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A Walk Through Brick City

- Peter - Friday, April 15th, 2005 : goo

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Every day, I take the PATH train into Newark, NJ to go to work. I have to walk a little ways from Newark Penn Station to my office. These are some cameraphone photos I took on my walk yesterday.

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The facade of the train station...

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Walking uptown on Raymond Avenue...

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A very sleek corporate office center...

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Shadowy self-portrait crossing Broad Street...

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NJ Transit bus pulling up in front of a bus stop...

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The main strip in downtown Newark...

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An elevated crossover between two major office buildings that house Prudential Insurance Company...

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The Essex County courthouse, which sits in the intersection of Market Street and 12th Avenue...

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A closeup of the recently renovated/restored grouns and facade of said courthouse...

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The news-stand that sits on 12th Avenue behind the courthouse... it seems to have been made out of a disused metal shipping container, which, incidentally, this area is overflowing with, due to its proximity to Port Elizabeth, a major importing/exporting/shipping terminal for the northeast US...

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A curious thing about Newark is that, smack in the middle of the tall buildings and corporate parks, you'll have acres of empty lots, sometimes fenced in, sometimes not. Although the signs on these lots explain that they are soon to be built on as part of an urban-renewal project, the signs are old and hte lots are overgrown, forgotten. Most likely, these lots used to contain unsavory parts of the neighborhood, perhaps squatted housing filled with junkies and the lowest rung of society... and were simply evicted, razed and fenced off by the city of Newark in their attempt to clean up the city, its sprawl, and its reputation for being crime-ridden, full of decay, and half-a-century beyond its prime.

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And right across from said lot is my office, a sparse but neat 1970's-era conglomerate of anonymous-looking government buildings...

What an interesting walk!

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Jamie: 15th Apr 2005 - 15:59 GMT

i'm enjoying the purple hue of these photos peter. i found your article really interesting to read through, and i particularly like the way your linked in some other relevant newark posts. best of.

Jamie: check my kelsey! ha

Peter: 15th Apr 2005 - 16:03 GMT

kelsey, heh!

yeah, the strange reddish and purplish hues come from the cameraphone... i installed a hack to get better saturation (think: lomo-like cameraphone!) which, though drastically improving the resolution/saturation of the photos, causes those hues. but you know? i actually like em. i think it makes the photos look like oldskool polaroids or something... like, particularly the one of the empty field.

Jamie: 15th Apr 2005 - 16:06 GMT

Yeh, it was really interesting to hear about the vacant lots. Made me think of the people that must once have lived there. Whole communities sweeped under the carpet. Post apocalyptic imagery

Jamie: 15th Apr 2005 - 16:08 GMT

Kelsey! Swept goddamit. Swept! Man, my eloquence has taken a kick in the balls. I say down to write last night. I sat there with my laptop in my lap for a whole hour, finally i wrote one word on my screen. Cohesion.

Jamie: Tori Spelling!!

Peter: 15th Apr 2005 - 16:18 GMT

your recent writing seems good to me!

elaine: 15th Apr 2005 - 17:41 GMT

like a digital version of a pinhole camera, maybe?

Peter: 15th Apr 2005 - 17:57 GMT

sort of! though i was going more for "lomo-esque", hehehhee.

elaine: 15th Apr 2005 - 18:04 GMT

well I'm liking the lomo reference, and saving yourself the trouble joining the lomo set (and the money) but then I also like the idea of lo tec hi tec, which cameraphones kind of are by default. I do of course like having a zoom on my 'real' camera, but when I had an SLR I was almost bloody minded about using the 'real' lens, and i love scanners as cameras

Jamie: 15th Apr 2005 - 20:21 GMT

Peter has (had) a lomo lca. They rule but are expensive. I could never afford one and made do with a lowly smena 35 which was still pretty cool though. Peter, glad you like my recent writing. It has once again been buried under the mountain of other good stuff posted today. Have a few things in progress but have hit somewhat of a mental brick wall. Will read a good book to get the creative juices flowing.

Peter: 15th Apr 2005 - 21:58 GMT

yeah i got a lca years ago from a russian woman i used to work with for like $35... dont use it alot anymore as i do mostly digi now, but its fun at times... i think the cmeha35's are absolutely rad, too... and zorkis. i love those old weird cameras, for sure.

but the lo-tech-hi-tech is fun too, totally. ive held scanners up before to get images of a room, heh...

elaine: 16th Apr 2005 - 08:56 GMT

and now you've made this...out of an old sqeezy bottle and some sticky backed plastic - as they would make everything out of in 'blue peter' the UK kids programme, how did you do it? this installing of the hacking? It enhances what is nice about the slight fisheye. When I was in brighton I bought an old camera for nostalgia's sake, which had one person two people three people or the mountains because I remember liking that wideangle thing, which the cameraphones have, and your colouration exaggerates

Boricua BEast: 24th May 2005 - 13:33 GMT

that metal shipping container News Stand isnt on 12th Ave. It's on the Corner of Springfield AVe. and MLK blvd.

junkie: 26th May 2005 - 01:12 GMT

"It is the function of the artist to evoke the experience of surprised recognition: to show the viewer what he knows but does not know he knows. Helnwien is a master of surprised recognition." William S. Burroughs

Peter: 21st Jun 2005 - 13:43 GMT

theyve painted the little magazine stop housed in teh shipping container:

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Nerida: 2nd Nov 2005 - 20:55 GMT

Peter i just stumbled across this site and have been looking at your photos...i really like your style, you capture what you see so well, there is so much distilled in every image. i feel like i just spent the night in a gallery!

Peter: 2nd Nov 2005 - 21:23 GMT

awesome! thanks. you can post some stuff of your own, you know, if you like ;)

jethro: [[img:820]]

keith: 9th Jan 2006 - 01:47 GMT

A lot of the photos you've posted are rich in history, not just the city's history but black history, American history. Those vacant lots in central ward used to be home to high-rise housing projects such as Stella Wright and Hayes Homes. The UMDNJ hospital that looks like a government building also has history tied to the housing crisis and 1967 race riots in central ward.

David aka D-trigga: 16th Jan 2006 - 22:27 GMT

Yeeah i love Brick city pics. look out for ya boy Albom droppin out in o6 BLLLLLLLLLAt!!!!!!!!

Brittany -bst: 16th Jan 2006 - 22:35 GMT

The first photo at the top of the page is a girl name candace. These phots are history and probally will be posted alot of other place but im sure in the feauture things are gonna get alot better in brick city. all of these pictures are all the pictures i saw.

BRiCK CiTY LUVR: 15th Apr 2006 - 13:43 GMT

BRiCK CiTY TiLL THE END!!

NEWARK iS THE BEST!! HELLZ YEA!

L0VE THE PiCS....REMiND ME OF WHAT I SEE EVERY MORNING!

Gee-Nice, a Tru-Jerseyian...: 20th Apr 2006 - 16:16 GMT

you were'nt walking uptown on Raymond Ave., you're on Raymond Boulevard, are you even from Jersey? Gotta get it right, if you're representin' !!!!

Peter: 20th Apr 2006 - 16:42 GMT

nope, im not from new jersey. im from , thankfully.

Whipslinger: 15th Jul 2006 - 09:27 GMT

Peter, to cure your curiousity about all those vast vacant lots, they used to house 12 story clusters of housing projects with names like Prince St. and Hayes Homes and Scudder Homes etc. They were not the greatest of living conditions by far and have been razed to make way for all the new community building that has been taking place over the last few years. Some of those vacancies are also by products of the depression Newark sank into after the devastation of the Central Ward due to the 1967 riots. Finally Newark is bouncing back but just to inform you, Newark got the nickname "Brick City" because there were so many housing projects there.

D Hakim Newkirk: 24th Aug 2006 - 06:17 GMT

Been gone form the Brick 28yrs ... now Im missing it.

juanetta: 19th Sep 2006 - 15:44 GMT

i think its alright but not better than my hometown brooklyn

YOUNG JAE.N.NEWARK: 30th Sep 2006 - 21:00 GMT

I MISS MA HOOD...MAN THOSE PICS BROUGHT BACK GOOD MEMORIES REGARDLESS IF DUDE WROTE WHICH WAY HE WAS GOIN WAS WROND AND IF HE AINT NOW WHERE DA NEWS STAND WAS POSTED I JUST REALLY ENJOYED SEEIN BRICK CITY.....

crazy eddie: 23rd Nov 2006 - 20:43 GMT

yo i really apreciate you showing everyone our city and what its become...the projects in the vacant lot pics were far to your left not rite there but good work....YOU CAN LEARN ALOT FROM A DUMMY !

camomile: I love them. thanks to share

Tammy: 5th Dec 2006 - 12:31 GMT

Love the photo documentary. I work, go to school, and worship in Newark. It is a great city that has endured many injustices which gives new meaning to its nickname “Brick City"- its toughness and spirit of determination is fortifying. The city of Newark is a cultural Mecca and place of scholarly interest.

noside: 28th Dec 2006 - 01:13 GMT

brick city come's from hawthorne ave the roots rap and the game ...leave it alone

Jazmin: 25th Jan 2007 - 01:03 GMT

I miss my bricks, man i had to move to da south.don worry imma come back.

Jazmin: 25th Jan 2007 - 01:07 GMT

anotha thing, aint no wher betta then Brick City. i hold alot of memories an no one can take my city down!

upfromflames: 5th Apr 2007 - 05:28 GMT

I was a little disappointed at your original presumption that the mysterious empty spaces in Newark once held decayed housing full of junkies. Actually, some of them used to contain thriving neighborhoods, some Italian white, some black. Many of those neighborhoods were torn down in a fit of urban renewal "slum" clearances that stretched on for almost two decades its unfortunate fits and starts that displaced more and more, leading to riots that further led the community on a downward spiral...

still pretty bad, I hear.

Now, I am not form Newark so I don't know like a local. But I did see this film that told the story...
www.imdb.com/title/tt0475421/
"Urban Renewal is People Removal".

angela 6/12/07: 12th Jun 2007 - 17:19 GMT

I have a friend from brick city and find the pictures sum up his stories of where he grew up.

I have always been very curious of what Newark looked like, now I know.

Thanks for taking your time to share with us.

take care

gunz: 12th Jul 2007 - 01:21 GMT

i'm originally from newark why no pics of peshine ave jersey chicken berg clinton ave 16th street?

Gata: 19th Jul 2007 - 15:51 GMT

the term "Brick City" originated in the Central Ward (most notably, Prince Street; a friend of mine coined the term) in the 70s-80s. It took a minute, but the term started to spread like crazy, and now it's a common nick for here. Believe me; I did my research on this.

G-Rock: 18th Jan 2008 - 16:41 GMT

Interesting. I always thought the name originated from the streets being paved with bricks. I love these pictures. There's a certain electricity in the air I feel the moment I get off the train in Newark. I'm so proud of where I'm from!! There's a certain level of respect for people from Brick City. To outsiders, it's a tough place; but for us it's home and it's come a long way baby.

Mr. Jones: 27th Mar 2008 - 01:31 GMT

Yeah, The Bricks was bad, but in many ways it was surreal. Go back and read it's real history.Before the great migration and the riots.Even after that, boring could never be said about the city of my birth. I remember the national guard and the tanks of 67', the flavor of the streets still remained. If you didn't know the place your ass could be grass alright, but to all the fellas and ladies (even the night runners), it was the shit!!!, still is, we carry the pride, guts and determination not found in the average person. And before I go I will say this:Everywhere I have been and lived(Europe, 25 yrs. and the West coast, 2 yrs. ) the one thing that got me through everything was the thought of Newark, the people and the resiliency. Nobody believes me when I talk about The Bricks, but I do know this, seeing is believing. I wish I never left. P.S Newark will always separate the men from the boys.

Mo: 19th May 2008 - 00:35 GMT

Newark was my home..1958-1970. Grew up at 63 Mercer Street, Scudder Homes Projects - and a project it was, but it was home. Schools attended: Quitman, Robert Treat. If it wasn't for having close family ties..don't know if my life would be the same. Blessings to Newark.

Chanzizr / Rapper From The Brick: 6th Oct 2008 - 03:38 GMT

My Name is Chanzizr, I grew up in Newark.....South Ward...Hey I can remember my Mom
taking me Down Town, to Mc cory's to get pizza and Stride Rite for my Shoes and Boots,all
grown up now live out of State, when I go home...I take rides down memory lane...Big up
to BRICK CITY.....

Carnel H.: 9th Mar 2009 - 01:02 GMT

I grew up living in Stella Wrightr Homes, 234 Prine St. on the corner of 18th ave. and Prince st. I remember the night of the riots and how afraid I was to look out of the window. I lived on the 7th floor apt 7F we had windows in the front of the building and my room had the back window facing the Boys club and playground. It was a nice to live there till that time, I saw nationalguardsmen with rifles, tanks on the street. The stores where I used to buy shoes and the meat market that was there was gone and the Dupont paint store on the corner of 18th ave. and Belmount ave.(Irving Turner) burned to the ground, it took 3 days for the fire to go out. I could see all this from the windows of our apt. We moved to Irvington shortly afterward and I then moved from NJ because everything I grew up loving is gone...I can never go home because its just not there anymore. Stella Wright had good memories for me but I had bad ones also, hauling my bike up 7 flights of stairs because the elevators didnt work,having to wet myself because the elevator took so long to reach my floor. Having to push water away from the door to our apt. because someone thought it would be funny to open the fire dept. water valve causing the lower floors to flood.cleaning up trash by the incenrator because someone was too lazy to open the door and put the trash in.That part of living there I dont miss but I did have some good friends and I hope that their lives turned out well,and all of the people from my church Queen of Angels that helped us with the rent strike,along with Mr. Strafford and Father Comerford.

Carnel H.: 9th Mar 2009 - 01:05 GMT

I would like to see more pic's of Stella Wright Homes before the area went down.

Lady T: 11th Mar 2009 - 19:43 GMT

nice pictures but was disappointed there were no pictures of any of the projects you can't talk about newark unless you know about the projects now i know that you think that it was a bad place- although i didn't grow up there but i had fanily and friends who lived there and despited of all tbe other negativity- you had just ordinary people who looked out for each other and got along well. come on i know somebody know about Broome, Mercer, Howard,Lincoln, and Prince Street.

Peter: 11th Mar 2009 - 19:56 GMT

yes, please forgive me for not taking a photo of each and every building in for you, random visitor :P

you can look here, though, if you really want to see the projects... which are technically located in .

SLY : 3rd Jun 2009 - 21:52 GMT

I like the pics you put up,I have pics of what them empty lots used to look like on my myspace page.
Brick City forever.

Hannibal: 7th Aug 2009 - 15:41 GMT

Nice to see some old photos of newark, I grew up in Newark in the 60's and I remember living in the projects (64 Broome St) during the riots, It was pretty scary having the national guards outside of the buildings firing shots off into our apartments. So it's good to see how Newark is rebuilding it's self up. I really miss seeing and hearing from people at Broome St.

Peter: 7th Aug 2009 - 15:46 GMT

you know, your comment reminded me that i shot a TON of much higher-wuality photos of downtown a couple of months ago and never got around to posting them... ill try to get them posted here soon- there are some really interesting/modern underrated aspects of downtown that people might enjoy seeing...

as for the riots, id love to hear more about what it was like in in those days, if you have any stories to tell...

CHRIS: 8th Oct 2009 - 02:00 GMT

I MISS PRINCE STREET PROJECTS! My building was 77 montgomery street! But I hung out around 158 and 160 spruce street! But I gotta luv 198-178 im out this bitch! Brick city still strong..

GODDMAN: 18th Nov 2009 - 03:59 GMT

The city of Newark has a lot of history both good and bad the people in charge of this city today accomplished more in a shot space of time than any other group however what this city needs is more buildings that host employment for people that have a lot of idle time on hand I agree people need a place for shelter but they also need a place for employment please fill these empty lots with work envioroment

anon (c-24-99-71-10.hsd1.ga.comcast.net): 21st Apr 2010 - 22:05 GMT

Love my city of bricks.From The Belleville line to Hillside,from the Harrison line to Irvington and from the E.Orange line to Elizabeth.The place will always be home 4 me.

ALTON FRAMKLIN: 22nd Jul 2010 - 00:31 GMT

I CAN STILL REMEBER GROWING UP IN NEWARK IN THE STELLA WRIGHT PROJECTS, 158 SPRUCE TO BE EXACT. THERE WERE SOME GOOD TIMES BACK IN THE DAY. PARENTS USE TO SIT OUT IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING AT NIGHT IN THE SUMMETIME AND US KIDS RUNNING AROUND PLAYING CATCH ON CATCH ALL OR JIDE N SEEK, THOSE WERE THE DAYS

malik: 31st Jul 2010 - 21:41 GMT

I LOVE NWK I GREW UP IN HILL MANOR & SCUDDER HOMES I LOVE NWK AS A WHOLE & WISH IT WAS LIKE BACK IN THE DAY. I AM NWK! PEACE!

anon (ip67-95-175-66.z175-95-67.customer.algx.net): 11th Aug 2010 - 15:17 GMT

i miss home im n pa now but aint nuttin like brick city my hood 4 life

want2know: 16th Aug 2010 - 00:12 GMT

I grew up in columbus homes projects better known as 7th ave. I have great memories playing outside freeze tag, jump rope, kick ball etc. Kids don't have fun like back in the day. I remember sneaking over to hayes homes and prince street projects. now I actually own one of the new homes where hayes homes use to sit. People say why would you buy a home in newark.I say because I love my brick city and newark has come a long way.

almin sharif: 9th Oct 2010 - 02:02 GMT

almin shari hayes home is where i grow up 77th ave many years there and many nights playing ball in the big field. me and my friends had good times there im gratefull the bricks show me how to become man. BROTHER ALIMIN SAHARIF BRICK CITY SOILDERS.

almin sharif: 9th Oct 2010 - 02:05 GMT

ALIMIN SHARIF BRICK CITY SOILDERS MC I WILL ALWAYS LOVE NEWARK THATS MY HOME NO MATTER WHERE I LIVE.

anon (165.130.136.210): 9th Oct 2010 - 02:08 GMT

ALIMIN SHARIF HOME 77TH 17 AVE HAYES HOME.

anon (165.130.136.210): 9th Oct 2010 - 02:08 GMT

ALIMIN SHARIF HOME 77TH 17 AVE HAYES HOME.

anon (165.130.136.210): 9th Oct 2010 - 02:08 GMT

ALIMIN SHARIF HOME 77TH 17 AVE HAYES HOME.

KENNY (BOOZA[LIL MIAMI]): 16th Oct 2010 - 23:54 GMT

Im from Lincoln St. Scudder Homes.. I miss my village..I was there til they tore them down.. I will always remember my Projects.

MONICA HEATH(FATIMAH) NRG: 20th Oct 2010 - 00:12 GMT

I GREW UP ON THE STREET THE NEWARK RIOTS STARTED ON, 41 17TH AVE. BRICK CITY 4 LIFE. BRICK CITY TILL I DIE

SweetT a.k.a Bootsy: 21st Oct 2010 - 23:14 GMT

I was born & raised in Newark till my mom moved my siblings & I to her hometown (Bmore) in our teen years. I love Jersey...brick city till I die baby. One love to all my peeps from Hawthorne Ave, Nye Ave, Wainwright, Chancellor, Lyons, etc. Keep it real Irvington, Hillside, East Orange & I'm proud to say brick city made it on the Hip Hop & Rap charts with males & females repping...that's what's up baby.

alimin sharif AKA SHO-GUN: 31st Oct 2010 - 00:36 GMT

BRICK CITY SOILDERS MC. NEWARK NJ. MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO CLUE WHERE THE NAME BRICK CITY COMES FROM THE PROJECTS.HAYES HOME PRINCE STREET
DAYTON STREET SEITH BORDEN GRAFTTIN AVE LITTLE BRICKS MERCER STREET
BROOM STREET YOU SEE WE ARE THE REAL BRICK CITY CREWS ADAMS THEATHER. PAROMOUNT THEATER SO WHEN YOU HERE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT BRICK CITY YOU THATS ME AND MY PEOPLE BRICK CITY FOR LIFE NO MATTER WHERE IAM ALWAYS NEWARK TRUST AND BELIVE FOR LIFE. ALIMIN SHARIF ALSO AKA STEVE MARSHALL 77 17TH AVE.

alimin sharif AKA SHO-GUN: 31st Oct 2010 - 00:43 GMT

ALSO SUCDDER HOMES AND ANY OTHER MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS FROM THE PROJECTS MAY GOD THE CREATER CONTIUE TO BLESS ALLL MY BROTERS AND SISTERS FROM THE BRICKS FOR WE ARE SOILDERS WE ARE WARRIORS.

CJP: 22nd Dec 2010 - 08:49 GMT

I was born on 64 Broome St in 1976, Moved to Howard St in 1987 (when Newark started to remove the project buildings)Later I moved to Irvington. I now own a home in PA. I could just cry Newark as I know is not there. While it was wrong to let our community be what it was,It is responsible for what I am. I couldn't be more proud. I love you Newark.

rouga rice: 20th Jan 2011 - 06:58 GMT

Yo this rice frm 254 prince st they say newark use to b messed up but I loved it and now it feel like some1 close to me died.......dame thts crazy.....all my real brick city ppl kno wht I mean....smdh.........rouga rice on fb hit me.....lol.....

Sean D.: 12th Apr 2011 - 19:14 GMT

Yeah, I'm from Newark, NJ. I was born straight-up in the 1967 roit in the weequahic (week-way) section and I grew up in "hootaville" (Vailsburgh). I never heard of the name "brick-city" while growing-up in Newark. There were other names like "down the hill", north-newark, down the neck, westside, ivy hill, weequahic and of course "hootaville. Newark has a flava like no other, the girlies, the music, and the neiborhoods. I first heard of the name "brick-city" when I was in the military. I'll take it, it's my city and I'm down with the bricks (fa-sho). Keep it movin brick city. Peace!

Wavely ave. Dixons: 12th Apr 2011 - 19:26 GMT

We use to live in the STELLA WRIGHT PROJECTS from 1960-1981 (83 wavely ave.). We seen it all growing up there. My family (The Dixons) use to go to Charlton St. school and South Side (Shabazz) High School. Some of you don't remember these names but it's all good. Newark was a fabulous city before the riots. These days I can see Newark is on a comeback. Keep supporting our city and be proud to be from Newark (just as I am). Holla!

Eugene: 9th Jul 2011 - 21:10 GMT

The best years of my life were at 160 Spruce st.There I found true love, started my family and made friends I will have until the day die.

alnisa: 28th Aug 2011 - 05:52 GMT

i grew up in scudder homes project on lincoln street building 121 until 1985 newark housing authority decided to relocate people out of one project to the next, which my family ended up in felix fuld aka little bricks. i enjoyed growing up in both places back then people looked out for one another, people always made it seem that the projects was bad and dangerous it had its faults but kids were being kids back then and not going around killing each other they had respect for adults and value their lives as well as others #imisstheprojects

Leo Rosebure: 24th Sep 2011 - 04:19 GMT

I was born in 1951 and lived at 109 Waverly Avenue with my family, Leo's Restaurant was directly in front of Charlton St. School, Mr. Levie's Candy Store was on the corner of Prince & Waverly avenue. Mr. Boris and his wife had the grocery store on the corner of Charlton and Waverly Avenue across the street from the Drug Store. On Charlton Street as teens we hung out at Liqor Jims candy store and game room. Buddy Baker had a Barbecue Restaurant in front of the playground. Who Could forget Mr.Nelson's Stocking store on Prince Street. There was a time when at the playground in the shed they would have a jazz band playing on Wednesday nights and we played kickball, Basketball and softball until 9 at nite. Mr.Robert Johnson and Mrs. McMillan ran the rec center at the school. We roller skated in the gym and there were canteens (dances) and Mombo and cha cha classes in the cafeteria. The community really used Charlton street School and this was before the projects were built. I love Newark back then and I have so much more I could share. Eventually I went to South Side Bulldog#52 Class of 69. I walked to school everyday and practiced football at ripple field playground. Never missed an opportunity to stop at Peterman's French Bakery on the way home on clinton Avenue. Friends, Wiliam Kettles, Jean & Joe clemons, Arnold Harris, Big Cleave, Harold Kettles, Willie Kirby, The Derios, Juanita Grimsley, theGrimsley Family, Lauretha Knight, Michael McMillin,Shorty Mcmillin, Little Louie, Melvin Berry, Larry Williams,Donald Snead, Bubbles,Sharon Jackson, Alice Dozier, Cowboy Kettles, and Sonny the ice man who Played the spoons at Liqor Jim's So many many great memories. I just wanted to invoke the names of my friends who were there before the projects were built. I can be reached at L6K46L47@AOL.COM


darryl .kareem.hickman: 15th Jan 2012 - 06:09 GMT

I. Remember. Growing. Up. In 7th ave. Projects in. Newark. In. The 70s and 80s back then. I. Didn't. Realize how. Much. I. Would. Miss. All. The good times .I. relocated. To. The. South. But. No. Matter. Were. I. Go. Newark. And. 7th ave pj.s. will. Always. Be. In. My. D.n.a ............peace my. Newark. Peps.

goldy: 26th Jan 2012 - 02:50 GMT

Shout to my city Newark nj aka brickcity I was raised all over Newark ran the streets like crazy love my hood!north ward southward eastward westward! Weequahic section for life!

anon (mobile-166-137-139-252.mycingular.net): 5th Feb 2012 - 01:48 GMT

I lived in the Stella Wrights on 232 prince street apt.4b had some good and bad memories there. I went to Morton street school. I remember bobs in the back and the bus across the street that sold snack and candy after school. I was down in Newark about two years ago and it looks very different. Prince St especially.

edward irving aka crazy- eddie: 28th Feb 2012 - 15:18 GMT

Dam I rememeber so much and will never 4get growing up in building 178 apt 8-D playing basketball in montgomery playground and just being a bad little kid Now I am a man all my schooling came from all those old timers and all my homeboys from A to Z rest in peace.contact 206 279-2150

J. Frazier: Frazier from prince st. Red bird

J. Frazier: 10th Apr 2012 - 00:51 GMT

If you remember red bird or the Frazier from prince st. Or 17ave. Played cards and dominoes on Belmont ave and spruce get back at me. Jfraz357@gmail.com

jimmy: 27th Apr 2012 - 14:21 GMT

63 mercer st. 8h to all my peps i,am still with you and miss you, !!wooja919@live.com

TEASEO BOMB SQUAD: 27th Apr 2012 - 17:24 GMT

I got mugged twice in Newark. The last time I got my jaw broken. Shit is real out there. That's why I stay in Woodside now.

Valarie: 12th Jul 2012 - 18:09 GMT

We lived on Court St between Prince and Broom Sts, and went to Morton St School. We dealt with the rat infestation from the homes being torn down to build Scudder Homes...my sister's finger was chewed by a rat as she slept in her crib.
We moved in 1961 and came back to move into Scudder Homes when they opened....the first family in our apartment at 200 Howard St. It was the largest place the 7 of us had ever lived in..we loved it. It wasn't till I was grown that I realized the area was too crowded and that it caused the deterioration that came over the years. Then the riots took the businesses we had on Prince St and Springfield Ave. When my Mom got out of doing domestic work and got a job at the post office, things started to get better. My first job was at the Neighborhood House on Court St after school. My favorite kids, Ricky & Stanley Caldwell, Penny and Debbie from Lincoln St. I can't remember the last names.
Living in the projects was fun because at the time we had not seen anything better except on tv, and didn't know that we deserved more or that anyone lived any better than we did. That is why I feel that it is so important to expose children to everything out there, so they know what options they have and will make goals to obtain those options.

dijonneé : 23rd Sep 2012 - 13:05 GMT

My hometown Newark 232 prince street 4b Stella Wrights projects I will never for get the good and the bad..... watching the stolen cars lol after school going to the bus across the way to get candy. Went to Morton street school at the time Mr. Gregory was principal. Newark running through my veins!

micjersey : 22nd Oct 2012 - 16:15 GMT

I grew up on broome street 64... a lot of memories and good times in the projects. We were all one family

micjersey : 22nd Oct 2012 - 16:19 GMT

Dijonnee I grew up on broome St. We usedto steal cars big head mustahiem camel and Kirk Kirk from Hayes homes

anon (ip68-96-104-58.lv.lv.cox.net): 26th Nov 2012 - 12:41 GMT

glad i found this site!!! love all of you!!! I grew up on 7th ave. Anyone remember Nappy Joes's or Carl's deli or Mario's candy shop? Mckinley elementary? Fresca before it became sugar free? Children turning on the fire hydrants to stay cool on a hot summers day? The Colonades? best memoroes I will ever have!!!

Rossue: 611 High Street B-K-A MLK Hill Manor 4 life.

Ginger Dread Man: 25th Jan 2013 - 02:10 GMT

The name "Brick City" steemed from Newark in the early 60's. The name came about via "The Hole" or better known as the Central Ward, at the time it the most project buildings per square mile than any city in the world! Hence another nic-name the 8th wonder of the world. More than 300 plus buildings occupied less than one square mile of land.

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Matt Kane: 6th Sep 2014 - 23:04 GMT

Esp. to Carnel H: Thanks for acknowledging the contributions of the members of Queen of Angels Church. My mom, now 88 and in hospice care, volunteered there for years from the late 60's and she proudly tells the story of helping with the rent strike at Stella Wright. She used to take the bus down from W.O. to her secretary "job" at Q of A, and she did, if I may say so, great work with Operation Understanding for the cause in which she so fervently believed. Let's just say some of the rent being withheld was hidden in a closet in West Orange. I'm very proud of what she did for economic justice. I remember Fr. Cumerford from Q of A.

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