Ironbound, also known as Newark’s East Ward or “Down Neck,” is a multicultural, working class residential neighborhood, which also features extensive dining, shopping and entertainment options. In 2012, it was named a “Preserve America Community” by the Presidential Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

  • Did you know Ironbound is the birthplace of the HBO’s Tony Soprano? Yep, it is revealed in the episode “Down Neck,” which was filmed here.

Any production looking for an eclectic, gritty yet family-oriented, urban yet residential neighborhood will not find a better location elsewhere. The New York and Newark skylines that border East and West are a panoramic bonus. It not only features a residential neighborhood feel that extends decades back in time, but also includes lively restaurants, cafes and nightclubs.

Ironbound boasts preserved and renovated industrial and factory locations, inlcuding the Button Factory Lofts and Chocolate Factory Lofts.

  • Did you know Ironbound’s “5 corners” on Ferry Street was the epicenter of Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” alien invasion scene? Yep, we have the images to prove it!

The alien invasion in War of the Worlds (2005) sprung from the ground at Ironbound’s “5 corners” on Ferry Street, in front of St. Stephen’s Church.

For more amazing photos of the Ironbound, click here.

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