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Celebrating Newark

“It’s a great opportunity to meet new faces and soak up the vibe and energy in the city,” said Isaiah Little, 29, a Newark native and supper club regular who organizes Newark First Fridays, an art and cultural event downtown. “I’ve developed partnerships here and definitely friendships. It sounds cheesy, but you really get to know people.” The club’s growth has coincided with signs of a rebirth in a city whose population has been inching up after decades of sharp decline. Amazon this week announced that Newark was among the cities on its…

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The Ironbound, Newark: Convenient, but a World Apart

Named for the rail tracks or forges that surrounded the neighborhood, the Ironbound is also called Down Neck because of its site on a bend of the Passaic River. Starting in the 1830s, the area became a center for tanning, brewing and dye production. In the early 20th century, Portuguese and Spaniards began to arrive, as did African-Americans. Two out of three of the Ironbound’s current 50,000 residents were born outside of the United States. Read more…

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Philip Roth

In Philip Roth’s novella “Goodbye, Columbus,” the Newark Public Library is where Neil Klugman spends a summer working with a colleague whose “breath smells of hair oil and hair oil of breath” and mooning over the rich and sexy Brenda Patimkin. In real life, Mr. Roth has designated the library, which he has called his home away from home, as the repository for his own book collection, a bequest that will be announced here on Thursday evening at the inaugural Philip Roth Lecture, to be delivered by Zadie Smith. Read more…

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David Burke opens new restaurant "Daily"

DAILYA new restaurant in the United Airlines terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport takes an unusual approach. It has a globally inspired farm-to-table menu that changes daily, depending on the local availability of various ingredients. Read more…

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Newark Airport’s Terminal C

But now there is a culinary oasis of sorts in Newark’s Terminal C. As part of its $120 million overhaul of the terminal, United Airlines formed a partnership with OTG, which designs, builds and operates restaurants and stores in airport terminals. OTG expects to have completed 55 restaurants and shops in Terminal C by the end of the year, said Eric Brinker, OTG’s vice president for experience. Read more…

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KCON to Return to Prudential Center in June

In Newark, much of the programming will be similar to that at last year’s KCON event: panel talks, dance contests, and food and beauty-product demonstrations. The highlight, a concert with several performers, will take place both nights. BTS, a boy band whose members write their own music and lyrics, is the headlining act. Other participating bands include the female group Mamamoo, the 13-member Seventeen and the singer Ailee. Read more..…

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Challenge Stereotypes of Islam and Arabs

Those who visit “Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam Through Time and Place” at the Newark Museum may also be interested in a screening of “A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans,” an award-winning documentary currently on the festival and screenings circuit. Read more..…

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