04/24/14 7:30am

163 South William St Newburgh NY


This property is so interesting. It doesn’t quite look like it was a residence with the barn door on the right and its cinder block exterior. But the craftsman style columns give it a homey and historical touch. Does anyone know any details about this building? It looks like the garages to the right are part of the property as well.

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. 163 South William St Newburgh NY Google Map

04/23/14 11:30am

Newburgh Art Auction

Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M.Buy Tickets Button
Preview and Reception from 2:00-3:00 P.M.
Auction begins at 3:00 P.M.

Come and enjoy refreshments and the work of some of the Hudson Valley’s finest artists.
Tickets are $40 and include a $20 credit toward any auction purchase. Up to two credits may be combined for an art credit of $40. Beer, wine and tappas fare will be served during the preview hour. Coffee and desserts will follow.
Tickets will be available at the door.

Buy tickets here.

04/22/14 7:30am

Economic Development Conversation

On Sunday April 13th over 40 members of the community joined in to discuss economic development in Newburgh at the Green Room in Safe Harbors of the Hudson. They had guest speaker Madeline Fletcher, Executive Director of the Newburgh Community Land Bank. The discussion was broken down into 4 groups with different facilitators: business/commercial development, infrastructure, the creative economy and residential development. Here are some of the important points they felt needed attention

  • Businesses need access to information easily and incubator and start ups should be encouraged. There should be diversity and language options as well as a designated public relations and marketing department in the City.
  • Attention to basic necessities (water, sewage, roads and sidewalks), quality of life (lighting, safety, parking, parks, transportation) and funding.
  • Get the ferry to run more often and make it more accessible. Digitize tourism for the City, an ad campaign for Newburgh targeted at Brooklynites, and alternate modes of transportation.

Overall it seemed most groups felt that marketing Newburgh is a prevalent need as well as addressing transportation and funding for new businesses and start ups. They are already trying to schedule a date for the next Community Conversation. Please email Arianna which date is suitable for you if you wish to attend. arianna.koudounas@gmail.com

Next Conversation Featured Guest
Interim City Manager, James Slaughter

TBA- Please reply with your preference(s) for the following:
Saturday, June 7th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, June 8th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, June 14th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, June 28th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, June 29th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, July 12th, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, July 13th, 3:30-5:30 pm

How to Sponsor a Community Conversation
It is their intention that each Newburgh Community Conversation be hosted at a different space within the community, and sponsored by a different local institution (ie: food and office supplies), be it a business or otherwise. Please be in touch with Arianna directly if you are interested in providing one or both!