This was a bank-owned property up until a few weeks ago according to Zillow.com. The website says this property sold for $22,000 8/11/14. Maybe it won’t be a Rescue Me home anymore? We can only hope.
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. 97 Carson Ave Newburgh NY Google Map
The City of Newburgh has posted its August 2014 city owned property list. It’s 37 pages long. Properties range from empty lots to abandoned buildings, row homes to mansions. I am quite partial to this cute house located at 96 Carter. I think it could be an awesome little house. There are a couple of properties that are historically important and in great locations to be considered. Just to name a few check out 279 Grand Street and 326 Liberty Street.
Buying a property from the city can be a confusing task. For a little guidance check out this guide called: Helpful Notes on Buying Property from the City of Newburgh.
This weekend is a great weekend to visit Newburgh with lots of great events going on in the city. You can check out the events calendar for details. But here are just a few:
Newburgh Urban Market- new location at Newburgh waterfront. Vendors have a mix of items
Newburgh International Festival- Jermaine Paul will be performing as well as a mix of vendors selling food and items
Newburgh Last Saturdays- Local businesses stay open extra late to help foster discovery and tourism of the city
If you know of any other events going on in the city, feel free to add them to the calendar.
Bad news over at the 1 Edward renovation. Their newly installed wall is tilting 1-1/2″ outward. The owners will now have to have an architect and engineer review the situation before they can feel that it’s safe. As Lan said, “Never a dull moment.” This new issue delays the entire project and now they are quite sad they won’t be able to move in before Christmas. These are the realities of home renovation. We hope that they can speedily remedy the situation. See what the wall looked like below and follow the progress and 1 Edward via the links provided.
1 Edward Warehouse with Collapsed Roof has SOLD
Home Renovation Adventures: Removing a Collapsed Mega-Roof by Hand
Home Renovation Adventures: Debris Cleared at 1 Edward
Home Renovation Adventures: 1 Edward Update, Building New Walls
Newburgh Open Studios is in the midst of organizing their highly anticipated studio tour in the Hudson Valley. The 4th annual studio tour will be September 27th and 28th in various locations throughout the city. It brings together to community, artists and awareness of the importance of the arts to the revitalization of Newburgh. It also brings many outsiders into the city, visitors who spend money at local businesses as they walk around the downtown.
If you would like to also be visibly part of all the excitement and buzz the studio tour will create, consider becoming a sponsor. All information can be found at this link. Deadline is September 6th.
Photo © Ruedi Hofmann
“Guitarist at the Wherehouse tonight with his dad in the foreground” by NR flickr pool user Brian Wolfe in July 2014.
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