09/21/18 11:30am

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 Cher Vick.

New gym’s goal: Help Newburgh residents get fit [THR]
Field Trip: The Boutique Bringing Indie Brands to Newburgh, NY [UE]
Welcome to suburbia: the millennials done with city life – and city prices [G]
Contractor seeks to foreclose on Town of Newburgh site over $600K debt [THR]
Details emerge for Dan Gilbert’s expansive Brewster-Douglass redevelopment [DC]
Not the Next Hudson Newburgh is hoping recent revitalization doesn’t get out of hand [NY Mag]

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09/21/18 7:30am

The gates are coming down at 159 Broadway and making room for a new architectural salvage business, Hudson Valley House Parts. Owner, Reggie Young, is a veteran when it comes to restoration of old buildings with many years spent in NYC and Hudson, NY.

After spending the night at an AirBnb in the city Reggie fell in love with Newburgh. He knew he wanted his business to be on Broadway. He envisions it being a “designers row” with windows lit up at night, and he’s putting his money where his mouth is. Yesterday he had the security gates removed so that the windows will be completely visible. It makes sense. The large space in his building is perfect for the large items an architectural salvage business carries. Most storefronts on Broadway are massive, once being home to department stores like Sears and Woolworth’s. Finding tenants can be difficult, which is why many are either empty or occupied by churches with large congregations. The DMV is now in the old Woolworth’s building.

Reggie has a following and expects that his customers will follow him to Newburgh. Stay tuned for Reggie’s full fascinating story and a date for the grand opening party! Below is a sneak peek at some of the items he will be carrying.

09/20/18 7:30am

Cream Vintage is the new retro cousin of Cream Boutique, now on Liberty Street selling vintage and high-end consignment. There’s nothing better than searching for one of a kind finds after brunch or buying a chocolate croissant. You can find everything from Christian Louboutins to Woolrich. Although the store is stylish, I found the items to be affordable. Clothing ranges from $14.99 and up and I saw accessories even cheaper.

Cream Vintage is also accepting items from the public to sell. Profit is split with clients depending on the item. They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

09/19/18 9:15am

Yesterday new benches were being installed at Safe Harbors Green Park. This is a welcome sight as the park is becoming very popular. This summer a salsa event drew over 600 visitors to the park. People need someplace to sit when they aren’t dancing. The park has become such a wonderful amenity to the community. Next summer is bound to be an amazing year!

09/18/18 11:30am

Newburgh is in the latest issue of New York Magazine (and the Chronogram for that matter).  You’ll have to wait till the link is live, or purchase a digital or hard copy if you want to read the full article.

It’s been quite encouraging to see positive articles pop up about Newburgh in the recent weeks. It’s almost like a confirmation of what we knew all along, great things are happening here in their own unique, not like any other Hudson Valley city, kind of way.

And yes, Liberty Street probably wouldn’t be voted “Newburgh’s longest block” but maybe this one can slide…

09/18/18 7:30am

Come hang out with us! Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at a time. Join us in Newburgh as we create public spaces for all to share.

Broadway & Clark
Panja – 15 Liberty St
Blacc Vanilla – 197 South St

Time: 12-4pm

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!