07/06/18 12:38pm

Downing Park, the gem of the City of Newburgh is coming back to its full potential thanks to the resurgence of the Shelter House. The cafe plays the role of headquarters to all the new events and activities happening this summer. Come take a look this Saturday for a summer preview! The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 11am.

07/06/18 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 John Leighton

The Death of a Once Great City [HM]
The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2018 [SM]
The landmarks commission needs to do its job again [NYDN]

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07/02/18 11:30am

Last summer 290 Liberty Street was torn down. An empty lot is left, with the remains of an old carriage house. The Newburgh Community Land Bank is accepting RFP’s for infill of this site.

The Land Bank had an engineering report done. Due to major structural deficiencies – a bulging eastern wall due to root growth, a cracked and separating north wall, it was concluded that the building could not be re-built in place using the existing footings.

For consideration, complete proposals must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, July 13, 2018, either electronically at info(at)newburghcommunitylandbank.org or by delivery of two printed copies to NCLB offices at 15 Chambers St, Newburgh, NY, 12550.

Photo by Newburgh photographer Tony Frankie Frank Reid. 

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06/29/18 8:35am

It’s not every day you see a home on Benkard Avenue being sold or converted back to a 1-family property. These rowhomes work better as single-family properties which makes this one exciting. Not to mention the original details that remain: the porch, double front doors, the mantle etc.

Work still remains to be done, most likely the bathrooms and kitchen. It is being marketed as having all the restoration heavy lifting done, “historic plaster walls are refinished, floors are carefully resurfaced, the yard is tidy and ready to enjoy, and the basement is clean. Now you get to do the fun part: choosing the finishing fixtures and designing a home you love.”

54 Benkard Avenue Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $169,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 1,747 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $3,179
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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Listing by: Sarah Hooff, Hanson Real Estate Partners