This isn’t an architectural masterpiece, just a simple home built in 1929 that is an example of the different years of development Newburgh has seen. It has been it this state for a while. A few of the neighboring homes like 246 Liberty looked worse than this until they were amazingly restored. It would be great to see this home saved as well. Rescue me!
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. 250 Liberty Street Newburgh NY Google Map
The City of Newburgh has recently reported on the results of its code violation abatement program. Property owners receive a 21 day notice period in which they must themselves must clean up their trash-filled property, or it will be done by the City at the consequence of receiving at a bill, which can range from $1500 to $6,000. Failure to pay the bill results in a tax levy against the property.
Wednesday is Abatement Day, with 10 properties scheduled for City cleanup. According to the City’s press release, “Every week, the number of properties that DPW has to clean up has steadily decreased. For the past two weeks, the top 10 were all cleaned up by their owners prior to abatement by the City.” They also say that, ten more properties festooned with furniture, mattresses, garbage, carpets and other debris are scheduled for abatement on April 23.
Old Town Cemetery picture of the week by Newburgh Restoration flickr pool user John Leighton.
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We were recently sent this announcement for sponsorship opportunities for the Folk Music Hall of Memories. If this project comes to fruition it will be a huge push for the Liberty Street corridor.
On November 2, 2013 Pete Seeger graced the Folk Music Hall of Fame concert Songs of Freedom & Peace by performing two of his most loved songs. That night he asked if we would change the name to the Folk Music Hall of Memories. Pete Seeger was a wordsmith and the brilliance of this change was immediately clear. The name was changed that night in Honor of Pete & Toshi Seeger.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE:
Polaris – $250.00, Altair – $500.00, Vega – $1000.00, Sirius – $10,000.00
All Star sponsors will have their names placed around the Circle of Song inside the FMHM. Or Purchase 1 Brick, Engraved Inscription Will Read In Honor or Memory of (Name)
The Folk Music Hall of Memories Was Built, Date and Donors Name – $100.00
Donations of any amount are welcomed and needed, thank you for your support.
ALL DONATIONS WILL RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS TO THE JUNE 2014 CONCERT NOW BEING PLANNED FOR THE FMHM INCLUDING A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO PETE SEEGER PLEASE SEND DONATIONS TO : Folk Music Hall of Fame, 10 Starwood Lane, Highland Mills, NY 10930 Or contact the Treasurer at 845 803 1965 to discuss other support options. The Folk Music Hall of Fame, is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and preservation of folk music, folk instruments and the literary and musical contributions of Folk Musicians.
Last week we looked at the right side of 22 E. Parmenter that is for sale, 20 E. Parmenter. They are both for sale at the same price, $80,000. As we mentioned last week, East Parmenter has been seeing a lot of rehabilitation work done via work from Habitat for Humanity and the many new residences they have constructed. In the plans is a small neighborhood park and 2 homes will be built in just 1 week during the home builders blitz. The home is fully rented and has an awkward backyard that is shared with 20 E. Parmenter. But overall, the home is a great location, just 1 corner away from Liberty Street and Washington’s Headquarters.
Another great tidbit about this house for you history buffs, the home is among the oldest in Newburgh dating back to 1820 according to an architectural review done by Neil Larson in the 1970′s when he reviewed the Selah Reeve House. Since the house on the right is attached it also dates back to 1820.
22 E. Parmenter St Newburgh NY (Dennis Barr, John J. Lease)
Asking Price: $80,000
Year Built: 1820
Neighborhood: East Parmenter
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84