Downtown Newark is the city’s commercial, cultural, entertainment and university center. It is difficult to imagine a city area with more cinematic appeal and range for film production than Downtown Newark: from the world-class New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) to the world-class Newark Museum, from Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, UMDNJ, Seton Hall University Law to City Hall and from Lincoln Park to Broad Street Station.
Downtown Newark is served by one of the most complete transportation systems in the country, including rail, light rail, car, bus and air. The area is served by two historic, recently renovated train stations, Newark Penn Station (served by NJ Transit, Path and Amtrak trains), and Newark Broad Street Station (served by NJ Transit)
Downtown is witnessing a stunning revival, which accelerated with the opening of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in 1997, when it became one of the 10 largest performing arts theaters in the country. Ten years later, the Prudential Center joined the downtown scene, soon to become home of the NJ Devils hockey team, and later affirm itself as one of the premier entertainment venues in the US.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate and economic developments are underway in Downtown Newark, so there is much more to come! and Downtown has grown its residential buildings, like Eleven80, Packard Lofts, Richardson Lofts, and Studebaker Lofts – all with cinematically appealing residences.
The area has also welcomed high ceilinged, bars and restaurants like Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Brick City Bar and Grill, Loft 47 Bistro and 27 Mix – which retain the gorgeous architectural charm of the Brick City within modern spaces.
The first hotel to be built here in decades, the Courtyard Newark Downtown, recently opened its doors, right next to the Prudential Center.
- Did you know Downtown Newark is home to the most diverse university campus in the country 15 years running? Yep, that campus belongs to Rutgers University-Newark. And what that also means is… lots of young, able and willing interns and extras!
For more information on Downtown Newark’s features, amenities and latest happenings, visit the Newark Downtown District’s page here.