The nickname "Brick City" for Newark, N.J., comes from several large, high-rise buildings made of stone and brick The buildings were constructed by the Newark Housing Authority as affordable housing for the city's residents.Continue Reading
The nickname Brick City has been popular since the 1970s. Other nicknames for Newark include "New Newark," "Gateway City" and "Renaissance Newark." The term Brick City has been used to name several newer buildings downtown, and the nickname has gained wide acceptance with the local media, as of October 2014.
"Brick City" is the name of a documentary produced in 2009 based on Mayor Cory Booker. The film is about how the city tries to combat its image as a high-crime area.Learn more about The Northeast
Princeton University is located in Princeton, N.J., in central New Jersey. The campus is seated on 500 acres as of 2014. With public transportation, major urban centers, such as Philadelphia and Trenton to the south, and New York and Newark to the north, can be reached within an hour.Full Answer >
Homeowners association fees typically cover services offered to residents by the HOA or the city it operates within, and insurance, maintenance and repair for the common buildings in the neighborhood. Lawn care and pest control services may also be paid from the funds collected from homeowners in the association.Full Answer >
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the top five most populous cities in New Jersey were Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Edison. Other New Jersey cities in the top 10 in population were Woodbridge, Lakewood, Toms River, Hamilton and Trenton.Full Answer >
New Jersey's largest city, as of 2014, is Newark, which is near New York City and has a population of over 280,000. The state's capital is Trenton, which is on the state's border with Pennsylvania. Atlantic City is a popular resort town, famous for its boardwalk and many casinos.Full Answer >