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Is Newark the new Brooklyn?

By Emily Nonko, March 2, 2017

When Isabel Livingston opened a shop in Newark’s Teacher’s Village development in 2015, she had no intention of moving there, too. She had grown up in Newark but left some 15 years ago in search of better public schools for her daughter, eventually settling in Maplewood, NJ.

It didn’t take long, however, for Livingston — whose shop, Closet Savvy Consignment, is a brick-and-mortar version of her luxury consignment business — to change her mind. She moved into Teacher’s Village, a $150 million mixed-use project from RBH Group, three months ago.

“After seeing all the improvements in the city of Newark, and the [tight-knit] community at Teacher’s Village, it seemed like a no-brainer,” she says. “Newark is the place to be.”

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