09/22/14 7:30am

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It’s time for the 4th Annual Newburgh Open Studios 2014 taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 27th & 28th 11am to 5pm.  Kick-off party will be Friday, September 26th at 119 Broadway, 3rd floor. Don’t forget to tag your photos #newburghopenstudios

This year there will be 50 artists participating and along with the open studios and Alternative Spaces there will be a special event taking place- an outdoor site specific sculpture group show- GlenLily Grounds!

It is super exciting to see the energy that is centered around the arts in Newburgh! Experience it for yourself by attending the tour! Don’t forget to tag your social media photos #newburghopenstudios

09/19/14 11:30am

74 Grove St Newburgh NY

Here’s a property west of 9W just off of Broadway that is in foreclosure. Many houses on this street have this similar triangle detail above the windows and doors. This same detail is carried on inside the home as well. The street is pretty narrow and many homeowners have paved over their front garden spaces, but there is an elementary school on this street and you are walking distance to Broadway. No surprise that it is being marketed as its current use as a 2 unit home. Be prepared, this home needs a lot of work.

74 Grove St Newburgh NY (Brian T. Smith, River Realty)
Asking Price: $22,500
Year Built: 1900
Size: 1,598 sq ft
Neighborhood: West of 9W
Taxes: n/a
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
Google Map

09/19/14 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 NR flickr pool user Jillian Elder, Victory Designs.

In Pursuit of Casinos, It’s Worst Foot Forward [NYT]
Newburgh law firm to move into renovated Kingston building[Daily Freeman]
Potential $1 million Award for Wappingers Bleachery renewal [PJ]
31 Scary Houses Turned Into Spectacular Homes [TOH]
A Fleet of Life-Size Paper Boats Is Sailing Down the Hudson River to Protest Climate Change [Global Voices]
Auto oriented development is a huge experiment – Video [Strong Towns]
EPA deals a major blow to Gov. Cuomo’s plans to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge [NY Daily News]
How Companies Have Contributed to Community Building [This Big City]
Steam mill built Newburgh’s industrial age [PJ]

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09/18/14 7:30am

407 3rd St Newburgh NY

This home is west of 9W, near Colonial Terraces located on a corner lot. Across the street is a florist. Overall, it’s a pretty area. Rescuing this home would uplift this block.

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. 407 3rd St Newburgh NY Google Map

09/17/14 11:38am

Kite at WHQSoaring, swirling, kites of all kinds will bob and weave as they dance in the wind at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site during Kites Over the Hudson, on Saturday, September 20th, 2 PM to 4 PM.

Free kites will be given to the first 150 children 15 and under during this Hudson River Ramble event. Prizes will be awarded in various kite categories, and refreshments will be served to all who attend.   And there will be a Kite Hospital, staffed by members of Chapter 1782 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, to repair most kite catastrophes!

More events can be found on the Newburgh Event Calender.