08/22/14 11:30am

287 Ann St Newburgh NY

Here is an affordable home that needs a ton of work but, if you don’t mind living in a construction zone for a while, this could be made quite a nice abode for the right family. The most interesting part of this house is that it was frozen in time, somewhere in the 70′s. The furniture, the cupboards, the walls…everything. There is a really cool room in the back with original textured wallpaper that has loads of character. On a positive note, the house next door to the left was recently rehabbed by Habitat for Humanity and dedicated to the Cruz Family two years ago. So at least you know the next door neighbors are homeowners. In general Washington Street is characterized by small brick homes that remind me a lot of London mews. Do you think the furniture comes with the home?

287 Ann St Newburgh NY (Kathy Dawson, Better Homes & Gardens)
Asking Price: $39,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 1,408 sq ft
Neighborhood: SoBro
Taxes: $5,342
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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08/22/14 10:30am

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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. “Ann Street gallery opening Peter Cody retrospective.” Photo by Brian Wolfe

Global manufacturing center to open at Newburgh Armory Unity Center [Mid Hudson News]
Newburgh police gets state money to buy cameras [Mid Hudson News]
Making movies: Film production grows in Hudson Valley [PJ]
Schumer touts larger site for Newburgh lighting business [THR]
This Guy Promotes an Entire Town Online [Small Biz Trends]
Study Argues That Walking In Older Cities Is Healthier [Business Insider]

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08/22/14 7:30am

75 Broadway Newburgh  NY

A nice property is for rent on Lower Broadway just steps from the Ritz Theater, City Hall, SUNY Orange, and the shops on Liberty Street. It’s inside an old firehouse located at 75 Broadway. This is just for the first floor. The space is 1,100 sq ft with brick walls and tin ceilings. There is use of the side parking lot and it’s on the bus shuttle route to Beacon. The front garage doors are a nice feature. On a beautiful day you could open them up and bring customers right inside. What kind of business could you see in this space?

75 Broadway Newburgh NY
Contact: Lisa Gervais 520-609-1866,  lisagervais@mac.com
Asking Price: Contact Lisa
Size: 1,100 sq ft
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08/21/14 7:30am

69 Beacon Street Newburgh NY

This home has been abandoned for a long time. It is on a corner lot which makes the location and rehabilitation very important. The current owners who live in Nanuet bought it for $20,000 in 2010. Just around the corner is the Nora Cronin Academy that was also in a horrible state of disrepair. However, it was rehabilitated into a new school and has helped to change S. Lander Street. Wouldn’t it be great if the children didn’t have to see this on the way to school? If anybody else knows any details of the home, please share.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 69 Beacon St Newburgh NY Google Map

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Press release:

On Monday, August 18, 2014, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, announced the Newburgh Enlarged City School District as a recipient of approximately $2.8 million in funding for a full day pre-kindergarten program. In total, $340 million was awarded to 81 school districts and Community Based Organizations statewide. The NECSD is the largest recipient of funding outside of New York City.

The funding will allow the NECSD to convert the Universal Pre-K program into a full day program, as well as expand the program, by providing additional seats for students and the establishment of the NECSD Early Learning Center. The NECSD UPK program will expand half-day seats and create new seats to serve 542 students on a full time basis for the 2014-15 school year.

The funding will allow for a total of 22 Universal Pre-K classrooms in NECSD buildings as well as the creation of 11 teaching positions and 11 teaching assistant positions. The Newburgh Enlarged City School District plans to execute student placement for the 2014-2015 school year beginning in September.

“By New York State investing in the Universal Pre-K program, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District is in a better position to properly educate our students. We know an investment in the earliest learning experiences can have powerful long-term effects on young children’s emotional, cognitive, and social development. Today, NECSD takes a step closer to improving the life outcomes for our pre-kindergartners,” explained Newburgh Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla.

The awards are preliminary, pending the review and approval of the New York State Comptroller.

Photo by Faerie Barista

08/20/14 7:30am

143 William Street Newburgh NY

143 William Street was a Rescue Me home last summer here on Newburgh Restoration. The home has been completely redone and now it up for sale. The strange siding and peeling paint have all been removed and fresh coat of brick red paint has been applied.The sidewalk has also been completely redone. Original hardwood floors remain throughout the building and there are many new updates. William Street is still a very raw and abandoned area. There are rows of vacant buildings on this street. However, there are the foundations for a great block with mixed-use potential. For now, at least one more home has been saved.

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