they stipulate for getting into...

    What income do they stipulate for getting into affordable units? There are plenty of people out there with college degrees that can't really afford decent apartments on entry-level salaries in North...
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