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Map of Newark Hoods (Full Tour of Newark Gangs Areas)

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Newark Hoods

Map of the Newark Gangs Areas & Hoods

Often labeled as the 6th borough being close to New York City, but the Newark hoods have built their own separate reputation, a reputation that became known as Brick 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, with many coming around the 1990s, but this map does not necessarily highlight the exact location of 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 leaving people to move into parts of East Ward, North Ward, West Ward, and South Ward.

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, which is officially the Terrell Homes.  While 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, along streets like Lyons Avenue, Bergen Street, or Clinton Avenue, 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 is the old Columbus Homes high-rise, the Grafton Avenue projects, Stephen Crane Projects (SCP), and the Spiers (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 (Stella Wright), Hayes Homes, and Crazyville (Scudder Homes), is where most Newark’s housing projects were once located at.  Other former neighborhoods of the Central Ward included the Little Bricks (Felix Fuld Court), Brick Towers and High Street (MLK Blvd.), Slash T (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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