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  • The Madison, 216 Market Street, Newark

The Madison at Rock Plaza Lofts boasts upscale living in the center of Newark’s exciting Downtown District.

Brand new studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom lofts in the attractive six-story rental building feature stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, 24-hour in-unit key access, windowed elevator lobbies and in-unit washer/dryers.

The Madison overlooks The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Newark Museum, The Prudential Arena, Newark Bears Stadium, and Newark’s Historic Military Park. Enjoy a Rita’s Gelati at Rita’s Italian Ice, pick up a sandwich for lunch at Subway, or indulge in a famous bar-b-que pit plate at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – all without leaving the neighborhood.

Bright, spacious interiors are complemented by a prime address that is two blocks from Newark Penn Station and 12 minutes from Manhattan, and near Newark Liberty International Airport, makes this an exceptional living choice for commuters seeking modern conveniences in a vibrant atmosphere., renowned for its convenience and culture.

The Madison was originally built in an era of prosperity influencing merchants to lighten, upgrade and modernize. Hanini and Fidelco Realty Group’s redevelopment of The Madison at Rock Plaza Lofts was developed with the nostalgia for the bustle of the Four Corners Historic District, once the busiest intersection in the nation, and the heart of commerce in the United States. The Madison at Rock Plaza Lofts contributes to the recent revitalization and renaissance of Newark’s Historic Downtown District.


  • Central Air
  • Dishwasher
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Efficiency Units
  • Pet Friendly (Additional Fee)
  • Roof Top deck
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Washer / Dryer in Unit
  • 24 Hour Access to Unit
  • 24 Hour Maintenance

History of the Building

The Club Room, 218 Market Street

The Madison was built on the site of Charles W. Compton’s family owned warehouse business. Compton owned and operated a furnishing warehouse in Newark beginning in 1855 and constructed an iron front building in 1871. In 1909 the building was occupied by a printers shop and bookbindery.

By 1931, all of the upper floors were converted to lofts. The Madison was a classic, six-story, commercial building, constructed in 1890. The building is crowned by a pressed metal cornice and detailed with modillions, brackets and lion’s head motifs that still exist today.

216 Market Street is historically known as The Madison. After today’s renovations, 216 and 218 Market Street share an entryway and are both known as The Madison.

Once a separate address, 218 Market Street was formally known as Jules Ender’s Novelty Bar & Grill. The Club Room at Jules Ender’s Novelty Bar & Grill was a luxurious cocktail lounge and dining room.

Heavyweight boxer and Newark native, Tony “Two Ton” Galento was reputed to have spent countless nights in The Club Room during his prime years.