Dive into Some History
The city of Newark has been around since 1666, which means there’s lots of history hidden throughout the area. Here at Newark Airport Long Term Parking, we have some suggestions on what to see:
Founded in 1765 as “Old Ferry Road,” Ferry Street was named for the ferry that used to travel between Newark and points east. Today, it runs through the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark and boasts a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and old buildings to see. Some notable sights include: the office of the Luso-Americano Newspaper (the largest and oldest Portuguese newspaper in the U.S.), St. Stephen’s Church (built in 1874), the old Firehouse No. 8, and the remains of the Newark and New York Railroad bridge that crossed over the avenue. Ferry Street is also known for its nightlife and is the location of the Portuguese festival every September.
The Statue of Liberty
If you’ve never seen the Statue of Liberty in person, our Newark Airport long term parking company says it’s a must. With the iconic landmark being less than 10 miles from Newark, locals and visitors can make a visit an easy day trip. Head to Liberty State Park where you can book a ferry that takes you to Liberty Island, where the statue stands. Once you get to the island, you can actually go inside the statue and visit the museum in the pedestal. After that, climb 20 stories and you’ll find yourself inside her crown with a beautiful view of the city. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated to the U.S. from France in 1886 and stands proudly above the ground at 305 feet tall.
24 Commerce Street
24 Commerce Street is a historic building in the heart of Newark. Built in 1927, the 28-story building boasts 180,000 square feet of office space and is home to a variety of businesses. The landmark was recently renovated to restore its classic look and features carved stonework, retro lighting, recessed ceilings, and ornate marble and gold details. The building’s location is what made it such a popular workplace in the earlier decades and what makes it a popular workplace now. 24 Commerce Street is nearby to a variety of eateries, public transportation stops, hotels, and entertainment venues like the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Prudential Center.