Weequahic, Newark

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Weequahic (pronounced, though many locals say WEEK-wake) is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.wikipedia
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Newark, New Jersey

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Weequahic (pronounced, though many locals say WEEK-wake) is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.
The South Ward comprises the Weequahic, Clinton Hill, Dayton, and South Broad Valley neighborhoods.

Weequahic High School

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Author Philip Roth grew up on Summit Avenue, graduated from Weequahic High School in 1950, and many of his novels (such as American Pastoral, Nemesis) are set there. Heart of Stone, a documentary by Beth Toni Kruvant produced by Zach Braff, focuses on Weequahic High School's decline from 1950's when it graduated more PhDs than any other high school in the country, to one of Newark, NJ's most crime ridden schools.
Weequahic High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades, located in the Weequahic section of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

Philip Roth

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Author Philip Roth grew up on Summit Avenue, graduated from Weequahic High School in 1950, and many of his novels (such as American Pastoral, Nemesis) are set there.
Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 19, 1933, and grew up at 81 Summit Avenue in the Weequahic neighborhood.

Weequahic Park

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The area was farmland until the late nineteenth century when it was developed into a middle-class, non-industrial neighborhood of detached single-family homes oriented around Weequahic Park.
West of Weequahic Park is Weequahic, a middle-class residential neighborhood.

American Pastoral

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Author Philip Roth grew up on Summit Avenue, graduated from Weequahic High School in 1950, and many of his novels (such as American Pastoral, Nemesis) are set there.
Seymour Irving Levov is born and raised in the Weequahic section of Newark, New Jersey, in 1927 as the elder son of a successful Jewish American glove manufacturer, Lou Levov, and his wife Sylvia.

Weequahic Golf Course

This lovely park has a 2.2-mile rubberized jogging path around its 80-acre (324,000 m²) lake, and Weequahic Golf Course the oldest public golf course in the United States.
Weequahic Golf Course is an 18-hole public course located in the Weequahic section of Newark, New Jersey.

Nemesis (Roth novel)

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Author Philip Roth grew up on Summit Avenue, graduated from Weequahic High School in 1950, and many of his novels (such as American Pastoral, Nemesis) are set there.
Nemesis explores the effect of a 1944 polio epidemic on a closely knit, family-oriented Newark Jewish community of Weequahic neighborhood.

List of tallest buildings in Newark

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Zion Towers, at 515 Elizabeth Avenue, is a residential tower built atop a parking structure that opened in 1972 that is one of the tallest buildings in Newark.

Local government in New Jersey

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Weequahic (pronounced, though many locals say WEEK-wake) is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

Essex County, New Jersey

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Weequahic (pronounced, though many locals say WEEK-wake) is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

New Jersey

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Weequahic (pronounced, though many locals say WEEK-wake) is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

Clinton Hill, Newark

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Part of the South Ward, it is separated from Clinton Hill by Hawthorne Avenue on the north, and bordered by the city of Irvington on the west, Newark Liberty International Airport and Dayton on the east, and Hillside Township and the city of Elizabeth on the south.

Irvington, New Jersey

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Part of the South Ward, it is separated from Clinton Hill by Hawthorne Avenue on the north, and bordered by the city of Irvington on the west, Newark Liberty International Airport and Dayton on the east, and Hillside Township and the city of Elizabeth on the south.

Newark Liberty International Airport

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Part of the South Ward, it is separated from Clinton Hill by Hawthorne Avenue on the north, and bordered by the city of Irvington on the west, Newark Liberty International Airport and Dayton on the east, and Hillside Township and the city of Elizabeth on the south.

Dayton, Newark

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Part of the South Ward, it is separated from Clinton Hill by Hawthorne Avenue on the north, and bordered by the city of Irvington on the west, Newark Liberty International Airport and Dayton on the east, and Hillside Township and the city of Elizabeth on the south.

Elizabeth, New Jersey

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Part of the South Ward, it is separated from Clinton Hill by Hawthorne Avenue on the north, and bordered by the city of Irvington on the west, Newark Liberty International Airport and Dayton on the east, and Hillside Township and the city of Elizabeth on the south.

Lenape

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The name "Weequahic" is Lenni-Lenape for "head of the cove".

Jews

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Weequahic was largely a middle class Jewish neighborhood until the late 1960s, home to many synagogues, yeshivas, and Jewish restaurants.

Synagogue

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Weequahic was largely a middle class Jewish neighborhood until the late 1960s, home to many synagogues, yeshivas, and Jewish restaurants.

Yeshiva

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Weequahic was largely a middle class Jewish neighborhood until the late 1960s, home to many synagogues, yeshivas, and Jewish restaurants.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (in Weequahic), the largest hospital in Newark, was built under auspices of the Jewish community.

Heart of Stone (2009 film)

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Heart of Stone, a documentary by Beth Toni Kruvant produced by Zach Braff, focuses on Weequahic High School's decline from 1950's when it graduated more PhDs than any other high school in the country, to one of Newark, NJ's most crime ridden schools.

Zach Braff

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Heart of Stone, a documentary by Beth Toni Kruvant produced by Zach Braff, focuses on Weequahic High School's decline from 1950's when it graduated more PhDs than any other high school in the country, to one of Newark, NJ's most crime ridden schools.

World War II

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The post-World War II growth of suburbs and Second Great Migration of African Americans altered the demographic make-up of Newark in general and the Weequahic section in particular.

Second Great Migration (African American)

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The post-World War II growth of suburbs and Second Great Migration of African Americans altered the demographic make-up of Newark in general and the Weequahic section in particular.