Just five miles west of Manhattan you will find the City of Newark, a bustling center for business and residential opportunities just across the New Jersey state border. Many people live and stay here because of its convenient location as a commuter city just outside of New York City with easy access by subway. There are also numerous national and international businesses stationed in Newark, as well as attractions ranging from easy Jersey Shore access to live music venues to artistic and cultural venues.
There is plenty to do while you’re in Newark. For starters, you can take in a concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center where popular acts from around the world frequently stop. The Izod Center is also a short drive away where you can see the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Nets in addition to other varieties of entertainment. Downtown Newark has been the center of the city’s revitalization efforts, and there you can enjoy fine dining and shopping opportunities. There are also numerous Portuguese restaurants in the Ironbound District and everything from African-American to Brazilian to Italian to modern American food in the Iberian Peninsula.
There are a number of cultural attractions in Newark, most notably the Newark Museum with famed American and Tibetan collections as well as a children’s exhibit gallery, fire museum, mini zoo, planetarium, science gallery, sculpture garden and more. The African American Museum, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and New Jersey Historical Society are also some of the most popular cultural and historic places to visit in the city.
In the spring and summertime, Branch Brook Park is a wonderful place to go get some sun and take in the scenery of the gorgeous and plentiful cherry trees. The park alliance holds a free summer concert series in the meadow at Branch Brook Park where you can hear a variety of music under the stars. If you are traveling to the Jersey shore, it plays host to the excitement of Atlantic City, where more adventurous travelers can enjoy the bright lights of the casinos and entertainment venues.
Newark’s economy features more than 300 different types of businesses that include a combined 2,500 retail, wholesale and banking establishments. The city brings countless business travelers every year, which stimulates the local economy and provides a vibrant backdrop to the city life. Two of the largest insurance companies in the world, Prudential Life Insurance and Mutual Benefit, both originated and make their headquarters in Newark. The Newark Liberty International Airport was the first major airport to service New York City and is the fifth largest international gateway into the United States. Catering to business and leisure fliers alike, it is a preferred choice for many New York City travelers for its manageable size and central location.
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