The nickname "Brick City" for Newark, N.J., comes from several large, high-rise buildings made of stone and brick The buildings were constructed by the Newark Housing Authority as affordable housing for the city's residents.Know More
The nickname Brick City has been popular since the 1970s. Other nicknames for Newark include "New Newark," "Gateway City" and "Renaissance Newark." The term Brick City has been used to name several newer buildings downtown, and the nickname has gained wide acceptance with the local media, as of October 2014.
"Brick City" is the name of a documentary produced in 2009 based on Mayor Cory Booker. The film is about how the city tries to combat its image as a high-crime area.Learn more about The Northeast
New York City is not the capital of the United States of America. Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States, and as of 2014 has served in that capacity for over 200 years. The capital is known formally as the District of Columbia.Full Answer >
New York City's five boroughs are Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Most of these boroughs are individually as large as an average American city, and each area has its own amenities and attractions.Full Answer >
Blocks in Philadelphia's Center City average 400 to 500 feet, so there are 10.56 to 13.2 Philadelphia city blocks in a mile. The size of blocks is not the same throughout the city. The blocks in Northeast Philadelphia and Northwest Philadelphia tend to be much longer than the blocks in Center City.Full Answer >
Central Park in New York City is comprised of 843 acres. It is 2 1/2 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. Central Park initially consisted of 778 acres when it was first opened in 1857. Central Park lies within the Manhattan borough of New York City.Full Answer >