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 flick pool user
More Alices [Upstater]
Hidden History [Metroland]
Más artistas se mudan al Valle de Hudson [La Voz]
Newburgh residents to be focus of documentary film [THR]
Former Goshen FBI office moves to new $4.5M building at Stewart Airport [THR]
Bad Commutes Make an Economy Worse [Chicago Mag]
Furnituremaker Atlas Industries Introduces a Chic New Line of Beds [Architectural Digest]
For Cities, Big-Box Stores Are Becoming Even More of a Terrible Deal [Institute for Local Self Resilience]
Why American Companies are Moving Downtown (full PDF report) [Smart Growth America]
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I know Farrington is a rough block, however, I thought this house is worth of a look for those of you that might favor a more cottage-vibe in a house. Looking at the interior photos the house needs to be gutted but there are still some original details that look to be salvageable. The house is in foreclosure, and the price is cheap if there are no major structural issues. I love the varied architecture in this part of the city. There are a lot of Second Empire homes with mansard roofs and many homes with this gingerbread detailing. If you are up to it, you could probably even make the vacant lot next door into a community garden.
25 Farrington St Newburgh NY (Homepath)
Asking Price: $19,000
Year Built: c. 1900
Size: 1,400 sq ft
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
This is a historically significant property that has been deteriorating for years. There is a gaping hole in the roof, and it is probably only a mater of time before the roof collapses. This property was once home to Williams Bakery and F&M Trim Shop in the 1970’s. There is a cultural survey that was done that I can’t access at the moment, but it detailed the significance of the building and the architecture. Currently, it is owned by Newburgh Commercial and Development Corp.
This area is a mixture of manufacturing and residential. It would be wonderful to see the warehouse restored for commercial or manufacturing use.
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. 8 Deyo Place Newburgh NY Google Map
It’s been about a year now since the street has been closed at the intersection of Broadway and Chambers Street due to a report of falling bricks from a vacant building. Recently, repair work has been done to the facade to repair loose bricks. It is unclear whether the owner is making these repairs as a short term solution to hold on to the property longer, or if he is preparing it to sell it. This is a highly visible building on Lower Broadway with a lot of potential that could help the development of the area.
The Newburgh Last Saturdays Recap is by Lisa Gervais, a local business owner and lover of arts. The event is held the last Saturday of every month promoting arts, local restaurants, cafes, shops and more in the City of Newburgh. For more information, check out the Facebook fanpage and on social media: #NBLS, #NewburghLastSaturdays, #NBNYARTS, #NBNYMUSIC.
Photos by Jason Reinhold. View more of his work at behance.net/jasonreinhold or contact him at email@example.com.
Photos were taken from:
– Matrix:Renewal by Judy Thomas at 87 Ann Street
– Painting Demo, Hudson River Photography Exhibit and Newburgh History Photo Exhibit at Mindy Ross Gallery in SUNY Orange
– Gerardo Castro: Emanations at Space Create
– Summer Jams Volume II at Teran Studio
The much loved Juice Headquarters will be opening again in a new location, 118 Liberty Street.
There have been a few businesses that have shut their doors this year, and 3 new ones taking their place. I think this shows the persistence the community has in developing the Liberty Street business corridor. We just all have to do our part in supporting them.