02/05/16 11:30am

66 Carson Ave Cropped

The City of Newburgh’s Planning and Development Department plans to highlight one city-owned property for sale each month.

“It is a 2-story house, single-family, brick attached row house in the Washington Heights section of Newburgh.  Some renovation work had begun on the house – new kitchen, newer bath, new windows – but some roof work and interior finish work need to be completed.”

66 Carson Ave Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $24,680*
Neighborhood: The Heights
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* This is the minimum price. The City of Newburgh will also entertain bids above the asking price. All interested purchasers need to submit a PODA (Private Owner Development Application) . The application is available on-line and at the City of Newburgh’s Planning & Development Office, 83 Broadway, Newburgh, NY.   For additional information call: (845)-569-7387 or (845)-569-9400.

66 Carson Stairs

66 Carson Int 1st

66 Carson Bath

66 Carson Kitchen Cropped

02/05/16 9:30am


“Dinner coming soon!!!” to Cafe Macchiato. 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.

Tucson’s downtown revolution [TB]
Gentrification Of The Woods [Pop Up City]
More “Landlords on the Street [Strong Towns]
The Psychological Benefit of White Street Lights [City Lab]
Brooklyn Grocery Proving Cooperative Business Works [Next City]
Wal-Mart: It Came, It Conquered, Now It’s Packing Up and Leaving [Bloomberg]
DEC, Newburgh sign agreement to improve Hudson River water quality [Mid Hudson News]

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**

02/05/16 7:30am

26 West Street Newburgh NY

At first glance from the sidewalk this looks like a simple 3 story home. Once you turn the corner, you will see all the potential space. This corner property, located in a residential area, is also zoned for commercial use. At the back of the house is a rear brick extension perfect for an office, studio, or guest house. The separate entrances are a bonus, and the property has its own parking lot. On the third floor there is a loft with cathedral ceilings and exposed brick. Everything looks nicely maintained, ready for a new business or family. Attention to the landscaping could create a nice yard instead of the parking lot. This area is very walkable. Broadway is one block away with Commodore Chocolatier and Anna’s Greek Restaurant right around the corner.

Click the link below for more photos and property information.

26 West Street Newburgh NY (Lucille Trachte, Century 21)
Asking Price: $175,000
Year Built: 1868
Size: 3,976 sq ft
Neighborhood: West of 9W
Taxes: $9,611
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
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*This is a sponsored post

02/04/16 11:30am

Columbia Final

It’s 2016 and the Columbia design studio has come to a close. In December students presented final presentation videos. The big question was how can Newburgh, Beacon and other regional cities work together? Check out the videos below to see what solutions students found.

02/04/16 7:30am


After a brief pause in 2015, The Lightbulb Project will be back in 2016. Undoubtedly, this was a favorite event of many. Often the goal was to try and spot all the participating lightbulbs city-wide. This art project, illuminating Newburgh’s potential, is not possible without sponsors. To learn more about The Lightbulb Project sponsorship and to view the 2013 and 2014 lightbulbs please visit the website, or Facebook page.

Newburgh Illuminated Lightbulb


02/03/16 7:30am


If you have ever visited the old Habitat ReStore on Washington Street, you will recognize this corner of Washington and Federal. The wooden house collapsed years ago, and has remained a scary site. The Newburgh Community Land Bank recently sold this corner property and the adjacent brick building, 143 Washington Street, to a new family that will completely makeover this entire corner. Located on one of the streets that leads to Washington’s Headquarters and the waterfront, it is  a prime location for revitalization. The wood house is now completely gone and a new side yard has been formed. Next, scaffolding will go up to repair the roof. You can see the progress on the washXfed Instagram account of Aaron Lown and Elizabeth Grubaugh. The couple are both designers, and are in the process of building their businesses in Newburgh. Mr. Lown’s business is Industrial Craft, and Ms. Grubaugh’s business is Elizabeth Grubaugh Creative.

The couple was featured in the New York Times in 2006 for the restoration work they did on a house in Tuxedo, NY that Mr. Lown inherited from his great-aunt and great-uncle while living in Japan. The house was declared a hazard and had a dead tree tearing up deck, not to mention the vermin that had taken up residence. They did a lot of the work themselves, which probably provides a lot of confidence to take on this house in Newburgh. The brick building is literally a shell without a roof. It will have to be built from the ground up.

Their new home will be just walking distance from cafes, the waterfront, Washington’s HQ and their work spaces. Looking at the site initially, I’m sure many would have run away. I’d say they chose their location very wisely.

All photos below from the washXfed Instagram account and Aaron Lown.