Cheap rent, utilities included, not too far from Newark Penn station, a quick ride into the city. All of the tenants are pleasant and friendly and the security staff is great. It does get a little loud with the various rallies at City Hall but I knew what I was getting myself into.
I lived there for a six month lease and couldn't wait to get out. PROS: 1. Probably about the cheapest rent with utilities included that you'll find. Great if you're on a tight budget (I'm still on a tight budget). 2. The space is large and roomy. Plenty of room for your stuff. 3. The building is secure(?), with an armed guard at night. 4. Unlike other reviewers, I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. CONS: 1. A little ways from dead center of the Newark ghetto (which is why the armed guard is necessary). 2. The building is rather old, which results in elevators having occasional problems, and the automatic key-lock to access the building doesn't always work. 3. Whoever is in charge of keeping the change machine working in the laundry room doesn't do his job (hoard your quarters). 4. Across the street from City Hall, where they like to have the occasional noisy political rally (don't live there in an election year). 5. The local police like to "play" with their sirens. It's bad enough you get to hear every ambulance driving past, but it seems the cops want to play tunes. 6. Did I mention the ghetto? The people across the street apparently don't know about telephones, so they have shout every argument, which you can plainly hear at any hour of the day or night. 7. In the winter, the building across the street (Hill st) has a steam vent that sounds much like a very LOUD High C from a steam organ. You can hear it for blocks around. 8. The window blinds are almost transparent, lending little privacy (the building across the street can peer right in) and zero room darkening. (I pinned up a large blanket). SUMMARY: If you're on a tight budget, this is a good place to rent. The negatives are manageable (ear-plugs, drapes, etc.) while you're saving money. But if you can afford a few hundred dollars more, you might want to seek elsewhere.
Very old building , dampy apartments, but in good condition , new kitchen , renovated bathrooms, spacious studios, fairly good price, utilities included, and in the center of the city. If you live here I don't suggest you walk the streets at night.
When I moved into this place 5 years ago it was a nightmare. I am so glad I moved out.