Sunday, May 19, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/19/19


The Old First Church is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Newark.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/18/19


This massive copy of the city seal was installed last year at the corner of Broad and Market in Downtown Newark.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/17/19


The Four Corners in Newark was once among the busiest intersections in the country.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/16/19


24 Commerce Street in Downtown Newark was once home to the Federal Trust Company, as this remaining engraving shows.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/15/19


The National Newark Building, seen on the right, has been the tallest building in New Jersey's largest city for close to a century.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/14/19


This Downtown Newark building used to be home to the central office for Newark Public Schools.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/13/19


This photo shows the facade of the Robert Treat Center across from Military Park in Newark.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/12/19


This sign commemorating Newark's Revolutionary War heritage can be found on the side of the Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/11/19


If you look up when walking on Broad Street in Downtown Newark, you will notice the distinct features atop the Griffith Building.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/10/19


This photo shows Newark's Cathedral House, 18 Rector Street, the Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral, and the new Prudential building.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

PHOTOS: HBO Films ‘The Plot Against America’ in Maplewood


MAPLEWOOD, N.J.: An upcoming HBO series that has recently been filming throughout Northern New Jersey has now come to Maplewood.

Crews with "The Plot Against America" are currently working along the small Ridgewood Road business district in Maplewood near the South Orange border. The series, which will consist of six episodes, is based on the eponymous book by Essex County native Philip Roth.

The facades of several shops in the area were painted in order to resemble a beer garden. In Roth's book, a beer garden was mentioned in the first chapter. Multiple vintage cars associated with the production were also parked along nearby Audley Street in South Orange while mannequins wearing World War II-era clothing were installed in the window of the Milk Money consignment shop.

HBO is expected to return to Jersey City to film part of the series next week. The series has already taped in a Jersey City synagogue along with Downtown Newark, Union, Clifton, and Englewood. 



-Photos Credit Randi Weinberg/PlaceNJ.com-

Photo of the Day 5/9/19



Newark's first "Shaq Tower," which was originally supposed to be built atop the former Science High School, is almost finished.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/8/19


Pigeons regularly congregate atop the Newark Broad Street Station.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/7/19


This photo shows Essex Fells at sunset.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/6/19


These signs can now be found along the Route 23/Pompton Avenue corridor in Cedar Grove.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/5/19


The Lenape Trail winds its way through Essex County, including Cedar Grove.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/4/19


Currently home to a community of artists, the Manufacturers Village complex in East Orange is one of Essex County's most distinct adaptive reuse projects.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/3/19


This photo shows one of the entrances to the Watsessing Avenue Station in Bloomfield.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/2/19


This photo shows a view of Midtown Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Photo of the Day 5/1/19


Three years after Essex County Place broke the news that the former New Jersey Bell/Verizon building at 540 Broad Street in Downtown Newark would be turned into apartments, construction on the Walker House project is moving towards completion.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/30/19


This photo shows the Passaic River and Downtown Newark at sunset as viewed from the Jackson Street Bridge.

Monday, April 29, 2019

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Baldwin Street, a small dead end block off of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, is one of Newark's few remaining cobblestone streets.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/28/19


Newark Symphony Hall was originally the Salaam Temple.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/27/19


Newark Penn Station is named after the Pennsylvania Railroad. The above sign referring to the P.R.R. Station still can be found at the Newark Light Rail's Military Park stop.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/26/19


These buildings are located along Raymond Boulevard in Downtown Newark.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/25/19


This fire station operates in Newark's Ironbound section.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/24/19


This photo shows the Ampere Branch of the East Orange Public Library.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/23/19


The First Newark Seventh Day Adventist Church stands in the Ivy Hill neighborhood of the West Ward.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/22/19


This photo shows a goose at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/21/19


These objects can be found at Crescent Park across from the Short Hills Train Station, though there are no labels describing what they are.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/20/19


This model of Newark is on display at City Hall.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/19/19


This photo shows the lobby of Newark's City Hall

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/18/19


New Jersey Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line still runs through the Ampere section of East Orange but trains no longer stop in the neighborhood.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/17/19


These buildings are located alongside Newark's Lincoln Park.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/16/19


This photo shows the side of City Hall in Downtown Newark.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/15/19


This photo shows the facade of the renovated Murphy Varnish Company building in Newark's East Ward.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/14/19


This photo shows a view of the Statue of Liberty at night from Montclair.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/13/19


The mayor of Essex Fells has a reserved parking space in the borough.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/12/19


This photo shows the lights of a train crossing the Dock Bridge over the Passaic River at dusk. Newark's new One Theater Square building can be seen in the background.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/11/19


The Murphy Varnish complex in Newark's Ironbound neighborhood now contains apartments but this old engraving remains outside of the facility.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/10/19


These vintage signs, such as a map of Essex Fells and signage directing drivers towards nearby communities, still stand outside of the borough's municipal building.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/9/19


The First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church has stood at the corner of Broad and Fulton Streets in Newark for over 130 years.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/8/19


This former railroad bridge over Route 23/Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove is now used by the West Essex Trail. The trail, which is a county park, runs between Verona and Little Falls.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/7/19


Bel Air, one of Livingston's most exclusive neighborhoods, was built around the old Kean estate in the township.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/6/19


Built in 1787, the home on the left along North Arlington Avenue in East Orange's Presidential Heights neighborhood is the city's oldest house.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/5/19


This photo shows the Bethel Baptist Church in East Orange at sunset.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/4/19


This vintage sign greeting drivers entering Irvington from Maplewood still stands along Clinton Avenue.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Photo of the Day 4/3/19


This photo shows the facade of the main branch of the Newark Public Library.