Bringing the Nuance to Newark

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Food and Drinks

Black Swan Espresso

Black Swan Espresso is located at 93 Halsey street and is open daily until 6 p.m. // Photo By: @courtney1 (Courtney Rone)

Fresh Coast

Aesthetic Hawaiian cuisine located at 1227 Raymond Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102. Perfect for your trendy photos. Photos By: Levi Corallo and Nouran Ibrahem

Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea

Sweetwaters is located at 52 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102 inside the Hanhe Building. It is a trendy new cafe that has a large variety of coffees, teas, and food. Photos by: @sebasaeed and @courtney1 (Courtney Rone)

Playa Bowls in Newark

Playa Bowls is located at 53 Bleeker st, and is open daily until 10 p.m. // Photo by: @courtney1 (Courtney Rone)

The Ainsworth
Now serving Golden Wings for dinner!// Photo By: Stephanie Alonso

The Ainsworth Restaurant and Bar is located at 810 Broad st. Check out their website for their menus and hours!


The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

The fifth-largest cathedral in North America located at 89 Ridge Street in the Lower Broadway neighborhood of Newark. Photos By: Jasmine Hogans

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park

Branch Brook Park in Newark is beautiful all year round but during cherry blossom season, the park is a must-visit! Photos by: Stephanie Alonso and Hilda Dzietror

The Prudential Center

The prudential center, located in downtown Newark, is a multipurpose indoor arena known for hosting entertainment and sports events // Photo By: @brandonramdayal

Fortress of Solitude

Fortress of Solitude is not your average comic book store. Stop by and check out comics by your favorite authors, alongside work by local artists as well. Located on 53 University Ave. Photos by: @mattb201 (Mattew Barsoum).

Military Park

Military Park is a six-acre park in Downtown Newark located between Park Place, Rector Street, and Broad Street. The park is one of three that were laid out at the founding of Newark and used as an active military ground during the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. At the end of the American Revolution, it was designated as a public park. Photo By: Jocelyn Rodriguez

The Chambers Family Carousel
The Chambers Family Carousel is located in Newark’s Military Park. Not only is it beautiful but the carousel has a meaning behind its design. It was designed to reflect the history of the city. Each horse pays tribute to an important horse in Newark history. Photo by: @chrisgoodlof (Christopher Goodlof)

Washington Park

Washington Park has a beautiful and aesthetic art installation. You can check it out during the day or see the lights at night. Photos by: @devinmichael and @zaraahmed27

Hahne and Co

The Hahne and Co building’s architectural design is not only beautiful but the stores inside; an arts center (Express Newark), upscale restaurant by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson, cafe, wine store, etc, has something to offer everyone. Photos by: @devinmichael and @brandonramdayal

Murals and Art

Newark is home to not only the largest mural on the East Coast but also many other pieces of street art displayed throughout the city.

This is the largest mural in Newark. You can learn about this beautiful piece in our feature story written by: @nicholem (Nichole Montanez) and @epiphanymunz .

These murals can be seen running 1.39 miles along Route 21. Gateways to Newark is the longest mural on the east coast and the second-largest mural in the nation. Photo by: Jocelyn Rodriguez

This mural can be seen on 18th Ave and Sunset Ave. Photo By: @kaiimakgriffith

These insta-murals can be seen on the streets of Newark around Jelliff Avenue, Clinton Avenue and Peshine Avenue // Photos By: @kaiimakgriffith and @jasmine1 (Jasmine Hogans)

More murals from around Newark. Photos by: @mmc298 (Marlin Campbell), @epiphanymunz (Epiphany Munz), @zaraahmed27 (Zara Ahmed), @sec225 (Shirley Cruz), and @mattb201 (Matthew Barsoum)

Penn Station Shoe Shine

Track 5 Shoe Shine //Photo By: Jocelyn Rodriguez

This shoe shining booth has been at Penn Station for the last 5 years. Make sure to keep a lookout for this small art form next to Track 5 at Newark Penn. Service is available on weekday mornings.