They're supposedly still opening May 8th. Did the Dino's sign look like it'll be illuminated like Edison Ale House and Loft47's sign? Or is it kinda like BCBC's? An illuminated sign would inject some life on that side of Market.
I see you took the Basilone (CORRECTION/ ITS THE CASCIANO )Bridge (I78west ,past NJTPK toll) and made your way to N 21.
Last edited by Newarkguy; May 1st, 2012 at 06:42 AM.
Last edited by Newarkguy; May 1st, 2012 at 06:44 AM.
I have a favor to ask of all of you.
I'd like to put together a Google map that lists all currently under construction or recently constructed buildings in Newark. (Maybe last 5 years?) What I need is the exact addresses or blocks (and which streets border them) for all of them. Or you can add them yourself in the link below. All I have now is Richardson, Packard and Studebaker Lofts, Prudential Arena, NJIT Warren Street Village, and Teacher's Village. I know the Marriot it building a hotel but I don't know exactly where.
I think it'll be fun to map out Newark's development.
NJIT breaks ground on housing project that will unite Greek members, honors students
Published: Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 2:45 PM Updated: Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 5:46 PM
By Richard Khavkine/The Star-Ledger
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An architectural illustration of the future Warren Street Village project at NJIT in Newark.
NEWARK — Students in honors programs and those belonging to fraternal organizations have not always moved in the same social circles on campus.
But soon they’re going to be neighbors.
Today, New Jersey Institute of Technology officials, students and others broke ground on a 3-acre, mixed-use housing project that will bring together students from the university’s Albert Dorman Honors College and eight fraternities and sororities when it is completed in Newark’s University Heights in fall 2013.
Carmel Pratt, an honors student and member of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, said budding Warren Street Village will unite and empower sometimes disparate university populations, allowing them to excel academically and also foster camaraderie and a collective social life.
"Putting the best of our campus together, with the newest facilities, will help future students realize similar prominence and achievement," she said to the roughly 200 people who gathered under a big white tent overlooking what for now is a mostly dirt lot.
Pratt, an architecture major scheduled to graduate in 2014, expects to be living in the new residence halls during her senior year.
"It’s all-encompassing for me," she said after the groundbreaking.
The project will add 600 beds to NJIT’s residential housing, a 35 percent overall increase in on-campus housing. The complex that will rise on a former parking lot bounded by Colden Street to the east, Warren Street to the north and Raymond Boulevard to the southwest will also include dining services, a convenience store and a fitness center. Greek housing in the village will comprise five duplexes.
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NJIT student Carmel Pratt speaks about the school's Warren Street Village project today during a groundbreaking in Newark.
The 214,000-square-foot Warren Street Village is the first of a four-phase university initiative that will redevelop 23 acres in partnership with the James Street Historic District Association and St. Michael’s Medical Center. The vast majority of Warren Street Village’s anticipated $80 million cost was raised by the sale of bonds NJIT issued, with some funds coming from the fraternal organizations, said Henry Mauermeyer, the university’s senior vice president of administration and finance.
The university’s president, Joel Bloom, said the residential village and its amenities could help propel Newark among the country’s great academic cities and elevate NJIT’s profile nationally.
"Having this kind of home will keep us highly competitive," Bloom said.
taken from nj.com
Passed by dino bbq and its just about ready now it seems like work is on to the next building
We should have a Forum meet at Dino BBQ
Prudential Center details expected economic impact of its busiest week yet
By Katie Eder
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With its busiest week since its opening in 2007, the Prudential Center is expected to produce more than $700,000 in economic activity and create 17 new jobs in Newark over a five-day period, according to data derived from an economic modeling system of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis.
According to Robert Sommer, president of Rock Entertainment Management, the Prudential Center will host sold-out crowds, totaling 84,250 tickets sold, for a Bruce Springsteen show, two New Jersey Devils playoff games and two Red Hot Chili Peppers concerts.
According to Hope Franklin, a researcher at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the data provide an estimate of the total economic impact across all industries, and change in employment is defined as the total number of jobs created per $1 million change in demand for goods or services within a specific industry.
Using a multiplier provided by the RIMS model — short for regional input-output modeling system — Sommer said if every person who visits the Prudential Center spends $8 outside of the arena — excluding parking — it will produce $758,756 of economic activity within Newark and approximately $1 million within Essex County. From the increased economic activity — combined with the arena's $340,000 in operating expenses and payroll of $4.4 million over five days — Sommer said a total of 54 permanent jobs will be created in Newark and the county.
"I'm incredibly pleased to see what a difference we can make when we're running at full capacity," Sommer said. "It means a lot for us and the city of Newark."
taken from njbiz