This sad building on Gidney is an empty shell. It has been abandoned for a very long time. Checking the tax records, this property is owned by the City of Newburgh that acquired it for $1 in 2012.
There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 7 Gidney Ave Newburgh NY Google Map
Everyone is super excited to have a new storefront open up on Liberty Street. Hopefully this will be the beginning of many more to come. Today will be the soft opening of the Juice Headquarters at 71 Liberty Street from 9am – 6pm. Saturday will be the Grand Opening just in time for the many events going on in Newburgh this weekend! We wish you much success! Make sure to support local Newburgh businesses.
Stephen Webb sent over these lovely old photos of his mother, Marion Sutton age three, on the roof of 488 Broadway in 1936. Isn’t she adorable?
Regarding this photo Stephen said, “My grandparents (Harold & Nellie Sutton) lived in Newburgh for 52 years. My mother (Marion) was born and raised there and my parents were married in Grace Methodist Church (1954). I always loved Newburgh. I’m hoping it can be restored to its former beauty.”
Thank you Stephen. If you have old family photos in Newburgh that you would like to share email me.
Newburgh for Newcomers will hold a Networking Social on December 8th for those interested in learning more about buying a home in Newburgh NY and hear from others who have experience with the slowly recovering real estate market.
People are moving into Newburgh drawn not only by “great housing stock at rock bottom prices” but also by the energy of artists (and artisans), musicians, writers, and many other creative thinkers. Recently, reporter Lisa Selin Davis took N4N’s successful Architectural and Heritage Tour, and her ensuing New York Times article “Newburgh N.Y. Seeks Renewal Without Gentrification” (November 10) has created a buzz about home ownership in the city known as the Queen of the Hudson.
Join N4N for wine and cheese 5-7 p.m. at 272 Liberty Street, an outstanding example of 2nd Empire architecture with mansard roof, Juliet porch, and stained glass windows.
Bring your curiosity and questions to Madeline Fletcher,Esq. of the Newburgh Land Bank charged with acquiring and efficiently managing abandoned properties, local architect/developer Drew Kartiganer who has experience with investment properties, and residents of Newburgh Heights who collectively restored and sold a property in their neighborhood.
Talk with people like yourself who have moved to Newburgh and are restoring homes and want to share what they’ve learned through the experience: Meet Bob, recipient of a Census Tract IV grant from Mount St. Mary College, who blogs about his DIY Chamber Street fixer-upper on www.newburghrestoration.com. Experience Newburgh and meet those involved in building community.
The Networking Social will be held after the close of the Historical Society’s milestone 30th Candlelight Tour on December 8th, noon to 5 p.m. Call 845-561-2585 for tickets to the tour.
Then come for wine and cheese and valuable insights 5-7 pm at 272 Liberty Street. See www.n4n12550.com for details or call N4N co-chair Dick Bedrosian at 917-676-5515 to make your reservation.
Building detail in the Newburgh Heights. Photo by NR flickr user Brian Wolfe
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