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About the Area
Self-Storage in South Ironbound, NJ
The Ironbound is located in Newark, NJ. While North Ironbound is the larger neighborhood and is located south of the Passaic River and east of Penn Station, South Ironwood is east of Route 21 and north of I-78.
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Separating North and South Ironbound is a bit like choosing your favorite child, so we’re going to talk about the neighborhood as a whole.
The Ironbound neighborhood was originally referred to as Dutch Neck or Down Neck after the bend in the Passaic River where the area sprung up. The Ironbound reference grew as the area became more industrial and the railway lines grew in the 1830s.
In 1850, Murphy Varnish Works was established on Chestnut Street, a location that still stands, although the business is no more.
The early 19th century saw German and Irish immigrants arrive and settle in the area, followed by Italians, Portuguese and Spaniards. Each arrival contributed their culture to the mix, and the Ironbound is still one of the most diverse areas in New Jersey today.
A variety of industries grew in Ironbound over the 19th and 20th centuries: P. Ballantyne Co. operated a malthouse and brewery from 1840 to 1971. And in the decades before Prohibition turned off the taps in the 1920s, the Ironbound hosted 18 breweries and 140 saloons.
If you’re looking for a place with diversity, vibrant nightlife, a good commute and outdoor activities, then the South Ironbound neighborhood is a good choice.
Niche.com notes that 78% of residents rent their homes in South Ironbound, which is considered the second best of 18 neighborhoods for young professionals in Newark and the third most diverse.
Part of that diversity includes celebrations of culture, including Portugal Day in June each year.
The 1943 Alfred Hitchcock film “Shadow of a Doubt” was shot in and around several locations in Ironbound, and, in more recent days, 2021’s “The Equalizer” was also filmed in and around the area.
Ironbound is also the birthplace of fictitious mobster Tony Soprano of “The Sopranos,” and the locale featured in a season seven episode detailing Tony’s origins. Plus, singer Suzanne Vega included a track entitled “Ironbound/Fancy Poultry” on her 1987 album “Solitude Standing.”
Meanwhile, the industrial history of the Ironbound neighborhood left a more dangerous legacy in the form of chemical contamination, and the area has become an example of environmental remediation and justice.
In the 1960s, the Diamond Alkali plant manufactured Agent Orange and other chemicals and toxins, leaving a brownfield of sludge behind. In 1983, dioxin was found on Lister Street, leading to a multi-billion dollar cleanup.
Riverfront Park, along the banks of the Passaic, is part of the remediation effort and will result in a 5 acre park.
South Ironbound, Newark gets the full range of weather across four seasons. The annual temperature range is 26°F to 86°F, and it’s rarely below 12°F or above 94°F. That fluctuation isn’t good for personal possessions like furniture, photographs, documents, books and antiques.
A climate-controlled self-storage unit keeps temperatures constant year-round and protects your items no matter what is happening outside.
January is the cloudiest month, and you can expect to see clouds in the sky 53% of the time. That cloudy season begins in November and lasts 7.4 months, so enjoy that sun while you can!
You can expect about 22 inches of snow over the course of a typical winter, and some of that can arrive in the form of a nor’easter that brings wind, tides, snow and attitude in a short period of time.
Not to be outdone, the summer version of the nor’easter, the hurricane has wreaked havoc on Newark, including in 2021, when Hurricane Ida blew in and left dangerous flood conditions in her wake.
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If you are one of the many South Ironbound residents who rent their homes, you know firsthand what kind of storage challenges you can have. Did you know that a self-storage unit can solve short-term challenges as well as long term?
Whether you need short- or long-term storage solutions, Storage Post has a location nearby with a wide variety of self-storage units to help you out, no matter what your needs are.
It can be confusing to choose the right size unit if you’re new to self-storage, so we put together a handy guide to help you out. Our staff are also experts on helping you choose the perfect storage solution for your needs.
If you need a place to store your Sopranos memorabilia or Ballantine’s vintage beer bottle collection, a climate-controlled storage unit is your best solution. And if your collection is valuable, you might want to consider self-storage insurance for added peace of mind.
Come and chat with our helpful staff at any of our locations to see how we can help you with your self-storage needs.
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