02/08/19 7:30am

The wait is finally over, (or at least until Monday) for the general public to get a taste of Newburgh’s newest restaurant, Hudson Taco. It has undergone quite the transformation since the days the West Shore Train Station was an abandoned eyesore on Newburgh’s waterfront. The renovated space has been empty for years since the Railroad Playhouse left. Since last summer work began behind the scenes to get the restaurant ready. Now, alongside the Pizza Shop, the West Shore Train Station will undoubtedly become the destination for those looking for casual family-friendly dining options, yet still chic enough for a date night.

The name says it all – tacos. There are more than a dozen options with options for vegetarians, vegans, and the carb conscious.  You can also find an array of appetizers, bowls, and sides if you want something different. They will be serving lunch, weekend brunch, and even delivery. Newburgh Brewery fans will be excited to learn about the special collaboration brew, Amaizing. Hopefully, Hudson Taco will help foster Newburgh’s growing restaurant scene west of Water Street. See below for more scenes from the friends and family opening night.

02/01/19 11:30am

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 HB

Newburgh street cams keeping lid on crime [MHN]
Newburgh ferry lease extended through June [THR]
8 ways New Rochelle is trying to attract millennials [LH]
Newburgh Tickets or Tows Nearly 1,000 Vehicles to Enforce Snow Emergency Parking Rules [SN]
Norwegian Air is closing several of their crew and pilot bases as part of a plan to control costs [IC]

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01/30/19 7:30am

For years Liberty Street between Broadway and Spring Street has seen the majority of action and excitement of new businesses coming downtown. Besides the arrival of Panja, the stalled development of 2 Liberty Street, and the much-anticipated change of ownership of the Liberty Street School, not much has happened. That is about to change as new businesses begin to take a chance on the many empty storefronts further south.

Cornwall general store, Oliver and Chatfield is coming to Newburgh and will open at 42 Liberty Street. The tentative opening will happen in February. Next door is the Untouchable Bar, from the same owner of popular Quinn’s in Beacon. From what I have heard they are waiting on certain approvals to open. If you have ever been to Quinn’s you can more than likely expect the same aesthetic and crowd at Untouchable. There was an art exhibition opening there last November. And then for a bit of a mix up a new beauty salon is planning to open this spring/summer at 63 Liberty Street called Liberty and Beauty.

The development of 109 South William Street is still being finalized, and we are all still waiting to see the engineering firm that was awarded the RFP for 41 Liberty take residence. And to wrap this all up, just in case you were wondering what is going inside the old Caffe Macchiatto space, the Liberty Street Bistro will be expanding all the way to corner.

Hopefully, we will see these projects and more take off when spring sets in.

Photo by Newburgh photographer Walt. 

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01/25/19 12:30pm

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.

Guess what’s anchoring many small downtowns? [CWM]
The Barking Goose: Hudson Valley’s Next Bar and Bookstore [C]
How Developers and Churches Are Joining Forces in London [MM]
Inside Walmart’s plans to convert parking lots into ‘town centers’ [ICSC]
Strengthening Ties: Trinity College And The City: New Action Lab Downtown [HC]
SUNY Orange Newburgh campus gets funding for Innovation Grand Street project [MHN]

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