Alfa Art Gallery is located at 108 Church Street, in the heart of downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey.
New Brunswick, also known as “the Healthcare City”, is a city in the County of Middlesex, New Jersey (USA). It is 31 miles (50 km) southwest of New York City on the southern bank of the Raritan River about fifteen miles (24 km) from its mouth. As of the 2000Federal Census, the population of New Brunswick is 48,573.
New Brunswick is the county seat of Middlesex County, GR6, hosting many of the the county’s government offices and facilities. It is also home to the largest campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (known also as Rutgers University) and theUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). It is nicknamed Hub City and The Healthcare City, the former reflecting its status as a major urban center of Central Jersey, serviced by many railroads during the nineteenth century, and the latter due to the concentration of medical facilities (both UMDNJ’s Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Peter’s University Hospital) as well as the corporate offices or production facilities of several large pharmaceutical companies (e.g., Johnson & Johnson,GlaxoSmithKline).
New Brunswick is noted for its rich ethnic heritage. At one time, one quarter of the Hungarian population in New Jersey resided in the city. Today, much of that Hungarian community continues to thrive.
Well-known residents include:
- William Henry Vanderbilt, railroad baron
- Joyce Kilmer, poet
- Michael Douglas, actor
- Joe Theismann, football player
Downtown New Brunswick is an excellent business location, with good transportation access, offering train (Amtrak and NJ Transit) and bus (CoachUSA) service to New York and Philadelphia, access to several nearby interstate highways (NJ Turnpike, I-287), low cost telecommunications access through Verizon’s regional switching center, and reasonable office rental rates.
Downtown New Brunswick is also home to several four-star restaurants, dozens of casual and fine-dining establishments.