09/02/14 7:30am

HGTV NewburghPhotos © Tina Olsen

If you are an HGTV fanatic you might know their show, “Who’s Lived in My House?” Some exciting news is that they came to Newburgh back in June to profile the Fullerton Mansion and it’s owner, Michael Green who is a William Fullerton expert! It was very hard to keep our mouths shut all this time! The home will be shown in two episodes, #1 “Hidden Passageways” episode # HWLMH-201H, and episode 5 (date and time yet to be announced.)

Also very exciting, was the use of local super-star florist, Jenny’s Floral Designs on Liberty Street. She did an amazing job making the home look beautiful for its TV debut. Let’s hope we can keep more positive vibes going for the City of Newburgh.

JFD Collage

HGTV Newburgh Grand St


09/01/14 11:30am

Newburgh Grants

Attention all Newburgh artists!

Arts in Orange (AiO) Artist Grant (AG) in the amount of $1,500 are available to Orange County, NY resident artists. AiO AGs are designed to provide direct support to artists, in all stages of their career, in all disciplines, to create work that will enhance public participation in the arts by directly engaging the community. Applications must demonstrate the artists’ commitment to creative ideals and the development of them. Projects developed and presented by the artist must include a dynamic public component through active participation and/or production of the project occurring within Orange County between December 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.
Disciplines eligible for funding include choreography, film/video, multi-discipline arts, music, theater, visual arts, and written arts.

AiO AGs are awarded directly to the artist; a not-for-profit conduit is NOT required. No monetary match or additional income is required. If the total project expense is more than $1,500, applicants will be asked to indicate the sources of additional income for the project budget.  Artists, ages 21 and over are eligible, with the exception of artists who are students at the time of application, or are employed by or a member of the Board of Directors of AiO.

Application DEADLINE 4PM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Email Suzanne Schubert info@artsinorange.org, for a copy of the application.

08/29/14 11:30am

22 Bay View Terrace Newburgh NY

The Bluff has a new home for sale. There are no interior photos of this property but an insider says that this home needs a lot of work. Maybe that’s why the price was dropped $60,000 recently. Either way, this is a prime location in the Heights neighborhood. Many of the Bluff homes north of this one have been restored or have excellent owners who take very good care of their properties. Around the south corner many homes are also seeing some love. The property has a driveway and a garage, something rare in the Heights. This is a great spot to consider if you are up for the challenge of doing an extreme home renovation.

22 Bay View Terrace Newburgh NY (Paul L Catania, A.B.S. Realty)
Asking Price: $225,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 3,083 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $11,500
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

08/29/14 9:30am


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. “The downing park committee fundraiser.”

Life After Brooklyn, Moving Out of Brooklyn Because of High Prices [NYT]
Time Blurs: Friends in Woodstock, Refinished Floors, Demolition [45 Henry]
How I Became an Urban Farmer and Artist [Cosmopolitan]
The Roller-Coaster Economies of Vacation Towns [City Lab]
Should Cops Have to Live Where They Work? [City Lab]
How Being Able to See Down City Streets Impacts Walkability [Next City]
How To: Test for Lead Paint [The Craftsman Blog]
Placemaking done right: three successful approaches [Smart Growth America]
Lawmakers, preservationists call for historic building renovation credit to be saved [WRVO]

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*

08/29/14 7:30am

46 Lander St Newburgh NY

Lander Street is far from up and coming but it’s not everyday you see a house on the market for $15,500. There are no interior photos so this is probably a gut job. There are also many vacant and abandoned buildings on this block. However, not everything is negative. There is a sculptor just a few doors down that has put a lot of work into rehabbing a building and carriage house. Also, another Newburgh resident lived here for a few months while he was in the buying process and said that “People treated him like anybody else and were very welcoming. In fact, he learned people might not be as they seem, in a good way.”

The land bank is also aiming to do a lot of work on Lander and have obtained many of the vacant buildings. If interested you should definitely learn more about their workforce rental housing plans.

46 Lander St Newburgh NY (Joseph Flynn, BHHS Hudson Valley)
Asking Price: $15,500
Year Built: 1900
Size: 1,266  sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro
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