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  • The Invictus

    h1. The Invictus h3. _"I'm sorry, was I not clear? I now own this establishment, I own this building, I own this block and I own you."_ *Overview:* For all intents and purposes, the Invictus _is_ the power structure of Newcastle. …

  • Grand Junction

    Description: Nobody takes the buses anymore. Nobody good, that is. Only the dregs come or leave by bus, and the Grand Junction neighborhood looks it. Even the one-way streets and highway on-ramps are pitted with decay, just like the people forced to …

  • Newcastle Harbor

    Description: Much of Newcastle’s industry occurs along its harbor, from small-time import-export to huge freight ventures. For many transplants to Newcastle, especially among non-native English speakers, the harbor is where they first find work in the …

  • Red Beach Power Plant

    Description: The Red Beach Electrical Power Plant and its surrounding residential and low-density commercial district are so named for the high clay content of the sand making up the beach. Cynics suggest that it’s named for the “red tide” that blooms …

  • Hoyt and Cross

    Description: Newcastle’s analogue to Wall Street, Hoyt & Cross, named for the intersection where almost all of the city’s banks have their headquarters, is a mecca for those who have money and want to turn it into more. Banks, investment firms, …

  • Three Corners

    Description: Everything happens at Three Corners. That is, practically any service a city might conceivably provide happens along the strip of commercial zoning named after the three most prominent streets that intersect it. The city’s merchandise …

  • Printer’s Corner

    Description: Unlike Butcher’s Row, Printer’s Corner still does brisk trade in its namesake business. Other businesses have moved into some of the closed or obsolete spaces, however, and the neighborhood has become one with restaurants, chain stores …

  • Diamond Street

    Description: Diamond Street’s namesake trade still occurs in the showrooms and offices above the sidewalk shops here in the most prominent street of Three Corners. In fact, the thriving gem trade (which actually includes more than diamonds) in …

  • Six Hundred Guilford Plaza

    Description: Six Hundred Guilford Avenue — “Big Six,” as employees in the neighborhood call it — is the largest and most ostentatious high-rise office building in the city, eclipsing the grandeur even of the most tenured of buildings at Hoyt & Cross …

  • Felix Plaza

    Description: An imposing cluster of official and courtrelated buildings designed by I.M. Pei, Felix Plaza is as interesting as it can be, given that the people who visit it often don’t want to be there. The courtyards surrounding the plaza each have …

  • Morgan County Medical Center

    Description: The rambling, bucolic medical center belies the constant quagmire of lawsuits, hospital politics and sloppily practiced medicine. If people’s health weren’t at stake, the hospital would be a laughingstock, but because people die there …

  • Marshall Campus

    Description: The neighborhood known collectively as Marshall Campus includes the Newcastle Museum of Science and Astronomy, the Newcastle Aquarium, the Marshall-Mitchell Museum of Natural History, the Kirby House (a museum of local and state history) …

  • Ashton Park

    Description: Home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Margaret Ashton Museum of Modern Art and the Park Gate Photography Annex of the MMA, Ashton Park is a terminally hip neighborhood that’s always at the height of some artistic movement’s …

  • Little Paris

    Description: The newest styles and trends are always ready to wear, right off the rack or made to order in Little Paris’s boutiques and ateliers. In fact, Newcastle has evolved a quirky new subculture that parallels that of Japan’s plaza-fashion fads, …

  • Wear Street

    Description: People might say that the era of the megaclub is over, but those people have never been to Wear Street. The neon-lit strip hosts a dozen A-list clubs, five of which occupy more than 15,000 square feet each. The largest, Gauge, has over 10 …

  • Fells Heights

    Description: Wear Street may be where the exciting new clubs make their brief, scintillating appearance, but that’s where they also meet their unfashionable demises, as well. The Fells Heights neighborhood apart from Wear Street is home to the many …

  • Vincent King

    Vincent King was the next big thing in kindred society. His one man war against the darkness brought him fame, influence, respect, and ultimately death. King began his crusade when his sire was abducted by a cult that believed that they could gain …

  • Henry Morgan

    Go to any museum in the area and you'll see exhibits dedicated to legendary settler and pioneer Henry Morgan. He tamed the wilderness. He drove out the French and the Indians (most of Newcastle's museums aren't modern enough to say Native Americans). …