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Tribute honoring Roberto Clemente an Afro-Latino hero on his 41 anniversary

31. December 2013

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On Sunday at the Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Bishop Manuel Cruz gave prayers and reflections of a hero in the latino community by the name Roberto Clemente.  He described Clemente as “a man who day in and day out was not afraid to touch the wounded heart of Christ and the poverty and sorrow […]

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Dominican Parade a Showcase on Bloomfield Avenue

16. October 2013

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Hundreds of Newark residents joined city and county officials at the tenth Annual Dominican Heritage Parade and Festival of Essex County Sunday afternoon despite a cloudy day and a threat of rain. The Parade featured a Queen, Niobes Molina.   The current president Alba Mateo Valentin is one of the original twenty-one founding members of […]

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Wheels keep on turning: ‘The Rink’ documents Newark’s last roller skating haven

4. June 2013

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  Amy Kuperinsky/The Star-Ledger May 30, 2013 5:58:08 AM EDT Down the hill, past a basketball court, a steep flight of stairs and ringed by cars is what appears to be a large fallout shelter. Blank and plain, it could be also be a warehouse. Or a gymnasium. Get closer, though, and you can’t help but […]

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Mayor Tours Urban Agriculture Projects in Newark Supported by CDBG Funding with NJ Secretary of Agriculture

21. May 2013

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  Newark, NJ – May 15, 2013 – Mayor Cory A. Booker introduced New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglass Fisher to the City of Newark’s Urban Agriculture and farmer’s market initiatives with a tour of two urban farms and an urban garden that have received funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), yesterday. Mayor Booker […]

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An Insiders Look At Newark’s Public Real Estate Auction

26. April 2013

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An Insiders Look At Newark’s Public Real Estate Auction

The auctioneer interrupts the investment property bidding to announce a re-bid on a particular Homestead Program/Owner-Occupied home from earlier in the morning.  His grin is recognizable from the back of the Terrace Ballroom at Newark’s Symphony Hall, “It appears the original buyer to this condo thought he was purchasing the whole building.”  The dichotomy between […]

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Cherry Blossom, at Branch Brook Park 37 Annual Festival

10. April 2013

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Cherry Blossom, at Branch Brook Park 37 Annual Festival

The 37 Annual Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom festival, a three week spring opener, which began Saturday, April 6th, with it Annual Bike Race.   This event has been getting larger over the years with several hundred competitors participating in this years racing event.  There were in the several hundreds.    The first pace placement with to […]

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Brick City Varsity Presents: Looks for Less IX

18. September 2012

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Brick City Varsity Presents: Looks for Less IX

Happy Monday, mavens and bargainistas. This week’s “Looks for Less” feature is taking a detour from recreating designer looks on a Brick City budget to focus on introducing you to the unique pairings created using items from Newark-area thrift stores. (All items are available for purchase at our private, appointment-only showroom in North Newark.) Many […]

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Dark Brides of the Matrimony Macabre: A BCV Editorial

16. August 2012

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Dark Brides of the Matrimony Macabre: A BCV Editorial

In case you missed the memo, Brick City Varsity is a Newark-based creative brand committed to showcasing the beauty of the city’s landscape as well as the talent of its growing class of creative professionals. To that end, we collaborate regularly with the area’s brightest up-and-coming photographers, models, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists, set designers, makeup […]

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Brick City Varsity Presents: Looks for Less IV

13. August 2012

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Brick City Varsity Presents: Looks for Less IV

Happy Monday, mavens and bargainistas. This week's "Looks for Less" feature is taking a detour from recreating designer looks on a Brick City budget and focusing on introducing you to the unique pairings created using items from Newark-area thrift stores. (All items are available for purchase at our private, appointment-only showroom in North Newark.)

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Rebelling in Style: Newark-based Creative Brand ‘Brick City Varsity’ Stages a Fashion Rebellion

13. July 2012

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Rebelling in Style: Newark-based Creative Brand ‘Brick City Varsity’ Stages a Fashion Rebellion

45 years ago yesterday, Newark erupted into 6 days of ‘rioting’ that would forever change the course of history. Regularly subjected to police brutality while being systematically denied quality housing, employment opportunities and political representation, Newarkers would make July 12 a day of reckoning that would establish our enduring legacy of taking to the streets […]

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