12/07/18 4:30pm

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. Cher Vick

Real home prices: A regional view [CO]
How To: Deal With Asbestos Siding [CB]
How to Talk to a Skeptic About Reducing Parking Requirements [ST]
In These 5 Churches You Will No Longer Be Living On A Prayer [PUC]
Can This Westchester Community Revitalize without Displacement? [NC]

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12/07/18 7:30am

“12000′ SQ. FT. MULTIPLE UNIT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY…#104-106 William St. You have to see this unique property to capture the possibilities…Two 3-story brick mixed-use structures over 3000′ sq. ft. each w/ total of over 6000′ together plus in rear an old one story big structure with large span I-beams throughout. connecting the two buildings in back w/ another 6000′ sq. ft. for a total of 12000′ sq. ft. The two structures are connected by alleyway big enough to fit a small car. #104 two residential units and storefront has been renovated w/ newer: windows, electric, plumbing and a torch down roof & separate utilities. Currently, storefront on #104 has a tenant. #106 which is an identical structure to #104 needs rehabilitation. The possibilities are endless of what can be done w/ this property…unique and beautiful full of character and history…Full basement besides, access from inside the building also has a direct access to the street currently used as a utility room and storage.”

104-106 William Street Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $289,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 12,180 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights/SoBro
Taxes: $3,097.00
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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Listing Contact: George Koudounas, Lic. R.E. Associate Broker, 845-913-8247, Lapithos74@aol.com

12/05/18 7:30am

A new bench has been installed outside Palate Wine Shop to remember late Newburgh resident, Tony DiBenedetto. The fund was created by Yakoov Sullivan and installed by Atlas Industries.

“Those who frequent Liberty Street in Newburgh knew Tony Di Benedetto … whether it was seeing him at Caffe Macchiato for breakfast, lunch at Ms. Fairfax or sitting in Palate Wines and Spirits, where he and I had many wonderful conversations.

As he walked down Liberty Street, Tony greeted everyone and was interested in hearing what we were doing. He was an artist, a graduate of Pratt Institute and a resident of Madrid, Spain for 36 years before coming to Newburgh. Tony was a man of many talents and tales. We all loved him.

In his memory, a bench, based on one from El Retiro Park in Madrid, has been made by Atlas Industries of Newburgh and will be installed in front of Palate Wine and Spirits at 115 Liberty Street. It will provide a place for his many friends to rest and smile as we think back on the life of this remarkable man.”

12/04/18 11:30am

Sometimes streets are missing something that you can’t quite put your finger on. Urban street trees are of significant value. According to an article by Glatting Jackson and Walkable Communities, there are 22 benefits such as reduced traffic speeds, safer walking environments, and added value to homes.

Owner of the Newburgh Artist Colony on Clark Street, Jeff Link, together with the Conservation Advisory Council, planted 5 new trees between Broadway and Ann Street. He hopes that this will inspire other members of the community to plant trees in front of their own properties.

Without trees, no matter how beautiful the buildings are the street just looks bare…

12/03/18 11:23pm

Photo by Newburgh photographer Cher Vick. 

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11/30/18 11:30am

I’ve heard it a million times – the ferry doesn’t run often enough! The train is too expensive! Buses don’t run frequently enough!

The counties of Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster are currently doing a study to evaluate the effectiveness of current regional transit services. The Connect Mid-Hudson Transit Study is a joint effort to assess the overall mobility needs of the three counties and identify possible coordination opportunities that could enhance regional transit service and efficiencies through shared resources.

Take the survey here.