If you have driven down Washington Street, it is hard not to miss these five buildings, 159-167. They have been sitting vacant for quite some time and are such an eyesore. When searching these properties online, you will find a multitude of statuses. One listing says that it has been sold. City records say the same thing. So why are they still sitting vacant a few years after purchase? These would make great lofts and apartments if all done the right way. Rehabilitation of these buildings is so important as well because many people travel down this street on their way to Washington’s Headquarters. They are also located next to St. George’s Cemetery, which is rich with history.
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.
159-167Washington Street Newburgh NY Google Map