Somerset Brownstone is located in the Central Ward of Newark, New Jersey. This is an urban neighborhood known as Springfield/ Belmont that is primarily African American.
According to Wikitravel “The Central Ward has roughly 55,000 residents and it’s home to many historic sites, including the Metropolitan Baptist Church, the Krueger mansion, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Eberhardt Hall, which is now part of the NJIT campus.”
The ward hosts exceptional colleges and universities including Berkeley College, NJIT, Rutgers (UMDNJ), Essex County College, and Seton Hall University School of Law.
There is a park with a playground and walking path for residents and park visitors to utilize at their leisure.
Residents In The Spotlight
The resident in this photo of Zaire Jefferson and his mother Yvonne Reeves on the day of the ribbon cutting of Somerset Brownstone thanking The Michael's Organization for the scholarship he was awarded.
Rutgers Universitey Design Form Studio
Garden State CommunityBank
In-kind donations have included PortSide New York, Newark Public Library, NYPL (New York Public Library), Brandon Muniz, SuzanneJoblonski
Khadijah Winbush, Somerset Brownstone Resident
Elected officials are Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Councilwoman LaMonica Mel ver and served by State Assemblymember Shanique Speight, Senator Teresa M. Ruiz, and Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr and Senators Robert Melendez and Cory Booker.
Join our partners in supporting us
Our team continuously strives to make Somerset Brownstone an inclusive, supportive living space. We would like an intern or dedicated volunteer to help during the summer and with the Out of School Time program. We would also like to have a community tablet and color printer to bring some color to our postings and community rooms. Can you help us achieve this goal?