Quick Guide to New Brunswick
Home of Rutgers University, New Brunswick lies on the southern bank of the Raritan River. The city is known for its ethnic diversity, and the city is known for its various museums, theaters, and music concerts.
New Brunswick is the site of theZimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University (founded in 1966),Albus Cavus, and the Rutgers University Geology Museum (founded in 1872). While many don't think of it as a cultutural hub, the Crossroads Theatre won the prestigious Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1999. Crossroads is the first African American theater to receive this honor in the 33-year history of this special award category.
Fancy a bite to eat? Try one of New Brunswick's "fat sandwiches" - sub rolls containing several ingredients such as steak, chicken fingers, French fries, falafel, cheeseburgers, mozzarella sticks, gyro meat, bacon, eggs and marinara sauce. The "grease trucks" selling these delicacises are scattered throughout the Rutgers campus.
Points of Interest
- Rutgers University. Located in northeast New Brunswick, Rutgers University is a major aspect of the city. The College Avenue Campus is home to several dorms and lecture halls, with frathouses nearby. The Zimmerli Art Museum, Geology Museum, the Rutgers Student Center, and Old Queens (as a historic centerpiece) are places of attraction. The College Avenue Gym is also the site of the first ever intercollegiate football game, in which Rutgers defeated Princeton by a score of six to four in 1869, commemorated by a plaque on the outside of the Gym and a statue outside Rutgers Stadium on the University's Busch Campus.
- Downtown: Downtown New Brunswick is home to a plethora of restaurants and bars. For entertainment, there are clubs such as Club Platinum for dancing and The Stress Factory for comedy. New Brunswick's nightlife is excellent for a city its size.
- George St/Monument Square: George St./Monument Square is home to the Performing Arts of New Brunswick (as well as an art gallery and urban planning school). The State Theater, where big name acts are constantly booked, is here. At the George St playhouse, right next to it, you can catch a variety of plays.
- Bucceleuch Park: Located up College Avenue from the train station, past the college campus. A Revolutionary War mansion is the centerpiece of this park.
- Chabad House, Hillel House, the old churches, the Theological Seminary, and Congregation Poile Zedek: New Brunswick's colorful religious institutions. Those are located both on College Ave. and downtown.
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