Newark’s annual Open Doors arts festival kicks off today with a launch party from 6 PM to 9 PM at 85 Market Street, which will function as the Open Doors headquarters. Among the exhibits and activities will be an attempt at creating the world’s largest monotype print for the Guinness Book of World Records. Visit […]
About Andaiye Taylor
Andaiye is a Newark native, Newark resident, and the show runner at BrickCityLive.com. Andaiye holds a master's degree from Columbia Journalism School and was a fellow in the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY. She was the 2012 recipient of the Erik Lars-Nelson prize for excellence in reporting and writing. In addition to running Brick City, Andaiye is also head of content for Clover. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow her on Twitter @andaiye.
Entries by Andaiye Taylor
Monday night, more than 100 people attended Rising Tide Capital’s Start Something Challenge kick-off event at the Great Oaks Charter School here in Newark to celebrate the 30 semi-finalists who advanced to the next round of the business pitch competition. Rising Tide chose the semifinalists based on total video views for the 30-second video pitches each […]
Build in Brick City, an initiative of Brick City Development Corporation, recently announced its lineup for Newark Tech Week. The theme for this year’s Tech Week events is “Leveraging Technology for Opportunity”, and the focus is on how to use disruptive technologies to make one’s imagination manifest and jumpstart one’s ambitions. Below is a list […]
Here are some pictures from Shy’s.
Yesterday, community members participated in a ribbon cutting for the new Newark LGBTQ Center at 11 Halsey Street. The center seeks “to create and sustain a better quality of life for the LGTBQ community of greater Newark, by providing community-driven programs and services.” The 2003 murder of Sakia Gunn, a 15-year-old lesbian teenager, galvanized the […]
The first time I “met” Newark native and entrepreneur Anthony Frasier, 27, was in 2011. He was on television, being featured in CNN’s documentary Black in America 4: The Promised Land – Silicon Valley, by way of the NewMe accelerator program he’d been accepted into just before filming began. I met Anthony in person a year and […]
If at any time in the past 20 years you’ve been at Broad and Market and heard house music or classic R&B blaring, chances are it was Max Henry who was responsible for that quintessential Newark moment. I hung out with the Broad Street stalwart not long ago to hear his views on music, politics, […]
When I was 17 years old, I traveled abroad for the first time. Along with about two dozen classmates, I visited a number of cities in Spain, and took a day trip from the tip of Spain to the top of Morocco. While visiting one of the Spanish cities, some classmates and I went to […]
I was sitting in the huge South Ward police precinct at Bergen Street and Clinton Avenue when John Sharpe James walked in, smiling, clad head-to-toe in black, unadorned by jewelry, and carrying a large box under his right arm. James was at the precinct to chair a community meeting on public safety, where police officers would field […]