02/27/15 11:30am

133 Renwick St Newburgh NY

This is a property that is a true multifamily. The listing says it’s a 4-family property featuring all separate utilities. Apartments in these buildings usually are quite large with dinning rooms (if they haven’t also been converted to bedrooms). Ideally, I would have taken a picture and featured it as a Rescue Me home. But fortunately it is on the market, which makes it relatively easier to buy. If you aren’t sure about Renwick Street, check out this couple who just moved there. There is a myriad of changes needed to revitalize Newburgh, and one of them is definitely more homeowner occupancy. So, check it out, see if this property is right for you.

133 Renwick St Newburgh NY (Key Properties of Hudson Valley)
Asking Price: $79,900
Year Built: 1900
Size: 1,890 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $9,075
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
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02/27/15 9:30am


“Riverfront woes” by Briana Gangi. 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 police ramp up foot patrols [THR]
On crime-ridden streets, a priest and his school offer a way out + Video [CBS News]
Lighting company abandons Newburgh project [THR]
Under Thick Coating, an Icebreaking Ship Uncovers the Hudson + Video [NYT]
These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers [Yes Magazine]
New York’s First Micro-Apartments, Prefabricated in Brooklyn [NYT]
New York to Complete First Prefabricated “Micro-Apartments” this Year [Arch Daily]
Vacationing family stumbles across abandoned French chateau, decides to restore it [Yahoo]
Every City Should Have a Law of Two Words [Knight Foundation]

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02/27/15 7:30am

28 City Terrace Newburgh NY

City Terrace is a street that runs north/south, nestled between Broadway and Downing Park. North City Terrace extends north of Downing. This home is on the south end, very very different than the north. Architecturally this street is just as great as any other in Newburgh with mixed use retail and commercial, cottages, brick homes, carriage houses, garages, and wood homes. It’s very easy to imagine with it could look like with more investment. These rowhomes that connect to #28 have been painted in a variety of colors which is nice. But overall, the street is very depressed with a couple of vacant properties on this block alone. It’s still worth a look to see what uncovered gems are hidden in Newburgh.

28 City Terrace Newburgh NY (Key Properties of Hudson Valley)
Asking Price: $131,000
Year Built: 1892
Size: 1,890 sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro
Taxes: $4,722
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
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02/26/15 7:30am

1 Edward Roof

Now that the owners of 1 Edward have gotten a new contractor, things are really moving along. Last time we looked the troublesome wall was finally replaced. Now, the new roof is in place and framing has begun for the staircase that will eventually go to the roof. A new door has also been added to the exterior. It’s not even my own personal renovation, but I am so pleased to see how the work is coming along! Scroll below for more photos and links to their entire project.



Just in case you forgot, here’s one more look at what the top floor used to look like with the caved in roof in March 2014.

Follow the progress at 1 Edward below or the tag 1 Edward:

1 Edward Warehouse with Collapsed Roof has SOLD
Home Renovation Adventures: Removing a Collapsed Mega-Roof by Hand
Home Renovation Adventures: Debris Cleared at 1 Edward
Home Renovation Adventures: 1 Edward Update, Building New Walls
Home Renovation Adventures: Tilted Wall
Home Renovation Adventures: Starting from Scratch at 1 Edward
Home Renovation Adventures: A New Wall for 1 Edward