This is a great piece. Newark has a history that is so rich and vibrant especially in sports. It is important that Newark recognize this and use this history to rebuild from. The history of sport in Newark is broad and deep. It goes from boxing as Mr. Izenberg discusses to crew racing on the Passaic, to bicycle racing in the Vailsburg Velodrome to horse racing in Weequahic Park to the Newark Bears Baseball.
A renissance is a foot and sports is a vital component.