01/30/15 11:30am

118 Dubois St Newburgh NY

Here’s a property that I think is worth a look directly in front of Downing Park. According to the listing this property is scheduled to be sold at a foreclosure auction on 02/13/15 at 11 a.m. The auction is scheduled to take place at 285 Main Street in Goshen. Since it’s going to be sold at auction, the property could see for more, or for less. There are no interior photos but I have a feeling that it will resemble it’s neighbor, that is also for sale, 122 Dubois. There are already some great neighbors that live close by, a desirable factor indeed.

118 Dubois St Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $80,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 2,029 sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro
Taxes: $2,000
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

01/30/15 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. “Burn barrel” Photo by Brian Wolfe

Newburgh’s only supermarket opens [Mid Hudson News]
Cuernos/La Amistad Bakery [Newburgh Food Journal]
Ciaravino outlines plan for safe Newburgh [Mid Hudson News]
Should City of Newburgh be declared a Brownfield? [THR]
Syracuse land bank expected to offer half-price homes to cops, firefighters, teachers [Syracuse.com]
Millennials Are Moving To Buffalo & Living Like Kings [Gothamist]
Bringing sustainability to small-town America [Better! Cities & Towns]
The Gentrification Paradox [Strong Towns]
Recalling history of ice harvesting in Hudson Valley [Daily Freeman]

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01/30/15 7:30am

133 West Parmenter Newburgh NY

You mostly hear about East Parmenter and all the revitalization work that is going on there. However, on the other side of the cemetery is West Parmenter. There isn’t anything particularly grand about this humble home in foreclosure but, the large driveway that is attached makes it worth a look. It was set up as a 2-family home but one of the kitchens has been removed.

133 West Parmenter Newburgh NY (Carole Mccann, Hudson Heritage Realty)
Asking Price: $57,900
Year Built: 1900
Size: 1,672 sq ft
Neighborhood: SoBro
Taxes: $5,023
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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01/20/15 6:50am

Brandts

Traditionally Meet a Newburgher is an interview. However, I thought this sweet letter from this new-to-Newburgh couple was a great example who is moving to Newburgh, how they find it, and where they are buying houses. It was my pleasure Ben, Betsy and Percy! Their letter is below:

“Just wanted to say “Hello” and Thank You for your blog and all the work you do with it. We just purchased a home on Renwick St. at the end of October and have already moved in with our dog, Percy. My wife, Betsy, is a writer and I’m an artist and carpenter. Your blog was/is a great way for us to learn more about Newburgh as we began exploring it last year. We’re very happy to be here now and excited to be part of the community.

I’m carpenter with a specialty in restoration, and I’m planning to re-start my wood window restoration business as well as offer free and low-cost workshops for do-it-yourselfers as soon as we get our place tightened up a bit, and I get my workshop set up (and hopefully more of an on-line presence).

A year ago we thought Benkard and Renwick and Carson seemed pretty sketchy, but the more time we spent here the more we realized that it’s actually totally fine. A few houses on Benkard have been fixed up really nice… Sure it’s not perfect, but it’s definitely lively and depressing at turns, which make it interesting… Thanks again for all your efforts and hard work.”

Percy

01/16/15 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. “Burn barrel” Photo by Brian Wolfe

Why Habitat For Humanity Isn’t Building As Many Houses As It Used To [Fast Co.Design]
No One’s Very Good at Correctly Identifying Gentrification [City Lab]
Four Cities Making the Most of Alley Spaces [Urbanful]
The Greening of a Suburban Downtown [Huffington Post]
Philadelphia’s riverfront reclamation continued [Architect’s Newspaper]
60 Years of Urban Change: Midwest [Institute for Quality Communities]

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