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
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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

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!