05/22/15 11:30am

261 Grand St Newburgh NY

This home has seen a major makeover since 2012. I ran into this listing on LoopNet that was updated on 3/26/15. You won’t really find any current details on other sites, so I suggest you contact the listing agent to make sure it’s still on the market. This is a huge property (7 units) that also seems to be making income from the 10 cars parked in the rear. This property is part of a set of 3 row homes that still maintain beautiful cast iron work details and slate mansard roofs popular of the Second Empire style. Search the internet for different interior and exterior views.

261 Grand St Newburgh NY (Peter Malone, (845) 522-5900)
Asking Price: $439,000
Year Built: 1890?
Size: 4,139 sq ft
Taxes:  N/A
Neighborhood: MGL
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map



261 Grand St Newburgh NY BEFORE

05/22/15 9:30am


“Antlers. Found these in the woods.” 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

Newburgh aims to reduce crime [THR]
Companies agree to maintain ‘zombies’ [THR]
Newburgh Habitat raises walls on second Veterans Build house [Mid Hudson News]
Metro-North takes over ferry dock payments [THR]
Newburgh police mobilize against crime with van + Video [THR]
A Start-Up That Makes Loans Based on Loyalty When Banks Will Not [NYT]
Why Children Are Abandoning Baseball (Newburgh Feature) [WSJ]
‘I Put in White Tenants’: The Grim, Racist (and Likely Illegal) Methods of One Brooklyn Landlord [NY Mag]

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05/22/15 7:30am

121 Montgomery St Newburgh NY

If you have $45,000 in cash laying around this cash-only offer has some of the best river views Newburgh has to offer. This is a large property that will likely need an immense amount of work. Neighboring properties have seen some restoration work on the left and right of this home like 109 Montgomery. It might not look like much, but these houses are a pretty big deal, as they barely survived the destruction of urban renewal. You can read all about Libby Lyon and Newburgh’s first urban pioneers that saved seven buildings north of here. The 2nd oldest home in Newburgh, the Selah Reeve House, is just a few houses down at the corner. It would be great to see a preservation minded person buy this property who is willing to live in it. There’s a lot of history on this block. No interior photos but there is a driveway that may or may  not belong to the property.

121 Montgomery St Newburgh NY (Valeria Rios, John J. Lease)
Asking Price: $45,000 – cash only
Year Built: 1850
Size: 4,124 sq ft
Taxes:  $8,852.00
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map


(Urban renewal destroyed the properties directly in front. You can see the turned up earth here)

05/19/15 8:55am


The Newburgh CSA is pleased to announce that they are back, with memberships now available for the 2015 season!  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  They hope to see familiar faces as well as expanded membership, and couldn’t be more excited to be offering some of the finest beyond organic produce in the region.

Huguenot St. Farm of New Paltz, NY will once again provide their quality vegetables all summer long, with fruit shares being filled by a variety of local orchards and berry growers.  As a member, you’ll be purchasing the freshest edibles as the seeds are sprouting, giving the farm the financial support necessary to nurture these plants until they reach your dinner table!

CSA distributions will be held in Space Create. The first pick up will be June 4th, 2015.  Pick up hours will be Thursday evenings from 5pm to 7pm, and the season will generally run 22 weeks (June – October). Sign up for the first distribution here.