11/28/14 10:30am

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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 NR flick pool user Steven Rosas

Non profit plans to transform vacant buildings into affordable housing [THR]
Restaurant Review: El Solar Cafe [HV Mag]
Universities Are Taking Neighborhood Engagement to the Next Level [Next City]
Wanted: More (and Better) Discourse on Designing Diverse Communities [City Lab]
Charging landlords: Is the purpose better rentals or just more revenue? [Pittsburgh Post Gazette]
Historic, and Green, and Affordable, and at (Some) Scale? [Roof Lines]
Faith in land trusts [Boston Globe]

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11/28/14 8:58am

47 Overlook Pl Newburgh

Here’s an update on a home that has been off and on the market in the Heights. I have shown this home in 2010 and 2012. The exterior hasn’t changed much, but it seems new photos have been provided of the interior. The property was bought after being vacant for a while with some improvements made. Two years ago it was listed for $129k, now it has dropped considerably. This house still needs work, but it is in a good section of the Heights. The neighbor to the left takes exceptional care of their property as do a few other neighbors, and you are just a block walk away from the Bluff.

47 Overlook Pl Newburgh NY ( John J Lease Realtors)
Asking Price: $77,000
Year Built: 1906
Size: 1,669 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $5,797
Distance to NYC: 58.1 mi, 1 hour 9 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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11/26/14 7:30am

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This Saturday is not only Newburgh Last Saturdays, it is also Small Business Saturday, an initiative to shop your local small shops to support your community. There couldn’t be a better time to boost efforts to bring shopping back to the City of Newburgh. Meters will also be suspended on Saturdays during the holiday season from November 29 to December 27. There will be art showings, demonstrations, and longer businesses hours across the city. For a full list of events go to the Newburgh Last Saturdays Fan Page.

11/25/14 8:06am

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To the rear of some of Newburgh’s homes you can find carriage houses like this one located on Elm Street. The main house is located on Cedar Street. They have kept up nicely with both buildings on their property. It looks like it is being used as a garage, but could probably be converted to a studio or guest house if they desired. Carriage houses are just a charming example of the smaller architectural treasures Newburgh holds.

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“I finally got down under the bridge I have been driving over for 50 years and had a good look at the nineteenth century arch supports. Just magnificent in the fading autumn. It crosses the Quassaick Creek where Newburgh meets New Windsor.” Photo by Brian Wolfe

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11/21/14 9:30am

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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 Brian Wolfe

State audit finds fault with Newburgh spending plan [THR]
Newburgh’s police chief to hang up uniform after 42 years [Mid Hudson News]
The Starter Kit for Renovating Historic Homes [Preservation Nation Blog]
Transforming a Neglected Square [Project for Public Spaces]
Revitalizing historic properties revitalizes cities [Baltimore Sun]
New Detroit homeowners need financing to restore purchased homes [Metro Times]
Trenton city council unanimously passes fee for vacant property owners [NJ.com]
What’s the matter with Atlantic City? [Community Progress]

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