Fun Facts About Newark, NJ
Newark is the third-oldest city in the United States, with more than 330 years of history, surpassed by only New York and Boston.
Newark International Airport is the nearest airport to Manhattan and is also among the nation’s busiest.
The nearby Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland. Newark’s location by the Atlantic Ocean on Newark Bay has helped make its port facility, Port Newark, the primary container shipping facility for the New York metropolitan area, and the largest on the East Coast.
The Pulaski SkyWay, which runs from Newark to Jersey City, was the first skyway highway in the United States.
West Milford, a Newark suburb, is home to the nation’s most extended traffic light. The light at the intersection of Clinton Road and Route 23 can last up to five and a half minutes.
Area Codes: 862, 973
Zip Codes: 07101, 07102, 07103, 07104, 07105, 07106, 07107, 07108, 07112, 07114, 07175, 07184, 07188, 07191, 07192, 07193, 07195, 07198, 07199, 07201
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