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Saigon Cafe

An excellent and inexpensive Vietnamese restaurant; has a liquor license.

188 Newark Avenue

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Atomic Wings

Atomic Wings on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City

Featuring hot wings and chicken sandwiches.

172 Newark Avenue
Atomic Wings

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Oasis Cafe and Juice Bar

Oasis Cafe and Juice Bar in downtown Jersey City on Newark Avenue

Oasis offers light food and smoothies. The restaurant is squeezed into a tiny little space with no indoor tables, meaning dining is outside on Newark Avenue.

200 Newark Avenue

Oasis in in the Spring of 2008

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Pappi Sculptures

Jersey City Street artist Pappi installs metal sculptures on sign postsStar, Newark Avenue at Second Street

Jersey City Street Artist "Pappi" builds sculptures out of metal and installs them around the city. His street art is an ephemeral form with the city of Jersey City often removing his projects.

Metal Figure, Newark Avenue

Spirals, Barrow Street

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Sawadee Thai Cuisine

Sawadee Thai, a restaurant on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City

Sawadee Thai offers an assortment of curries as well as traditional Thai dishes. Seafood and tofu are available in most dishes. Seasonal specials provide an ever changing menu. Outdoor cafe dinning on Newark Avenue is available; Sawadee has a liquor license and fully stocked bar, including several bottled Asian beers.

137 Newark Avenue
Entrees $12 to $20

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Tender Shoot Farm

Tender Shoot Farm on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City

Typical grocery store, limited selection, produce. Replaced World Fruit Farm in June 2008.

138 Newark Avenue

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Chatos Unisex Barbershop

262 Newark Avenue

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Super Discount

189 Newark Avenue

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David's Sporting Goods

Local gun shop.

342 Second Street

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Beauty Land

Beauty supply store.

171 Newark Avenue

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Brick Haus

Expensive. Fancy equipment, lots of personalized televisions.

163 Newark Avenue (Barrow and Columbus)
Brick Haus

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The Laundry Club

340 Second Street

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No. 1 Chinese

185 Newark Avenue

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Buy and Save Liquor

Decent selection of wine and whiskey; a number of imported beer; a little expensive.

32 Coles Street

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Metropolis Music

240 Newark Avenue
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Metropolis Music on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City

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Binny's Liquors

206 Newark Avenue

Binny's Liquors in downtown Jersey City

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Tortillas Grill

Tex Mex Express

133 Newark Avenue

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Sharon Nails

131 Newark Avenue

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Sei Hai

Ultra fast Chinese delivery and carry out. Pretty typical Chinese-American dishes, but also has a variety of fried foods: chicken, onion rings, French fries, nuggets. Hot and Sour soup is excellent, wonton soup not so much. Pizza rolls are a must try for fans of Itlian-Chinese fusion.

303 Newark Avenue

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Paradise Deli and Grocer

Grocery and bodega

226 Newark Avenue

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Occasions Are Us

Party supplies, balloons

180 Newark Avenue

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Nature's House

159 Newark avenue

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Latin Lounge

371 Second Street

Latin Lounge, Jersey City

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Fenny Pharmacy

135 Newark Avenue

Fenny Pharmacy on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City

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Grove Pointe

Grove Pointe is a mixed use residential structure on the corner of Grove Street, Newark Avenue, Columbus Drive and Marin Blvd. The main tower contains luxury rental apartments; the low rise portion contains condominiums; the ground floor has several retail spaces.

525 Units (67 Condo / 458 Rental)
29 Stories
Completed 2007
100 Columbus Drive (Rentals)
102 Columbus Drive (Condos)
20,000 Square feet retail
535 Parking spaces
Complete 2007

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Skinner's Loft

Upstairs dinning room serves dinner and brunch; street level bar is a great place to grab a drink though can be crowded on weekends. Definitely must have the hushpuppies.

146 Newark Avenue

Skinner's Loft in downtown Jersey City

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Kineret Kosher Deli


Foods from Israel, Kosher for Passover Coke.

260 Newark Avenue

Kineret Kosher Deli on Newark Avenue in Downtown Jersey City

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Coldwell Banker

116 Newark Avenue

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Cafe Nia

Cafe Nia on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City

Coffee and sandwiches, serves breakfast.

270 Newark Avenue

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Newark Avenue Neighborhood & Redevelopment Zone

Surrounded on three sides by historically preserved neighborhoods, the Newark Avenue retail corridor was once a thriving hub of commerce. As the city declined decades ago, banks were replaced with discount stores. Today, the reversal is true. Boutiques have begun replacing pawn shops, restaurants and bars have begun to return, and new banks are returning to the once opulent buildings that once housed their 19th century counterparts.

The neighborhood of Newark Avenue does not enjoy the same de facto cohesiveness that the historic districts receive. The Harsimus Cove or Van Vorst Neighborhoods that flank Newark Avenue are very clearly defined by their historic preservation districts. The Western end of Newark Avenue though lacks any cohesive, unifying location such as the parks that clearly define Hamilton and Van Vorst neighborhoods.

In essence, the western portion of the neighborhood is bound by the elevated portion of the New Jersey Turnpike. To the south, Christopher Columbus Drive and an old elevated rail yard. To the north and east, the Harsimus Cove and Hamilton Park Historic districts create a boundary.

The Newark Avenue area has not seen the installation of large scale modern developments like the waterfront or Paulus Hook, and lacks the ornate brownstones of the historic districts. The housing stock mostly is older and in need of replacement or renovation. These needed renovations are beginning throughout the neighborhood. For now, the most affordable downtown housing units are probably here. The neighborhood is mostly Zone 1 resident parking.

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The Lampost Bar and Grille

Live music, food, drinks.

382 2nd Street

Lamp Post Bar and Grille in downtown Jersey City offers food, drinks and live music

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Another Man's Treasure

Another Man's Treasure, a vintage clothing store in downtown Jersey City

Vintage store featuring clothing, hipsters. Inventory includes handpicked jewelry, collectibles, books, bric-a-brac, and records.

Another Man's Treasure
353 Grove Street

Another Man's Treasure, a thrift store in downtown Jersey CityThe former location at 109 Brunswick Street

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Dr. Michael Conti School

Public School 5
182 Merseles Street

Conti School

Dr. Michael Conti School in Jersey City, PS5

Public School 5 in Jersey City, New Jersey

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Mary Benson Park

Just of Newark Avenue, Mary Benson Park sits beneath the elevated portion of the Turnpike and provides a baseball diamond and basketball court.

Merseles Street between Third and Newark

Mary Benson Park in Jersey City

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Hudson Art Supply

303 First Street

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Pop Merrigan's

281 Newark Avenue

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Grove News Corner

Typical newsstand bodega with some groceries.

119 Newark Avenue

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Rosa Carnen Bakery

37 Coles Street

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Lucky 7

322 Second Street

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Pino's Pizza

Tiny pizzeria halfway down Newark Avenue.

225 Newark Avenue

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Duck Duck Goose

Children's vintage store for the hipster under 10.

16 Erie Street
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Newark Avenue branch; pet supplies and boutique.

353 2nd Street


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