Liberty Science Center Debuting Largest Planetarium in Western Hemisphere, PATH Getting New Cars

Largest planetarium in the Western hemisphere
The Liberty Science Center is about to get major bragging rights. This weekend it will unveil the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the Western hemisphere’s largest planetarium. It boasts a resolution of over 88 million pixels, can display over 281 trillion colors, and can pump out 30,000 watts of sound. The planetarium will open Saturday with a 45-minute signature show, Wonders of the Universe. —NYT

PATH system getting new cars
The Port Authority will spend $300 million on 50 new trains, repairs to existing trains, and a new electrical substation. Officials say the new rail cars will allow rush hour service to be increased by 19 percent. But don’t celebrate just yet. The new cars are expected to go into service around mid-2020. —

NY chefs opening re-imagined food hall in NJ
A group of New York-based chefs from Upland, Union Square Cafe, and Bien Cuit are opening a food hall in Holmdel, NJ. Bell Market will be a 6,000-square-foot marketplace located in the heart of Bell Works, a new “metroburb” offering office, retail, entertainment, hospitality, fitness, and everything you could want in a metropolis, sans the city commute. —Eater

Second phase of The Oakman to sport large, analog clock
Renderings have been revealed for the second phase of Shuster Development’s The Oakman. Located at 175 Second Street, the Fogarty Finger-designed building will stand 13 floors high and sport an analog clock that faces Metro Plaza. It’ll feature 4,600 square feet of ground floor retail and 150 units that will range from studios to 4-bedroom penthouses. —Jersey Digs

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