10/21/14 10:30am

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Columbia University students will be out in full force this Saturday, October 25th in the City of Newburgh! They want to meet YOU, and learn how you interact, work, and play in the city. There will be 12 teams out and about and different locations from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

The teams’ stations are noted on the map and their focus or topics are listed on the right side along with their location. If the teams have social media page or account for their event it is also listed there. Those who visit multiple sites will receive a certificate of participation/appreciation as a thank you. To make this visit the most beneficial for students and Newburgh, please help spread to word to get a great turnout. Below are the group locations with their social media outlets. Click the images to enlarge.

Links to students work:

Urban Design Studio Website
Newburgh Foodie
Stop.Think.Play
The Web
Tweet the Creek

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10/20/14 11:30am

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Because of the rain TODAY’S EVENT IS POSTPONED until Saturday October 25th, 2:00PM. 29 Lander Street. Newburgh, NY 12550

Groundworks Newburgh is working on a new art project in collaboration with the Newburgh Land Bank and Space Create called Windows on Lander Street.

“On October 21st at 2:00 PM the public is invited to a witness the transformation of one of Newburgh’s most desolate blocks, as it becomes an art gallery for local artists. Five artists were selected to dream up images for five Land Bank owned properties on Lander Street. The artists – Will Teran, Isaac Diggs, Stephanie Eichelberger, Amanda Light and Corey Pane – have been busy placing their art on window boards for the last 7 weeks. They were given the blank wooden boards the city requires on abandoned buildings – 50 in total – to cover with their original work. The boards will rotate onto other abandoned properties as those buildings are fixed and placed back on the tax roll.”

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10628583_10152333997159856_317474493257727804_nArtist picking up her windows. Photo by Groundworks Newburgh.

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“She is a fine ship. Why would you use white fiberglass when you could have all that fine lumber.” Both photos above by NR flickr pool user Brian Wolfe.

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Photo by NR flickr user Janis Borgueta

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10/17/14 11:30am

403-405 Liberty St Newburgh NY

It’s insane that this house for auction has a starting bid of $1,000. That’s pretty close to less than one months rent, depending where you live. Granted, this is a tough section of Liberty on the north end, not to be confused with the south end near Washington’s HQ. The house needs a gut renovation and neighboring homes are of equal condition, but if no one else bids, you could have a home for $1,000. That’s a story to tell. The auction will be held October 31, 2014 and there will be an open house this Saturday and Sunday.

403-405 Liberty St Newburgh NY (www.auction.com)
Asking Price: $1,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 2,100 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
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10/17/14 9:30am

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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 flick pool user Steven Rosas

N’burgh unveils $43.3M spending plan [THR]
America’s newest hipster hot spot: the suburbs? [WP]
Recycling Land for Solar Energy Development [APA]
How to Find Contractors and Architects for Your Historic Home Renovation [PN]
Everyone Wants to Copy This Pedestrian Bridge (It’s Not the High Line) [Next City]
1940s America – The Start of Small Town Decline? [New Localization]
All the Places The New York Times Has Compared to Brooklyn [Atlantic]
How a Small Portland Factory Is Leading a New Makers Movement [Metropolis]
Newburgh to help cover shortfall for Hudson Valley Lighting project [HV Blogs]
Second Empire Style in the Hudson Valley [Design Sponge]
The Tour de Neglect: a cycle ride through Buffalo’s deprived East Side [Guardian]

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10/17/14 7:30am

11 Sylvia St Newburgh NY

This blog focuses on real estate in the City of Newburgh and from the turn of the century, but every once in a while there are some amazing homes that break my own rules that must be shared. This home dates to 1956, and it almost seems frozen in time except for a room or two. Even the kitchen seems to retain original fixtures and woodwork. As a preservationist at heart, I hope the right person finds this home who will appreciate all the the unique details.

11 Sylvia St Newburgh NY (Kimberlee Markarian, BHHS)
Asking Price: $399,978
Year Built: 1956
Size: 4,300 sq ft
Neighborhood: North of I-84, Town
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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