By Becky Krystal July 10
The Washington Post
I’ve never been to Portugal. Nor had I ever been to Newark, unless you count being stuck on the New Jersey Turnpike directly beneath the flight path for Newark Liberty International Airport.
I’d always wanted to go to one more than the other (I’ll let you guess which is which), but then I learned that I could visit both in one visit to the New Jersey city. Who knew?
Pete Genovese, Star Ledger/NJ.com
June 20, 2014
Probably no other food neighborhood in the nation is as easily accessible by public transportation as the Ironbound.
Take the train to Newark, walk out of the station and you're there.
With nearly 200 restaurants, bakeries, cafes and specialty food markets to sample.
Dozens of locations throughout the Ironbound District will provide the best places to watch this year's World Cup matches outside of Brazil! Click Here for an Ironbound Dining Directory.
Click Here for a full schedule of the games
(left to right) Michael Davidson, Executive Director of the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau looks on as IBID President Steve Yglesias speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Tourist Assistance Portal at Newark Penn Station, along with Newark Mayor Luis Quintana. The IBID helped fund the new portal, which provides information about the Ironbound District and the other great things Newark has to offer at a touch of the screen, and contributed content and images to the portal's design.
AAA members trust the information and recommendations provided through the club’s TourBooks®, magazines, websites and more when it comes to the best places to eat, shop and stay when they are traveling for business or pleasure. Based on the experience of several club representatives from AAA New Jersey Automobile Club, a division of AAA Southern New England, during a visit to Newark’s Ironbound District, members may soon be learning more about the area’s renowned restaurants, international shopping and old world ambiance; all just minutes away from Newark Liberty International Airport, New York City and the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
Karina Barrios, a student at the Ironbound’s Oliver Street School won first place among fifth to eighth grade students and Hawkins Street School student Arianna Alves won first place for first to fourth graders in the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s (IBID) 12th annual Anti-Litter Art Contest. Barrios was supported in her contest entry by Principal Douglas Petty and Art Teacher Rosalie Nascimento. Alves had the support of Principal Sandra C. Marques, Vice Principal Cristina DiTaranto and Teacher Filipa Silva.
Newark businesses and residents emptied their cluttered closets, drawers and offices to take advantage of a free collection event for household and business generated e-waste at Peter Francisco Park near Newark Penn Station. A total of 7181 pounds of electronics equipment was collected for proper disposal at the event, the second hosted by the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and ECOvanta in cooperation with the City of Newark. ECOvanta is the e-waste recycling subsidiary of Covanta Energy, the operator of the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark. Nearly 80% of all the e-waste collected consisted of televisions!
Participating in the event were (left to right) East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, Brenda Anderson, City of Newark, Recycling Coordinator, Chris Bernardo, IBID Operations Coordinator and David Peterson, Account Executive, E-Covanta.
(left to right) Officer John Alves, Newark PD, Kimberly Lehmann, Panasonic, Dave Peterson, Covanta, Penny Joseph, Panasonic, Steven T. Yglesias, IBID, Brenda Anderson, City of Newark, Seth A. Grossman, IBID, Stephanie Greenwood, City of Newark, Amos Crudup, City of Newark, Hank Asher, Covanta, Kim Greene, City of Newark, Chelsea Albucher, Urban Renewal Corp., Lane Jacobs, Urban Renewal Corp., Justin Ritter, Urban Renewal Corp.
The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) presented community service awards to Lynier Richardson, former CEO of Brick City Development Corporation (BCDC), Michael Davidson, Executive Director, Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau (GNCVB), Lauren Hall, Director of Marketing, GNCVB, Chip Hallock, President & CEO, Greater Newark Regional Business Partnership, Hal Laessig and Yoland Skeete, Sumei Arts Center, Steven Yglesias, Mompou Tapas Wine Bar & Lounge and IBID President, Luis Nogueira, EXIT Realty, Lucky Associates, Jacinto Rodrigues, Chairman & CEO, Crown Bank, Victor Nichols, Publisher of NewarkBound Magazine and Roosevelt Donat, Director of Government Relations and Strategic Planning, BCDC. The awards were presented in recognition of outstanding contributions, commitment and service to the betterment of the City of Newark and the Ironbound community.