08/31/15 7:30am

Newburgh Landing Park

Although I wasn’t able to attend the meeting for the Newburgh Land Dock and South Street Park design, I was able to attain a copy of the plans. An article from the Mid Hudson News describes the plan and the meeting in depth. Overall, this project is picking up steam again after sitting on the shelf for a while. It’s been three years since it was last mentioned here on the blog. The design is meant to accommodate boats and provide public access to the waterfront.

Did you attend? What did you think of the plans?

Newburgh Landing Pier 1

08/28/15 11:30am

175 S William St Newburgh NY

This is a great building at the corner of South William and William Street. As I’ve mentioned before, this is a tough corner, but one day when William Street is filled with retail again, this will be a great spot to be. It is in walking distance to a lot of retail that honestly just doesn’t exist at the moment. The interior has been worked on and has a lot of improvements. Of course, it’s being advertised as a “Great Investment Moneymaker”. Having a owner living on site would actually be more preferable.

175 S William St Newburgh NY (Rich Honovic)
Asking Price: $89,500
Year Built: 1900
Size: 2,320 sq ft
Taxes: $5,804
Neighborhood: SoBro
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

175 S William Collage


08/28/15 9:30am


Photo by NR Flickr user Brian Wolfe. 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.

Newburgh hires first black female officer [THR]
FedEx upgrades Stewart facilities [Mid Hudson News]
Newburgh promoted pedestrian safety [Mid Hudson News]
White Paper recommends Newburgh take small steps for job growth [Mid Hudson News]
Habitat continues Newburgh renovation [THR]
Streets Made By People [Pop Up City]
Johanna Yaun: Trends in Heritage Tourism [NY History Blog]
Google Wants to Help You Install Solar Rooftop Panels [City Lab]
How One Woman Gave Rise to Detroit’s Historic Preservation Movement [Preservation Nation]
Party emphasizes hope for West End [Roanoke.com]

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08/28/15 7:30am

190 Gidney Ave Newburgh NY

From the photos you can tell this was a well-loved home. Behind the carpet and lace curtains are probably many original details. I can see an original fireplace, moulding, and a claw foot tub. This home will need work, but it looks livable while you can make the necessary upgrades. It is located at a busier intersection and there is no parking but that porch looks like a great spot for warm summer evenings.

190 Gidney Ave Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $125,000
Year Built: 1930
Size: 1,536 sq ft
Taxes: $6,956
Neighborhood: 9W
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




08/27/15 11:30am


This City of Newburgh will be announcing today a new “Hot Box” and the “Mill & Fill” project to deal with the many pot holes that plague the city. The City Council identified over $1 million to purchase the Hot Box which will mill and fill 4-6 streets.  The Hot Box will allow patches to be applied in the cold weather and to last longer. This is the start of a three year project.

-Photo by NR Flickr user Steven Rosas

08/27/15 7:30am


Have you been to the new wine shop on Liberty Street, Palate Wine and Spirits? The owners have created a shop that is not only affordable, but aesthetically pleasing for the Washington Heights neighborhood. The decor is a combination of reclaimed wood with leather and metal used for displays. In the future the owners would like to upgrade the façade of the building as well.

Every Friday Palate offers wine tastings which are posted to their Facebook page. It’s a great opportunity to meet locals and find out what is happening in Newburgh. They are open every day, except Mondays, after 12pm.

-Photos Joshua Brown Photography




Palate Collage



Palate Collage 1