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
Massachusetts got its nickname of "The Bay State" from the early settlers because it was close to several large bays. Occasionally, Massachusetts is also called the "Old Colony State."Full Answer >
Zillow, Homes.com and Realtor.com have search engines where you can search for rooms for rent in Newark, New Jersey. The sites return detailed listings for the location that can be refined with more specific choices or sorted to quickly bring the most relevant results to the top of the list.Full Answer >
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 >
Connecticut is called "The Nutmeg State" because its colonial residents were so persuasive that they could sell a wooden nutmeg. Another theory states that the sobriquet comes from the trade in nutmegs that Connecticut merchants did during the colonial period.Full Answer >