The {PORTRAITS} mural at McCarter Highway (Rt. 21) is the inaugural initiative of GATEWAYS TO NEWARK.

Discover how a community united to transform a century old wall into the longest mural on the East Coast.


The Newark Downtown District (NDD), Newark’s special improvement district of the central business area, is a privately funded 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to revitalizing downtown Newark by improving the economic viability of the central business district. The NDD also works hard to enhance the quality of life for those who live, labor, and leisure in Newark, by providing supplemental cleaning and safety services, as well as marketing and physical streetscape improvement programs.


The Department of Newark Economic and Housing Development aims to create economic opportunity for Newark residents, enhance the vibrancy of our city, and position Newark to take advantage of its unique assets, including its strategic location, a diverse and underutilized workforce, a large amount of developable land, concentration of business, major universities, and a wealth of arts and cultural assets.

Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC), is the primary economic development catalyst for the New Jersey’s largest city, Newark. It is organized to retain, attract and grow businesses, enhance small and minority business capacity, and spur real estate development throughout the City’s 20 diverse neighborhoods.

Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings for nearly 150 years. As the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to supporting both do-it-yourselfers and painting professionals with exceptional and exclusive products, resources to make confident color selections and expert, personalized service at its more than 4,000 neighborhood stores across North America.

Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business, and industrial use. As part of its continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of NA relocated its headquarters in 2013 to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station. It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Amtrak – America’s Railroad® – is dedicated to safe and reliable mobility as the nation’s intercity passenger rail service provider and its high-speed rail operator. With their state and commuter partners, they move people, the economy, and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak passengers for each of the past five years.

Edison Properties is the parent company of Manhattan Mini Storage, New York’s self-storage leader and one of the city’s favorite brands, thanks to our famous subway ads and billboards. They also own and operate Edison ParkFast – 40 gorgeous garages and lots throughout New York City, as well as Northeastern New Jersey and Baltimore.  Edison Properties is a family-owned and operated company since 1956.

Newark’s finest purveyor of quality meats and foodstuffs.