Artist warehouse space in other parts of the city are starting to pop up, like this location heading west on Clark Street. An artist pop-up show will be taking place this Saturday to help exhibit the space to potential tenants. The buildings are being coined The Newburgh Artist Colony. A nice article detailing the space can be found here, and here are some details on rental options taken from their Facebook page:
“Calling all Creative People who are entrepreneurs and looking to find a FREE or reduced cost working space. The Newburgh Artist Colony is offering their largest unit, a 2,500 sq ft space on 2 floors for $1,700 per month. The ground floor has a garage door and easy street access. . The garage door also has an embedded entrance door to save on heating costs in the winter, when someone enters or exits the building. 10′ ft ceilings. Subdivide the space and charge your fellow artists to join you. This is your opportunity to work rent free or even make some money. The ground floor space is ideal for someone who is making big sculptures, statues or other large projects as well as light manufacturing or woodworking. The second floor is 1,150 sq ft. There are no support columns. It is just one big, open space. There is natural light coming from the front windows. This space is an artist’s dream. The second floor will be an easy space to divide and rent to other artists. The street is quiet. There is plenty of parking. Free Wi-Fi and a Camera Surveillance system are already in place. We already have one artist who has taken a smaller unit on the 2nd Floor of 4 Clark. You can text me or message me to schedule an appointment. Jeff (646) 280-8772.”
Tomorrow is going to be a wonderful day in the City of Newburgh. It will be the annual Newburgh Illuminated Festival, designed to celebrate Newburgh’s history and connection to Thomas Edison and his lightbulb. It is also the perfect opportunity to witness the renaissance that is taking hold of Newburgh and all those making it happen. Click here to see photos from 2015, 2014, 2013. It gets better every year! The festival will take place at the corner of Liberty Street and Broadway. Make sure to go to the Newburgh Illuminated website for the full line up of events.
Photo by Matthew Colon, Director of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands. Pub crawl at North Plank Tavern.
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The Orange County Citizens Foundation has announced its 2016 Placemaking Award recipients, who will be honored at the 8th Annual Placemaking Conference & Awards, Revitalizing Main Street, on Friday, June 3, 2016. Included is our own Newburgh Last Saturdays!
The Placemaking Awards recognize individuals, organizations, projects, and festivals that have contributed to the creation or transformation of public “places” to improve the local community, and have exemplified placemaking concepts and practices.
Newburgh Last Saturdays, Newburgh: Newburgh Last Saturdays is held the last Saturday of each month to celebrate the arts, local restaurants, cafés, and shops in the Washington Headquarters neighborhood. It was selected as an award recipient for its incredible impact on the entire City of Newburgh and its residents.
The 8th Annual Placemaking Conference and Awards will be held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center at 321 South William Street in Newburgh.
The $75 per person cost includes off-street parking, breakfast, lunch, all conference materials, keynote presentations, and panel discussions. Conference sponsorships are still available. For more information regarding sponsorships or to RSVP, contact Bonnie Neucall at 845-469-9459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On a block with mostly brick homes, this Arts and Crafts dark cedar home stands out. I would agree with the listing that says this house is located in “the midst of one of the most architecturally significant sections of Liberty St”. There is a lot of diversity here with many styles represented. Unfortunately there are no interior photos so we can’t see the “original features remain waiting to be restored”. The price is low, and the house is being sold as-is, so be prepared for major renovations. The house next door has been wonderfully renovated if you want a glimpse of who your neighbors might be. They also own a cool letterpress studio on Broadway. I’m sure they’d be happy to see a preservation minded owner move in. They also have some nice parties across the street.
269 Liberty Street Newburgh NY (Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty)
Asking Price: $119,000
Year Built: 1904
Size: 2,336 sq ft
Distance to NYC: 58.6 mi, 1 hour 10 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84