07/07/17 11:30am

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. Photo by Newburgh Mercantile. “Healthy cooking demo held at the mercantile” 

‘Smart Decline’ Is Dumb [CL]
More evidence shows Newburgh coming back [THR]
Newburgh school district gets $150k for collaborative workspace [THR]
Program to Spur Low-Income Housing Is Keeping Cities Segregated [NYT]
New Study Reveals Millennials’ Desire to Connect with Historic Places [SP]
Rep. Maloney Wants Zombie Homes Turned Into Housing For Veterans [WAMC]

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07/07/17 7:58am

488 Liberty St Newburgh NY

This is a huge house just opposite Mount Saint Mary College. Judging from the photos it appears to be rented to college students. It depends on who you ask, but neighbors don’t necessarily love living next to these college dorm houses. Only time will tell if or how this property will transform.

488 Liberty St Newburgh NY (Patrick Casilli)
Asking Price: $625,000
Year Built: 1910
Size: 5,100 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Taxes: $24,500
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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Newburgh has many historic cemeteries. It is very apparent those some of them are in need of care. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to clean and repair the headstones.

Attendance for this workshop is limited to 16 people. The Newburgh site for clean up is- Temple Beth Jacob Big Rock Cemetery in Newburgh on July 16th, 11am-1pm. (at the corner of Carter St and Hillcrest Place) Bring a bucket and a soft brush.

This event is free, however, reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 845-360-6978 or email cvickers@orangecountygov.com

07/05/17 7:30am

The very first Liberty Street Film Series took place June 24 at Washington’s Headquarters. An electrified crowd awaited to see Back to the Future, complete with a real DeLorean. This is a special new event that has been added to the City of Newburgh, giving locals and visitors fun outdoor activities into the evening hours. They estimate approximately 300 people showed up. If you missed this one, don’t worry. Films will be shown the last Saturday of every month till September. Casablanca will be shown July 29. Help support this event. Don’t miss it! (Photos © Mary Kelly Photography)

07/03/17 11:30am

Another Orange Alert is being exhibited in Newburgh by Jackie Skrzynski. This time it will be in a completely new venue, 10 Carpenter Avenue. (Image above by Bill Kooistra)

Where: 10 Carpenter Avenue Newburgh NY 12550
When: Opening Sunday, July 9th from 1-4pm.
It’s a pop-up, so it’s all about the opening.
For more information contact Jackie Skrzynski at jskrzyns[at]gmail.com  or www.thepop-upgallery.blogspot.com

A message from Jackie:

“The original idea of P.U.G. Projects’ Orange Alert was to create a venue to exhibit abstract and conceptual works made by local artists who were well known outside of Orange County, but had rarely exhibited close to home. Now twelve years later, we can see a wide variety of artwork at newly established venues, including pop-up galleries and performance spaces. My motivation this time has shifted to promote cross-pollination. I want to bring together artists from across the county, young and old, newbies and long-time residents, to meet each other and share their work with the larger community.

I truly enjoyed thinking and writing about the powerful work in this exhibition. Each artist demonstrates a profound commitment to their practice. I am especially grateful to the owner of 10 Carpenter Street, Madeline Trezza, who has been so helpful with each step of the installation. This amazing space is for rent, so spread the word!