11/26/14 7:30am

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This Saturday is not only Newburgh Last Saturdays, it is also Small Business Saturday, an initiative to shop your local small shops to support your community. There couldn’t be a better time to boost efforts to bring shopping back to the City of Newburgh. Meters will also be suspended on Saturdays during the holiday season from November 29 to December 27. There will be art showings, demonstrations, and longer businesses hours across the city. For a full list of events go to the Newburgh Last Saturdays Fan Page.

11/25/14 8:06am

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To the rear of some of Newburgh’s homes you can find carriage houses like this one located on Elm Street. The main house is located on Cedar Street. They have kept up nicely with both buildings on their property. It looks like it is being used as a garage, but could probably be converted to a studio or guest house if they desired. Carriage houses are just a charming example of the smaller architectural treasures Newburgh holds.

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“I finally got down under the bridge I have been driving over for 50 years and had a good look at the nineteenth century arch supports. Just magnificent in the fading autumn. It crosses the Quassaick Creek where Newburgh meets New Windsor.” Photo by Brian Wolfe

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11/21/14 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 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
Google Map

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11/20/14 7:30am

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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!!!