The city of Newark is the largest city (by population) in the state of New Jersey. It holds the county seat of Essex County. Newark is one of the oldest and largest cities of the United States. It is also the second largest city in the New York Metropolitan area.
It is also home to a number of important higher education institutions, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Seton Hall University’s law school. Other local venues include the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Symphony Hall, The Prudential Center and the Newark Museum.