03/06/15 11:30am

51 Liberty St Newburgh NY

This is a home on Liberty Street on an interesting stretch of the block. It’s in between Washington’s HQ and the old Resnick factory. It’s also right in front of the Liberty Street lot where I had the Newburgh Urban Market last year. This block really hasn’t seen the investment that the northern blocks have on Liberty between Broadway and Spring, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen here. I’m a big proponent of having more invested homeowners in these types of properties, and not just people looking to rent them out again. With 3 units it’s possible to live in one and rent out the others.

51 Liberty St Newburgh NY (Mandel Realty Group)
Asking Price: $160,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 2,640 sq ft
Neighborhood: Liberty St/Washington’s HQ
Taxes: $6,318
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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03/06/15 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. “Just go away” by Brian Wolfe

Friends take on major renovation in Newburgh [THR]
Newburgh accepting asbestos-removal bids[THR]
Nimai’s Bliss Kitchen in Newburgh [Chronogram]
Detroit: It’s not a blank slate [Mashable]
Google advises towns that want Fiber to ‘make it easy’ or ‘enjoy your TWC’ [Engadget]
Urban Vineyard Helps Revitalize Cleveland Neigh­borhood [Pop Up City]
The Economics (and Nostalgia) of Dead Malls [NYT]

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03/06/15 7:30am

164 Grand St Newburgh NY

This home is located in a great spot in Newburgh, next to all the historical homes of Grand St. It’s up for auction due to foreclosure so there are no photos or details. But if you are interested, the auction will be held at 9am, March 27 at Orange County Government Center 255 Main St., Goshen, NY 10924.

164 Grand St Newburgh NY
Asking Price: N/A
Year Built: 1855
Size: 3,296 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
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
Google Map

03/05/15 11:30am


Dan Gilbert and Brandon Stryker are embarking on their own home renovation adventures on Lander. According to a recent article in the THR the long-time friends are going to rehab 40 Lander, which suffered a damaging fire in the basement. The damage is so severe they even had an architect refuse the job. Judging by the photos on their website, this is a very serious job. So far they have gotten certified as asbestos and lead removal contractors.

They say there were interested this property because of the Land Bank’s work on Lander that they feel will help turn the block around. Thankfully, this will be one less property to be torn down.

40 lander Collage

03/04/15 7:30am
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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. He is a photography student at SUNY New Paltz. He is currently working on his thesis project about Newburgh, NY.

“It was another happening night for February’s Newburgh Last Saturdays! SUNY Orange joined in with improvisational theater and art exhibits by local artists, featuring Newburgh’s own, Daniel Giordano.


Over at Teran Studio things were jumping with multi-active exhibit “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, curated by artist, Amanda J Light. Starting at 1pm with an open mic poetry reading leading into Love Letters from Anna West.  Later DJ MissDeezy was spinning records, ending it all up with live music by Das Super Gruppen.

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Meanwhile, 2 doors away at Space Create, local writer and artist, Gregory Newson, presented his illustrated book “Uncle T and the Uppity Spy”. If you missed it, there will be a closing reception next Sunday from 3-6pm

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In between all of this you could take a Pilates class, get a chair massage or take swing dance lessons at APG Pilates to limber up for your night out. At The Wherehouse the jazz was cool, with the Eric Person Trio. The beer was flowing and the food was hot, they have a new menu! Over at Newburgh Brewing, Brian Tice and John Bendy were playing live. Caffe Macchiato was open late for hot coffee, treats and conversation. Winding it all down with the after after Red Party to benefit Blissful Strays at 188 Liberte, where Newburghers go to meet new people and dance it out with DJFreaky Frankie. 188 Liberte is still taking donations through the week, Facebook message them to donate.”
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