08/19/14 2:09pm

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Architect Jeff Wilkinson has given us a slight glimpse into the future for two properties undergoing development in Newburgh; 13 Chambers and 197 Lander. Both properties were facilitated through the land bank. Today, 197 Lander is being developed by Toll Road Manor. This was pretty much a gut job, and you can see from the plans that façade repair is being made as well as salvaging what is in tact.

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We have already looked at 15 Chambers which was completed last month. These rendering give us a chance to see what will be done with the property next door, 13 Chambers. One thing that we are glad to see is that a proper storefront will be restored back to the building. Currently it is bricked up. Visually, this will make great strides for this south section of the block boarded by Broadway and 1st.

Renderings © Jeff Wilkinson

08/18/14 7:30am

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There are some new home renovators and a new blog in Newburgh. It’s called 45 Henry. You might remember that the home was featured here on NR in May on real estate Fridays. Jon and Nadene are wasting no time fixing up their 7,000 sq ft Queen Anne Victorian brick home in the Heights. The couple hails from Brooklyn. They are both painters and had decided they were over city life after living there over 8 years. Why did they choose Newburgh anyway? Jon says:

“To be honest, it started because of Detroit. It was sometime during 2013 that Detroit was getting a lot of press as a city for artists – one where they could afford to live and work in spaces that needed a miracle. The idea of being able to purchase a house or a warehouse for tens of thousands of dollars was very inciting. After weeks of talking non-stop about moving there Nadene had enough. “We aren’t moving to Detroit.”

Those words were what did it. In a dusty corner of my mind, I remembered hearing about Newburgh from a gallerist. We did a little research on a gray January day and soon after that we were coming up every weekend to look at houses. We fell in love right away.”

45 Henry was not the first home they saw. They also were considering the Arno. But that property deemed to be too great a task needing way more work than they could handle. The thousands of dead bees and 40 missing radiators was a huge deterrent.

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Eventually the couple fell in love with 45 Henry. It was overwhelming for them to go from a 400 sq ft apartment to 7,000 sq ft house but we are so glad to see they are transitioning well into their new homeowner role. Their magnificent Hudson River views from the top floor probably make it all worth it. Having a new Newburgh home renovation blog will surely inspire others who want to do the same. Make sure to follow their website and Instagram account.

All photos (c) Jon Beer via Instagram and 45 Henry

08/15/14 11:30am

473 Broadway Newburgh NY

The Federal Building, aka 473 Broadway is for sale. This property is located on western Broadway, past 9W. The listing boasts this as being a “great investment building, well maintained and has tenants that include the US Postal Service, Liberty Resources Inc., H & R Block, and The Newburgh Preparatory Charter School.”

473 Broadway Newburgh NY (Arthur Fowler, John J. Lease)
Asking Price: $1,200,000
Year Built: N/A
Size: 20,000 sq ft
Neighborhood: West of 9W
Taxes: $50,000
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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08/15/14 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 Frank Robert Barriera Jr.

Albany Doubling Down as Casino Boom Fades [NYT]
In Building Size and Age, Variety Yields Vibrancy [Urban Land]
Considering the value of soul in redevelopment [Place Makers]
Kingston razes another run-down house but depletes $100K demolition fund [Daily Freeman]
Old-fashioned fun at Newburgh croquet day [THR]
Inspiring Lessons From Block Captains: How to Build Community [Next City]
The end of neighbours [Maclean's]
22 Photos Of The Hudson Valley Will Make You Want To Move There [Movoto]

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08/15/14 7:30am

346 South St Newburgh NY

Here is a nice 2-story colonial house on a corner lot diagonal from Colonial Terraces and one block away from Downing Park. Two perks are the driveway and garage in the rear. There aren’t many interior photos other than the living room which has some really nice architectural details and floors. The listing says that there are double glass doors leading into the dining room, an eat in kitchen, and an enclosed back porch.

346 South St Newburgh NY (Carole Doughty, John J. Lease)
Asking Price: $118,400
Year Built: 1918
Size: 1,138 sq ft
Neighborhood: West of 9W
Taxes: $5,058
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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