Photos © Eric Jarmann Sadly, on January 16, 420 Grand Street burned in a fire due to an overheated power strip. This home was a welcoming entrance to the City of Newburgh when arriving at the north end of the city. To see the home during grander times, see this tour from the New York Social […]
Photo © Tom Daley Besides eviscerating Newburgh’s historic downtown, urban renewal in the 1960s and 70s also displaced thousands, rupturing the city’s working-class African American community and creating a wasteland where formerly there had been blocks of residences and stores. The following is a three-part series by Lynn Woods, co-producer and co-director of Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban […]
Preservationists raised the alarm when bulldozers in Newburgh’s 1960s urban renewal project began systematically destroying the city’s historic downtown. While some outstanding landmarks of Victorian architecture were razed, preservationists did succeed in saving a portion of the waterfront district. Plus, the promised redevelopment failed to materialize. The following is a three-part series by Lynn Woods, co-producer and […]
Photo © Tom Daley Newburgh occupies a special place in the nation’s history: as the headquarters of General George Washington in the last year and a half of the Revolutionary War, it’s where peace was declared and where Washington subsequently refused to accept a crown as America’s first king. In 1850, the stone farmhouse where he stayed became the state’s […]
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