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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/31/17


This photo shows School #10 in Belleville.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Small Mixed-Use Development Planned Near South Orange Train Station


South Orange, New Jersey: Another mixed-use building could be constructed near the South Orange Train Station.

The latest development proposal in the village calls for a four-story building to be constructed at 14 Second Street, between Sloan Street and Valley Street. According to South Orange Planning Board records, The Y Group, LLC, of Hoboken, is seeking Preliminary and Final Site Plan Approval, and plans for the building to contain eight residential units and 557 square feet of retail space. 13 parking spaces would be provided.

The property, located next to a Wells Fargo branch just a few yards away from the stairwells to the train station platforms, is currently vacant, with the exception of a small garage. A house built in 1852 was previously located on the premises, but it was demolished in recent years. The Y Group acquired the site for $250,000 in 2012, according to NJ Parcels data.

The South Orange Planning Board will hear the application for completeness during is meeting on Monday, June 5th at 7:30pm at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

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Photo of the Day 5/30/17


This photo shows a vacant part of St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark that dates to 1888. It is slated to be converted into a school, art space, and nonprofit space.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

91 Years of 'Wars of America' Sculpture in Downtown Newark


Newark, New Jersey: Located at the southern gateway to Military Park in Downtown Newark is the ‘Wars of America’ memorial by Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of the ‘Seated Lincoln’ memorial at the Essex County Courthouse as well as the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Wars of America, which features two horses and 42 soldiers, “was one of the last great public projects completed before the Great Depression of 1929,” according to the Newark Public Library, and “is dedicated to the soldiers, sailors and marines of four American wars: the Revolution, Civil, Spanish-American and the Great War.”

The sculpture, the creation of which was funded by Newark furniture store owner Amos H. Van Horn, was dedicated during a ceremony attracting 14,000 Newarkers on Memorial Day of 1926, according to the library. A National Park Service (NPS) form by Zakalak Associates states that “the citizens of Newark had waited many years beyond the promised completion date, but they all agreed that the statute made the waiting worthwhile.”

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Photo of the Day 5/29/17


This photo shows the One Theater Square development rising across from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/28/17


This photo shows the headquarters of the South Orange Fire Department.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/27/17


This sign on Heller Parkway greets visitors to Newark's Forest Hill neighborhood.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Photos of the Day 5/26/17


These photos show the former Essex County Isolation Hospital in Belleville, which is being converted into a residential development.




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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/25/17


This photo shows the North Reformed Church in Downtown Newark.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Photos of the Day 5/24/17


These photos show the Chamber of Commerce Building on Branford Place in Downtown Newark.




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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/23/17


This photo shows The Institute of Jazz Studies' display at the Express Newark incubator within the Hahne & Company Building.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/22/17


This photo shows the First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church on Broad Street in Newark.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/21/17


This 'ghost sign' advertises the Kirch furniture store in Downtown Newark.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/20/17


This photo shows the Downtown Newark skyline.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/19/17


This photo was taken at the historic Essex County Courthouse.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/18/17


This photo shows the memorial and statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. outside of the Essex County Hall of Records in Downtown Newark.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/17/17


This photo shows Gallery Aferro in Downtown Newark.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/16/17


This photo shows 45 Branford Place, part of 37-57 Branford Place, in Downtown Newark, which is being demolished after being declared unsafe. The 92-year-old building was slated to be converted into 60 apartments.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Photos of the Day 5/15/17


After being designated unsafe and at risk for collapse, demolition is underway at 37-57 Branford Place in Newark, a 92-year-old vacant building. It was slated to be converted into a mixed-use development with 12,000 square feet of retail space and 60 apartments, and is known for the Walt Whitman quote “If you want me again look for me under your bootsoles” that is written on the rooftop.




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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/14/17


This photo shows the ShopRite supermarket in West Caldwell.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/13/17


This photo shows the South Orange Fire Department headquarters on a foggy afternoon.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/12/17


This photo was taken under the South Orange Train Station.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/11/17


This photo shows residences in suburban Upper Montclair with the lower Manhattan skyline in the distance.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/10/17


This photo was taken at Memorial Park in Maplewood.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/9/17


This photo was taken at Verona Park.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Apartment Building Planned Near Maplewood's Columbia High School


Maplewood, New Jersey:
A property in suburban Essex County that not been utilized for a decade could soon be the site of a new development.
 
Plans have been revealed for a new residential project at 479 Valley Street, between West Parker Avenue and Hixon Place, in Maplewood, just a few yards away from the South Orange border. Township records show that the new building is slated to contain 20 units, but it is not yet clear how many stories it would be. The developer, 479 Valley Rd., LLC, which is registered out of a Roseland law office building, is seeking major preliminary and final site plan approval. 479 Valley Rd., LLC acquired the tract in December 2016 for $525,000 from a Scotch Plains company, according to NJ Parcels records.
 
The property is located in a neighborhood business zone directly across the street from Columbia High School next to a parking lot for teachers. For several years, it has been a vacant and gated tract, though it previously contained an auto garage that was once occupied by E.O. Rockmann, Inc. and Essex Sports Cars, Inc. The area is within walking distance of the Maplewood and South Orange Train Stations and is served by the 31 bus to Newark Penn Station.

The Maplewood Planning Board will hear the proposal during its meeting this Tuesday, May 9th at 8:00pm at the Maplewood Municipal Building.

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Photo of the Day 5/8/17


This photo shows Upper Montclair's Presby Iris Gardens.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/7/17


This photo shows the headquarters of the South Orange Fire Department.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/6/17


This photo shows track 1 at Newark Penn Station.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/5/17


These photos show the Dietze Building in Newark's Ironbound, which was once a toy factory. A 'ghost sign' reading 'toys' remains on the north side of the building.



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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/4/17


This photo shows the waiting room at Newark Penn Station.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/3/17


This photo shows Newark's St. Paul's Presbyterian Church.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/2/17


This photo shows Newark Penn Station and the Dock Bridge.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Photo of the Day 5/1/17


These photos show the Lafayette Street School in Newark's Ironbound neighborhood.



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