01/20/17 11:45am

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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 NR flickr pool user Shuttered Moments Photography.

Reinventing Poor Cities at Scale [ST]
Middletown pitches plan for $10M city revamp [THR]
Dollar Amount Put on Cost of Blight to Neighbors [Next City]
Downtown Laurel in bloom, thanks to young entrepreneurs [CL]
Buffalo Becomes First Major U.S. City to Eliminate Parking Minimums [SBUSA]

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01/20/17 7:35am

403 Grand Street Newburgh NY

Someone is betting there are high-end buyers looking for well finished renovated homes in the City of Newburgh with this makeover. This home is massive, and according to the listing it is just 1 family. Check out Google maps to see what this house looked like before. It was blue with trees so tall you couldn’t see the house. Now, the entire home has been completely renovated with plenty of original historical details still in place. Make sure to click through to the link to see all of the interior photographs.

403 Grand Street Newburgh NY (Desiree Osorio, Legacy land & Homes)
Asking Price: $479,900
Year Built: 1890
Size: 3,732 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Taxes: $13,990
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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01/16/17 2:02pm

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Bibimbap at new restaurant Seoul Kitchen on Liberty Street. Make sure you mix it, otherwise the owner will come and mix it for you!

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01/13/17 11:45am

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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 NR flickr pool user Jillian Elder, Victory Designs.

Local counties need to guide gentrification [THR]
Newburgh may address problem of feral cats [MHN]
Newburgh Anti-Poverty Task Force seeks input [THR]
Newburgh’s skateboard park more than a vision [MHN]
Newburgh council OKs $351K to install gunshot sensors [THR]

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01/13/17 7:30am

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Back in 2014 this property was on the market. At that time the house was a complete mess with major issues. Fast forward a little over two years and the house has undergone a complete transformation. This is a very handsome home, with many original details – wide planks floors, ornate built-ins, plaster moldings, and marble fireplaces. The location can not be beat in Newburgh, right next door to Washington’s HQ and right around the corner is Liberty Street and its burgeoning business scene. This is a 3 family property. Make sure to click on the link to see more photos.

4 Grand St Newburgh NY (Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty)
Asking Price: $459,000
Year Built: 1870
Size: 2,460 sq ft
Neighborhood: Liberty Street, Washington’s HQ
Taxes: $11,638
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map

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01/12/17 7:30am

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We are taking another look at the apartment buildings on Washington Street to see a final side by side comparison of the massive changes that have happened since they were rehabilitated. These buildings were in perpetual disrepair over the past 10+ years. For the past 3-4 years I have observed them they were vacant and covered in graffiti. In 2016 work began to completely overhaul the five buildings and now in 2017 all the units have been rented out except one. The sidewalks have been repaired with new tree plantings, applying City Planning streetscape standards and the interiors are modern with have historical characteristics.

As a corridor to Washington’s HQ, the changes here make this section of Washington Street a more inviting and pleasant block for residents and pedestrians alike. Undoubtedly projects of this scale require a lot of patience and money, but the results display the value of these buildings in the historic district.

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