08/29/14 11:30am

22 Bay View Terrace Newburgh NY

The Bluff has a new home for sale. There are no interior photos of this property but an insider says that this home needs a lot of work. Maybe that’s why the price was dropped $60,000 recently. Either way, this is a prime location in the Heights neighborhood. Many of the Bluff homes north of this one have been restored or have excellent owners who take very good care of their properties. Around the south corner many homes are also seeing some love. The property has a driveway and a garage, something rare in the Heights. This is a great spot to consider if you are up for the challenge of doing an extreme home renovation.

22 Bay View Terrace Newburgh NY (Paul L Catania, A.B.S. Realty)
Asking Price: $225,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 3,083 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $11,500
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
Google Map

08/29/14 9:30am


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. “The downing park committee fundraiser.”

Life After Brooklyn, Moving Out of Brooklyn Because of High Prices [NYT]
Time Blurs: Friends in Woodstock, Refinished Floors, Demolition [45 Henry]
How I Became an Urban Farmer and Artist [Cosmopolitan]
The Roller-Coaster Economies of Vacation Towns [City Lab]
Should Cops Have to Live Where They Work? [City Lab]
How Being Able to See Down City Streets Impacts Walkability [Next City]
How To: Test for Lead Paint [The Craftsman Blog]
Placemaking done right: three successful approaches [Smart Growth America]
Lawmakers, preservationists call for historic building renovation credit to be saved [WRVO]

Add your own photos depicting city life to the Newburgh Restoration flickr pool to be used on the blog, or email me. **Flickr users please do not forgot to remove disabling of downloading of pictures. Otherwise I can’t use them*

08/29/14 7:30am

46 Lander St Newburgh NY

Lander Street is far from up and coming but it’s not everyday you see a house on the market for $15,500. There are no interior photos so this is probably a gut job. There are also many vacant and abandoned buildings on this block. However, not everything is negative. There is a sculptor just a few doors down that has put a lot of work into rehabbing a building and carriage house. Also, another Newburgh resident lived here for a few months while he was in the buying process and said that “People treated him like anybody else and were very welcoming. In fact, he learned people might not be as they seem, in a good way.”

The land bank is also aiming to do a lot of work on Lander and have obtained many of the vacant buildings. If interested you should definitely learn more about their workforce rental housing plans.

46 Lander St Newburgh NY (Joseph Flynn, BHHS Hudson Valley)
Asking Price: $15,500
Year Built: 1900
Size: 1,266  sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro
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
Google Map

08/28/14 7:30am

96 Carter St Newburgh NY

The City of Newburgh has posted its August 2014 city owned property list. It’s 37 pages long. Properties range from empty lots to abandoned buildings, row homes to mansions. I am quite partial to this cute house located at 96 Carter. I think it could be an awesome little house. There are a couple of properties that are historically important and in great locations to be considered. Just to name a few check out 279 Grand Street and 326 Liberty Street.

Buying a property from the city can be a confusing task. For a little guidance check out this guide called: Helpful Notes on Buying Property from the City of Newburgh.

08/27/14 11:30am

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This weekend is a great weekend to visit Newburgh with lots of great events going on in the city. You can check out the events calendar for details. But here are just a few:

Newburgh Urban Market- new location at Newburgh waterfront. Vendors have a mix of items
Newburgh International Festival- Jermaine Paul will be performing as well as a mix of vendors selling food and items
Newburgh Last Saturdays- Local businesses stay open extra late to help foster discovery and tourism of the city

If you know of any other events going on in the city, feel free to add them to the calendar.