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Welcome To Our Neighborhood

Aristotle wrote, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” To be charitably terse, Newark, NJ, is a city in which the “outward appearance of things” is rather dim. From abandoned … Continue reading

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Gunplay

Numbers can be deceiving. In 2012, 419 people were murdered in New York City. In Chicago, the number was a devastating 503. These two cities had the highest aggregate homicides of the year, and the vast majority of these cases … Continue reading

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Branch Brook Park

In 1895, the Essex County Parks Commission opened Branch Brook Park in the North Ward of Newark, NJ. Several years later, the park’s landscaping would be redesigned by the architectural firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, visionary behind some of the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jungle

Under the right circumstances, graffiti has the potential to be an avenue through which useful social commentary can be expressed. Under the wrong circumstances, it can be a tool used to spread fear, intimidation and baseless animosity. Like many other large … Continue reading

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