08/01/14 11:30am

126 S William St Newburgh NY

This is a property that might easily fall off of someone’s radar because of the condition of the exterior, and the lack of activity on this block, but there is reason to look further. This block is no walk in the park, there are definitely some issues here to consider before making this your home, but it is in the right location of a lot of properties that are being developed or with the potential of development. Just down the block is Washington’s Headquarters and the new East Parmenter Neighborhood. On this same block there is Atlas Industries that are creating artists lofts and an art gallery in their new warehouse and the old Resnick Mattress Warehouse that was bought up with the intentions of adding retail and/or artists spaces. Your friends might think you are crazy, but all of the properties on this block are reasonably priced and in the right location of many factors. The question that remains is if you are willing to wait and make positive contributions to the area by actually living here? This property is owned by the same person who owns 281 Grand.

126 S William St Newburgh NY (owner listed)
Asking Price: $99,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 1,520 sq ft
Neighborhood: SoBro
Taxes: N/A
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

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08/01/14 10:30am


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, “Library patron. Beautiful person waiting for the library to open.” by NR flickr user Brian Wolfe.

What makes a great city? [Saski]
Free tennis clinic growing in Newburgh [THR]
Filmmaker Tours U.S. to See How Cities Grapple With Gentrification [Next City]
The Ephemeral Village 2014: A Visionary Event in Montreal, Canada [Sustainable Cities Collective]
Preserving Upstate’s Heritage [WXXI News]
Restaurants Really Can Determine the Fate of Cities and Neighborhoods [City Lab]
Newburgh Habitat for Humanity store is relocating [THR]
RESTORE: A Developer’s Perspective [Community Builders]
We must kill the McMansion! Good riddance to an American embarrassment [Salon]
How Much Cleaning Up Brownfields Is Really Worth [City Lab]

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08/01/14 7:30am

281 Grand St Newburgh NY

Here is an interesting home that has just come on the market on Grand Street, a block with a lot of potential. There a few interior photos, so I’ll tell you what I know about the block. Two doors to the left, 277 Grand is known as “The Artists and Writers Building.” The new owner has fixed up the property and their family is very involved in exciting ventures in the city like the NewBurgh Food Co Share and Digital Territory. On the other side of the street is the Monell Mansion that is in the final stages of being sold to exciting new tenants. Unfortunately the house to the left, 279 Grand is abandoned last time I checked, but she is a beauty and hopefully won’t remain vacant forever.

The property is being marketed with an on site super and management options. However, the ratio of renters vs. buyers on this block is quite high. It would be ideal if an on site landlord bought this property. For the right buyer with the right intentions, this property is worth a look. If anyone knows any useful information on the property, please comment below.

281 Grand St Newburgh NY (Listed by owner)
Asking Price: $250,000
Year Built: N/A
Size: 3,049 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Taxes: N/A
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



07/31/14 7:30am

87 Carson Ave Newburgh NY

Here is a sturdy brick rowhome on Carson Ave in between South Lander and Monument Street. It is owned by the City of Newburgh and before that sold for $200,000 back in 2006. If you are interested in purchasing this home, see this guide for buying buildings from the City of Newburgh.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 87 Carson Ave Newburgh NY Google Map

07/30/14 7:30am

15 Chambers Before

This before and after post is of the old funeral home on Chambers Street. It was hard to imagine this building ever looking anything else than a funeral home, but the new owner, the Newburgh Community Land Bank, has successfully changed the facade into a more appealing building that leaves no hint of an eerie funeral home past. This building will be their new offices and it looks like it will be ready for staff any day now.

If you have your own before and after photos to share of your home exterior or interior and would like to share it on Newburgh Restoration, please email me.

15 Chambers After

13 and 15 Chambers Street Newburgh NY

07/29/14 7:30am


Things are getting better in Newburgh, but many feel the city hasn’t quite reached the point of selling the Chapman Steamer Firehouse for $399,000. However, that is exactly what has happened with the Dubois Street property that was rumored to be purchased for around $150,000 by the Corcoran Group. It seems little to no updates have been made to warrant the increase in price, and the lack of interior photos on the listing seem to support that. This is still one of the most unique buildings in the city, but continues to struggle to have any plans to come to fruition. Anyone know any other details? What do you think of the price? Link for the listing is below.

179 Dubois Street Newburgh NY

Agent: Gabriel Keaton, The Corcoran Group (917) 239-2474