After 30 years of decline and a decade of sporadic renewal efforts, the two-mile boulevard through Newark's Central Ward — known as High Street until 1983 — is showing signs of progress. So is the entire city.
More than 2,500 private homes are being built, Barnes & Noble is looking downtown, and hundreds of suburbanites and New Yorkers are moving into the city's first luxury high-rise in a generation.
And that's not all. Mayor (not governor, contrary to popular belief) Cory Booker "often talks about luring a Whole Foods market to the city." That just about seals the deal, then.