If you weren’t one of the 48 people that attended the Community Conversation two weeks ago, don’t worry. He’s a breakdown of what happened. According to organizer, Arianna Koudounas, this past Saturday was a strong affirmation that Newburgh is a place where things are happening and where there is plenty of room for growth and opportunity.
The afternoon began with a presentation from Peter Malone, speaking on behalf of the City of Newburgh’s “A River of Opportunities” campaign to attract New York-based businesses and investors to fill vacant warehouse space in Newburgh. Next, Community Conversation participants dug in deep by joining one of two breakout sessions. Ozioma Egwuonwu of Burnbright International led the discussion on Civic Innovation. Gerardo Castro of Newburgh Art Supply / Gerardo Castro Art and Will Teran of Teran Studio led the discussion on how to strengthen and promote the Arts Community of Newburgh.
The Conversation ended on an uplifting note with possibilities in the air of taking the next gathering to the streets, sometime this summer, in the way of an action-oriented event where community members might identify potential areas for activating public spaces or maximizing how best to utilize them. As of yet, the date, location, and specific agenda is open for discussion. Please send your ideas and suggestions directly to Arianna (Arianna.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here’s a lovely well maintained home in Colonial Terraces. From the looks of the pictures, it looks move in ready. It is located on a corner lot that has it’s own driveway and garage, very desirable in the City of Newburgh.
1 McKinstry St Newburgh NY (BHG Rand Realty)
Asking Price: $149,900
Year Built: 1918
Size: 1,156 sq ft
Neighborhood: Colonial Terraces
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
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. “Ann St artists” by Brian Wolfe
Resurrecting Newburgh [Guardian]
Landers Street Apartments Grand Opening Step Forward for Newburgh [TWC]
Newburgh considers curfew in hopes of reducing crime [Mid Hudson News]
Editorial: Newburgh can help by banning the box [THR]
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I have been meaning to photograph this house as a Rescue Me property for a while, but I am glad to see that it has come on the market officially. This house is located on a very narrow and small street right across the street from a little cemetery. It’s also just south of Colonial Terraces. This is a large 3-family home with a garage that sits on a slope. Three units might be a bit much for this block, but that is only the beginning. This property has been vacant for years, and is in need of a gut renovation. Hopefully someone is willing to save it.
18 Underhill Place Newburgh NY ( Century 21)
Asking Price: $32,000
Year Built: 1925
Size: 1,504 sq ft
Neighborhood: West of 9W
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