A Revival Comes to Newark, but Some Worry It’s ‘Not for Us’

NEWARK — The old department store has been transformed into luxury apartments with high ceilings, bike parking and, as the developers boast, an opportunity to be in downtown Newark, a neighborhood “on the brink of something great.”

A Whole Foods has moved in, and Marcus Samuelsson, the celebrity chef, is opening a restaurant. A public park that recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation is a short stroll away, and a little farther another luxury apartment building is joining the skyline.

It has been a long time coming, but New Jersey’s largest city is finally turning a corner.

For decades, …read more

Source: New York Times

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