I went to Newark for a job training. I was afraid to walk alone because how wrongly i was treated. It started off where i would wait for the bus and random men would start asking if i could walk with them and show me something. I told them that couldn't because i have to get home and they would continue to drag on a conversation asking "Where are you from?" "What's your name?"
Then it was random boys walking past me and say hello to me and i didn't know them, then just left an went there marry way. Some older men came back to the same spot i waited for the bus and harass me. Some men who worked their gave me the disgusting eyebrows and smirked at me. It didn't matter the age, they were all disgusting. I had at least someone trustworthy to walk with me, but he left the training. The last thing that blew my mind was the 30 year old man who i walked past and he started yelling "Oooh shake that filthy ass, ooh i like that. Come home with me, i will show you a good time, come home with me" He was harassing me the next time i passed by so i called the police. He himself was being trained at American Works, they kicked him out but when he came back he threaten me.
When i was finally leaving the building for the last time, the weirdest thing was when left the building a man their waited for me and said "Excuse me ma'am, I have a question for you" I left because i didn't want to deal with it anymore. I think No man has the ability to understand what it is like to be a women and be sexually harassed every time you were there, yea you can shrug it off but for me it more like a shiver down my spine.
Another thing, don't ever go to American works, they promise you a job but you would be there more then a month waiting to get one.
As a business person I have had a chance to travel to New York City quite often. However, Newark NJ City has always been a personal choice in terms of where to stay. The city is just about 5 miles away from New York City and it has a lot to offer. I love the city because it has many hotels and restaurants that offer quality at very reasonable prices. The facilities may not be for those looking for lavish expenditures, but they can be sufficient for lower spenders especially for weekend getaways.
Newark City is the third oldest city in the US, following the downward trend associated with World War II, the city is still trying to match up to other industrialized states. However, there are some huge developments that were established in the 19 the century that the city can boast about to date. The museums, parks, cathedrals, art deco architectures including an art deco train station remain the main attraction sites in the city. This being a small city it would take a day or two to visit all these places. Another reason why I would recommend staying in Newark Nj City is because of their transport system, particularly their subway system. Moving around is easy and it only takes about 10 minutes to reach New York City.
The architecture behind their buildings caught my eye; they have very admirable churches, schools, museums and public buildings. There is a baseball stadium for those who love sports and an art center with a supreme concert halls; I hope one day I will be able to witness the world's best performers at the venue. I would also say the city has tight security systems since I had a chance to walk around freely and enjoy the night life from various entertainment venues.
Generally, I will never regret having stayed at Newark; it has pocket friendly accommodation facilities and the city has always given me something to write home about when it comes to its major attraction sites.
I have to be honest, I really haven't spent a lot of time in Newark, nor would I really want to. I've been to Newark on 5 or more occasions, but the majority of those visits were simply on my way to my final destination - New York City. The great thing about Newark is that for the most part, its very cheap to fly into. The flights are almost always cheaper into Newark than they would be into JFK or LaGuardia. Getting to New York City from Newark is a breeze and is also very affordable. For only $12 you can take the Air Train from Newark directly into Penn Station. It takes about 40 minutes, but is much more affordable than taking a cab for $50-$75. The Air Train leaves from inside Newark Airport, very convenient.
Inside the city of Newark, the city really isn't filled with all that much to do. There are a handful of decent hotels that are affordable, most priced well under $100/night. I stayed at the Sheraton Airport hotel (128 Frontage Rd), which was clean conveniently located to the airport, obviously. I also visited the Newark Museum (49 Washington St), which had some great art collections and various other interesting exhibits. I didn't see much nightlife in Newark or many bars. The city is a bit of a ghostown, when I was there the streets were pretty empty. Maybe I'm just used to the hustle and bustle of New York City. The good thing is, if you're ever in Newark and you feel like heading over to the Big Apple, it's only a $12 train ride away!
When three friends wanted to venture to New York for the ball drop, I couldn't help but think of the ridiculous tab we would be running up on a chic Manhattan hotel. With very little spending money, we decided to skimp on the New York hotel and stay in Newark, New Jersey.
Although a bit run down, the city is convenient for quick travel from Newark to New York. Newark is a great jumpoff for New York City. There is a train from the Newark airport that will take you right into Grand Central Station or Penn Station.
Newark also has plenty of cheap hotels for those travelers looking for a bite of the Big Apple but not out of their wallet. For me, the train from Newark to New York City was exciting because I was not use to public transportation being from Florida. Newark is only a hop and a skip from New York City which was unbelievably convenient. The only downside to Newark is that it is overridden with crime. I would definitely recommend traveling in groups. We came back home completely unharmed though.