PhotoÂ Â© Tom Daley Besides eviscerating Newburghâ€™s historic downtown, Â urban renewal in the 1960s and 70s also displaced thousands, rupturing the cityâ€™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-partÂ series by Lynn Woods,Â co-producer and co-director ofÂ Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban […]
Preservationists raised the alarm when bulldozers in Newburghâ€™s 1960s urban renewal project began systematically destroying the cityâ€™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-partÂ series by Lynn Woods,Â co-producer and […]
PhotoÂ Â© Tom Daley Newburgh occupies a special place in the nationâ€™s history: as the headquartersÂ of General George Washington in the last year and a half of the RevolutionaryÂ War, itâ€™s where peace was declared and where Washington subsequentlyÂ refused to accept a crown as Americaâ€™s first king. In 1850, the stone farmhouseÂ where he stayed became the stateâ€™s […]
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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. Photo byÂ Â Steven Rosas. How do Neighborhoods Become Strong? [ST] Why Cities Need Independent Businesses – Video [IB] How Smaller Cities Can Attract (and Keep) Millennials [G] Two Perspectives on Small […]