03/24/17 11:45am

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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. Photo by NR Flickr user Brian Wolfe.

Why I’m Moving Home [NYT]
Waterfront residences eyed for Newburgh [THR]
A new vision for Newburgh’s ‘other waterfront’ [THR]
A new kind of artist housing is changing neighborhoods [MC]
In 1884, Newburgh was 2nd municipality in state to get electricity [PJ]
Newburgh’s updated Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan pursuing some big ideas [THR]

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03/24/17 7:30am

91 Carson Avenue Newburgh NY

This house appears to have been vacant for quite some time now. It has suffered a lot of damage due to the neglect- missing pipes, leaks, collapsed ceilings and collapsed walls. This is a gut rehab, and this is most likely an all-cash renovation. In this condition, you will not get a loan from a bank to renovate this property. Often times it is investors or extremely handy owners that can handle a house in this condition. A few doors down the “Carson Casino” was busted, which will hopefully make this area safer. Also on this block, a full blown renovation is happening at 44 Carson, a little inspiration for the potential of these homes.

91 Carson Avenue Newburgh NY (Eileen Daly, Better Homes & Gardens)
Asking Price: $36,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 2,172 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $4,648
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map

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03/22/17 7:30am

Hadza The Roots of Equality

Last Saturdays is a monthly celebration of the arts, culture, and community in historic downtown Newburgh on the last Saturday of every month.

This Saturday will be a documentary photography, audio, and text exhibit that explores egalitarian tribe social structures called Hadza: The Roots of Equality at Atlas Studios. Hosts, Katrin Redfern and Andrew Stern, will also feature their work. Opening reception will be March 25th, 6:30 ­­– 8:30 pm. Wine and refreshments will be served.

For a full list of events happening this Saturday, see the events calendar.

03/17/17 11:30am

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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. Photo by NR Flickr user Nancy Layne.

Facade Grants Fuel Revitalization [IL]
Better to replace historic windows? [WM]
Putting Music on Your Main Street [MSA]
ShotSpotter planning underway in Newburgh [MHN]
Small Business Revolution Documentary (Video) [SBR]
Americans could be killing the McMansion for good [BI]
Newburgh apartment developer given 1 more year [THR]
Why Casino-Driven Development Is a Roll of the Dice [CL]
Next permanent Newburgh city police chief likely to be outsider [MHN]

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03/17/17 8:24am

166 Montgomery St Newburgh NY

This is a very special home for sale. It is likely part of the original five bricks saved by Libby Lyon, Newburgh’s own Jane Jacobs. She saved this home and another four (or six depending who you talk to) from destruction from urban renewal. It’s a remarkable story that you can read more in depth here and here.

Besides the history, this home has great Hudson River views and a few original details that remain. If you love old homes, there are still plenty of restoration opportunities here. This is a foreclosure.

166 Montgomery Street Newburgh NY (Dean Nugent, Mary Jane Pastor Realty)
Asking Price: $289,000
Year Built: 1870
Size: 2,015 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Taxes: $16,491
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map

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The two homes to the right were also saved by Libby Lyon and restored by Tom Porfidio.