04/22/14 7:30am

Economic Development Conversation

On Sunday April 13th over 40 members of the community joined in to discuss economic development in Newburgh at the Green Room in Safe Harbors of the Hudson. They had guest speaker Madeline Fletcher, Executive Director of the Newburgh Community Land Bank. The discussion was broken down into 4 groups with different facilitators: business/commercial development, infrastructure, the creative economy and residential development. Here are some of the important points they felt needed attention

  • Businesses need access to information easily and incubator and start ups should be encouraged. There should be diversity and language options as well as a designated public relations and marketing department in the City.
  • Attention to basic necessities (water, sewage, roads and sidewalks), quality of life (lighting, safety, parking, parks, transportation) and funding.
  • Get the ferry to run more often and make it more accessible. Digitize tourism for the City, an ad campaign for Newburgh targeted at Brooklynites, and alternate modes of transportation.

Overall it seemed most groups felt that marketing Newburgh is a prevalent need as well as addressing transportation and funding for new businesses and start ups. They are already trying to schedule a date for the next Community Conversation. Please email Arianna which date is suitable for you if you wish to attend. arianna.koudounas@gmail.com

Next Conversation Featured Guest
Interim City Manager, James Slaughter

TBA- Please reply with your preference(s) for the following:
Saturday, June 7th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, June 8th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, June 14th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, June 28th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, June 29th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, July 12th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, July 13th, 3:30-5:30 pm

How to Sponsor a Community Conversation
It is their intention that each Newburgh Community Conversation be hosted at a different space within the community, and sponsored by a different local institution (ie: food and office supplies), be it a business or otherwise. Please be in touch with Arianna directly if you are interested in providing one or both!

04/21/14 7:30am

NUM Sponsors

The grand opening date of the Newburgh Urban Market is on May 31st! The market will be located on Liberty Street next to Washington’s Headquarters on select Saturdays from May till October 2014. Many vendors have already signed up such as antiques and vintage clothing vendors, food trucks, farmers, jewelry, crafts and more. To make the market a success and to offset the costs of starting this venture we are offering corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Mission: The goal of the Newburgh Urban Market is to promote the revitalization, economic development of downtown Newburgh and the already burgeoning Liberty Street Corridor. We are promoting the walkability of the City of Newburgh as well as pop-up shops. The market will also serve as a testing ground for vendors interested in opening a brick and mortar shop in the City. We want people to Discover Newburgh!

Sponsorship Amount: $250

Sponsorship Includes the following during the 2014 season:

  • Ad placement on the Newburgh Urban Market Website right column with link attachment
  • Ad placement on flyers distributed at the market
  • Ad placement on the information booths tent banner that will be erected every market
  • Ad placement on weekly email blasts with link attachment

Sponsorship deadline is May 5th. Payment can be received via Paypal or check. If you would like to become a sponsor please email newburghurbanmarket@gmail.com for further details.

04/18/14 12:00pm

350 N Water St Apt# 4-3 Newburgh NY 12550

If you like the idea of living on the waterfront but don’t like the idea of the upkeep that comes with a large house, check out this property for sale in Ferry Crossing Condo’s. There are hardwood floors throughout, amazing river views and updated bathrooms with a washer/dryer unit inside. This property is located at the northern end of the city, just south of the Newburgh/Beacon Bridge.

350 N Water St Apt# 4-3 Newburgh NY 12550 (Chris Hanson)
Asking Price: $179,000
Year Built: 1978
Size: 1,240
Taxes: $8,546
Neighborhood: Waterfront
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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Ferry Crossing Collage



04/18/14 10:00am


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 NR flickr pool user Jillian Elder, Victory Designs.

Are the bad guys winning in Newburgh? [LoBiondo Page]
Vinyl basement window: Painted! [Door 16]
American Teens Don’t Hang Out at Malls Anymore [Atlantic Cities]
Multifamily: from ‘train wreck’ to urban [Better! Cities & Towns]
HUD expected to further ease restrictions on mixed-use financing [Better! Cities & Towns]
The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart [Atlantic Cities]
Bridge’s Neighbors Fight Bike Path on Tappan Zee [NYT]
‘This is Cleveland’ Rebranding Appeals to Millennials, Hipsters [Planetizen]
Is Cleveland Too Negative? [Cleveland.com]
Lower Hudson home sales soar in 1Q [LoHud]
Prosperity means places [Another Place for Me]
Fort Greene Pavilion / O’Neill McVoy Architects [ArchDaily]

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**

04/18/14 7:30am

420 Grand Street Newburgh NY

This home is an old house lovers paradise, ripe with original details and history. There are way too many details to condense about this home so here is the real estate listing summary. And yes we love that retro bathroom!

This 8,000 SF landmarked stone mansion with Hudson River views is being offered for the first time in many years. Built for a member of the Astor family in the early 20th century it still has all of the opulent details. Well preserved home resting on a corner lot with stone facade, gables galore,and cedar shake shingles. Enter this grand old lady via the Doric columned porch and be greeted by a fire place of custom made brick. Sunlight filters in through stained glass transom windows. Move toward the great room appreciating the original wood work with coffered ceilings and recessed panel… wainscoting made with quarter sawn oak with original finish. Climb the grand stair case to the bedroom wing and guest quarters. Enter through 5 panel doors with original Yale locks and solid brass hinges. Two pairs of French doors lead to a side garden. The master bath ahead of its time with cobalt blue pedestal sinks, matching accessories including the faucet handles. Potential Galore!

420 Grand Street Newburgh NY [Ryan Degnan, Better H&G]
Asking Price: $499,000
Year Built: 1900 Size: 7,933
Taxes: $14,490
Neighborhood: MGL
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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