07/18/18 11:30am

The Department of Environmental Conservation partners with Newburgh officials and volunteers to plant a tree on Liberty Street in the city as part of the NYS Urban and Community Forestry program. The program is designed to plant trees in urban settings.

07/18/18 7:30am

Newburgh Community Land Bank is pleased to continue for their second year of Artist-In-Vacancy and announce their 2018 Artists:

2018 ARTISTS

Audra Wolowiec
Caroline Partamian
Ethan Primason
Elke Luyten
Kira Alker
Rachel Ellison
Stephen Kwok
Sylvia Hardy

“NCLB’s Artist in Vacancy is a creative initiative to make use of select properties in our core neighborhood to offer as sites for creative work that will engage the community and promote arts & cultural production in the City of Newburgh. Through AIV we look to address vacancy & abandonment in Newburgh by re-imagining vacant sites as places for community engagement, artistic production, aesthetic & cultural research, and renewed inhabitation. We will be announcing artists exhibitions, workshops, and event openings throughout the summer, culminating in Newburgh Open Studios on September 29-30th.

Keep posted on our website, newsletter and social media for upcoming events and openings throughout the summer!
www.newburghcommunitylandbank.org/artist-in-vacancy“.

07/17/18 7:30am

You have to see this kitchen and dining room renovation by Mary of Field and Vintage! She renovated her traditional country kitchen and changed it into a modern chic upgrade.

Mary is a designer and home stylist who moved to Newburgh two years ago in a 1940’s Colonial in Balmville. As she says, “It was so darn cute and immediately spoke to us. It felt warm and happy and loved. So we bought it.”

They did the kitchen and office renovation last summer by completely gutting the kitchen down to the studs and removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room to open up the space.

To design her kitchen, Mary chose Carrera marble countertops with white shaker drawer lower cabinetry. For the backsplash, she used white textured subway tile and a grey grout for a modern natural look. She contrasted the white using matte black lighting fixtures and cabinet hardware. She was also able to reuse 100-year-old reclaimed barn wood for the open shelving on top. The oak floors were existing, resanded and stained.

The difference is distinctly lighter and brighter. They also did a little bit more renovation by removing the old office and builtin furniture and adding a shiplap feature wall.

Thank you Mary for sharing! Check out her Instagram account to see more pictures of her beautiful home.

Photo by Newburgh photographer Cher Vick. 

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07/13/18 7:30am

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by Steven Rosas.

10 Streets that Changed America [C]
Principles for Fostering Streets as Places [PPS]
Designing New York: Quality Affordable Housing [NYCD]
Newburgh approves $420k contract for paving project [THR]
Cheers for community renewal, creative space and safe water [THR]
Accelerator: Activewear biz a good fit for new site in Newburgh [THR]
Stewart is officially rebranded as New York Stewart International Airport [MHN]

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