On a typical Saturday in Newburgh on the corner of Liberty and Washington you might see a group of people playing chess. This is part of the Newburgh Chess Club started by Anthony Muhammad, a City of Newburgh Firefighter. He says that he is passionate about the game of chess and even creates and designs his own chessboards. He is focusing on the youth of the city and would like for his shop to be a place where everyone can come and play. If you would like to play for the day the fee is $5 and $20 for the entire month. You can check out his Facebook page for more details.
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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. What happened when Walmart left [G] Newburgh skateboard park approved [THR] Newburgh Council approves cafe for Downing Park [THR] SUNY Orange to install electric car charging stations [MHN] Orange County […]
In New York City you can usually see a sign like the one pictured above. It usually provides a rendering, contact information, and an estimated date of completion. It seems we will now start seeing them in the City of Newburgh. On Council member, Karen Mejia’s Facebook page she announced that she has been pushing […]
The days are numbered for 68 Campbell (map). At the recent city council meeting, it was announced that this building will be demolished as soon as the city receives a variance and has chosen a contractor. This really does not come as much of a surprise. I photographed the building in 2010 as a Rescue […]
Photo of the week by Brian Wolfe. “The turnout was fabulous for the Orange Alert III exhibition! Jackie Skrzynski estimates around 150 people attended, traveling from as far away as New York City and New Jersey. If you missed the opening, you can text 845-304-3142 before July 22 to set up an appointment to see the show. Thanks to […]