Photo by Newburgh photographer Cher Vick. 

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12/29/17 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  Steven Rosas.

How do Neighborhoods Become Strong? [ST]
Why Cities Need Independent Businesses – Video [IB]
How Smaller Cities Can Attract (and Keep) Millennials [G]
Two Perspectives on Small Town Southern Life – Podcast [SE]
Philly Business Corridor Seeks Right Mix of Growth, Preservation [NC]

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12/22/17 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 Michael Lebron.

Still Waiting for a Nice Place to Sit [PPS]
What Happened to the American Boomtown? [NYT]
New App Helps Users Support Black-Owned Businesses [NC]
The Big Urban Mistake: Building for Tourism vs. Livability [ST]
Can the Greek Revival Masterpiece of Newburgh Be Saved? [Brownstoner]
City manager: Change Beacon train station name to Newburgh-Beacon station [MHN]
How Rising Commercial Rents Are Threatening Independent Businesses, and What Cities Are Doing About It [IB]

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12/18/17 11:30am

The City of Newburgh has been awarded a $50,000 Urban Forestry Grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to revitalize trees and sidewalks along the South William Street block, from 9W to Walsh Rd.

Thirty new trees will be planted in large 3 x 5 tree pits, replacing 21 damaged trees; damaged sidewalks will be replaced. A wide variety of trees have been selected for their urban reliability, low maintenance, and beauty in spring through the fall. The new sidewalk sections will incorporate structural soils that encourage tree root growth without damaging sidewalks.

The benefits of planting and caring for urban trees will be taught with the assistance of Cornell Master Gardeners and the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Tree donation can be made here.