04/24/15 11:35am

138 Chambers St Newburgh NY

This is a house in foreclosure in between Farrington and South Street. This is a tough block with many vacant and abandoned houses and a lot of disinvestment. According to the listing, this place is huge with 9 bedrooms. The house itself is pretty trashed and will need a lot of money to fix it. Make sure to click through to the listing to see more interior photos.

138 Chambers St Newburgh NY (Brian Smith, River Realty)
Asking Price: $25,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 3,360 sq ft
Taxes: $5,742
Neighborhood: NoBro
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
Google Map




04/24/15 9:30am

17159017562_60d0e38599_zThe 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 NR flick pool user Steven Rosas

Why Do Old Places Matter? Economics [Preservation Forum]
West Point Cadets Assist in Cleanup at Historic Newburgh Cemetery [HV Blogs]
Anchor a revitalization with an arts plaza [Better! Cities & Towns]
Fake windows hide blight of vacant homes [Star Tribune]
Detroit program pairs new businesses with vacant spaces [DFP]
88,000 Applicants and Counting for 55 Units in ‘Poor Door’ Building [NYT]
Viva Gentrification! [NYT]
Gentrification as the appropriation of therapeutic ‘diversity’: A model and case study of the multicultural amenity of contemporary urban renewal [UofT]

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04/24/15 7:30am

73 Bay View Terrace Newburgh NY

This is a pretty single-family home right on the Bluff in the Heights. The interior looks tastefully updated, but still preserved. The views speak for themselves. There is a lot that could be done here to spruce up the exterior with landscaping etc, and there is a surprise in the back – a very large garage that could fit at least 3 cars, if not more. Houses on the Bluff are quite desirable, so it will be interesting to see how long this one lasts.

73 Bay View Terrace Newburgh NY (Rosemary Lee, BHG)
Asking Price: $205,900
Year Built: 1920
Size: 1,822 sq ft
Taxes: $6,573 – probably higher
Neighborhood: The Heights
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
Google Map





04/23/15 7:30am


This Newburgh Last Saturday, April 25th is going to be a special one. It’s going to be a weekend full of talks and art exhibitions called Art About Water. Join the forum Friday, April 24 at 5pm in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, discussing the importance of water. Or, check out the art exhibit on Saturday, April 25 6-9pm. They will be held in 4 different locations:

  1.  Newburgh Art Supply  5 Grand Street
  2.  Healing Arts Studio at 75 Broadway
  3. Space Create   115 Broadway
  4. Teran Studio   119 Broadway

For more information go to their website, or Facebook Fanpage. There will be many more events happening through out the city. Check out all of the events on the Newburgh Last Saturdays Fan Page, and tag your events #NBLS or #NewburghLastSaturdays.

You can find events like these and more on the events calendar.

04/22/15 7:30am

1 Edward a

Since the drywall went up and has been primed, new rooms have begun to be framed at 1 Edward. The top photo shows what will be the new dinning room and kitchen area, and the bottom photo shows what will be the future living room and work area. The doorway on the right will be the future staircase to the roof. They were not able to expose as many beams as they would have liked due to strict codes from the city for insulation. But Lan is excited that at least one old beam will be able to be exposed. She is so ready to decorate! Can you blame her? See below for the progress.

1 Edward Newburgh

Follow the progress at 1 Edward below or the tag 1 Edward:

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
Home Renovation Adventures: Tilted Wall
Home Renovation Adventures: Starting from Scratch at 1 Edward
Home Renovation Adventures: A New Wall for 1 Edward
Home Renovation Adventures: A New Roof for 1 Edward!
Home Renovation Adventures: Drywall and Paint at 1 Edward

Have your own home renovation adventures in the City of Newburgh that you would like to share? Your own before and after? Email me!