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Map of Newark Gangss (Full Tour of Newark Hoods)

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Newark Hoods

Map of Newark Gangs & Hoods Areas

Often labeled as the 6th borough with its close location to New York City, Newark hoods have built their own separate reputation away from the big city. With a number of legendary neighborhoods in the heart of the Newark ghetto that were mostly housing projects, the name of “Brick City” was given to Newark.

While there are Newark Gangs, like Grape Street Crips, Rollin 60s Crips, Hoovers, Pirus, Sex Money Murder Bloods, Trinitarios, and the list goes on, this map does not necessarily highlight the exact location of all Newark gangs.

Map of Newark Hoods

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Breakdown of the Newark Hoods

The Newark hoods are divided into separate sections that are known as wards, that includes the North Ward, South Ward, East Ward, Central Ward, and West Ward. Originally, most were only allowed to live in the Central Ward neighborhood, but this changed as white flight between the 1950s and 1970s left people to move into other sections of the city.

The streets of the East Ward, known locally to some as the Down Bottoms, is a diverse community of multiple racial groups but has small housing complexes like Pennington Court, Hyatt Court, and Riverview Court. The West Ward, which is near the city of Irvington and the Garden State Parkway, is mainly the Valisburg area that is divided into Ill Hill (Ivy Hill) and Hoodaville, along with the Bradley Court projects.

The Newark hoods of the South Ward are mostly the Clinton Hill and Weequahic neighborhoods, combined with the housing projects of Seth Boyden and Dayton Street.  Within the streets of the North Ward, a former Italian community and now home to a large portion of Newark’s Latino community, there was the old Columbus Homes high-rise, the Grafton Avenue projects, Stephen Crane Projects, and the Garden Spiers Projects.

The heart of the old Newark ghetto was the city’s Central Ward.  Between Springfield and Clinton Avenue, home of the former Prince Street, Hayes Homes, and Crazyville, was where most of Newark’s housing projects were once located.  Other former neighborhoods of the Central Ward included the Felix Fuld Court, High Street, Baxter Terrace, and Norfolk Street.

Today, even though the city is experiencing gentrification in the heart of the Newark ghetto, the black and Latino community accounts for the majority of the city’s population.  With gentrification, the name of Brick City is more of the past as numerous neighborhoods have been, or are being, torn down.

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