11/21/14 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. “ Photo by Brian Wolfe

State audit finds fault with Newburgh spending plan [THR]
Newburgh’s police chief to hang up uniform after 42 years [Mid Hudson News]
The Starter Kit for Renovating Historic Homes [Preservation Nation Blog]
Transforming a Neglected Square [Project for Public Spaces]
Revitalizing historic properties revitalizes cities [Baltimore Sun]
New Detroit homeowners need financing to restore purchased homes [Metro Times]
Trenton city council unanimously passes fee for vacant property owners [NJ.com]
What’s the matter with Atlantic City? [Community Progress]

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11/21/14 7:55am

14 Elm St Newburgh NY

You might never find this house it is so secluded on this tiny street north of Downing Park. It’s a quaint place that has been updated with Mediterranean and Mid Century Modern touches. It’s a good start if you are interested in preservation or modernization of the home. Whatever your taste may be, the house looks good enough to move in and make changes as you go. The neighboring houses are really quite interesting, especially #16. I am just not sure it still looks the same; for better or worse.

14 Elm St Newburgh NY (Lorna Sherland)
Asking Price: $75,000
Year Built: 1875
Size: 1,670 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
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11/20/14 7:30am



Next Friday and Saturday, make your own candy at Commodore Chocolatier on Broadway! For more details see their Facebook page. Commodore’s is one of Newburgh’s oldest businesses dating back to 1935. It is a beautiful shop if you never have had the chance to visit.

A few tips:

– Plan on arriving early! Historically, this is a well attended event.
– Dress warmly! We grant admission on a first-come first-served basis. Waiting in line this time of year can be a chilly proposition
– Dress in layers! Our kitchen is warm. You may want to remove some extra clothing once you’re inside.

We have had inquiries about the acceptable age range of attendees for this event. Naturally, this event is for KIDS OF ALL AGES!!! We hope to see you there, and please spread the word!!!

11/18/14 7:30am


Local Liberty Street business, Global Recycling, is sponsoring a recycled metal sculpture competition. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and have their constructed sculpture displayed at the “Reclamation” gallery showing in the City of Newburgh in January 2015! Details below:

Global Recycling Inc. is sponsoring a recycled metal sculpture competition. Upon submission review, the chosen artists will construct models of their designs to be displayed at our “REClAMATION” gallery showing in the City of Newburgh during January 2015. Global Recycling Inc. will fabricate the winning artist’s model into a life size sculpture using a variety of ferrous scrap metal. There will also be a $500 cash prize for the winning model. The fabricated sculpture will be positioned outside for public display. Models will be judged by industry professionals based on design, feasibility of fabrication and originality. This contest does not include casting or forge techniques.


Please include a brief biography, description of design and contact information. Submission may be sent via email as PDF or JPG or 8 x 10 copy via regular mail to: globalrecycling@hvc.rr.com

Global Recycling Inc
107 Liberty Street
Newburgh, NY 12550

Contact us with any additional questions – 914-213-9290

For technical art fabrication questions please call 917-573-1737

11/14/14 11:30am

43 Beacon St Newburgh NY

Here is an interesting property at the south end of Liberty Street. There are no interior photos, but this is a corner property that has the influence to swing other homes at this intersection in a good or bad way. In it’s current state is isn’t much to look at. But it seems there is potential there, and this looks like it could do well as a multi-family home. There are two entrances, and it appears to have 2 different address: 43 Beacon Street and 89 Liberty. Someone tried to modernize the exterior long ago with vinyl windows and pre-fab stone. I can only guess they did the same in the interior. You know what that means, it’s a lot of work. Fixed up properly, this could be a showcase corner in the Heights.

43 Beacon St Newburgh NY (Janis Borgueta, Key Properties)
Asking Price: $75,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 3,200 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $9,007
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