Hidden Treasures in Newark

Hidden Treasures in NewarkDue to its proximity to major New York metropolitan areas, such as Manhattan, Newark is often overlooked. In fact, the city itself might even be considered a hidden treasure! But inside this New Jersey area are many other hidden gems. Start discovering some of these great best-kept secrets using our list below.

Karma Consignment Boutique
Whether you are buying or selling, head to Karma Consignment Boutique for some of the best-priced, second-hand designer items around town! This locally owned and operated consignment shop specializes in the trendiest and most fashionable clothes and accessories, but what really sets it apart from similar stores is the detailed and personalized attention the owners offer to each of their customers such as measuring and staging items.

Address: 29 Halsey St., Newark, NJ 07102 - MAP
Phone: (973) 353-0100
Web: karmaconsignmentboutique.blogspot.com

Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Arts
Art lovers will not want to miss Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Arts, a small but feisty alternative art space just a short walk from Penn station. This visual art exhibit features cutting-edge social and political artworks that bridge cultural, racial and ethnic divides and brings together diverse groups throughout the community.

Address: 591 Broad St., Newark, NJ 07102 - MAP
Phone: (973) 622-1600
Web: www.aljira.org

Branch Brook Roller Skating Center
All ages are welcome at the Branch Brook Roller Skating Center, a state-run roller-skating rink in the park. Come for a skating lesson, watch the Garden State Rollergirls practice or just enjoy some fun public skating. Perfect for parties and themed events, this skating rink is open seven days a week during the daytime and evenings, as well as several late night events each week just for the adults.

Address: Clifton Ave., Newark, NJ 07102 - MAP
Phone: (973) 482-8900
Web: www.bbpskating.com

Rock'n Joe
Sit down and sip on some awesome coffee and munch on delicious food at Rockn’ Joe, a locally run New Jersey franchise. If you find yourself near the Union train station and need a pick-me-up (or just crave a well-crafted beverage and delightful pastry), be sure to stop by this rockin’ coffeehouse!

Address: 900 Green Ln., Union Township, NJ 07083 - MAP
Phone: (908) 354-0660
Web: www.rocknjoe.net

Womrath's Bookstore
True book enthusiasts may want to make a trip out to Womrath’s Bookstore. This independent bookstore offers personal service along with the latest technology to help you find the perfect book. Browse through millions of books, check out their BestSeller List and “store picks,” speak to one of the knowledgeable staff or even purchase e-books through their site.

Address: 12 Washington St., Tenafly, NJ 07670 - MAP
Phone: (201) 568-8857
Web: www.womraths.com

Another Man's Treasure Vintage Store
Find that perfect item at Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Store, a top-notch vintage and resale shop in Jersey City. A kaleidoscope of fashions from the 1900’s to the 1980’s line the well-organized showroom. Whatever your style or price range, you’re sure to find something here to please!

Address: 353 Grove St., Jersey City, NJ 07302 - MAP
Phone: (201) 860-9990
Web: www.amtvintage.com