04/18/14 12:00pm

350 N Water St Apt# 4-3 Newburgh NY 12550

If you like the idea of living on the waterfront but don’t like the idea of the upkeep that comes with a large house, check out this property for sale in Ferry Crossing Condo’s. There are hardwood floors throughout, amazing river views and updated bathrooms with a washer/dryer unit inside. This property is located at the northern end of the city, just south of the Newburgh/Beacon Bridge.

350 N Water St Apt# 4-3 Newburgh NY 12550 (Chris Hanson)
Asking Price: $179,000
Year Built: 1978
Size: 1,240
Taxes: $8,546
Neighborhood: Waterfront
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

Ferry Crossing Collage



04/18/14 10:00am


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 NR flickr pool user Jillian Elder, Victory Designs.

Are the bad guys winning in Newburgh? [LoBiondo Page]
Vinyl basement window: Painted! [Door 16]
American Teens Don’t Hang Out at Malls Anymore [Atlantic Cities]
Multifamily: from ‘train wreck’ to urban [Better! Cities & Towns]
HUD expected to further ease restrictions on mixed-use financing [Better! Cities & Towns]
The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart [Atlantic Cities]
Bridge’s Neighbors Fight Bike Path on Tappan Zee [NYT]
‘This is Cleveland’ Rebranding Appeals to Millennials, Hipsters [Planetizen]
Is Cleveland Too Negative? [Cleveland.com]
Lower Hudson home sales soar in 1Q [LoHud]
Prosperity means places [Another Place for Me]
Fort Greene Pavilion / O’Neill McVoy Architects [ArchDaily]

Add your own photos depicting city life to the Newburgh Restoration flickr pool to be used on the blog, or email me. **Flickr users please do not forgot to remove disabling of downloading of pictures. Otherwise I can’t use them**

04/18/14 7:30am

420 Grand Street Newburgh NY

This home is an old house lovers paradise, ripe with original details and history. There are way too many details to condense about this home so here is the real estate listing summary. And yes we love that retro bathroom!

This 8,000 SF landmarked stone mansion with Hudson River views is being offered for the first time in many years. Built for a member of the Astor family in the early 20th century it still has all of the opulent details. Well preserved home resting on a corner lot with stone facade, gables galore,and cedar shake shingles. Enter this grand old lady via the Doric columned porch and be greeted by a fire place of custom made brick. Sunlight filters in through stained glass transom windows. Move toward the great room appreciating the original wood work with coffered ceilings and recessed panel… wainscoting made with quarter sawn oak with original finish. Climb the grand stair case to the bedroom wing and guest quarters. Enter through 5 panel doors with original Yale locks and solid brass hinges. Two pairs of French doors lead to a side garden. The master bath ahead of its time with cobalt blue pedestal sinks, matching accessories including the faucet handles. Potential Galore!

420 Grand Street Newburgh NY [Ryan Degnan, Better H&G]
Asking Price: $499,000
Year Built: 1900 Size: 7,933
Taxes: $14,490
Neighborhood: MGL
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
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04/17/14 7:30am

250 Liberty Street Newburgh NY

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

250 Liberty Newburgh

04/16/14 11:30am

Cleanup 2012

In celebration of Earth Day and to inspire the community to help keep Newburgh clean and green, Safe Harbors of the Hudson, along with the Central Hudson, City of Newburgh, Mount Saint Mary College, the Greater Newburgh Partnership, SUNY Orange, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Taylor Recycling, Hudson Baylor, Unitex and several Newburgh-based community organizations will hold the fourth annual Newburgh Community Cleanup Saturday, April 26. This is an opportunity for community members, young and old, to be a part of what’s great in the City of Newburgh. Registration for the cleanup will begin at 8 a.m. Teams will hit the streets at 9 a.m. and gather back at 12 p.m. at Safe Harbors for a post-cleanup barbecue.

Safe Harbors is seeking cleanup participants of all ages. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to the Broadway/Liberty Street Lot, adjacent to the Ritz Theater. Supplies will be provided to participants when they arrive at 111 Broadway.For more information about the event or to get involved, contact June Henley at (845) 784-1110 or jhenley@safe-harbors.org

More details at this link.

04/16/14 7:30am

105 William Street Newburgh

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.