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

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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

07/28/14 7:30am

Workshop Email 07-23-14-B

The City of Newburgh will be hosting a workshop for the public to learn about and provide input on architectural design guidelines that will direct the design of any new or renovated building facades along the Broadway corridor.

The public workshop will be held on August 6th, at 6:00pm in the Ritz Theater Lobby, 107 Broadway in Newburgh, NY. On street parking is available in front of the theater, and free municipal parking is also provided behind the theater on Ann Street.

This workshop is an early step in the process by the City of Newburgh to develop these architectural design guidelines, describing the planning effort underway and providing the public with the opportunity to make recommendations on how they might work. Staff members from the City, in cooperation with a consulting team, will be on hand at the workshop to help guide the discussion. All local residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and provide input on the future look of building facades along Broadway!

07/25/14 10:30am

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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 NR flickr user Brian Wolfe.

‘The Newburgh Sting,’ on HBO, About Bronx Bomb Plot [NYT]
Preservation League announces new plans for old buildings [WVRO News]
Two More Homesteaders Begin Rehabbing Their House in Hamlin Park [Views of Buffalo]
“Main Street has been right from the start” [National Main Street Center]
Building’s rebirth will boost Howell [LivingstonDaily.com]
GNP Partners With Local Organizations To Clean City Streets [HV Press]
For sale (again!), Newburgh [Door 16]

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