10/24/14 9:30am


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 Brian Wolfe

Orange reverses course on DMV closure plan[THR]
Stewart Airport eyed as regional cargo center to NYC [Daily Freeman]
Newburgh to install pay stations at 3 city parking lots[THR]
Before & After Photos: Pretty Philly Storefront Makeovers [Next City]
Newburgh Land Bank gets $1.9 million in new funding[THR]
Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live [NYT]
NY On Track For Billion-Dollar Baby Boomer Flight Problem [WAMC]
Nation’s First Non-Profit Supermarket Is Picking Up Steam [Next City]
When Cities Are Only Getting Younger [Strong Towns]

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10/24/14 7:30am

354 Third St Newburgh NY

We are back in Colonial Terraces looking at this nice side lot home that appears to be in very nice condition. Everything seems to be well maintained and it looks move in ready. You’d probably just need to make cosmetic repairs. On a sad note, this home was owned by the Newburgh resident that passed in last year’s Metro North derailment crash.

354 Third St Newburgh NY (Rita Levine Real Estate)
Asking Price: $95,900
Year Built: 1915
Size: 1,120 sq ft
Neighborhood: Colonial Terraces
Taxes: $5,779
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
Google Map




10/23/14 7:30am


Tired of seeing pot holes, accumulating garbage or fire hazards? The City of Newburgh just purchased a new app called PublicStuff that will allow residents to report issues with their smart phones. You can take a picture of the issue and upload it to Newburgh’s PublicStuff where specific city departments will receive notices. You can then check back to see when your issue has been resolved. If you have Time Warner you can see this news clip that explains the app.


10/22/14 1:30pm

Film Façades

The first of the Film Façade Series will be taking place this Saturday, October 25th in Newburgh. Film Facades is a series of large scale video mapping performances that illuminate architecturally significant sites in the City of Newburgh, New York. In conjunction with the Newburgh Community Land Bank, Film Facades pairs the work of artists, film makers, & musicians with Newuburgh’s rich architectural heritage. Their aim is to breathe life back into the empty facades through the lens of contemporary art & film.

There will be a shuttle that runs back and forth to Beacon, as well as a taco truck and music. For  more details see their website.

10/22/14 11:30am

Newburgh transit bus

A public meeting regarding expansion of the Newburgh Area Transit Service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00PM at the Newburgh City Hall, 83 Broadway, Newburgh, New York. The expanded Newburgh Area Transit service will consist of improved Northside and Southside routes and a new cross-town route between the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital facilities in Newburgh and Cornwall.

Hours of service will also be extended to approximately 7 AM to 7PM each day Monday through Saturday. Information about this expansion will be provided at the October 29th public meeting and is available at www.transitorange.info.

For questions or special accommodations for the public meeting please contact the Transit Orange information line 845-615-3850 or on the web at www.transitorange.info.

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