Visconti Diner Newburgh NY

A tipster sent in these images of the original façade of the old Visconti Diner, located at the corner of S. Robinson and Dickson Street that was recently revealed. It is pretty impressive to see that this existed underneath all that brick work, and that all the ornamental (steel?) is still intact. The tipster said the owner is planning to restore, and I certainly hope so. City records say the property was built c. 1940. It’s wonderful to see the progression of development in the city through its architecture.

The future of this property could surely help improve Newburgh’s image, as it is located on one of the gateway entry streets into the city.

Does anyone know for sure what the plans are? A new restaurant perhaps?

Visconti Diner Newburgh

Some before pictures below from Google and city records.


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07/24/15 9:30am


“Christina” by NR Flickr user Brian Wolfe. 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.

Newburgh violent crime is down 15 percent: police [THR]
Newburgh Habitat gets $100k grant for live/work project [THR]
Section of Balmville Tree in danger of collapsing [Mid Hudson News]
$200 million plan for old Psych Center site [PJ]
Downtown is Looking Up in Cincinnati [This Old House]
Tactical urbanism in Caracas – rebuilding the city with art and culture [Positive News]
Leveraging Public Investment in the Arts [Georgia Council for Arts]
Heritage Tourism Lessons from Jurassic World [NY History Blog]

Add your own photos depicting city life to the Newburgh Restoration flickr pool to be used on the blog, or email me. **Flickr users please do not forgot to remove disabling of downloading of pictures. Otherwise I can’t use them**

07/24/15 7:30am


There are two brand new apartments available to rent at 13 Chambers Street from the Newburgh Community Land Bank. This is a street that has been seeing a lot of development from Habitat, the Land Bank and neighbors. The architect who designed these apartments will have his office on the first floor and has done an amazing restoration of the original storefront. This is a historic rehab so original details have been preserved.

No smoking and no pets. Tenant pays utilities, but the units are very efficient with instant hot water heaters, new efficient windows, etc. Laundry is in the building and there is off street parking. There are income requirements.

2 Bedroom Apartment – $1059
3 Bedroom Apartment – $1300
13 Chambers St Newburgh NY Google Map

If interested contact:

Madeline Fletcher
(845) 565 5360 







* This is a sponsored post by the Newburgh Community Land Bank. Thoughts and views are my own.

07/22/15 7:30am


Are we at the end of July already?! Newburgh Last Satudays are back again. This is a day when businesses stay open later and special events happen to encourage tourism and economic development in the City of Newburgh. For all the events go to the fanpage.

One event that will be fun for the whole family is the Kalmar Nyckel that will be docked at the Newburgh waterfront from July 24-26. For more details go to the Newburgh events calendar.

07/21/15 3:07pm


A new option is coming to the waterfront with the addition of Taco Ticos, located at 14 Front Street right next to Billy Joe’s.  They are holding a contest to have their logo redesigned. If interested, email The ribbon cutting ceremony will be this Friday, July 24 at 12:00pm.

Hours of operation:

Sunday- 12:00 -5pm
Monday- Closed
Tuesday to Friday- 12:00 -3pm lunch Reopen 8pm-12am
Saturday- 12:00 pm -3:00 am

-Photo via Taco Tico Instagram