Have You Met Rutgers-Newark?

49 Bleeker St.

In the early 1900s this two-story brownstone was built as a home; today it is a center for development of civic life in Newark and beyond, as the site of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience. The IECME serves the public through events and programs that illuminate urban life, the social construction of difference, race relations, local history, urban youth culture, and education. Like its neighbor at 43 Bleeker St., R-N has repurposed this building while preserving the structure and its distinctive character.