Brick, New Jersey
Brick, New Jersey, in Ocean County, is 46 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. Brick Township is part of the New York Metro area. It’s situated on the mainland, however, Beaches I, II and III are located on the Barnegat Peninsula which separates the bay and the Atlantic ocean. In 2006 Brick was named “America’s Safest City,” out of the 371 cities included in a nationwide study by Morgan Quinto. It has been recognized as a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Society.
The Lenape Indians were the original inhabitants. During the early days, the economy was primarily based on fishing and agriculture. Brick was incorporated in 1850. Towards the end of the 1800s and the early 1900s, the New Jersey Shore was becoming a popular resort area and the tourism industry became the primary factor for the economy while agriculture declined.
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