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The Newburgh Last Saturdays Recap is by Lisa Gervais, a local business owner and lover of arts. The event is held the last Saturday of every month promoting arts, local restaurants, cafes, shops and more in the City of Newburgh. For more information, check out the Facebook fanpage and on social media: #NBLS, #NewburghLastSaturdays, #NBNYARTS, #NBNYMUSIC.

Photos by Jason Reinhold. He is a photography student at SUNY New Paltz. He is currently working on his thesis project about Newburgh, NY.

“It was another happening night for February’s Newburgh Last Saturdays! SUNY Orange joined in with improvisational theater and art exhibits by local artists, featuring Newburgh’s own, Daniel Giordano.

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Over at Teran Studio things were jumping with multi-active exhibit “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, curated by artist, Amanda J Light. Starting at 1pm with an open mic poetry reading leading into Love Letters from Anna West.  Later DJ MissDeezy was spinning records, ending it all up with live music by Das Super Gruppen.

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Meanwhile, 2 doors away at Space Create, local writer and artist, Gregory Newson, presented his illustrated book “Uncle T and the Uppity Spy”. If you missed it, there will be a closing reception next Sunday from 3-6pm

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In between all of this you could take a Pilates class, get a chair massage or take swing dance lessons at APG Pilates to limber up for your night out. At The Wherehouse the jazz was cool, with the Eric Person Trio. The beer was flowing and the food was hot, they have a new menu! Over at Newburgh Brewing, Brian Tice and John Bendy were playing live. Caffe Macchiato was open late for hot coffee, treats and conversation. Winding it all down with the after after Red Party to benefit Blissful Strays at 188 Liberte, where Newburghers go to meet new people and dance it out with DJFreaky Frankie. 188 Liberte is still taking donations through the week, Facebook message them to donate.”
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03/03/15 7:30am

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Newburgh is really taking its artists studios to the next level. City-wide, work spaces like these are popping up. Little may know, but Safe Harbors of the Hudson also has artist studio space. Currently they are all rented out, but that hasn’t stopped them from improving the space for their tenants. If you remember what the space used to look like, artists shared a 4,000 sq ft common space that was only separated by curtains. Now, with this new configuration, artists will have private proper studios. Here are some photos of the new space.

If you are interested, there is a waiting list that you can add your name to. Just email Julie Lindell, juliealindell@gmail.com

Below, what the space looked like before. Studios separated by curtains.

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What the space will look like now. Quite an improvement, don’t you think? And to think, this was all a drug-ridden hotel a few years ago…

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03/02/15 11:30am

The Newburgh Portfolio is back for 2015! It will be held in the Fullerton Mansion, graciously provided by Michael Green.

Where: 297 Grand Street, Newburgh NY
When: March 8th, 4-7 pm
RSVP: reply to eric.jarmann@gmail.com

Through a series of social events, The Newburgh Portfolio addresses the need for creative types to meet each other. The Portfolio puts everyone in the same room to meet the many other creative professionals living or working in Newburgh. This includes all the creative fields. Painters, photographers, sculptors, designers, musicians, dancers, writers, videographers, editors, poets, singers, architects, graphic designers, illustrators, bookbinders, printers, picture framers, etc . . .

02/27/15 11:30am

133 Renwick St Newburgh NY

This is a property that is a true multifamily. The listing says it’s a 4-family property featuring all separate utilities. Apartments in these buildings usually are quite large with dinning rooms (if they haven’t also been converted to bedrooms). Ideally, I would have taken a picture and featured it as a Rescue Me home. But fortunately it is on the market, which makes it relatively easier to buy. If you aren’t sure about Renwick Street, check out this couple who just moved there. There is a myriad of changes needed to revitalize Newburgh, and one of them is definitely more homeowner occupancy. So, check it out, see if this property is right for you.

133 Renwick St Newburgh NY (Key Properties of Hudson Valley)
Asking Price: $79,900
Year Built: 1900
Size: 1,890 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $9,075
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
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“Riverfront woes” by Briana Gangi. 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 police ramp up foot patrols [THR]
On crime-ridden streets, a priest and his school offer a way out + Video [CBS News]
Lighting company abandons Newburgh project [THR]
Under Thick Coating, an Icebreaking Ship Uncovers the Hudson + Video [NYT]
These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers [Yes Magazine]
New York’s First Micro-Apartments, Prefabricated in Brooklyn [NYT]
New York to Complete First Prefabricated “Micro-Apartments” this Year [Arch Daily]
Vacationing family stumbles across abandoned French chateau, decides to restore it [Yahoo]
Every City Should Have a Law of Two Words [Knight Foundation]

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