Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District becomes a destination for residents and visitors
On the heels of the City of Newark’s 350th Anniversary Celebration, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District celebrated its 15th year as a non-profit organization. This milestone served as capstone on what I call “Lincoln Park 1.0” which was established to lead the development of the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood, along the southern end of Broad Street in downtown Newark.
What made our mission and vision distinct from other Community Development Corporations was creative-placemaking. We understood that brick and mortar without arts, culture, access to fresh food, educational institutions, places to worship, and play does not constitute a community. You need all of these things in addition to a local economy so that residents can work, buy, and circulate the dollar in their community.To continue reading this article visit page 6.